In this second live video webinar from 7/17/19, the Metra Home Tech Team discusses everything custom integrators should know about fiber HDMI cables and answers questions about durability, using conduit, "future proofing" and more. The Install Bay's 100ft HDMI fiber cable with detachable headshells (IB-HDAOCD-100) is unboxed as they show how to use the unique headshell design to pull the cable for pre-wiring and how to prevent the cable from splitting. This 30 minute webinar also includes answering questions integrators asked during the live video stream to help installers determine which cable to choose for their next project.

Questions answered in this video include:

  • What is the upgrade path for this specific AOC cable?
  • Conduit underground typically holds water. Will the jacket on this cable resist this?
  • Other than the removable headshell, is there any difference in capability between the two (OCD/AOC) fiber cable lines?
  • Will this technology eventually replace HDBaseT technology?
  • Can we cut these cables and put on a LC & SC type connector (fiber tips) for future use?
  • Is there a recommended radius?
  • Do the cables come in plenum or outdoor direct burial?
  • What is the pull weight limitation?
  • If someone loses an HDMI tip, how can it be replaced?

Stay tuned for the next live video webinar, every other Wednesday at 11am Eastern Time on the Metra Home Theater Group Facebook page:

About Metra Home Theater Group®

Metra Home Theater Group® (MHTG), a pioneer in HDMI® cable technology, is a division of Metra Electronics®, the world leader and "The Installer's Choice"® for vehicle installation kits and car audio accessories for more than 70 years. Headquartered in Florida, MHTG’s brands include Ethereal Home Theater®, Helios® and Spyclops Surveillance Systems®. Metra’s strong commitment to research and investment into the development of cutting-edge solutions has a history of providing first-to-market solutions for HDMI cables and electronics. Its Velox Active HDMI 30 Meter Cable was recognized as the Top Long-run Copper HDMI Cable at the 2017 CEDIA Expo. Connect with Metra Home Theater Group on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn. For ordering information and pricing, visit or call 866.839.9187.