Accell Corporation has recently released their new ProUltra Elite High Speed HDMI® Cable with Ethernet, which is capable of transferring 48-bit Deep Color or x.v.Color technology as well as DTS-HD or Dolby™ True-HD high-definition digital audio formats. The cable is designed to support data transfer rates of up to 10.2 Gbps (340MHz per data channel) and is fully compliant to the HDMI High Speed with Ethernet specification.
The ProUltra Elite cable is compatible with all existing HDMI devices and is designed to support all resolutions and video formats including High Definition (HD) 1080p, 4K and 3D. The cable works with all legacy HDMI devices, so even if you don't have HDMI High Speed devices today with ethernet, you will be prepared for the future.
The ProUltra Elite cables are available in five different lengths to support a wide variety of installations. Lengths range from 1-meter to 5-meters in 1-meter increments. Our review sample was 2 meters in length and performed very well. As a rule of thumb, it is best to keep the HDMI cable length as short as possible for a given installation to maximize video performance and avoid any additional signal degradation. Some HDMI equipment is more sensitive than others, so keeping the length to a minimum can be beneficial.
The ProUltra Elite HDMI cables are designed to eliminate signal degradation to provide superior audio and video reproduction. This is especially important as cable lengths and data rates increase, making it more difficult to maintain signal integrity margins. The 100% foil shields and high-density metal braid is designed to reject electromagnetic (EM) and radio frequency (RF) interference. The UltraFlex jacket provides easy routing with its non-binding surface. These cables are constructed with thick 24K gold-plating on the HDMI connectors for a corrosion resistant connection resulting in long-term optimal audio and video performance.
We connected a 2-meter sample (B124C-007B) of the ProUltra Elite High Speed HDMI® Cable with Ethernet to our OPPO BDP-95 Universal Blu-ray player and a Denon AVR-5308CI A/V receiver. This latest OPPO unit offers some of the best performance we have seen in a Bluray player and the Denon provides excellent audio performance. Video was sent to a reference quality Anthem LTX-500v LCos (D-ILA) video projector using a 25-meter Accell Ultrarun 1.3 HDMI cable. Video quality was excellent with the ProUltra Elite HDMI Cable and the multi-channel audio was flawless. A sample of the video from Narnia - The Voyage of the Dawn Trader is shown in the upper corner. This is what we would expect from a quality cable design.
Accell's new ProUltra Elite High Speed HDMI® Cable with Ethernet performed well in all of our tests. The metal housing that holds the gold-plated HDMI connectors gives the cable design a higher-end feel and level of quality not found in mainstream products. Accell offers this cable in several lengths (up to 5-meters) meeting the requirements of most installations. Customers can upgrade their existing HDMI cables to the latest HDMI 1.4 specification without losing any compatibility with their older equipment. Accell has priced these new ProUltra Elite cables aggressively, making them affordable to home theater enthusiasts.