Ultra-High Speed High-Definition Digital Video and Multi-Channel Audio in One Cable
So What Makes Monster HDMI Different?
Monster commits to providing the widest range of HDMI cables at various price points, from entry level standard speed cables, to ultra-high-speed cables for the most advanced video home theaters, some of which are yet to come. Monster has been a leader in HDMI connectivity from the beginning, working with HDMI co-inventor Silicon Image to educate consumers on the benefits and performance aspects of the cables.
Advanced HDMI performance is guaranteed, thanks to greater cable capacity for support of 12-bit color, also called Deep Color, available from advanced HD sources and displays. Greater color depth, from 8-bit to 12-bit, allows more detailed gradations of individual colors for the display of billions of colors. Additional cable bandwidth supports the xvYCC color space, also called x.v.Color, available from new advanced HD sources and displays. x.v.Color widens the number of available colors for 40 percent more colors than standard RGB. Bandwidth for Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD gives you lossless surround sound, available on Blu-ray Disc™ and HD DVD™ movies. Also, Monster HDMI supports advanced HD components with 120 Hz frame/refresh rates, providing smoother, more fluid video reproduction.
The Monster Connector Difference
Noise and interference that can degrade an HDMI signal is often introduced at the connector. Monster Cable precision engineers its HDMI terminations and their internal components in order to reject external noise that can cause bit error and degrade picture and sound. The result: your HDTV will accurately display the high-definition video and audio from your high-definition sources, whether that's a 1080p-cable Blu-ray Disc™ Player, PlayStation® 3 or your 720p/1080i cable/satellite set-top box. Monster for HDMI connectors not only feature 24K gold contacts for maximum signal transfer and ultra-low distortion at the point of connection, but also silver-content soldering, connecting the HDMI cable's conductors to the connector's internal connection pins. This lowers resistance and maximizes digital signal transfer.
Additionally, the Monster for HDMI cables feature a heavy-duty internal metal shell. As a result, the internal conductor wiring routed inside the connector is always fully shielded with metal. This provides an extra defense against interference that can enter at the connector and degrade the digital signal. It also makes the whole connector stronger, preventing internal breakage at any solder point between the conductors and connectors when the cable is installed or disconnected. This isn't the case on all HDMI cables. Many HDMI cables only feature metal at the connection point. Inside the connector, a thin plastic shield typically separates the molded or metal connector body from the wiring inside. This needlessly exposes the bitstream to noise and conductor wiring to damage during installation or everyday use.