As we move into the development and future of high-definition, the displays, components and cables are becoming more complex. HDMI™ (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is the latest connection type available between components and displays to transmit a true digital signal of both audio and video in a single cable. HDMI™ is considered a very high-speed digital signal transmission medium that is capable of transmitting signals up to 5Mbps (5,000,000 bits per second).
In the new era of HDTV, an extremely high bandwidth requirement has caused significant limitations to cable length. It is very difficult to achieve a 1080p signal over a length of 4m, simply because twice as much information needs to get through (which is why 1080p gives such a sharp, vibrant picture). Manufacturing a cable to pass 720p/1080i is quite simple. IXOS® HDMI™ cables will pass 720p/1080i up to 20m without any noticeable difference in the picture. Every IXOS® HDMI™ cable will pass 1080p up to 7.5m (24.6ft.). To verify that all IXOS® cables perform to this high standard, every cable is tested using the Eye Diagram
Test with a Data Timing Generator and Time Reflectometer (TRD), as shown below. This is why there are track marks on every IXOS® connector - it has been plugged into the female receptacle for testing. It is impossible to test an HDMI™ cable without it being plugged in. These steps certify that every IXOS® cable will perform to the highest industry standard possible, earning our stamp of approval for IXOS®’ very own Certified TRU-HD™.
- Proprietary Nitrogen Gas-Injected Polyethylene dielectric provides maximum insulation and significantly reduces the dielectric constant
- Oversized High Grade PC-OFC conductors significantly improve audio and video integrity and detail on longer length cables
- Triple shielding provides maximum protection against EM and RF interference
- Patented 4-layer PC board minimizes FEXT (Far End Cross Talk) by stabilizing impedance
- IXOS® TRU-HD™ Certified High Definition 1080p Digital Video Transmission*
- Solid cast metal IXOS® HDMI™ plug eliminates electromagnetic interference at the plug
- Hard gold plated connectors and patented cable technology provide the finest signal transfer
- HDMI™ certified * All IXOS Overture HDMI and DVI cables will pass a 1080p signal up to 7.5m. To receive 1080p on longer length cables, please use the XHT808 or XHT708.
Ixos Defective Product Replacement Terms
Any product damaged by the user or installer will not be replaced. This includes all of the following, but not limited to:
- Connectors being ripped off the cable. With the multiple solder joints, the clamping built in to our product and the injected inner moldings we design, we find it impossible for a connector to fall off under normal use
- Cuts in the jacket
- Cables run through a wall which are not UL CL rated
- Melted jackets
- Bent connectors
- Any signs of physical abuse