New HDMI version fixes the TV cable’s biggest problem

The end of messy cable trails for home cinema enthusiasts could be in sight, following an amendment to the new HDMI 2.1a standard that allows for a new way to send power through a lead.

Up until now, those running passive cables from their TVs or receivers over 3m / 10 feet would often experience signal degradation or stability issues when viewing higher-bandwidth HDMI 2.1 content.

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