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High Speed HDMI Cables with Ethernet

Ever since the HDMI Licensing group released specifications for the new High Speed HDMI Cables with Ethernet in June 2009, the latest version of the HDMI cables has been the talk of the town for months. Here at eForCity®, we love HDMI cables as much as you do. The HDMI cable's ability to transfer video and multi-channel audio with unsurpassed quality has earned its name as the household essential for high definition TV and components. The latest High Speed HDMI Cable with Ethernet takes High Speed HDMI Cables' innovation to the next level by offering a few more newly updated functions that audiophiles, gamers or regular users alike will soon come to love.

Ethernet Channel

Among High Speed HDMI Cables' with Ethernet new features, its Ethernet capability's garnered the most buzz and rightfully so. The newly incorporated HDMI Ethernet Channel (HEC) is capable of transmitting Ethernet signal between IP enabled devices of up to 100Mbs, the standard home internet speed. Bidding farewell to the clutter of Ethernet cables that are normally used to wire up an HDTV, a game console or a Wi-Fi computer, the High Speed HDMI Cable with Ethernet will share internet connection bi-directionally between any “connected" devices, while transmitting high quality audio and video data at the same time. With more and more gadgets having built-in internet capability, High Speed HDMI Cables with Ethernet continue to offer simplified solutions for home networking.

4K x 2K Support

The High Speed HDMI Cable with Ethernet provides support for four times the resolution of its predecessor, the High Speed HDMI Cable. Delivering pixel resolution of 4096 X2160 a.k.a. 4K x 2K, the result is a clearer picture that comes close to images displayed in digital movie theatres. With the ability to deliver higher refresh rates (24Hz, 60Hz) and bandwidth ( 340 MHz), the High Speed HDMI Cable with Ethernet is able to deliver more continuous and life-like objects in rapid motion. A point to note is that HDTVs currently in the market can only handle a maximum of 1080p resolution. To fully experience the impact of a 4K x 2K resolution, you will have to wait until 2010 when the first 4K x 2K televisions is slated to hit the market.

Audio Return Channel

Adding on to the High Speed HDMI Cables' with Ethernet clutter-reducing ability, the Audio Return Channel is a new feature that eliminates the need for separate input and output cables between your TV and audio system. High Speed HDMI Cable with Ethernet allows home users to use just one cable to transmit audio upstream and downstream, all without compromising audio quality. Carrying over High Speed HDMI Cables' LipSync technology, High Speed HDMI Cables with Ethernet automatically make up any processor delay of audio signal as it travels up and down stream, resulting in a more synchronized audio video experience.

3D Support

The first 3D enabled TV is expected to debut in 2010. By then, 3D entertainment will no longer be a box office exclusive and will conveniently enter consumers' homes. With the new 3D movie trend taking Hollywood by storm, the High Speed HDMI Cable with Ethernet takes one step ahead in supporting 3D formatted movies and television shows on TV once they become available.

More Color Spaces

The High Speed HDMI Cable with Ethernet delivers a greater color depth with a higher amount of colors available per pixel, bringing us smoother gradients and images closer to their actual real life color. Along with the color depth enhancement, High Speed HDMI Cables with Ethernet also support the color spaces sYCC601, Adobe RGB, and Adobe YCC601, further enlarging the color collections used to display images. With the improved color spaces and depth, the High Speed HDMI Cable with Ethernet is able to deliver more accurately produced images on your television.

Micro Connector

With more and more portable devices jumping on the video bandwagon, the High Speed HDMI Cable with Ethernet has your phone, camera, or pocket- sized camcorder covered with a micro-HDMI connector available in both standard and high-speed. Specifically designed for portable devices, the micro-HDMI connector supports all of the same features as the mini and standard HDMI connectors with the same 19-pin configuration.

Automotive Connection System

To sustain the Hi-Def lifestyle even on the road, an automotive connection system designed to withstand auto-specific conditions such as heat, vibration, and interference will also be available.
High Speed HDMI Cable with Ethernet devices are expected to hit the market this coming year. HDMI technology has always been backwards compatible and there is no exception for the High Speed HDMI Cable with Ethernet. High Speed HDMI Cable with Ethernet devices will work fine with older 1.0-1.3 devices and cables.

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