September 7, 2007 -- Belden has introduced its HDMI Shielded Twisted Pair cables, designed to provide reliable interface between any compatible digital audio/video source and a compatible digital audio and/or video monitor in home theater set-ups, while also providing support for standard, enhanced, or high-definition video and multi-channel digital audio, all in a single assembly.
The 26 AWG shielded twisted pair HDMI cables come in lengths of 1, 2, 3, 5 and 7 meters to accommodate virtually any arrangement of home theater components, says the company. According to the company, typical applications for the cables include connecting HDMI sources, including broadband/cable set-top boxes, digital video recorders, DVD players, HD-DVD and Blu-ray players, to display devices including plasma screens, digital light projection (DLP) projectors, liquid-crystal displays (LCDs) and liquid crystal on silicon (LCOS) or digital image light amplification (D-ILA) devices, among others. All Belden HDMI cables are 1080p verified.
Assuming the digital A/V source is performing properly, the company says that use of its HDMI cables in multimedia interface applications can help to eliminate signal transmission problems such as pixel loss, image graininess, loss of color and other picture defects. The company notes that the result of accurate and consistent data transmission is sharp, clear pictures and precise, high-quality audio. To ensure error-free digital signal transmission, the company notes that its HDMI cables are tested using an "eye-pattern" test, which provides a visual check of a variety of electrical parameters critical to a cable's performance.