Ormond Beach, FL–DPL Laboratories, Inc. (DPL Labs) has released its first set of performance ratings for HDMI cable products.
The first cables tested by DPL Labs as part of its Digital Performance Level Program were submitted by DirectConnect, a Houston, TX-based manufacturer of high quality custom integration products. DirectConnect submitted several HDMI cables for testing, with one of their submissions a one-half meter HDMI cable–achieving DPLs highest performance rating of “5” on a scale of 1-to-5 from good-to-best.
DirectConnect, launched in 1996, manufactures a wide variety of products and solutions for the custom installer including bulk wire & cables, a/v transceivers, cameras, wall plates, splitters, punch blocks, distribution panels, interconnect cables, HDMI cables & accessories, and more.
Eight individual models of DirectConnect branded HDMI cables were submitted for testing and rating against a standardized set of performance parameters developed by DPL Labs. In this case, all submitted models were tested in the 1080p/60Hz/165MHz category and earned scores ranging from 1-5 with most products earning a ranking of “3” or “4”, which is considered very good. One model, the HDMI-A-0.5MB, earned DPLs highest performance rating of “5”.
Michael F. Jorewicz, product manager at DirectConnect, said, We are thrilled that DirectConnect HDMI cables tested, in most cases, between the mid- and high-end of DPLs challenging performance scale. And we are as proud as can be to have earned DPLs first “5” rating on our popular HDMI-A-.05MB cable.
Jorewicz went on to say, As one of the first participants in the DPL program, DirectConnect firmly believes that the industry needs this type of performance-based system to level the playing field and provide assurance to consumers and installers that the products they purchase meet significant standards.
Adds DPL Labs President, Jeffrey Boccaccio, The DPL program exists to clear away the smoke and mirrors common in the HDMI cable business by creating a fair comparative standard against which all products are tested. With the results we are announcing today, DirectConnect has demonstrated that they are truly committed to producing a high-grade digital connection for their customers.
The full results of DPL Labs test of DirectConnects eight HDMI cable models can be found on the DPL website at www.dplrating.org/DPLWebsite7/Direct_Connect_1080P.html.