Performance Premium HDMI
The new Performance HDMI cables are our most flexible yet.
Built upon the experience we have gained
from designing our previous eFLEX cables, we have been able to further reduce the diameter of this
HDMI cable to improve its flexibility, yet maintain its capability to transmit 4K60 video.
FEATURES AND BENEFITS
High Speed with Ethernet
QED always connected the Audio Return Channel (ARC) even before it was a requirement of the HDMI organisation and since the introduction of the HDMI 1.4 Specification in 2009, we have focused only on manufacturing the highest standard ‘High Speed with Ethernet ‘cables. This policy has enabled us to immediately support the new HDMI 2.0 standard introduced a few years ago and certify our cables for 4K60 use.
With the introduction of the HDMI 2.0 standard in September 2013 the maximum data rate of the HDMI link increased from 10.2Gb/s to 18Gb/s. This was to accommodate the new uncompressed 4K 60Hz video standard (termed 4K60 4:4:4) which required a data rate of 16.06 Gb/s. In order to achieve this, the source and display equipment at each end of the cable have also to be 2.0 compliant. However the cabling physical layer remained unchanged and this is still the case for version 2.0b introduced in March 2016.
High Dynamic Range (HDR) support was also introduced with HDMI version 2.0. With HDR equipment there is a greater contrast ratio and more brightness steps to give a smother picture and more detail in both bright and shadowy areas. A related technology usually associated with HDR is Wide Color Gamut (WCG), which offers an expanded colour palette.
The new cable range has been designed to be as thin and flexible as possible. Gone are the days of large bulky HDMI cables and the new Performance range is characterized by a sleek black livery with a maximum diameter of just 6 mm to ensure that it is suitable for use with the slimmest TVs.
In reducing the cable diameter we have not compromised on the purity of the conductors we use, which are still made from 99.999% Oxygen Free Copper.
The new range comes in lengths 1.5m, 3.0m and 5.0m.
Premium Cable Certification Program
Recently, the HDMI.org has introduced a new Premium Cable Certification Program. This is not a new cable category and is in addition to the 2.0b specification which has not changed. Premium Certification offers a difficult to counterfeit guarantee label which promises the consumer a minimum standard of performance. In order to continue to provide our customers with a range of cables in which they can have the utmost confidence we are offering Premium Certification on the two most popular length cables – 1.5m and 3.0m. This is of course in addition to our usual QED Lifetime Guarantee.
Consumers can scan the unique QR code on the Premium sticker to verify that the cable in their hand is a genuine QED cable, certified to full Premium High Speed 2.0b compliance including support for UHD 4K60, HDR and HDCP 2.2 content protection.
Like other electronic products QED active cables come with a one year QED Guarantee. Consumers can extend the guarantee period to two years by visiting www.qed.co.uk and registering the product at the time of purchase.
- Supports uncompressed UHD 4K60 4:4:4
- Supports HDR
- Supports HDMI Ethernet and Audio Return Channel
- Supports HDCP 2.2
- Clearly labelled plugs to ensure correct installation.
- No external power supply required
- 99.999% Oxygen Free Copper conductors
- QED Lifetime Guarantee
Incorporates an Ultra Matte PVC jacket to give the cable ultimate feel and flexibility. Only available in matte black or white
HDMI High Speed with Ethernet
Applies to any HDMI cable that has been tested at an authorised test centre and has been found to pass the eye mask test at a combined data rate of 10.2Gb/s 340Mhz pixel clock. The cable must also have passed testing of the CEC and DDC connectivity and be compliant with HDMI Ethernet and Audio Return Channel test procedure.
With the introduction of the HDMI 2.0 standard in 2013 the maximum data rate of the HDMI link increased from 10.2Gb/s to 18Gb/s. This was to accommodate the new uncompressed 4K 60Hz video standard (termed 4K60 4:4:4).
High Dynamic Range
HDMI version 2.0b, launched in 2016, introduced High Dynamic Range (HDR) support for equipment offering greater contrast ratio and more brightness steps for a smoother picture with more detail in both bright and shadowy areas. A related technology usually associated with HDR is Wide Colour Gamut (WCG), which offers an expanded colour palette. Both technologies are supported by the new QED Performance Active HDMI cables.
Premium High Speed HDMI cables are tested to ensure quality for feature-rich 4K/Ultra-HD content. The Premium HDMI Cable Certification Program™ encompasses additional and enhanced cable testing as well as an authentication and verification.
Order and Delivery Information
Thank you for considering Yorkshire AV for your next investment in your AV setup.
We are an approved retailer for all brands sold on our website, which means full manufacturers warranty and support as well as detailed product knowledge within our small business.
We use an inventory tracking system which states if item(s) are in stock and if not, what are the likely lead times.
Selecting "Next Day" delivery does not mean you'll receive your item the next day in some cases. It's the next day from when the item(s) are in stock with us. If there is an urgent need then please contact a member of staff via the Live Chat or telephone (01757 826111) to check on live stock levels.
We do ask for some patience during lockdown - we're working remotely from home and travel to the warehouse each day to fulfil orders. If item's aren't in stock - we can usually get them within a couple of days.
We're a small business that's been impacted massively due to COVID-19 and have such had a significant reduction in orders. We're focussing on core products and services with less frequent products being ordered "on demand".
When will orders be dispatched?
- Orders placed Monday - Thursday before 2pm and are in stock will be dispatched the same day for next day delivery. This relates to product that state 'In Stock for immediate dispatch' on the product page.
- Orders placed on after 2pm on Thursday or on Friday will be dispatched for delivery on Monday unless Saturday delivery is selected.
- Orders placed over a weekend and are in stock will be dispatched on Monday.
Orders for items not in stock
Given the vast amount of variations of each product (e.g. AudioQuest cables) or Pro-Ject Audio Turntables - we keep the most common options in stock (i.e. gloss black finish, or 1.5m RCA cables) whereas longer cables or cables with terminations that are less frequently ordered will be ordered as required.
Generally speaking - we receive orders within 2-3 days for UK suppliers and 3-4 days for European suppliers (i.e. AudioQuest, DALI).
We want you to be 100% satisfied which is why we'll give you an email/call if item(s) aren't in stock and give you the option of changing the order, cancelling or if you're happy to wait a few days, we'll get it out as soon as possible.
If an item states 'Available to order. Usually dispatched within 48 hours' - this means the item is not in stock but we are able to order in. Lead times average 2 days but in some circumstances, delivery times may be longer and is outside of our control. Please contact us to get an estimate on delivery times if orders are urgent.
Who do you use for delivery?
Our primary delivery agent is DHL. Where orders are shipped directly from Yorkshire AV, we always use DHL who offer a fabulous service at competitive rates.
If we drop ship (i.e. direct from the supplier) then the delivery agent is out of our control. It is generally DPD or UPS however - we rarely see other carriers used.
As always - we welcome a conversation about your requirements and will always explore all options to connect you with the right solution.
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