So-what are High Speed Ethernet HDMI cords anyways?
I have to be honest-when I first got these, I had no idea what I was dealing with. I knew what they were for, and I knew what HDMI cords did, but I didn’t know the difference between any ordinary HDMI cord or the High Speed Ethernet HDMI cord. I mean, is there a difference?
Regular HDMI cables provides the highest possible uncompressed video and audio quality over a thin, easy-to-use cable with a simple, consumer-friendly connector. It’s also backwards compatible with DVI, requiring only a simple passive adaptor or cable to connect between the two interfaces.
HDMI is the first industry-supported, uncompressed, all-digital audio/video interface. HDMI provides an interface between audio/video devices, such as Blu-ray players, cable and satellite set-top boxes, DVD players, audio video receivers, and digital displays. HDMI supports all types of video-standard, enhanced, and high-definition. HDMI also supports multi-channel digital audio on a single cable. HDMI can transmit all ATSC HDTV standards and supports 8-channel, 192kHz, uncompressed digital audio and all currently-available compressed formats (Dolby Digital and DTS). HDMI 1.3 added additional support for new lossless digital audio formats Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio with bandwidth to spare to accommodate future enhancements and requirements.
High Speed HDMI with ethernet cables support all of the features of a High Speed HDMI cable and also include an Ethernet channel. By including an Ethernet channel all supported devices can share a single Ethernet connection. No longer will you have to run separate cables to each device. The bi-directional Ethernet sharing supports data transfers up to 100 megabytes a second.
The HDMI 1.4 specification adds a data channel to the HDMI® connection, enabling high-speed, bi-directional communication. Connected devices that include this feature can send and receive data via 100 Mb/sec Ethernet, making them instantly ready for any IP-based application.
Now-let’s be clear, three quarters of that is jibberish to me. I am not a techie. I am inclined to figuring things out from how they work to what they do, but I am not technologically inclined, so to speak. What I can tell you, is whether you understood one word above or not, there is a difference. A pretty big one actually.
If you get online and read about HDMI cables, you’ll find information on regular ones, high speed cables, and high speed with Ethernet. Many say they are all exactly the same because they all have to meet the same standards, but I have found through my experience with the 6ft Premium Series Gold Plated High Speed HDMI with Ethernet from Solid Cordz.
I have to say, I was skeptical-I read all the information just like the next guy. But what I read, and what I saw were completely different. I can’t say that Gold plate really provide optimal transmission because any and all information found says that connectors are all set at the same standards. I can say, however, that between the standard HDMI cables that came with our gaming and cable devices, these cords do have extremely different picture and sound qualities.
These cords not only provide a better picture quality, (think-I just got a new tv-these cords ROCK) the game systems don’t “lag” in picture or internet connection the way they once did, and they are Double-shielded HDMI compliant cables so they protect against EMI/RFI.
Another great feature is these cables are “backward compatible” ( That means they work with past versions and devices) and they also have 3d support meaning they can give a clear 3d gaming or video experience. Having these cords has really improved the gaming experience (and Netflix!). Because the graphics are that much clearer and the sound great it is easy to see/hear what is going on in the game and because there is less internet and picture lag (little to none), no more getting gunned down while waiting for the tv to catch up to the internet and game going on around.
If you are in the market for new HDMI cords, you should really check these out! They will give you the picture quality you are looking for and so much more!
6ft High Speed HDMI® Cable with Ethernet 28 AWG
HDMI® provides an interface between any audio/video source, such as set-top boxes, Blue-ray Disc players, DVD players, video game consoles, AV receivers and an audio and/or video monitor, such as digital television or plasma monitor, over a single cable.
Our High Speed HDMI® cables with Ethernet have been designed to meet the performance standards set by HDMI 1.4 and have passed stringent Category 2 testing. They are backward compatible to all previous versions.
Below are the major enhancements introduced in the HDMI 1.4 specification
• HDMI® Ethernet Channel – The HDMI 1.4 specification adds a data channel to the HDMI® connection, enabling high-speed, bi-directional communication. Connected devices that include this feature can send and receive data via 100 Mb/sec Ethernet, making them instantly ready for any IP-based application.
• Audio Return Channel – The new specification adds an audio channel that will reduce the number of cables required to deliver audio “upstream” from a TV to an A/V receiver for processing and playback. In cases where a TV features an internal content source, such as a built-in tuner or DVD player, the Audio Return Channel allows the TV to send audio data upstream to the A/V receiver via the HDMI cable, eliminating the need for an extra cable.
• 3D Support – The 1.4 version of the specification defines common 3D formats and resolutions for HDMI-enabled devices, enabling 3D gaming and other 3D video applications.
• 4K Resolution Support – The new specification enables HDMI devices to support extremely high HD resolutions, effectively four times the resolution of a 1080p device. Support for 4K allows the HDMI interface to transmit digital content at the same resolution as the state-of-the-art Digital Cinema systems used in many movie theaters.
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