Tributaries has announced that its 10-meter UHDT TITAN passive HDMI cable has been certified by both DPL Labs and ISF to offer 18Gbps performance, which ensures that it can pass a full 4K/60p HDR signal. Tributaries says that this is the longest certified passive 18Gbps HDMI cable available on the market; generally, 10-meter HDMI cables need to active in order to reliably transmit a 4K/60p signal. The 10-meter UHDT TITAN passive cable is on sale now for $395.
Tributaries is proud to announce an historical breakthrough; the UHDT TITAN Passive, all-copper 10-meter (32 ft 10 in) HDMI cable has been certified by both DPL Labs and ISF for 18Gbps performance ensuring the capability of passing a 4K/60 HDR signal.
The TITAN-10 is the longest certified passive 18G UHD HDMI cable available anywhere in the world, and Tributaries is proud to be the first to offer it.
Why is passive such a big deal? As any installer knows, passive HDMI cables are always preferred over active. In addition to incompatibility issues with other electronics, active cables are directional and will not work if reversed. The active end of the cable must be connected to the display and requires power to supply the on-board electronics; typically, these cables harvest their power from unused TMDS voltages. This method works well as long as the source which drives the 5V line has an adequate output. If the source voltage is too low it will draw down the vital 5 volt line. Passive cables are bi-directional and voltage agnostic, making any long run installation simpler and more stable.
The development of the TITAN-10 passive HDMI cable is a result, in part, of Tributaries’ development and application of patented, advanced metallurgical engineering. This new copper formulation has high-frequency conduction characteristics far beyond standard copper. As an HDMI signal operates at very high frequencies, it travels on the surface of a conductor with very little depth of penetration. This phenomenon is known as “Skin Effect.” TITAN’s advanced high-conductivity copper results in lower losses than with standard oxygen-free copper. This design has provided a method of extending the length of an 18G Passive HDMI cable from a previous longest length of 5 meters to the industry’s new, longest length of 10 meters or 32 ft 10 in.
Tributaries’ TITAN-10, UHDT 10 meter cables are 18Gbps certified by DPL Labs and ISF for reliable performance.
REMEMBER: Tributaries is the only cable company that hand-tests and validates every HDMI cable before it is shipped.
Tributaries’ TITAN-10 passive 10 meter cables are available at retail: $395.