8K HDMI cable available
August 2, 2022
By Chris Forrester
8K might only be for specialist television viewing and the costs of displays are still best described as “high”. But at least now there’s an 8K cable to make connectivity between devices simpler and making live very much easier for the professional end of the broadcast industry.
Connectivity specialist Covid Inc., based in Arizona, and helping celebrate their 40th year in the industry, has introduced an HDMI-compliant connecting cable.
Its EC-HD31 8K HDMI non-plenum cable is backward compatible for 4K/60 4:4:4 resolutions, and the new 15-foot high-quality 48-Gbps HDMI cable supports ultra-high-speed 8K@60 (7680×4320) 4:4:4 deep colour sampling as well as 8K100/120, 10K50/60, and up to 10K/100/120.
“Those who are ready to take the exciting plunge into the brilliance of 8K are now supported from source to screen,” said Norm Carson, President at Covid, Inc. “This high-performance HDMI cable not only is durable enough to last for years but also has the high-speed bandwidth required for 8K@60. Each and every pixel is delivered as expected.”
Covid says its high-quality, ultra-flexible 48-Gbps 8K HDMI cables are engineered for performance and reliability, allowing pro AV installers to design and deploy state-of-the-art 8K systems. The cable supports Deep Color and x.v.Color, HDR10, eARC for Dolby Atmos and DTS-X 5.1/7.1, lossless Dolby TrueHD, and DTS-HD Surround Sound, as well as CEC extension commands and functions, HDMI Ethernet channel, and ARC features. Integrators can design for up to 32 audio channels (LPCM) and 21:9 aspect ratio. Solidly constructed, the cable’s aluminium housing features a gold-plated HDMI connector with a low-profile aluminium head, which is perfect for tight spaces.