Originally Posted by bathes2051
The mention of the PXLDRIVE in this review is actually what made me jump in.
If you look at the white paper from their web site, they claim to have a much better design compared to other boosters (like the Gigabit Accelerator, I suppose) - loss detection, full re-clocking past EQ to remove both existing and EQ-induced jitter.
I have a cable that’s at the very end of their mentioned uncorrected passive 18 Gps support range (12 m/22 AWG), but it was listed by the manufacturer as supporting 10.2 Gbps (that was before HDMI 2.0 existed).
So according to the test report in the white paper, other accelerators wouldn’t help my cable, because it’s not lossy enough, so they would apply too much gain. A thinner cable would actually perform better when boosted.
Their solution claims to be one-size-fits-all.
They were announced at Cedia 2016 and their booster is THX-certified for cables, I guess that’s something (they list the THX certification tests in the white paper).
Anyway, I bought a PIXLDRIVE, and we’ll see.
I almost bought a Sony projector that only supported 10.2 Gbps, so if I only get that, it’s not the end of the world, and I still have other options.
The link to this product is under the video on YouTube.
I finally set up my new NX7. It was delayed by a couple weeks by JVC for “QC issues”, and came with firmware 2.06 (I upgraded to 2.07), with a “QC verified by JVC USA” wrap.
I am running 12m HDMI cables from 2007 (!), which an Internet archive search shows were rated for 10.2 Gbps. The key thing is that they use some (not all) 22AWG connectors, which apparently is key.
Indeed, from my 4K TV box, I can get 4K30, but nothing at all at 4K60.
With the PXLDRIVE box however, I get 4K60 flawlessly, and can successfully enable optional settings in the Apple TV 4K (4:2:2, 4:4:4).
So the PXLDRIVE HDMI booster does work with 12m (40 ft) cables from 2007.
I’ll post my impressions about the pj separately, but so far, so good, except:
- I got hit by the flashing green light issue, apparently I accidentally hit the Hide button when trying to switch inputs, thanks to the person who posted about this
- Auto-switching to HDR never switches back to SDR automatically, how to fix this?