4K HDR Compression and the Caveats of HDMI ‘Certification’

HDBaseT and other HDMI extenders might be ‘certified’ for bandwidth but not necessarily video quality. At CEDIA Expo 2018, ask about compression schemes for 4K and HDR, including Display Stream Compression and Color Space Conversion.

David Meyer · August 27, 2018

4K HDR Compression and Compromises: Something’s Gotta Give

HDMI guru Jeff Boccaccio explains compromises with 4K HDR video distribution, compression schemes like Display Stream Compression, and tough choices for integrators.

Jeff Boccaccio · August 27, 2018

Microsoft Xbox One X Becomes First Device to Support New HDMI 2.1 Features

The $499 Xbox One X gaming console will sport new HDMI 2.1 features like Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) and Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) in an upcoming firmware update.

Andrew Nichols · August 06, 2018

Boccaccio: A Better Way to Power Active HDMI Cables

HDMI cables, power supplies and DC currents don’t always play well together.

Jeff Boccaccio · July 03, 2018

Which Products Can Crossover Effectively from Resi to Commercial? (and Which Don’t)

Integrators should eye extenders, matrix switchers, touchpanels, fiber leads, HDMI cable, mounts, IP cameras and racks that suit both resi and commercial applications.

CE Pro Editors · June 29, 2018

What the Heck is a ‘Weak HDMI Signal’?

Learn the lingo and the characteristics of HDMI to help troubleshooters help you.

Jeff Boccaccio · June 04, 2018

Inneos InvisiCable Kits Allow Near-Invisible Fiber Optic HDMI Cabling

The Inneos Fiber HDMI 2.0 cable can be used by integrators to connect HDMI components needing 18Gbps connectivity.

Robert Archer · April 02, 2018

Chromis Fiberoptics Targets Resi Market with Plastic Optical Fiber

Long-time OEM Chromis Fiberoptics moves to the forefront with its own branded GigaPOF active optical cables with tight bend radius and 100lb pull strength.

Jason Knott · March 19, 2018

Legrand Active Copper HDMI Cables Carry 4K Up to 50 Feet

Legrand’s Active Copper HDMI cables support the transmission of formats such as 4K, HDR and Audio Return Channel as far as 50 feet.

Robert Archer · March 16, 2018

Tributaries UHDT Series Supports HDMI 2.0 and Delivers 18Gbps

The new Tributaries UHDT Series of HDMI cables works with wide color gamuts (WCGs), 60fps, and other high-bandwidth technologies via 18Gbps throughput.

Robert Archer · February 26, 2018