Ultra High Speed HDMI 2.1
- 0.5m Ultra High Speed HDMI® Cable with Ethernet | Supports 8K@60Hz as specified in HDMI 2.1$17.16 inc. GST1m Ultra High Speed HDMI® Cable with Ethernet | Supports 8K@60Hz as specified in HDMI 2.1$19.45 inc. GST1.5m Ultra High Speed HDMI® Cable with Ethernet | Supports 8K@60Hz as specified in HDMI 2.1$21.74 inc. GST2m Ultra High Speed HDMI® Cable with Ethernet | Supports 8K@60Hz as specified in HDMI 2.1$22.88 inc. GST
Buy high quality HDMI 2.1 cables in Australia
So, you’re setting up your new streaming, gaming or 8K TV system and you’re looking for the right cables to help supercharge your experience. Buy HDMI 2.1 cable in Australia from 4Cabling, and have your order reliably delivered. Our Australian-based warehouse ships most in-stock orders on the same day. Or, Connect & Collect your HDMI 2.1 cables even faster from our centres in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane.
Our Ultra High Speed HDMI cables support high speed entertainment as specified in HDMI 2.1, up to and including uncompressed 8k video resolution at 60Hz. These quality HDMI version 2.1 cable options can bring you all the benefits of the new HDMI standard, including faster refresh rates, higher resolutions, dynamic HDR and auto low latency mode. Support for Dynamic HDR will bring you crisper images and richer, deeper colours. These cables can also transmit an Ethernet signal, allowing you to streamline your cable arrangement for IP enabled devices.
What is the difference between 2.0 and 2.1 HDMI cables?
The key difference is bandwidth, and it’s certainly a significant difference. The older Premium High Speed HDMI cables support up to 18Gbps with the 2.0 HDMI standard, while the newer Ultra High Speed HDMI clocks in at up to an impressive 48Gbps for the new HDMI 2.1 standard. With more data transferrable along the pipeline between your content source and your TV or monitor at any one time, you can unlock the full potential of HDMI 2.1 enabled devices. A quality cable can bring pixels to life and minimise lags and flickering in your modern home entertainment system.
So simply speaking, Ultra High Speed HDMI cables are the superior choice to Premium High Speed HDMI cables – and who knows what they’ll call the next type in many years to come!
What features does HDMI 2.1 offer?
There are several exciting features enabled by HDMI 2.1:
- Dynamic HDR
HDMI 2.1 supports Standard Dynamic Range, High Dynamic Range and also Dynamic HDR, which provides deeper depths, better contrast and wider colour gamuts for a literally brilliant viewing experience.
- Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC)
Your eARC enabled sound bar or home cinema amplifier is about to sound fresh. Send higher-quality audio from your TV without audio compression or audio latency, to get more from formats such as Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio and DTS:X.
- Quick Media Switching (QMS)
If you’ve ever switched from a game to TV and experienced a black screen, that’s the TV trying to catch up between the source’s different refresh rates. QMS can automatically match the new source’s refresh rate so you won’t need to deal with dropped frames.
- Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM)
Normally you’d have to manually switch into low latency mode on in your TV settings to minimise input lag when you start gaming. HDMI 2.1 enabled devices can now automatically switch this mode on and off between shows and gaming. It might be a small thing, but can make a real difference to the way you play and enjoy the gaming experience.
- Quick Frame Transport (QFT)
QFT reduces the time it takes for a signal to get from your content source to your display, minimising display latency. The end result is a more responsive gaming experience that’s less likely to let you down mid-jump.
- Variable Refresh Rate (VRR)
VRR automatically matches your display’s refresh rate to your content source’s refresh rate to minimise stutter and screen tearing, which is where multiple frames can be sometimes shown at the same time. Welcome news for gamers.
Will a HDMI 2.1 cable work with any TV?
Absolutely! HDMI 2.1 cables are backwards-compatible and use the same shaped port as older HDMI standards. That means if you buy a HDMI 2.1 cable you’ll be able to use it on any HDMI enabled device, including older models as well as new 8K TVs and gaming consoles. It’s worth noting that in order to experience the higher resolutions and faster refresh rates of HDMI 2.1, you’ll need your TV, your content source and your HDMI cables to all support HDMI 2.1.
