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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

Tackling Multi-Zoned AV Installations with HDBaseT

Consider this residential installation opportunity, your client approaches you and explains that he is renovating a large historic home and desires to have 16 zones of audio and video throughout the home. The first thought that pops into your mind involves a dollar sign and then some excitement, but once that rush of anticipation fades […]

June 30, 2014

Quick Guide to Explaining Home Networks

There is no doubt about it: the home network is the basis for the connected home… now and in the future. But for your clients, abstract terms about LANs, WANs, VPNs, routers, switches, packet data and more will make their heads spin. In the end, they just want it to work, so getting too technical […]

June 19, 2014

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