HDMI 1.4
Or... They're At It Again!



Click Here for more details and frequently asked questions about the new specifications on HDMI 1.4.

Ontario, California 7/16/2009 Ultralink/XLO Products, Inc., an innovative and prolific manufacturer of award-winning audio and video interconnects, cables and AC power products, brings you everything you always wanted to know about HDMI 1.4. We know it's keeping you up at night...

The Keepers of the Flame decree new HDMI standards every, what... six months? How will you express yourself when you learn the thousand-dollar HDMI cable you just snaked through the wall is now obsolete! That's where our 1.3b specification Ultralink Platinum MkII and HDMI-XL come in; they meet or exceed 1.3c and 1.4 specifications right now at very competitive prices.

1.4 Features, Features, Features...

 

The chatter around the water cooler is the Ethernet channel, but it's a bit of a canard. HDMI 1.4"E" requires a new cable for Standard or High Speed transmission depending on maximum resolution. Automotive gets a new locking cable design as well.

The real news is that except for Ethernet capability, all Ultralink HDMI cables meet or exceed 1.4 standards right now! We know, it's exciting. Ultralink is ready for HDMI 1.4 certification once HDMI Licensing, LLC announces the CTS (Compliance Test Specifications).

HDMI 1.4 is backward compatible and talks to all existing HDMI devices, and all features common to both are fully functional. Audio Return Channel-enabled displays can send and receive audio via the HDMI link allowing greater home theater setup flexibility. It's backward compatible as well.

Stepping down the list, 3DTV soaks up substantial bandwidth so you'll need a High Speed HDMI cable with or without Ethernet. All Ultralink's current 1.3b HDMI cables have the bandwidth to get the job done.

Next, 4k x 2k refers to display resolution essentially four times that of a 1080p device-roughly 4,000 lines wide by 2,000 lines high. HDMI 1.4 supports multiple 4k x 2k formats, the most popular found in digital cinemas are:

 

And, you guessed it, all our High Speed HDMI cables, with or without Ethernet, pass the signal without breaking a sweat.

What's a Micro HDMI Connector we hear you ask? It's for mobile phones, portable media players, and digital cameras.

Yes, it's a jungle out there, and that's why we know you'll sigh with contentment knowing you've invested wisely.

The List: Ultralink 1.4-Qualified Cables
CS1: All cables to 3m meet High-Speed Transmission Standards; 4m and longer conform to all Standard-Speed Transmission Standards.
Challenger-2:  1.4 High-Speed Standard at all lengths.
Matrix-2:  All cables meet or exceed the 1.4 High-Speed Standards at all lengths.
Advanced Performance: All cables meet or exceed the 1.4 High-Speed Standards at all lengths.
Platinum: All cables meet or exceed the 1.4 High-Speed Standards at all lengths.

Jul 16 09 PAA News

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