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QED Performance Active Optical HDMI 8K60 LSZH

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QED HDMI Active Optical Cable Unique technology. Unrivalled engineering. Unsurpassed performance.  QED has long set the benchmark for high-performance HDMI cables. 


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Product Description

Details

Until now it has been impossible to achieve the data rate necessary to support fully uncompressed UHD video over the long distances required for modern high performance projector and home cinema installations. The maximum uncompressed resolution of the old QED Performance Active cable was 4K30 and although it could convey 4K60 video this was always automatically compressed by the source equipment, usually to 4K60 4:2:0. The new cable is easily capable of transmitting uncompressed 4K60 UHD.

 

QED HDMI Guarantee

QED has won more What Hi-fi? Awards than any other single audio brand and one reason for this is that our cables do the job for which they were intended better than any other manufacturer and that’s guaranteed. When it comes to the demands of high quality HDMI transmission we take the appropriate steps to ensure that the technology we use delivers the same high standard of signal transfer that you expect at whatever length you need. All QED cables support the latest HDMI standard and this is backed up by Authorized Test Centre reports which even allow some of our shorter length cables to bear the Premium HDMI logo. 

 

Longer cables require clever solutions

Our passive cables up to 5 m are more than able to fulfill our promise of meeting the top HDMI standard, however longer length cables require one or other of our proprietary technologies. For instance our Active Filter Technologysees each cable assembly individually monitored at the construction stage by built-in active electronics which self-adjusts its onboard emphasis filter to the specific cable assembly into which it is permanently installed. This technology gives a perfect performance up to 15 m, but what about instances where you need to go further?

 

Beyond 15 m

Our shorter length HDMI cables use a carefully designed impedance controlled data lane which is constructed from four, fully shielded, twisted pairs made from large gauge, 99.999% oxygen free copper conductors. These work really well up to a maximum of 15 m but eventually the inherent losses due to impedance mismatch and timing differences between pairs and within pairs (known as inter-pair and intra-pair skew) cause the HDMI signal to break down to the point where it can no longer be reliably decoded at the far end.

 

This is where new QED Active Optical FilterTechnology comes in. Instead of using copper data lanes twelve of the nineteen cores are replaced by just four optical fibers. These have the advantage of being unaffected by loss (due to impedance mismatch) or timing variances (due to cross-talk). Although this medium does have its limitations, much longer HDMI cable runs can be usefully produced before these begin to have an adverse effect. In the oscilloscope trace (Figure 1) it can be seen that even at the speeds demanded by the HDMI 2.1 standard the 

100 m cable still has a perfectly readable data stream, as evidenced by the open and clearly defined high and low levels described by the “eye diagram”.

 

 

 

Up to 100 m

Due to the advantages of optical technology, QED can now offer fully certificated HDMI cables which perform at the 48 Gb/s data rate demanded by HDMI 2.1 in lengths up to 100 m. The cables are all fully tested at an Authorized Test Centre and have been certified compliant with HDCP 2.2 and with full CEC, HDR, HEC and eARC compatibility.

 

Low Smoke Zero Halogen 

QED recognize that because of the long lengths in question, the main users of the new cable will be professional installers or those wishing to conceal the cable within the structure of a building. 

For this reason we have ensured that the cables have all been tested to EN 50575:2014 by a recognized product certification body and have been given a Reaction to Fire Class CCA designation. This means that the Low Smoke Zero Halogen jacket and the internal components are all fully compliant with the latest regulations covering cables for general applications in construction works subject to reaction to fire requirements which are now in force throughout the UK and EU area.

- Compliance with 8K@ 60 Hz 4:4:4 resolutions 

- Data transfer rates up to 48 Gb/s

- Compatible with HDMI 2.1 standard: EDID,CEC,HDCP (2.2), HDR (High Dynamic Range), HEC, eARC etc.

- Delivers dual video streams to compatible displays

- Supports up to eight PCM channels, DTS-HD Master and Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital True HD surround sound audio

- Delivers multi-stream audio to up to four users

- Backward compatible with HDMI 2.0/HDMI 1.4

- Zinc-alloy HDMI connectors for enhanced durability and performance

- OM3 fiber technology greatly reduces EMI/RFI emissions

- Triple-shielding further protects against interference for optimal signal quality

- Hybrid construction utilizes both fiber and copper to supply power

- Extended temperature range from -40° to 70°C for installations in harsh environments or manufacturing floors

- LSZH Jackets comply with Reaction to Fire Class Cca –s1, d0

- Available in standard lengths 20, 30, 40 & 50 meters and custom lengths up to 100 m

- Has Source & Display clearly printed on the connector for easy identification

- Has high pulling strength and compression load

- Plug and Play, No external power required

Features

Specifications

Features

- Compliance with 8K60 Hz 4:4:4 resolutions 

- Data transfer rates up to 48 Gb/s

- Compatible with HDMI 2.1 standard: EDID,CEC,HDCP (2.2), HDR (High Dynamic Range), HEC, eARC etc.

- Delivers dual video streams to compatible displays

- Supports up to eight PCM channels, DTS-HD Master and Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital True HD surround sound audio

- Delivers multi-stream audio to up to four users

- Backward compatible with HDMI 2.0/HDMI 1.4

- Zinc-alloy HDMI connectors for enhanced durability and performance

- OM3 fiber technology greatly reduces EMI/RFI emissions

- Triple-shielding further protects against interference for optimal signal quality

- Hybrid construction utilizes both fiber and copper to supply power

- Extended temperature range from -40° to 70°C for installations in harsh environments or manufacturing floors

- LSZH Jackets comply with Reaction to Fire Class Cca –s1, d0

- Available in standard lengths 20, 30, 40 & 50 meters and custom lengths up to 100 m

- Has Source & Display clearly printed on the connector for easy identification

- Has high pulling strength and compression load

- Plug and Play, No external power required

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Delivery

Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions - there may be delays of up to 48 hours to our estimated delivery times.


