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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 8:06:00 AM America/New_York

Solving Apple TV Problems

Apple TV Error Messages

We receive calls every single day about Apple TV error messages for HDCP, issues with black screens or dimly lit screens on brand new displays. Since every integrator’s home theater system is different, solving the issue requires answering questions so that we can determine the true cause of the problem. Often times, it comes down to two common issues. Our CI Source shows you how to solve them in our latest article written for custom integrators and AV professionals.

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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

24gbps speed rate

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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Ethereal HDMI 18Gbps Cables Are Already Capable of Supporting 24Gbps

Saturday, June 16, 2018 4:17:00 AM America/New_York

high-definition multimedia interface - version 2.1

As home theater enthusiasts and technology professionals eagerly await the rollout of HDMI 2.1, manufacturers are working to bring 4K/120, 4:4:4, 12 bit color, dynamic HDR and 8K into mainstream production. While details for Ultra High Speed HDMI Cables are still being finalized, we do know that the next step in 8K will require 24Gbps bandwidth by reassigning the 4th channel, currently used as the clocking lane, to carry video.

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The First Step in 8K Will be 24Gbps Bandwidth

Friday, June 8, 2018 6:15:00 PM America/New_York

high-definition multimedia interface - version 2.1

HDMI Cables will Expand Bandwidth via the 4th High Speed Video Channel, Currently the Clock Channel

As HDMI version 2.1 continues its rollout, Metra Home Theater Group spoke with HDMI expert Jeff Boccaccio of DPL Labs to hear his take on the adoption of 8K content and how it will affect existing HDMI cables. Since version 2.1 is such a significant change regarding bandwidth, Boccaccio thinks that this change will be implemented incrementally, starting with 24Gbps.

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