Thursday, October 30, 2014

4K HDMI Cable Ultra Premium Series by Solid Cordz Review

I'll be honest. I'm not a professional when it comes to setting up cables, PCs, TVs and other electronic gadgets but I know the difference between an okay picture/video quality and a clear picture/video quality.

I reviewed a Solid Cordz (28 AWG) HDMI Cable before (read my review here) and that's when I realized how different the video quality are when using AV cables versus the HDMI cable.

Recently, Solid Cordz sent me their new 4K 2-pack HDMI Ultra Premium Series Cable. Here is the specification for this cable:

6ft High Speed HDMI® Cable with Ethernet 28 AWG

HDMI® provides an interface between any audio/video source, such as set-top boxes, Blue-ray Disc players, DVD players, video game consoles, AV receivers and an audio and/or video monitor, such as digital television or plasma monitor, over a single cable.
Our High Speed HDMI® cables with Ethernet have been designed to meet the performance standards set by HDMI 1.4 and have passed stringent Category 2 testing. They are backward compatible to all previous versions.

Below are the major enhancements introduced in the HDMI 1.4 specification

• HDMI® Ethernet Channel - The HDMI 1.4 specification adds a data channel to the HDMI® connection, enabling high-speed, bi-directional communication. Connected devices that include this feature can send and receive data via 100 Mb/sec Ethernet, making them instantly ready for any IP-based application.

• Audio Return Channel - The new specification adds an audio channel that will reduce the number of cables required to deliver audio "upstream" from a TV to an A/V receiver for processing and playback. In cases where a TV features an internal content source, such as a built-in tuner or DVD player, the Audio Return Channel allows the TV to send audio data upstream to the A/V receiver via the HDMI cable, eliminating the need for an extra cable.

• 3D Support - The 1.4 version of the specification defines common 3D formats and resolutions for HDMI-enabled devices, enabling 3D gaming and other 3D video applications.

• 4K Resolution Support - The new specification enables HDMI devices to support extremely high HD resolutions, effectively four times the resolution of a 1080p device. Support for 4K allows the HDMI interface to transmit digital content at the same resolution as the state-of-the-art Digital Cinema systems used in many movie theaters.
The 4K HDMI Cable Ultra Premium Series by Solid Cordz comes in a 2-pack and I think that's nice because I can use 1 in our Roku and the other one for our laptop when we connect it to our TV. This would save me the hassle of transferring the HDMI cables back and forth. The cables are also very thick and looks durable. Instead of looking like a regular black cable (the one with a smooth feel), the 4K HDMI Ultra Premium Series has a rough and tough feel which prevents the cable from twisting and coiling. It is a bit heavier though but a lot more durable. The length, which is 6 feet, is nice because it's just the right length to connect our roku to the TV. It has a bit of an allowance but it's not a hassle at all.

The picture and video quality seems better than our previous HDMI cable. The video/picture quality looks crystal clear and brighter and I love it.

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  1. Perfect..!!

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