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Better Than Ever: DTV Installations Now Uses New Fiber Optic HDMI Cables

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.

Fiber optic cables are often used for home audio applications and have some advantages over HDMI, such as being able to carry signals for longer distances without interference, but they can’t properly handle high-resolution audio like DTS HD Master Audio and Dolby TrueHD. We’ve used fiber in audio installations at times, but not for video; the cables are a very expensive way to transfer digital video and can’t handle some of the secondary signals that make HDMI so versatile.

Thankfully the best of both worlds is now available: fiber optic HDMI cable. And DTV Installations has it.

How Fiber Optic HDMI Cables Work

There’s a lot going on inside these slim and light cables, which come with detachable connectors that plug right into HDMI ports. The HDMI signals are converted into pulses of light that travel at very high speed through the cable, and then decoded at the destination. It’s not just video and audio that are converted and transferred; all of the extra signals that provide things like display information and copyright protection are also sent via fiber optics. In that way you get all of the inherent capabilities of HDMI combined with the advantages of fiber.

DTV Installations loves working with this new cable because it’s thin, flexible, and easy to prewire and install. It’s also available in lengths up to 1000 feet and plenum-rated, so it can be run almost anywhere inside a home, office or commercial building.

But that’s from our perspective. Why will you love it? Read on.

The Many Advantages of Fiber Optic HDMI Cables

Anyone with an HDTV or monitor knows by now how convenient HDMI is. A single cable carries all of the signals required to transfer and control high-definition video and high-resolution audio throughout a home theater or A/V system. All of those advantages remain the same with 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.

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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.

Ask DTV Installations About Fiber Optic HDMI Cables

If you’ve been thinking about installing a new home theater or A/V system in your home or business – but haven’t taken the next step – now is a perfect time to do it. We can now provide you with a video and audio experience that’s more impressive than ever, thanks to these amazing fiber optic HDMI cables. Call us today for a free, no-obligation consultation and proposal, and we’ll be happy to tell you more.


DTV Installations Receives Coveted Status As Lutron Platinum Dealer

Owner John Lysy is pleased to announce that DTV Installations has been received recognition as a Platinum Dealer for Lutron Electronics, the leading company in the lighting control industry. Lutron is revered for its enormous selection of high-quality smart home lighting controls and systems.

As a Platinum Dealer, DTV Installations is now able to offer clients more flexible pricing options, and bigger discounts, than ever before on Lutron products. On large projects, DTV is now also able to offer free design and installation services.

Very few companies are able to quality for Platinum Dealer status. It requires five unblemished years in business – DTV Installations has been operating for 15 successful years. It requires a minimum of $500,000 in retail sales – DTV Installations has far surpassed that level, due to the number of high-end projects requiring extensive experience and knowledge that we’ve completed. And it requires having mentored smaller companies in the industry, which we’re proud to do on a regular basis.

DTV Installations is honored to have been named a Lutron Platinum Dealer, and we look forward to passing on the many benefits of this status to our valued clients.