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active HDMI cable

See HDMI cable types.

HDMI cable types

There are five types of HDMI cables sanctioned by the HDMI Licensing organization (

Male Cables and Long Runs
HDMI cables use male plugs at both ends, and all HDMI ports on the equipment have female sockets.

Cable runs that are longer than 25 feet for 1080p signals and longer than 49 feet for 1080i require booster boxes or active cables with built-in amplifiers. See HDMI.

  Cable         Device Resolution

  Standard      720p/1080i

  Standard      720p/1080i
  w/ Ethernet   + Ethernet support

  Standard      720p/1080i
  Automotive    Secure, Stronger

  High-Speed    1080p, 3D TV, 4K TV

  High-Speed    1080p, 3D TV, 4K TV
  w/ Ethernet   + Ethernet support

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