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Jeff Boccaccio

Jeff Boccaccio

Jeff Boccaccio is president of DPL Labs. Jeff can be reached at

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Beware the Latest HDMI Claims Surrounding Rev 2.1

Do all sheep lie? That is the question as integrators are once again installing lower quality 4K/60 products incapable of handling 18Gbps, after the announcement of HDMI 2.1.

Jeff Boccaccio · April 25, 2017

DPL Labs: HDMI Rev 2.1 Has Phones Ringing Off the Hook

DPL Labs shares the reaction it’s heard from integrators, manufacturers and retailers about the latest HDMI revision.

Jeff Boccaccio · March 08, 2017

HDMI Corner: Playing the Numbers Game with New Rev 2.1

Under Rev 2.0b the 18Gbps pipe offered 4K 60Hz Deep Color and HDR. Now, with increased bandwidth we can achieve resolutions out to 5K, 8K and 10K with refresh rates much faster than ever.

Jeff Boccaccio · February 13, 2017

HDMI Corner: Be Proactive About Active Cables’ Power Demands

As True 4K Ultra HD products hit stores, you’re going to have to use ‘active’ cables with much higher power demands. Where will all that power come from?

Jeff Boccaccio · January 20, 2017

HDMI Corner: Is There a Traffic Jam on the HDMI Highway?

Just because a product can pass an HDMI test does not mean it will always work within varied system environments. Under Rev 2.0b this only gets more complicated.

Jeff Boccaccio · December 28, 2016

Decoding HDMI Bandwidth: What’s the Deal? Is It 10Gbps, 18Gbps or 30Gbps?

What happens when an HDMI cable boasts 18Gbps but can’t fight its way out of 10.2Gbps? Let’s sort through the question of HDMI speed once and for all.

Jeff Boccaccio · December 15, 2016

HDMI Corner: Will a Fiber Future Unfold for HDMI?

Fiber, copper or a hybrid? Nine times out of 10, fiber’s performance will surpass copper by a huge margin. DPL Labs’ Jeff Boccaccio spells out some bacis factors when it comes to running fiber.

Jeff Boccaccio · November 25, 2016

HDMI Corner: Navigate Noise & Voltage When Vaulting to 4K/60

DPL Labs tests the integrity of an HDMI 5-volt line, which is the lifeblood of HDMI and ‘should never be messed with.’

Jeff Boccaccio · November 10, 2016

HDMI Corner: Making the Jump to 4K? Here’s How to Stick the Landing

Manufacturers and integrators alike are tripping over themselves trying to ‘make the jump’ to high-speed 4K transmission.

Jeff Boccaccio · October 10, 2016

HDMI Corner: Moving Multiroom HDMI Signals over IP

IP video distribution is like any other distribution system except instead of using HDMI cable, fiber or balun, it operates over an Ethernet network.

Jeff Boccaccio · August 10, 2016