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Consumer Warning: Competing Category, Coax and Bulk Speaker Wire Products Don’t Hold Up to Spec Testing


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Metra Home Theater Group can legitimately advertise that when it comes to our category, coax and bulk speaker wire, our brands meet or exceed specifications. How do we know this? We perform rigorous 3rd party testing on our bulk wires to ensure that once sealed inside walls, integrators won’t have an issue with our products. While other competitors state that they’ll “replace any wire that doesn’t work”, ripping out wires from a wall isn’t always an option for integrators.


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The New Junior+ is the Answer to Simple and Reliable EDID Repair


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Custom Integrators are challenged with maintaining a high quality audio / video output, despite many issues that occur along the signal path connecting HDMI® devices. To address this issue and fulfill the unique needs of the Integrator, Metra Home Theater Group has developed the Junior+ (HDM-JRPLUS) as the new “go to” EDID problem solver. This easy to install solution minimizes system failures and increases compatibility between devices that have different data tolerances or between devices with multiple brands of HDMI-enabled electronics.

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Brent McCall to Educate Custom Integrators on All Things HDMI


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Metra Home Theater Group will be educating custom integrators at the 2017 Pacific Northwest Consumer Electronics Expo about HDMI. The session, titled “HDMI Today, Tomorrow, and Into the Future”, will be held on Tuesday, May 23 at 11:00AM in Seattle, WA. The speaker, Brent McCall, has more than 39 years working in all facets of the A/V industry, on both the retail side and in the field as a Custom Integrator. He’s spent the last 18 years as part of the research, development and technical support team for Metra Home Theater Group, with a strong focus on HDMI and its custom installation requirements.

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Solving DirecTV Issues with Active and Passive HDMI Cables

Monday, April 17, 2017 1:03:39 PM America/New_York

DirecTV Issues with HDMI Cables

The technical support team at Metra Home Theater Group is getting more and more calls about issues with DirecTV receivers and their HDMI cables. This applies to active HDMI cables and longer passive HDMI cables. In each case that we have heard about, the system had been working fine (sometimes even for years), until something within the last 90 days occurred which caused it to fail. When the failure occurs, the TV displays the dreaded HDCP incompatibility message on the screen.

Integrators saw this same compatibility warning last summer, which you may remember from when we covered the good and bad news about the HDCP Pro 2.2 rollout on our Home Tech Tips Blog. That article included information on how the automatic update feature would affect custom integrators. While the DirecTV issue is an entirely new problem that we’ve been trying to diagnose, we think we’ve figured it out.

But first, let’s review some important background information on HDMI.


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Questions Every Integrator is Asking About HDMI 2.1

Thursday, March 30, 2017 6:30:25 PM America/New_York

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The announcement of HDMI™ 2.1 being released in the near future has raised many questions among custom integrators, and rightly so. As technology changes faster than most of us can even keep up with, changes in HDMI specs could results in outdated accessories or systems.

Since the initial announcement about the jump to 48 Gbps made one day before CES 2017 opened, the final details of this new spec are set to be announced this spring, with products potentially being shipped late 2017 or early 2018. Are you ready for this change? Metra Home Theater Group’s Brent McCall takes us through the top questions (and answers) that every integrator is asking about HDMI 2.1.


What does HDMI 2.1 change from the 2.0 version?

From what we know so far, the HDMI terminal will not change but the data rate will increase quite a bit. In a nutshell, it will allow for a much higher bandwidth, from 18Gbps to 48Gbps, in preparation for higher resolutions of content. Specs are still being finalized, so more information should be coming soon.


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