The professionals at DTV Installations were among the first to use HDMI cables for home theater, audio/visual and commercial projects. That’s because the technology allows for the transfer of crystal-clear digital video and audio signals between HDTVs, monitors and components, and guarantees a high-quality entertainment experience.
How Fiber Optic HDMI Cables Work
The Many Advantages of Fiber Optic HDMI Cables
However, HDMI cables are only effective for short runs, because signals transmitted through their copper conductors start to degrade at about 25 feet and are a real problem at 50 feet or more. By comparison, signals don’t suffer the same problem when transferred via fiber optics; a fiber optic HDMI cable can provide perfect 4K video (at 60Hz with 4:4:4 color space) and high-res audio quality over lengths as long as 1000 feet. It’s capable of much faster throughput as well, 18 Gbps compared to the 3.4 Gbps of high-speed HDMI.
Any signal that travels through copper conductors (like those in traditional HDMI cables) is subject to both radiofrequency and electromagnetic interference. These fiber optic HDMI cables, though, transmit signals via pulses of light which aren’t affected by outside interference. Even if you have a radio transmitter or heavy machinery in your home (which we assume you don’t), the video and audio will reach their destination interference-free.