Supra HD5 Digital Video cables (3rd generation)
Supra's "3rd generation" HDMI
& DVI terminated started shipping in 2012
and factory terminated versions of the HD5 HDMI cables are available
in a wide range of lengths from 0.5m to 30m.
As of summer 2016, we will be introducing the HD5/S cable for
all factory terminated HDMI cables up to 5m long - this is a slim-line
version, which is a little bit more flexible and hence more suitable
for shorter lengths. The standard HD5 version will continue to
be available for lengths from 6m upto 30m.
We will shortly be phasing out the supply of HD5 HDMI+Ethernet
cables fitted with the "standard" HDMI connector and
instead we will rationalise the range and supply HDMI cables fitted
with the Met-S connector.
The Met-S/B version will continue, which includes the extra "angled"
connector housing plus "braid" for attaching to the
cable end when dtawing the cable through walls and conduits.
The Met-B connector and braid will be available as an "optional
extra" to provide these features, if they are required for
use with the Met-S versions.
If you need to carry HD signals over a longer distance than 30m,
then please consider using the Supra XT80 HDMI
Supra HD5 digital video cables are tested in compliance with HDMI
v1.4a and v2.0 testing specifications and as such, they are compliant
with all aspects of the tests.
This means that not only are Supra HD5 cables backwardly compatible
with previous generations of hardware, but that they are also
suitable for use with the new generation of equipment, such as
Smart TV's and set top boxes requiring internet access (if said
equipment uses the HDMI socket for this function - otherwise a
network cable may be
required to connect directly to your router).
Depending on the source resolution, the length of the cable and
the receiving hardware, resolutions of 720p, 1080i, 1080p and
anything up to "4k" can be carried by the HD5 cable,
from sources such as set-top boxes, games consoles and 5"
silver disc players.
Suitable set-top boxes that support HDMI include the Sky
HD box as well as the new generation of Freesat
boxes, which includes support for HD channels from many broadcasters.
Various other HD boxes are also now available, from Virgin
Media, Netflix, Roku, Amazon etc so, you may need better quality
HDMI cables than what are supplied in the box !!
Recent Sony Playstations have a HDMI socket, and likewise,
the newer Microsoft XBox devices also support HD at 1080p,
via a HDMI socket on the rear and both may be supplied with a
HDMI cable - but YOU may need a longer cable to reach your display
Likewise, Blu-Ray players are now available which output higher
than 1080p resolutions - and combined with a new "4K"
flatscreen, picture qualiy has never been so good...
The HD5 cable has been purpose designed to run at high resolutions
upto 4k even over long lengths and without problems.
SUPRA High Speed HDMI with Ethernet Cable (v2.0)
High Speed with Ethernet
4K x 2K Resolution support: Enables video resolutions far beyond
1080p such as:.
4096 x 2160 @ 60Hz from 1m to 10m
4096 x 2160 @ 24/30Hz from 12m to 20m
Signal Bandwidth: 1100 MHz
TMDS Bandwidth: 18 Gbit/s
Color Depth: 48 bit/px
Deep Color, x.v.Color
Auto Lip Sync
Dolby TrueHD, DT-HD Master Audio
3D over HDMI
Audio Return Channel
- 4 screened twisted pairs of solid OFC conductors (with a PE
foam insulation layer) improve the High Frequency response for
wide-bandwidth and efficient signal transfer
- Heavy Double layer shielding: 1st layer: Aluminium foil, 2nd
layer: Aluminium foil, shield signals from external influences
and prevents the digital signal being radiated into nearby components
or other cables
- 0.8 micron thick 24k gold-plated contacts on connectors deliver
long term reliability
- Small form factor cable - diameter only 9.5 mm, enabling cable
to be easily hidden.
The HD5 HDMI cable is terminated as HDMI to HDMI (in lengths
up to 30 metres)
The specifications involve 3 types of connectors:
Type A is the connector currently used on all Supra HDMI
Type B is a larger connector for dual link operation and
Type C is a smaller connector for mobile devices.
HDMI specifications also cover two categories:
Cat 1 is the same specifications for which Supra HF100
HDMI Cables are already tested and approved for (up to 6 metres),
which is good for HD 1080p and supports a clock frequency up to
Cat 2 is NEW and is for a higher resolution and consequently
supports a much higher bandwidth along the cable and supports
a clock frequency of up to 340 MHz...!
Supra HD5 HDMI cables are approved for use as Cat 1 cables.
So far, few (if any) HDMI cables are approved for Cat 2.
What improvements does these specifications support?
Higher Speed - single link bandwidth can be up to 340 MHz
Deep Color - supports 10-bit, 12-bit and 16-bit (RGB or
YCbCr) color depths (it was up to 8-bit).
Broader color space - adds support for "x.v.Color™"
Lip Sync - incorporates automatic audio synching capabilities
that allows devices to perform this synchronization automatically
with total accuracy.
New HD lossless audio formats - adds additional support
for new lossless compressed digital audio formats Dolby TrueHD
and DTS-HD Master Audio.
Supra's HDMI connectors are factory fitted and cannot be removed
or replaced (especially if damaged).
Supra DVI and HDMI<>DVI cables
The HD5 cable can also be terminated with DVI connectors at one
or both ends. So, if you need a single link or a dual link DVI
cable then we can supply them - please contact us for details.
The options available are:
HD5 HDMI to/from DVI
HD5 from DVI to DVI - single link
HD7 from DVI to DVI - dual link
We also offer the option of a Halogen Free Low Smoke version
of any combination of HDMI and/or DVI single link cables, using
the same basic cable but with a Low Smoke, Halogen Free outer
insulation - this is the HD5/H cable - please contact us for details.
Supra HDMI XT80 Extender
If you need to run HDMI signals over more than
30m length, then you might want to consider using the XT80 Extender.
This features a "send" and a "receive" unit
which connect to the other hardware via normal HDMI cables, but
between them, they use one or ideally two CAT7+
(or better) Ethernet patch cables.
This then permits the HDMI signal to be carried over distances
of up to 80 metres.
Please note: Jenving Technology aB, the manufacturers of Supra
branded HDMI cables, are an official HDMI Adopter company
the official list here - for the names of all the adopter
companies - you may be surprised by the absence of many well-known
"cable" brand names - this is because many HDMI cables
are made for these companies by third-parties, unlike Jenving
who produce the Supra HF100 cable in their own factory in Sweden,
which ensures better "hands-on" quality control during
the production process.
HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are
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