THX Interconnect HDMI 2.1 Cables Officially Launch, Can Be Purchased Now

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(March 14, 2024) First revealed at CEDIA 2023, a new stable of HDMI 2.1 cables made in cooperation by THX and Pixelgen are finally ready for commercial sale.

“Cables are essential for fidelity. When it comes to home theaters, a last thought might be the cable connections, but the reality is that until you have robust, reliable, highly compatible and flexible cable connection you won’t get the best fidelity out of your equipment, no matter how high end it is,” said Jack MacDougall, chief executive officer of Pixelgen Design Inc. “We have solved that for you and are proud to offer this family of products to meet most every home theater size and configuration. This will be one investment in your home theater that you can count on for years to come.”

THX Interconnect cables come in a variety of lengths ranging from 0.5m (1.64 ft) up to 15m (49.2 ft) while keeping an ultra-thin and flexible size. For sizes starting at 7.6m and longer, PXLGLASS Hybrid Fiber/Copper technology adds unprecedented robustness and flexibility for various installation applications.

Feature highlights include:
  • 100% uncompressed high-speed signal delivery up to 8K-10K up to 48Gbps
  • HDMI 2.1b Protocol Functionality including Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC), Consumer Electronics Control (CEC), Dynamic HDR (High Dynamic Range), HDCP (High bandwidth Digital Content Protection) 2.X as well as all new gaming-centric features, VRR (Variable Refresh Rate), QMS (Quick Media Switching), ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode), and QFT (Quick Frame Transport)
  • Ultra High Speed HDMI® Cable Certification (HDMI 2.1b Category 3 for Optical lengths) with a scannable official UHD label affixed to the packaging
  • Validated to meet the highest THX standards, which include maximized 8K-10K HDMI equipment interoperability, in-system reliability, stringent fitness-to-application testing, hot-plugging, power sequencing, and time-lapsed pixel error testing
  • Smallest cable diameter possible, ensuring minimal bend radius and encouraging maximum flexibility without compromising reliable signal delivery

Pricing ranges from $39.00 to $399.00, and all sizes are available for order today from THX or Pixelgen Design. THX says that most lengths ship in recyclable packaging; however, longer reach cables, available in 7.6m, 10m and 15m, ship in a limited edition THX film tin for home theater and cinema aficionados to add to their collections.

Watch our exclusive interview with THX's Steven P. Martz at CEDA 2023:


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Todd, is there a quality difference as you go up In price or is it only length?
 

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Spec-wise, they’re all capable of passing the same signal, but the longer lengths introduce fiber optics. So, you’re paying more for material and length.
 

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Makes sense
 

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I've been using all PixelGen cables for a few years now without any issues at all, great quality. Glad to see them partnering with THX!
 

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Any difference between high speed 8K hdmi 2.1 to this ones?? apart for the THX logo??
 

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Yes and no. Functionality speaking, it’s the same. But design-wise, they’ve designed it to be ultra thin. Also, big emphasis on build quality.
 

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From what we can see there, build quality looks good. Look forward to your review
 

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PixelGen comes with the Kaleidescap system.
 

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Yes it does.

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PixelGen comes with the Kaleidescap system.
That’s where I heard of them. Used it, another cable in the system died so I just replaced all of them in the whole system and have had zero issues.
 

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The specs are all there... seems like a good solution.
 
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