FAQ Question 20


Are HDMI flat cables 1.3?

I`ve just read this article about your Flat HDMI cables and I have a couple of questions:
1) Do they support the HDMI 1.3 specification?
2) How long before they appear in black?
Kindest Regards,

Hi Richard,
All TECHLINK HDMI cables up to and including 3 meter lengths are HDMI 1.3 compatible. The only exclusion to this is the HDMI flat 5m cable which due to shielding restrictions will not give 1.3 standards.
Best regards,




Webmaster's comment on HDMI 1.4:

All current TECHLINK HDMI cables up to and including 3 meters in length are HDMI 1.4 certified by HDMI Licensing, LLC.


Currently the HDMI organization only tests and certifies HDMI 1.4 cables up to and including 3m in length. There is no test for longer lengths which means any manufacturer claiming official HDMI specification of any variety for cables over 3m is making an erroneous statement. On the other hand - TECHLINK have undertaken technical and specific "real-world" tests of our long HDMI cables with a variety of HDMI enabled devices and have found all our cables attain or surpass the HDMI 1.4 specification.


The main concern for consumers is whether a cable or adaptor supports the HDMI 1.4 specification. We have tested Wires cables up to 15m (and up to 50m when used with the Wires Repeater) with a 1080i/p and with 4K sources and got a perfect picture. However, the quality is ultimately dependent on the source equipment - we have designed our cables to handle 1080i/p and 4K x 2K resolutions and 99.9% of all the source equipment we have tested so far has worked faultlessly.


All HDMI crossover cables and adaptors, such as HDMI to DVI cables, are HDMI 1.3 compatible due to limitations in the DVI specification.