QED has added two new high-performance HDMI interconnects to its Performance range.
The 'Performance HDMI-e' and 'Performance HDMI-e Super Speed' will be the first QED models to meet the new 'High Speed + Ethernet' HDMI specifications.
The 'High Speed + Ethernet' specification adds high-speed networking to the standard HDMI connection, allowing users to make use of their IP-enabled devices without the need for a separate Ethernet cable.
Also featured in the new cables is the 'Audio Return Channel' which allows an HDMI-connected TV with a built-in tuner to send audio data 'upstream' to a surround sound system, eliminating the need for a separate audio cable.
The HDMI-e has extra-large, 26 AWG, oxygen-free copper main cores which allow data transfer speeds up to a claimed 15.9 Gb/s. for a 1m length, which surpasses the 10.2 Gb/s required to qualify as a 'High Speed' cable.
The HDMI-e Super Speed cable includes heavy duty 24 AWG OFC, copper cores which promises data transfer speeds of up to 19.2 Gb/s over 1m.
Both cables come with 24K gold-plated, laser-soldered connecting pins promising a corrosion free connection and come with QED's standard lifetime warranty.
Alastair Worlidge, product manager of Armour Home, which distributes QED products, said: “QED was one of the first specialist manufacturers to produce HDMI cables and when the HDMI licensing organisation announced the new 'v1.4' specifications, including the 'High Speed + Ethernet' variant, our design team got on the job straight away.”
Both cables are on sale now with prices starting at £35 for the Performance HDMI-e and £50 for the HDMI-e Super Speed in 1m lengths. Maximum length for both cables is 5m.