Redmere, Redmere, Redmere! It’s the revolutionary technology that has succeeded in finally improving HDMI by adding another dash of elegance and efficiency. But what’s all the hype about and is it really worth it? What kind of sorcery is this? In the simplest terms, an HDMI with Redmere cable like the HDMI-12-RDMR contains a tiny chip in the head that acts as a booster and an equalizer. This method of signal enhancing doesn’t require an external power source. The chip is small enough to work using the 5v natively carried through HDMI. This heightened strength means the cable can carry signal farther using less copper, making the cables much thinner than ordinary HDMI.
How much thinner? So very much. Measuring in at just 25% the thickness of your regular cable, the 12’ HDMI-12-RDMR drastically outperforms in flexibility and portability. They can easily bend up to 180 degrees at less than a ¾ inch radius, making them perfect for use behind a flat TV mount. Even the heads themselves are significantly shorter, reducing the need for TV mount spacers and right angle adapters. You don’t have to sacrifice cable length for this feature, either. In fact, HDMI with Redmere cables can carry signal longer distances than those without the chip. They have been tested in lengths up to 130 feet without any loss in video or audio quality.
You don’t have to wait for a special occasion to upgrade your system with this 12’ cable. They can be used in place of a regular HDMI cable anywhere, anytime. All you have to remember is that HDMI Cables with Redmere are directional. That means they will only send the signal in one particular direction, so you must be sure you connect them correctly for them to work. The ends are clearly marked. Just attach the cable with the Redmere logo to the display. Plugging them in the wrong direction will not cause any harm, you just won’t get a signal.
Can RedMere HDMI cables be coupled with regular HDMI cables?
Yes, the two will work together with the use of a coupler or adapter, as long as you heed the directional nature of the RedMere cable and make sure the correct end is plugged into your device.