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Friday, January 17, 2014
5 Signs You Should Invest in high speed HDMI cables

1. You have a 3D source and a 3DTV but cannot get a 3D picture
2. You are currently using a component cable to connect your TV and DVD player and HDMI ports are available
3. You know your HDMI cable is old
4. You just purchased a new TV with HDMI and you have a source that has an HDMI output
5. You like the highest transfer rates possible

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013
The HDMI standard continuously keeps on evolving, thus pushing the High definition experience to much higher levels both at home and on the road. This in turn has created a large untapped market for quality equipments that will support the new technology. The young at heart , tech savvy or just ordinary people who demand more from their native home equipments are the main consumers of HDMI technology; The availability of large bandwidth has also contributed greatly towards these developments. There are new very exciting features that are enjoined with the new HDMI 2.0, they include but are not limited to the following;

It offers backward compatibility; it is thereby compatible with earlier versions of the HDMI specifications that most clients may already be enjoying. HDMI 2.0 adds some key enhancements that support the continuous improvement of consumer audio and video experience. Its connector has also remained unchanged; this opens the HDMI 2.0 technology to a myriad of uses and devices that were previously using other available technologies. The technology does not define any new cabling or connector requirements to its new users.

HDMI 2.0 does significantly increase available bandwidth to a staggering 18Gbps; this allows it to comfortably carry the 3840 x 2160 resolution video at mind boggling speeds of 60fps. This bandwidth increase does not call for any change in cables either; the high speed Cat 2 wires can handle the new advancements in the bandwidth comfortably without degrading quality.

HDMI 2.0 offers higher resolution by offering support for 4k @ 50/60 (2160 p) technology. This refers to 4000 pixels wide by 2000 pixels high. The normal 1080p systems are thus quadrupled. This covers two formats that are both supported by the HDMI 2.0 namely 3840 p wide by 2160 p high and 4096 p wide by 2160 high. Thus high end home theatre systems will offer the kind of quality projectors of Digital Cinema offer; the high bandwidth requirement notwithstanding.

To provide customers with a multi-dimensional and fully immersive audio experience, the new HDMI 2.0 offers up to 32 audio channels; these channels offer impressive voice quality that is currently unparalleled in the market. It can also offer an audio sample frequency of up to 1536 kHz for complete audio fidelity client requirements. It also does support the highly popular wide angle theatrical video aspect ratio of 21.9.

With HDMI 2.0, multiple users utilizing a single screen can be able to get a simultaneous delivery of dual streams of video from different sources; all these without compromising on the quality of either stream being displayed. It can also provide simultaneous delivery of high quality multi stream audio to a group of up to 4 members. Both the video and audio streams can further be dynamically synchronized so as to provide that uninterrupted, lag-free transmission of both audio and video; they have aptly named this phenomenon as “dynamic auto lipsync”

The CEC extensions that have been implemented do provide for an expanded control and command of consumer electronic components and devices through one single control point; this makes updates, improvements and compatibility easy and much cheaper to implement. Going by the rave reviews that this technology has received since it's introduction and keeping in mind the stellar performance its predecessors have achieved over the years; HDMI 2.0 is bound to positively impact the video and audio arena in the foreseeable future.

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013
What HDMI 2.0 brings in for you?

With all bash, people welcomed HDMI 1.0 with lots of expectations. The technology not only caught notable attention but also stayed there up to people's expectations. Now it's high time to move forward and get more from the technologies in the form of HDMI 2.0 which is expected to be there in market very soon. Interestingly it is everywhere in air that this upgraded version of HDMI is the next age of Video. As per the rumors, new features and high capability standards are most sought prospects from this HDMI version and that will definitely bring popularity of HDMI 2.0 among technology lovers from all over the world.

What is HDMI?

HDMI or High Definition Multimedia Interface is a compact interface used to transfer audio and video data from the source device to other compatible technology gadgets like computer, digital TV, digital audio and more. Being a fine replacement to analog videos, it transfers uncompressed video data and both compressed and uncompressed audio data efficiently.

