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HDMI Q & A
Q. What is the difference between a “Standard” HDMI cable and a “High-Speed”
Recently, HDMI Licensing, LLC announced that cables would be tested as Standard or High-
˙Standard (or “category 1”) HDMI cables have been tested to perform at speeds of 75Mhz or up
to 2.25Gbps, which is the equivalent of a 720p/1080i signal.
˙High Speed (or “category 2”) HDMI cables have been tested to perform at speeds of 340Mhz or
up to 10.2Gbps, which is the highest bandwidth currently available over an HDMI cable and
can successfully handle 1080p signals including those at increased color depths and/or
increased refresh rates from the Source. High-Speed cables are also able to accommodate
higher resolution displays, such as WQXGA cinema monitors (resolution of 2560 x 1600).
Q. How do I run HDMI cables longer than 10 meters?
There are many HDMI Adopters working on HDMI solutions that extend a cable’s effective
distance from the typical 10 meter range to much longer lengths. These companies manufacture
a variety of solutions that include active cables (active electronics built into cables that boost and
extend the cable’s signal), repeaters, amplifiers as well as CAT5/6 and fiber solutions.
Q. How can I tell if a cable is an HDMI certified cable?
All HDMI products are required to be certified by the manufacturer as part of the HDMI
Compliance Test Specification. However, there may be instances where cables bearing the
HDMI logo are available but have not been properly tested. HDMI Licensing, LLC actively
investigates these instances to ensure that the HDMI trademark is properly used in the market.
We recommend that consumers buy their cables from a reputable source and a company that is
For more detail information check http://www.hdmi.org/learningcenter/faq.aspx#49