Need an HDMI 2.1 cable that works? Elgato's now selling certified HDMI 2.1 cables
Want an HDMI 2.1 cable that works? Elgato has a cable for you
Published: 31st January 2023 | Source: Elgato (Affiliate Link) |
Elgato has started selling certified HDMI 2.1 cables
The HDMI cable market is a mess. It is not uncommon for HDMI cables to not work at the resolutions or framerates listed at retailers, making it challenging for buyers to acquire cables that support the latest standards like 4K 120Hz or 8K 60Hz. This is especially true for buyers who want cables that are longer than two meters.
To help customers to acquire HDMI cables that actually work as specified, Elgato has started to sell certified HDMI 2.1 cables that are rated at 48Gbit/s and support 8K 60Hz, 4K 120Hz, and Dynamic HDR. These cables are designed to work with the latest gaming systems, including Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5, and modern gaming PCs.
Sadly, Elgato's HDMI 2.1 cables are only available with 2m cable lengths, at least right now, and at almost £20 per cable, they are on the expensive side. That said, these are certified cables from a trusted brand, not some no-name HDMI cable that may or may not work as specified.
- Elgato Ultra High HDMI Cable - Certified HDMI 2.1 48Gbit/s cable - 2m length - £19.89
With its back black nylon braided cable and its gold plated connectors, Elgato's HDMI 2.1 cables firmly sit on the premium side of the HDMI spectrum, and Elgato has staked their reputation on the fact that these cables deliver the levels of HDMI 2.1 support that they claim. If you want a certified HDMI cable that will work out of the box, Elgato has a product for you.
You can join the discussion on Elgato's certified HDMI 2.1 cables on the OC3D Forums.
Most Recent Comments
I have tried and returned nearly 10 of them Amazon before ending up with a UGreen one which works.Quote
EDIT: saw the price, 2m for £20
Not too bad at all.Quote