Your old technology cables aren’t letting your high-end home theater equipment shine. With older cables, noise and interference can compromise signals from source components, making for a subpar listening or viewing experience. Upgrade to fiber optics for immersive, ultra high-def entertainment – and rave audience reviews.
The Ultimate in Sound Clarity
Want lossless Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD audio decoding? It’s simply not possible without HDMI transmission. If you’re using Toslink or Coax cables, you’re not hearing Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD – sound as it is meant to be. Stop missing out on the latest technology.
Say Goodbye to Cable Clutter
If you own a 4K TV or a newer HDTV, A/V receiver, soundbar, or home theater in a box, you’ve likely noticed a little symbol on one of the device’s HDMI inputs that says “ARC” or “HDMI ARC.” But what do these symbols mean? Hint: It has nothing to do with geometry, and it’s not a reference to the reactor that once powered Iron Man’s suits.
ARC stands for Audio Return Channel, a little-understood protocol that started showing up on HDMI-equipped devices a few years back before evolving into a now-ubiquitous standard. ARC is a super useful feature to have – and can significantly simplify your home entertainment system.
Supports Audio Return Channel
How does ARC bust cable clutter? Let’s say you want to use your television’s built-in streaming apps over apps built into your Blu-ray player or streaming device. Any audio from those streaming apps (Netflix, Hulu, etc.) — or audio from an over-the-air antenna — needs to get to your receiver somehow. In the past, this would have required that you connect another cable (like an optical digital audio cable) to link your TV with your receiver. With HDMI ARC, audio can be sent back to the receiver through the same cable that already connects the two devices. For those with wall-mounted TVs, that’s one fewer cable to snake through the wall!