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Home Theatre Geeks Talk About the 4K Interconnect Program

Thursday July 23, 2015 at 2pm US-EST, Scott Wilkinson of AVS Forum and Home Theater Geeks interviewed Kordz founder David Meyer and THX consultant Kevin Taylor about HDMI cables, and more specifically the THX 4K Certified Interconnect Program.

  • 00:00 - Introduction
  • 02:08 - HDMI overview
  • 04:02 - Handshake delays
  • 04:44 - HDCP
  • 05:40 - EDID
  • 06:16 - Cable lengths and limitations
  • 10:32 - DisplayPort
  • 12:57 - Expensive cables, exotic materials
  • 17:29 - Compliance
  • 22:10 - High Speed
  • 23:57 - HDMI vs THX Certification
  • 27:45 - THX Certification
  • 31:30 - Errors and borderline failure
  • 33:39 - Production or pre-production samples?
  • 36:28 - Silver content
  • 37:49 - Slew rate
  • 40:08 - Bit rates and version numbers
  • 49:45 - THX testing
  • 51:59 - DDC and its weaknesses
  • 54:41 - Mechanical integrity
  • 57:35 - Kordz' design and manufacturing for certification
  • 60:55 - Active cables
  • 62:30 - Hot plugging
  • 63:53 - Interference and shielding
  • 66:39 - Conclusion

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