FAQ Question 26

15/10/2007

HDMI cable question

Hello,
On your website - All the HDMI Cables state that they are only 1.2a Compliant.
Please can you confirm if your HDMI cables are HDMI version 1.3 compatible? i.e. - Do they have 10.2Gbs Bandwidth?
Thanks,
Virdi

Dear Virdi,
Thank you for your enquiry.
Our website does state that our cables are 1.3 compliant but ONLY up to 3m lengths, any cable longer than 3m is 1.2 compliant.
The reason for this is the HDMI Organization only tests and certifies cables at 3m in length - which means any manufacturer claiming official HDMI specification of any variety of cables over 3m is stretching the truth a bit!
Regards,
Stacey

Great - Thanks!
I was actually after 5m cables - Do you think I`ll be ok? As I want to use a Games Station - Which does support Ver. 1.3 Spec.
Thanks,
Virdi

Dear Virdi,
The answers is yes, absolutely V1.3 features no problem for most of TECHLINK’s cables at 5m. The only one that will be ‘borderline’ for 10.2Gbps at 5m is the Wires HDMI ‘Flat’ models as the flat profile means compromises on shielding had to be made so it would be flat enough to go under carpets. The other ranges of round-profile cables are all easily V1.3 complaint at 5m and the WiresXS version will run that bandwidth to 10m if you need a really long run!
Hope that helps – and watch what those other manufacturers are claiming.
Best regards,
Richard

 

01/11/01

 

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.