How will you send my item?

We ship to addresses within the UK using Royal Mail and DPD couriers.

How much does delivery cost?

Standard 2-3 working day delivery is FREE on all orders to mainland UK. Next working day courier service is available on all orders for a small fee of £4.99. On some items this is provided for FREE. 

For orders to UK Non-mainland and International destinations, there will be an additional charge at checkout. Please see below for more information.

How long does delivery take?

Depending on the delivery service you choose, delivery usually takes between 1-3 working days to mainland UK from the moment we despatch your order. Orders to UK non-mainland and international destinations can take longer.

When will you despatch my order?

Orders placed before 4pm are processed and despatched the same day (excluding bank holidays and weekends). Orders placed on weekends will be processed and despatched the following working day.

*Please note that international orders may require extra checks before we are able to despatch your order so timescales may vary.

Can I track my delivery?

Yes - Order tracking is offered as standard on all items, whether they are shipped via DPD or Royal Mail. You will receive your tracking information via email once we have despatched your order. 

UK Non-mainland and International destinations.

Shipping for all items to UK Non-Mainland and International destinations will incur a charge at checkout. If a delivery charge is not applied automatically at checkout, we will contact you to arrange payment and reserve the right to cancel your order if you refuse to pay for appropriate delivery. Please feel free to contact us if you would like to query the prices to your destination.

Shipping to international destinations may require further security checks and I.D. may need to be provided by the cardholder.

Please note that we are unable to ship some items outside the UK. To avoid any disapointment please contact us before making you order.

What do you class as UK Non-mainland?

Rep. Ireland, N. Ireland, Channel Islands, Jersey, Guernsey, Isle of Wight, Isle of Man and Scottish Highlands. If you are unsure whether your address is classed as UK Non-mainland please feel free to contact us and an advisor will be happy to help.

For any further enquiries with regards to your delivery please contact us on 020 8813 7666 and one of our adviser's will be happy to help.

Returns


If you're not happy with your item or you've changed your mind.

Even though we're sure you'll be happy with your purchase, it's important that you are aware of how we deal with returns in the event that you need to send something back.

We understand how inconvenient it can be when you buy a product and aren't 100% satisfied with it. For this reason we have designed our returns policy to prevent any further inconvenience to you in these instances.

Under 14 days

  • You can return your goods for a full refund or exchange as long as you inform us of your intention to return the goods within 14 days of receipt, starting from the day after you receive your goods (Exclusions apply, see below.)

  • All return costs are down to the buyer and it is recommended that you return your items using a trackable method with appropriate insurance (if required).

  • Once we have confirmed your return, please ensure that you return the item within 14 days.

  • If a returns number is provided then please ensure that the parcel has this clearly marked.

  • Items need to be returned in "as new" condition in their original packaging. We don't mind if you open the product to check it, however any used or damaged products will be subject to a 25% handling fee so please take care when opening your items. 

After 14 days

  • We will not offer a refund after 14 days of you receiving your delivery unless your product is faulty. 

Christmas Returns Policy

  • Any product purchased between 27/11/20 and 24/12/20 will qualify for our extended returns policy.

  • If your purchase is made within this time you have until 01/01/2021 to inform us of your intention to return your items.

  • All orders placed within this time which are outside of the standard 14 day policy can only be returned for a credit. All credits need to be used within 90 days of issue.

  • Please ensure you inform our Customer Service team in writing or via email (returns@homeavdirect.com).

  • Any items being returned need be in brand new, unopened and unused condition.

  • All products must be returned to us within 14 calendar days after our Customer Service team have authorised a return.

  • Any promotional items received FREE at the time of purchase must also be returned, unused and unopened, otherwise the value of the promotional item will be deducted from the credit.

Please note: Our normal returns policy still applies on all orders if you are within the 14 day returns period.



Exclusions from our returns policy

As we're sure you'll understand, there are some products that we can't offer returns on due to their nature. These include:

  • Special order items and cables cut from a reel (priced per metre). These items will be clearly identifiable.

  • In-Ear headphones due to health and hygiene reasons.

  • Products that include software which require activation.

 Please note that these exclusions do not apply to items that become faulty.

If your product becomes faulty

We endeavour to get your items to you in fully working order, however in the event that your items do become faulty, please read below on what you should do next.

In a lot of cases with some products, faults can be fixed by performing some basic troubleshooting, so to prevent any further inconvenience to you we advise that you contact our Customer Service team who can guide you through some basic troubleshooting before sending items back.

Under 28 days

  • If your items become faulty within 28 days of delivery you are entitled to a full refund or exchange. Please contact our customer service centre who will provide necessary returns details.

  • Please send the items back with a cover note including a description of the fault and your original order number.

  • Once we have fully tested the item and confirmed the fault, we will process the refund or exchange including cost of carriage back to us (within reason).

  • If during our testing we cannot find a fault, no refund will be given and you will be charged for delivery of the item back to you.

After 28 days

  • After 28 days you will still be able to get your faulty items repaired or replaced within the manufacturers warranty and we will be happy to assist you with this. Please contact our customer service team to find out the best way to get your items repaired or replaced. Please be aware that after 28 days we will not cover you for any carriage costs.