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Consumer Benefits of Fiber HDMI Cables

Saturday, July 27, 2019 1:10:00 AM America/New_York

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Are you purchasing a new 4K home theater or gaming system but can’t understand why you would need a more expensive fiber HDMI® cable? Without a high-performance cable, your “upgraded system” is only as good as the cable connecting it all together, which may not be an upgrade at all. Why would you invest in a new display, expecting to experience higher resolution performance, only to use a cheap cable?

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Why Retailers Shouldn’t Ignore the 4K Gaming Market

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 7:00:14 AM America/New_York

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Gaming has exploded into a massive industry and now 4K gaming consoles are here. Higher resolution gaming systems require higher bandwidth connectivity solutions to deliver 4K at its full potential. Retailers shouldn't ignore this opportunity to provide new, high-end HDMI cables capable of supporting 4K video content at 24Gbps.

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EDID and HDMI®: What Every Integrator Should Know

Friday, April 19, 2019 10:00:00 AM America/New_York

EDID and HDMI

Every custom integrator will encounter problems between HDMI enabled devices that are ultimately caused by EDID. Understanding what EDID is and how it will impact your system will give you a step up in the field when it comes to diagnosing and fixing EDID related errors. Read our latest blog post to learn more.

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The Two Most Common Apple TV Errors and How to Solve Them

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 6:06:00 PM America/New_York

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Recently we published an article about problems with Apple TV and DirecTV’s DSS Receivers in reference to the display, indicating an HDCP error. From that article, I received several comments concerning the validity of my conclusion about this being related to the voltage/current requirements of the source device. After re-reading the content, I realized detail on this subject matter needed to be explained further. The following is the updated text to reflect our real-world experience in dealing with these issues and their causes.

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We are Prepared for the Future with 24Gbps HDMI Cables

Thursday, January 24, 2019 4:49:00 PM America/New_York

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24Gbps Cables

4K content and displays have become mainstream, but now the future holds something bigger: 8K! While HDMI hasn’t officially released the Compliance Test Specifications (CTS) for HDMI version 2.1 as of December 2018, we do know that the next step in 8K will require 24Gbps bandwidth by reassigning the 4th channel, currently used as the clock lane, to carry video.

We are prepared for the future and many of Metra Home Theater Group’s 18Gbps HDMI cables can already support 24Gbps. These cables were engineered to carry either clock or video in the fourth lane, as we anticipated and prepared for the new format and technology. These cables also support the new enhanced audio return channel (eARC*), in addition to 4K, HDR and more. This makes them ideal for the latest high-performance gaming consoles, which have exploded in popularity with more than 2.5 billion video gamers around the world (according to the European Mobile Game Market, 2016).

Whether you’re pre-wiring a new home, installing a home theater system for your client or selling retail products in your store, Metra Home Theater Group has you covered with the latest technology for AV connectivity.

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