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Belkin cables certified as HDMI 2.1 so they can handle 4K and 8K video and game content with ease


Belkin has always been connecting our devices or charging then through their popular and durable cables and it has just received Ultra High Speed certification for its HDMI 2.1 cables which can handle 4K and even 8K content.

The HDMI Forum has officially certified the Belkin AV1017bt series of 1m and 2m cables which support HDMI 2.1 and almost triples the bandwidth from 18Gbps to 48Gbps to support 4K HDR and 8K HDR video along with multi-channel audio the support the best brightness and resolution possible.

This will be of interest to anyone who has just purchased a 4K or 8K TV or one of the latest gaming consoles including the Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5 which can handle 4K with refresh rates at up to 120Hz and 8K at up to 60Hz.

Gamers will also love the Belkin HDMI 2.1 cables because it supports Variable refresh Rate (VRR) which greatly reduces lag and eliminates screen tearing and deliver the best immersive viewing experience.

Naturally another good fit would be connecting streaming devices, gaming consoles, cable boxes, Blu-ray players, TV and AV receivers and 4K projectors.

“From HDMI 1.0 in 2002, to HDMI 2.1 in 2020, Belkin has aligned to the demand of the market to ensure our consumers are purchasing HDMI cables capable of delivering the very best for their home theatre setups,” said Norbert Van Boode, Senior Product Manager, Belkin International.

“With the latest HDMI 2.1 certification, Belkin is once again leading the industry to ensure support and true compatibility with the latest in TVs, gaming consoles, streaming devices, and multi-channel surround sound technologies.

“Receiving such certification on existing product in-market, when others will need to bring in new product that meet this criteria, highlights the work done by our engineering teams and quality assurance processes.

“The design and assembly of this product took into account this additional performance criteria and robust testing scenarios.

“It means that we aren’t just meeting, but always exceeding, industry standards.

“We work closely with the HDMI Forum and alignment to their standards is very important to us as we continuously strive to ensure we are delivering the best product in-market alongside the highest levels of internal testing prior to launch. This has been our mantra throughout our 35-year history.”

Key Features At A Glance:

  • 4K Ultra High Speed HDMI 2.1 Braided Cable – AV10176bt1M-BLK
  • HDMI 2.1 certified
  • Supports speeds up to 48Gbps
  • Supports variable refresh rate
  • Supports resolutions at 4K/120Hz and 8K/60Hz
  • Compatible with Dolby Vision high dynamic range technology
  • Made for streaming devices, PlayStation 5 and Xbox X gaming consoles, and other HDMI compatible devices.
  • Future-proofed with 4K and 8K HDR compatibility
  • Durable braided exterior jacket
  • Two-layer shielding minimises interference
  • 1-metre (RRP$79.95) or 2-metre (RRP$99.95) length options