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ICYMI: Now That 4K Is Widespread, We See All Those HDMI Problems

DPL Labs tests performed on one popular 4K Blu-ray player that seemed to work with just about every product reveals some interesting — and disturbing — results.

Jeff Boccaccio · July 27, 2017

Does the Far East Have What It Takes for HDMI 2.1 and 48Gbps?

A seven-hour DPL Labs presentation at the HDMI Wire and Cable Association Conference in China elicited an intense Q&A about HDMI 2.1 and 48Gbps.

Jeff Boccaccio · June 23, 2017

Small Testing Glitch Leaves More HDMI Rev 2.1 Questions Looming

DPL Labs tried various devices, cable assemblies and connectors to figure out why a fixture and connector issue kept causing problems during its new HDMI test equipment setup.

Jeff Boccaccio · May 23, 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