(March 14, 2023) Pixelgen Design Inc. has announced two new 8K-capable HDMI 2.1 cables, both of which carry Ultra High-Speed HDMI Cable and THX Certifications – a world's first.
“We are pleased to achieve THX Certification across our line of new home theater cables, for both short and long-reach needs, for the Ultra High-Speed HDMI Cable that guarantees stability within an 8K system of any size,” said Jack MacDougall, chief executive officer, Pixelgen Designs Inc. “At Pixelgen, we develop interconnect solutions from the ground up and have an in-depth knowledge of HDMI. As the 8K ecosystem matures and content creators begin supporting the format’s full potential, we have already observed that in long-reach applications inferior interconnects can impede the entertainment experience significantly. Our new offering solves this problem for home theater installers, custom home entertainment system experts, and enthusiasts alike.”
The lineup is headlined by the PXLGLASS 8 Optical Fiber/Copper Interconnect, a hybrid design that's sold in lengths of 7.6m, 10m, and 15m (approximately 50 feet). It's capable of extending full-bandwidth uncompressed 8K60, which is desirable for larger or more expansive home theaters. The cable's construction utilizes premium 4-Core OC3 glass fibers that carry the 48Gbps (12Gbps per/fiber) high-speed FRL signals downstream to the 8K display while exchanging critical low-speed communication such as HDCP 2.3, eARC, and CEC over copper-based wires. This kind of approach guarantees the highest standard of robustness, interoperability, and reliability needed for 8K applications.
Pricing for the PXLGLASS 8 starts at $389 (MSRP), with dealer pricing offered through pixelgendesign.com and select resellers.
The short-run, 8K-capable SERIES 8 – Ultra High-Speed HDMI Cable range is available in 0.5m, 1m, 1.5m, and 2m (approximately 6.5 feet) lengths. These range in price starting at $42 with dealer pricing available directly from pixelgendesign.com and resellers listed therein.
“Years of blank screens, image dropouts, audio loss, and sparkles, can all now be left behind with the THX Certified Pixelgen HDMI solutions,” explained MacDougall. “No connection will be left to chance within a HDMI 2.1-based 8K system now that we have reached the 48Gbps threshold. In fact, without appropriately certified cables, erratic HDMI behavior can now become more commonplace, even at shorter lengths. Short reach to long-haul, it can all come crashing down quickly with a speedy 48Gbps signal and a non-compliant HDMI cabling construct. THX Certified Pixelgen cables eliminate this problem entirely.”
For details on THX Certification please visit thx.com here.