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HDMI 2.1 Compliance Certification Is An Incomprehensible Swamp Of Confusion HDMI 2.1 Compliance Certification Is An Incomprehensible Swamp Of Confusion The HDMI Licensing Admin says that new HDMI devices can be granted “HDMI 2.1 compliant” status even if they don’t support any of the features associated with the HDMI 2.1 standard. Confused? Read on.
HDMI 2.1 - Everything You Need to Know Explained HDMI 2.1 - Everything You Need to Know Explained HDMI 2.1 becomes a reality with the latest gaming platforms while also promising improve audio and video quality through eARC. Find out the new audio & video features and cable requirements for HDMI 2.1.
Is Synergy In Audio Cables Real or Snake Oil? Is Synergy In Audio Cables Real or Snake Oil? PS Audio recently announced a partnership with Audioquest cables citing that their products have a real "synergy" together. Is there any merit this synergistic effect claim or is it pure marketing BS?
Long vs Short Speaker Cables: Does it Really Matter? Long vs Short Speaker Cables: Does it Really Matter? This article explores if varying the length of speaker cables between speakers really makes a difference in audibility. Watch our related YouTube videos to see what truly matters in speaker cables.
Speaker Wire: How to Choose the Right Gauge and Type Speaker Wire: How to Choose the Right Gauge and Type We discuss speaker wire gauge and how to choose the best audio cables based on your loudspeaker impedance and distance to your amplifier to achieve best performance.
How to Make Your Own DIY Speaker Cables How to Make Your Own DIY Speaker Cables This article explains how to make your own DIY speaker cables to save money and create the exact cables for your needs. From low resistance zip cord to braided audio cables, make them for less.
The Truth vs Hype about Expensive HDMI Cables The Truth vs Hype about Expensive HDMI Cables Do expensive HDMI cables make a difference? What should you look for in an HDMI cable? We answer those questions in an easy to follow video, and we have the science to backup our claims.
Why Your Cat6/5e Network Cable is Slowing You Down: Interview with Blue Jeans Cable Why Your Cat6/5e Network Cable is Slowing You Down: Interview with Blue Jeans Cable Cat6/5e network or ethernet cable quality is a little understood but big problem. We dive into why 80% of cables fail to meet spec and what you can do you ensure you are buying good network cable.
Debunking the Myth of Speaker Cable Resonance Debunking the Myth of Speaker Cable Resonance This article debunks the nonsense some exotic cable manufacturers like to spread about they have a solution to electrical or mechanical resonance in loudspeaker cables.
RedMere Active HDMI Technology Poised to Change Cabling RedMere Active HDMI Technology Poised to Change Cabling While active EQ on HDMI cables isn't new, possibly the most advanced use of it is coming out of RedMere, who has shrunken down the technology to a point that it's all but negligible.