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HDMI over fibre optics lead

long HDMI runs, over fibre optics cable

HDMI cable has come a long way from the early days where they were first HDMI logointroduced. Originally HDMI cables only supported video and required a second cable to carry the audio, and then not to mention the limitations on distance. Though with addition equipment, that all be overcome, but some good news is on the horizon. A manufacturer has developed a hybrid HDMI cable and although there are other versions available from different manufacturers, what sets this one apart from the rest is it has been certified to transmit 18Gbps (in line with current quality HDMI leads), it has been developed and is currently for sale. HDMI over fibre optics is a relatively new technology, and as all HDMI cables currently use copper conductors to transmit the video and audio (with 19 conductors/wires in each lead), there is a lot of information that needs to be transmitted. However, with the advent of HDMI over fibre optics, distance limitations are virtually eliminated, there is only a single lead which also makes the lead much thinner as well.HDMI over fibre optics lead

How HDMI over fibre optics work is that there is a microchip in the head of the connector on each end that transforms the electrical signals into light and back again on the other end. Light is used to transmit the information as opposed to copper conductors, this is why distance is eliminated, copper wires can induce interference and the longer the cable, the more the signal degrades as well. So most cables will be designed to be directional and will be marked, the physical size of the microchip of a fibre optics HDMI lead is also no bigger than then size of a standard sized plug so really the only way to know if it’s a fibre optics HDMI lead will be either the lead is over 20 meters long, or the cable itself will be thinner than usual.

HDMI over data cableThere are other systems on the market currently that extends HDMI signals over 20 meters, but they use external transmitters and receivers which in some cases is unrealistic to use and not to mention bulky as well. The head of the new HDMI leads is still about the same size with the microprocessor built-in, it still looks like a conventional lead but comes in various lengths.

At the time of writing this blog, the only downside with this new type of lead is the price; a 12-meter lead can set you back $450, a 30 meter is about $890, then for those really long runs, a 305 meter lead is $2,800.

Conclusion

This type of lead is a very good idea if you need a high definition picture to a TV outside from your home theatre system or in another room where conventional HDMI lead is unable to reach, it will simplify the installation with a single lead without worrying about any other converters or boosters.

Sources

http://www.hdmi.org

http://www.soundandvision.com/content/dpl-labs-certifies-new-tributaries-optical-hdmi-cable-18gbps#8FyXBJAzXAhjddUH.97

http://www.tributariescable.com/products/UHDO

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Denon AVR-X4300H

9 x 200W Full 4K Ultra HD Network AV Receiver with HEOS built in

Overview

Discover a whole new world of thrillingx4300h 3D surround sound with the Denon AVR-X4300H Network AV receiver, a premium 9.2-channel home theatre centre with discrete, identical amplifiers on each channel and 11.2 channel processing capability for Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, plus optional Auro 3D. (available early 2017).

With its built-in HEOS technology, the AVR-X4300H can join or establish a HEOS wireless multi-room music network, enabling you to enjoy your favorite music anywhere and everywhere around your home. Share music to other HEOS devices, and explore, browse, and play music from your own music library, from online streaming music services, and from thousands of internet radio stations – all controlled using the simple, intuitive “HEOS” app.

Key Features & Benefits

9.2 channel AV Receiver with 200W per channel; 11.2ch processing: Enough power and flexibility to fill big rooms with unique Denon sound
Built-in WiFi with 2.4GHz/5GHz dual band support; built-in Bluetooth: Improved network stability especially in WiFi-crowded homesavr-x4300h back
Built-in HEOS Wireless Multi-Room Audio Technology: Enjoy your music in your whole house with more HEOS products
4K/60 Hz full-rate pass-through, 4:4:4 color resolution, HDR and BT.2020: Latest HDMI standard for future-proof compatibility
8 HDMI inputs (incl. 1 front) with full HDCP 2.2 support; 3 HDMI outputs: Plenty of inputs for your digital devices; different video in different rooms
Advanced Video Processing with analogue to HDMI conversion and full rate 4K Scaling: Full HD and even Ultra HD video quality from existing DVDs or analogue sources
• Dolby Atmos and DTS:X (up to 7.1.4 with add. 2ch amplifier); Auro-3D upgradable: Unique 3D sound options with effects from overhead
• AirPlay, Bluetooth, Internet Radio, Spotify Connect, Tidal, Deezer, Network Audio Streaming: Access to almost unlimited online music sources
• DSD (2.8/5.6MHz), FLAC, ALAC and WAV support: High Resolution audio streaming for HiFi enthusiasts even in Gapless
• Audyssey MultEQ XT32 with SubEQ, LFC, Dynamic Volume, Dynamic EQ: Delivering ultimate equalization for your individual room including subwoofer EQ
• Colour-coded speaker terminals, Setup Assistant, Denon 2016 AVR Remote App: Hassle-free installation, setup and operation
• Advanced Multi-Room options; 11.2ch Pre-out; RS232 Control: Audio and video in multiple rooms; ready for 3rd Party Home Automation systems
• Intelligent ECO mode with off/on/auto setting: Energy-conscious without compromising on performance.

HEOS wireless multi-room music streaming, controlled by free HEOS app

Built-in HEOS technology allows the AVR-X4300H to becomeheos rooms part of the HEOS wireless multi-room system, allowing you to enjoy your favorite music anywhere – and everywhere – around your home. Share music stored on your home network, Internet radio or streaming services with HEOS wireless speakers, or even other HEOS-capable receivers, throughout the house. And it’s all controlled by the free HEOS app, installed on as many smartphones and tablets as you like! The app gives you instant multi-room audio control, meaning you can command music in every room from any device: play different music from different sources in every room, group several rooms together and play the same song, perfectly synchronized, in party mode!

