For those who are not aware, signal degradation is a real possibility because such a high bandwidth is used with certain electronic components. Specifically, we are referring here to UHS (Ultra High Speed) HDMI 48gbps/8K cable A.K.A. HDMI 2.1. Once you surpass approximately 4 m in length, in passive HDMI 2.1 cables, the above-stated signal degradation can occur.
So, what's the problem? It's difficult (until just lately) to locate a cable that is capable of putting out the 4K 120 HZ, Gsync, HDR signal over a run that exceeds 13 feet. Still don't see the problem? Here's the thing: Lots of gamers, music video/concert aficionados, TV watchers, and more – all of whom place great value in their entertainment centers – were very much in need of a longer run of cable to accommodate all of their components. No one wants to sacrifice quality just because the devices are located far from each other.
Getting The HDMI Cable Length You Need With The Quality You Want
Before you assume that spending lots of money on a cable guaranteed it would work at super long lengths, think again. There are numerous horror stories online discussing the fact that, in many cases, this was not true.
Nor is UHS certification particularly helpful. UHS certification isn't boasted by many cables because it's not completely developed yet. What's the answer?
There is finally an answer to the problem of reliable quality in a longer length of HDMI cable. Watch for the word "active" in the cable description/name. Example: Active Fiber-Optic HDMI 2.1/UHS. What does the word "active" signify? It means the cable is not a bidirectional one and requires its own power source. To the GPU, you need to hook up the "source" side, as well as to the "display" side to the TV. To provide the cable with power, the "display" side additionally has a USB dongle present which plugs into the USB port of the TV.
Via the HDMI lab, this cable is pending UHS certification. In all probability, it's going to set you back a pretty penny, as well. That is, unless you can find it at a company who prides themselves on high quality at affordable prices.
Pacroban’s 8K HDMI 2.1 Fiber-Optic Cable
Whether you are looking for 25 feet, which is already an exceptional length, 50 feet, or a considerable 150 feet, consider purchasing Pacroban’s 8K HDMI 2.1 Fiber-Optic Cable. This ultra-high-speed cable supports HDR 10+, 4K 120 Hz, 5K 120Hz, and 8K 60Hz formats.
What’s more, Dolby Atmos and 48Gbps eARC (enhanced Audio Return) are also supported by this cable.
Shop HDMI Cables at Pacroban
Pacroban Electronics is a product design company based in San Francisco and founded in 2016. We specialize in electronics and product design. We produce what we sell, and vice versa. What's more, to charities like Feeding America, Pacroban donates 10% of our profits.
There is a 90-day money back guarantee on all Pacroban products only when you purchase them from www.pacroban.com plus lifetime warranty. This means we replace them any time if they fail.
Our friendly, knowledgeable customer representatives will be happy to field any questions you may have regarding our HDMI cables, and more.