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NEW HDMI Premium Cables

We are pleased to announce our new range of premium certified HDMI cables, these cables are certified by authorised test centres (ATC) to ensure you are guaranteed high quality cables as advertised. You can trust the cable with the label as HDMI premium labels have unique HDMI holographic QR codes. The purpose of the tested cables is to ensure you … Continue reading

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HDMI Cables

At Cables Direct we have a large range of HDMI cables to suit your multi-media needs. We have everything from economy to high quality braided HDMI cables with stylish metal hoods. Below is a snapshot of our ranges.   77HD4-xxx – Economy range of HDMI cables constructed of moulded hoods, PVC jackets, gold flashed contacts and 15+1 CCS cores. These … Continue reading

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HDMI and Premium Certification

HDMI confusing at the moment? and along comes another version. But first a little history… You may remember all HDMI cables were given version numbers and these listed what specification the cable is built to. Back in 2012 this was changed and version numbers were changed in to categories. Standard HDMI Standard HDMI with Ethernet Standard Automotive HDMI High Speed … Continue reading

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Certificate of Conformity

Now this is a question we get asked a lot about and drives me mad, just think what the words are.. “certificate of conformity”. It is a certificate to show conformity or compliance I hear you say. But to what? There is no standard certificate of conformity and in fact, certification by a 3rd party company is optional not mandatory. … Continue reading

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USB3 Type C

Universal Serial Bus Type C – Not really “Universal”. USB can be confusing at times and now it gets more complicated! The type C connector seems to be the way forward as in one connector to connect them all, but with this technology slowly coming in to the market due to not all manufacturers adopting it, you will need backwards … Continue reading

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HDMI 2.1

HDMI 2.1 will be released soon further complicating things. In a nutshell it supports a range of Higher Video Resolutions and refresh rates including 8K @ 60Hz and 4K @ 120Hz, Dynamic HDR, and increased bandwidth with a new 48G cable. Version 2.1 of the HDMI Specification is backward compatible with earlier versions of the specification. While there is a … Continue reading

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Winter is Here!

Well not really (although the weather isn’t particularly great), like millions of fans around the world a lot of staff are looking forward to the new series of the fantasy fiction based Game of Thrones and many other TV series. Customers may have bought new TV’s and equipment this year to optimise their viewing experience and may need Cables Direct … Continue reading

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Single Mode Fibre

We are pleased to introduce our new range of single mode (OS2) fibre optic network patch cables. The cables have yellow low smoke zero halogen jackets with a 9µm fibre core and 125µm cladding. These cables are capable of gigabit speed and available in various lengths with either LC, SC or ST connectors. FB2S-LCLC-xxY Single Mode Fibre optic cable with … Continue reading

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DisplayPort Cables

We are pleased to introduce our new range of mini DisplayPort cables. Mini DisplayPort is the same as DisplayPort but smaller for use on various devices where a big connector is not really needed. Due to the thinner cable used, some of the cable lengths are unable to carry the full bandwidth. These cables use 32awg wire with an overall … Continue reading

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F Type Connector Adapters

We would like to remind you of our F Type Couplers, three/four way F type and an F type combiner. F type connectors are usually found digital set top boxes, satellite dishes and various other equipment using solid core coax cables with F type connectors. 3-FFCONNIK – F Type Connector Coupler, primary use is for joining two F type coax … Continue reading

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