Which technology will my HDMI 2.1 cable support?
HDMI 2.1 is the new cutting-edge HDMI standard, and 2.1 enabled technology and products offer some of the best entertainment experiences available on the market. You can use a HDMI 2.1 cable to unlock the full graphics power of:
- A new 8K TV
- The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X
- 4K streaming devices such as Apple 4K TV, Roku and Google Chromecast Ultra
You’ll also be able to use your new HDMI 2.1 cable to get the best out of your eARC enabled soundbar, for smooth higher-quality audio with formats such as Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby Atmos and DTS:X.
Some of the best applications could still be around the corner, as new HDMI 2.1 enabled products continue to enter the market. It’s safe to say that you’ll have uses for your new Ultra High Speed HDMI cable for years to come. HDMI 2.1 will be able to support resolutions as high as 10K at 120Hz – which isn’t really commercially available in any way yet, but keep tuned for this to happen at some point. If you’re aiming to future proof your entertainment system, then HDMI 2.1 is the way to go.
Do I need HDMI 2.1 cables for a 4K system?
You don’t strictly need HDMI 2.1 cables to support 4K equipment, however you may well notice a difference to resolution and refresh rates if you do upgrade your HDMI cables. These new cables can support 4K at 120 frames per second and variable refresh rate, which is particularly great news for gamers with newer systems. That means you can expect a reduction in image lag, frame tearing and stutter as you explore new worlds and enter boss battles.
There are few different signs that you could benefit from using a HDMI 2.1 enabled cable with your entertainment system, including:
- A screen that goes black when switching modes
- Monitor artifacts or flickering onscreen
- Error messages such as ‘SSL Handshake Failed’.
What is an Ultra High Speed HDMI cable – and do I need one?
An Ultra High Speed HDMI cable is one that is specified and certified to support HDMI 2.1 features, with a bandwidth capability of up to 48Gbps. So, if you’re searching for a 2.1 HDMI cable for sale, you’ll be looking for an Ultra High Speed HDMI cable. This new cable type offers more than 2.5 times the bandwidth capability of HDMI 2.0, enabling improved refresh rates and resolutions for your gaming and streaming. It’s the perfect choice if you’re using 4K and 8K video, HDR, VRR or eARC in your entertainment systems.
There is essentially no such thing as a specific 2.1 4K HDMI cable, because an Ultra High Speed HDMI cable will support both 4K and 8K resolution if your entertainment equipment is so enabled.
How do I know I’m buying a genuine Ultra High Speed HDMI cable?
Ultra High Speed HDMI cables must be specified and certified to meet the standards set out by the HDMI Forum. This means that when buying an Ultra High Speed HDMI cable, you should look out for the certification label to ensure the product has been tested for its high-performance purpose. You can also download the official HDMI Cable Certification app to scan the certification label and know for sure.
At 4Cabling we offer a 3 year warranty so you have peace of mind when purchasing your cables from us.
What length should I choose for a HDMI 2.1 cable?
HDMI cables can suffer from some signal degradation at extreme lengths, so a 20m HDMI 2.1 cable may not provide you with the same performance of say a HDMI 2.1 cable at 5m or a 3m HDMI 2.1 cable. Perhaps you just bought a brand-new gaming system and need a shorter or longer cable to set your living room up properly, or are wiring up your ultimate home entertainment system. We’d recommend using a tape measure to ensure the shortest possible cable length for the set-up you’re planning, with just enough allowance to let the cables sit loosely. Here at 4Cabling we provide Ultra High Speed HDMI cables at 2m, 1.5m, 1m and 0.5m to suit most entertainment applications. Each includes 24K gold-plated corrosion-resistant connectors, and oxygen-free 30AWG and fully shielded construction for very low distortion.
We’re here to bring you high quality cabling and IT management accessories with fast turnarounds and great customer service. If you’re raring to set up your 4K, 8K or other HDMI 2.1 enabled devices, buy your Ultra High Speed HDMI cable from 4Cabling and get playing, listening and watching sooner rather than later. You can also choose to pick up in-stock orders quickly and easily in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane.