The Chord Company has started to deliver its new high-end HDMI cable. The new Active SilverPlus High Speed HDMI cable with Ethernet replaces Active SilverPlus.
This new cable, fully certified as High Speed in all lengths – and available in lengths up to 15 metres – includes an audio-optimised audio return and Ethernet capability.
Active SilverPlus includes an updated version of the in-line high-frequency filter used so successfully on the original Active HDMI. The filter removes high-frequency interference ensuring the best possible picture and sound.
Significantly, the new Active includes heavier-gauge silver-plated conductors than those used in its predecessor. The addition of a third foil layer significantly improves shielding.
The plugs are now die-cast and heavily gold-plated for improved connectivity and fit. This combination delivers better performance over longer runs in more difficult environments.
When asked about the significant notables of the new Active SilverPlus Nigel Finn technical director of The Chord Company replied “During testing we noticed that the most dramatic improvements to picture quality occurred when the Active HDMI was used to connect Set-Top Boxes. That’s not to say that there weren’t improvements when connecting high-end Blu-ray players just that the differences were more obvious when connecting STBs.
The Active HDMI also brings worthwhile improvements to sound quality when used between DVD/BD players and receivers”.
The Active SilverPlus High Speed HDMI cable with Ethernet is available in lengths of 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 10 and 15 metres.
Feature and Performance Summary
HDMI 1.4 Specification: HDCP, AGC, ARC and CEC
Supports all HDMI audio formats: It will carry both Dolby True HD and DTS-HD Master Audio up to 13.1.
1080p 3D. It will also carry future higher resolution formats up to 4k x 2k and Deep Colour.
The dedicated Ethernet connection carries signals up to 100Mb/s.
Heavy gauge 24 AWG (0.511 mm) silver-plated signal oxygen free copper conductors to reduce signal attenuation
Low-loss Gas-foamed polyethylene insulation
Three layer high-frequency effective high-density braid and foil shielding system.
High performance heavily gold-plated die-cast plugs aid signal transfer
Full high-speed performance in lengths up to 15 metres
Unique in-line filter reduces interference and improves sound and picture quality.