How HDMI 2.0 overpowers HDMI 1.0

In many aspects HDMI 2.0 is considered superior to the earlier HDMI 1.0. HDMI 1.0 is capable to join a standard or high definition digital video signal over a single cable in the form of audio signals of two channels. It's just like connection between TV set and DVD player. The next versions included improvements in both audio & video proficiency with high resolutions. HDMI 1.0 provided connection with thoroughgoing 4.9Gbps bitrate. Even though the version 1.0 was basic with video support of up to 165 Mpixels/sec, it was adequate for many purposes. As far as the bandwidth is concerned, the version efficiently carried 1080p at 60Hz or UXGA along with 8- bit color depth. The complete format of this version is enough and absolutely compatible with all the high definition audio formats handled by PCM audio. Most of the user's requirement of bringing 8 channels of 192 kHz/24-bit PCM signal is easily fulfilled by this device.

Drawbacks of version HDMI1.0

However, this 1.0 version lacks in supporting DSD and DVD audio signals. That is because the version doesn't provide supplementary bandwidth of 10- bit, 12-bit and 16- bit color depths by Deep Color. Apart from this the new color space xvYCC is also not supported by the version.

Expected qualities of HDMI2.0

Considering the required improvements installed in coming version2.0, all are expecting great specifications and wide range of applications in audio video formats. 4K ultra HD is the significant feature because it multiplies the current resolution of 1080p by four times. This will offer various contents for approaching 4K ultra HD. For some TV programs and gaming, around 60 fps in required which is not possible for earlier versions to provide but version 2.0 is expected to fulfill this requirement. The other important feature is a rise in 8- bit color depth which is likely to be 10- or 12- bit with higher speed of as good as 60 frames per second. The equally important are HDMI 2.0 ports which are necessary to handle the transmission such a large data and signals.

The main requirement to ultra HD is compatible content, which makes the device worth and helps to get most through the technology. Till then, it is going to be a pleasure to watch 4K ultra HD with 2160p on attuned sets.

Written by: Kent Christian

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013
HDTV Supply, Inc  has teamed up with A-Neuvideo as a dealer of their products.

A-Neuvideo offers a great product line with many more products to come.

A-NeuVideo is a major manufacturer of quality electronics for professional and consumer use. We provide professional and helpful personnel to assist you with your purchase and technical support issues. All of products meet US and European standards. You may be confident in any purchase as we offer the full 3 year warranty and all required technical service.

Please contact us if you have nay questions 800-841-9238

Monday, February 25, 2013
These HDMI boosters or as some call them HDMI extenders / repeaters will give you the assurance that you will not loose any detail in your high definition picture, even if your DVD, satellite and or cable receiver is more than 150' away.

These HDMI boosters are connected at end of an HDMI cable or used to chain two HDMI cables together and create a longer HDMI extension. The work by regenerating the high definition video and digital audio it receives from the the source device & transmits it to the 2nd cable at the extended display.

HDMI Boosters

Thursday, February 21, 2013
CL2 rating is for cables designed for in-wall installation. It regards the plastic insulation(doesn't burn easily etc) around the copper and not the copper itself.

HDTV Supply sells many different cables that are CL2 rated

What does refurbished mean? What is a refurbished product?

A refurbished product is a slightly used, returned or have slight blemishes. These units have been tested in our facility twice to make sure they are fully functional and in prefect working order. These products are still backed by our warranty and lifetime tech support.

We try to update our refurbished link http://www.hdtvsupply.com/bstock.html daily but occasionally it does happen the item is no longer available.

Please feel free to call our friendly staff if you have questions on any refurbished units.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
HDTV Supply is one of the fist companies to announce and be able to ship immediately the 4Kx2K Ultra-High Definition Products. The HDMI 1.4 specification adds support for extremely high video resolutions that go far beyond today’s 1080p systems. 4Kx2K, 4K for short, is 4,096 lines wide by 2,160 lines high or roughly four times the resolution of a 1080p display and is double the number of lines of a typical HD picture, and more than double the number of pixels across the screen – so over four times the resolution. Our 4K x 2K products have been designed to support 4K and they have four times the signal bandwidth and memory will be needed for 3D that doesn’t require glasses, available shortly.

Why not buy products that will work today so you will be 4K ready when you upgrade?

Read more: 4K Products

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