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Debunking ‘High Speed’ 4K HDMI 2.0 Data Rate Claims

Industry veteran Joe Perfito of Tributaries Cable goes on a fact-checking journey on how a “High Speed” 10.2Gbps HDMI cable can somehow now claim to send at a 18Gbps data rate for 4K video. New Ultra HD Blu-ray Discs will require at least 11Gbps data rate. Integrators are the last layer of protection for consumers.

Joseph Perfito · July 15, 2015

#TBT: 50K Feet of Cable Inside Log Cabin

Throwback Thursday goes back to 2011 when Amenitek redesigned an A/V system in an 18,000-square-foot log cabin that featured two 7.1-channel surround-sound rooms, three 5.1 surround rooms and 12 zones of audio.

Arlen Schweiger · February 18, 2015

The Science Behind ‘Active’ HDMI Cables: Part 1

HDMI 2.0 has forced many to look at new and current active cable devices, not only for bandwidth, but also for length and cable size. In the first of a three-part series, we define the term “active HDMI cable” and what makes them tick.

Jeff Boccaccio · February 06, 2014

Understanding & Fixing HDMI Noise

HDMI noise issues can be of two flavors, ingress (entering) or egress (exiting). In HDMI we are concerned about both.

Jeff Boccaccio · October 01, 2013

Neat-O: IP-Based Control, MoCA Make Retrofit Easier

A 12,000-square-foot home is retrofitted with URC’s Total Control to provide audio to 10 separate zones lighting and control the audio/video. All this was done while maintaining the home’s aesthetics, which was a major concern for the homeowners.

Grant Clauser · September 11, 2013

HDMI to Cat 5/6: Are 1- or 2-Wire Solutions Best?

Going from an extravagant HDMI cable to Cat 5/6 seems pretty incredible. Jeff Boccaccio explains how this transition can be done reliably.

Jeff Boccaccio · May 14, 2012

Pros & Cons of HDMI Baluns

Using HDMI baluns has become common practice, but there are problems with this solution.

Jeff Boccaccio · October 20, 2010