As interest and enthusiasm in 4K technology continues to surge, many of our customers continue to have questions regarding cable compatibility. First and foremost among these questions is: Are AudioQuest HDMI cables 4K compliant?
The answer, of course, is Yes.
The single qualification by which an HDMI cable is deemed 4K compliant is its ability to pass 18Gbps. In other words, if an HDMI cable can pass 18Gbps, then it is compatible with 4K.
It is important to understand that AudioQuest HDMI cables up to 8 meters are guaranteed to exceed the requirements for all possible HDMI 2.0/HDCP 2.2 data streams, including 4K UltraHD, HDR, and Blu-ray Ultra HD. In addition, AudioQuest Pearl, Forest and Cinnamon HDMI make use of Active Frequency-Equalization to enable full 18Gbps/4K UltraHD performance from 10 to 15 meters.
While the transition from standard-definition to high-definition (720p or 1080i) television was driven by a federal mandate, 4K is an industry initiative and should be viewed as a progressive maturation of technologies. HDMI customers can be confident that all AudioQuest HDMI cables, up to 8.0m, are 100% Capable, meeting the 18Gbps requirements for 4K.
It is important to note that Ultra HD Blu-Ray discs are all encoded at 4:2:0.