Wide array of music streaming servicesheos

The HEOS app puts multiple streaming services in the palm of your hand, ready to play on your AVR or any devices on your HEOS network! Enjoy music from Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn Internet radio, Amazon Prime Music, iHeart Radio, Sirius XM, Sound Cloud, Tidal, Rhapsody or Deezer (*), or use the HEOS app to stream tunes or whole albums from your phone, USB stick, or computers and NAS drives on your home network. Whatever you want to hear, access it directly from the HEOS app, complete with support for favorites and playlist functions.

Dolby Atmos

Dolby’s revolutionary Dolby Atmos technology dispenses with the dolby atmoschannel-based surround sound coding used for decades, in favour of advanced object-based coding, giving the sound designer the ability to place sounds precisely anywhere in the three-dimensional soundspace. Now you can enjoy this award-winning technology at home with the AVR-X4300H, which features the ability to connect a 7.1 surround sound speaker system and 2 additional overhead speakers or Dolby Atmos-certified elevation speakers for the ultimate home theater experience.

DTS:X

The latest immersive surround sound system, DTS:X features similar object-based audio dts x
coding, and provides for overhead speakers to deliver a stunning surround sound experience. This includes both Dolby Surround and Neural:X upmixing: users with a ‘3D’ sound speaker set-up are able to get an enhanced surround experience from conventional Dolby- or DTS-encoded content, or even music in stereo, using the full set of speakers installed in the listening room.

Powerful DSPdenon-processor-chip

In order to properly handle the multitude of advanced digital audio decoding and processing functions, the AVR-X4300H features an sophisticated DSP audio processing system that incorporates no less than 4 powerful high speed fourth generation SHARC DSP processors, which together have a combined continuous processing capability of 10 GFLOPS (10 billion floating point numerical computations per second).

Built-in Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and AirPlay capability

Featuring Bluetooth and Wi-Fi wireless streaming connectivity,wi-fi and airplay the AVR-X4300H is equipped with an advanced dual antenna system for robust and error-free streaming even in congested urban environments. Connected to the Internet through your home Wi-Fi network (or with a hard-wired connection via the RJ-45 Ethernet LAN port), it allows you to enjoy your favorite tracks from streaming music services such as Spotify Connect. You can also choose from thousands of Internet radio stations from around the world, and enjoy music and speech entertaiment of virtually every genre.

AirPlay lets you play your favourite tracks wirelessly from your iPod touch, iPhone or iPad, and via network streaming you can listen to music files stored on your home PC or Mac, or NAS devices.

High Resolution Audiohi res music

Discover the incredible fidelity of high resolution audio tracks with the AVR-X4300H’s ability to decode up to 24-bit/192-kHz lossless files (FLAC and WAV; ALAC/Apple Lossless to 24-bit/96kHz), as well as DSD 2.8MHz (the audiophile format of SACD) and now 5.6MHz tracks, too. Play them from memory devices via the front panel USB, or from network sources – the AVR-X4300H will also play lossy file types such as MP3 and WMA.

Most advanced Audyssey Room Correction Suite

Equipped with the full Audyssey Platinum suite of advanced DSP algorithms, the AVR-X4300H features Audyssey MultEQ XT32 automatic room acoustic correction. With the supplied measurement microphone, MultEQ XT32 analyzes each speaker’s output (including the subwoofers) at up to 8 measurement locations and generates precision digital filters that optimize each channel for the correct frequency and time domain response.

Audyssey Dynamic Volume smoothes out annoying jumps in volume (such as TV commercials), letting you listen at lower levels and still enjoy clear dialogue, music and sound effects. Audyssey Dynamic EQ provides precision tonal tailoring for full range clarity at any listening level.

Audyssey Low Frequency Containment uses advanced psychoacoustic algorithms to deliver a full range tonal balance, including deep bass, but without disturbing close-by neighbors or family members in other rooms, and features a multi-step adjustment that lets you dial in the amount of containment to your preference. Audyssey Sub EQ HT provides individual DSP tailoring of each subwoofer in a dual subwoofer setup, for deeper bass with improved definition, compared to a single subwoofer configuration.

Dual Subwoofer Outputs

A single subwoofer can give an uneven bass response at the main listening position, with audible peaks and dips. The AVR-X4300H provides for two subwoofers: positioned in different locations, they will even out the low frequencies, for more accurate bass anywhere in the listening area. It also provides Audyssey Sub EQ HT to give individual tailoring of each subwoofer via digital signal processing.

Wired Multi-Source/Mult-Zone Supportmulti-room

You can enjoy your favorite movie in the main room, while others enjoy stereo sound from different sources in 2 other rooms. The AVR-X4300H is equipped with speaker connections, as well as pre-amp outputs for a 2nd zone and 3rd zone. There’s also a dedicated HDMI output for 2nd zone audio and video so you can watch and enjoy 2 different video sources at the same time.

External Control and IP Control Capabilities

The AVR-X4300H is equipped with a range of features that provide enhanced control capabilities ancustom-integrationd compatibility with 3rd party and custom integration solutions. For remote control compatibility with other components in your home theater system, the AVR-X4300H features an IR (infrared) remote control input and remote control output on the rear panel, along with dual 12V trigger outputs.

RRP $2999