Collection: HDMI cable for 8K resolutions

HDMI cable for 8K resolutions

Equipped for the future

The latest generation of HDMI cables are capable of transmitting movies at up to 8K resolution and support resolutions up to 10K. Enjoy a higher bandwidth and sharpest contrasts. At KabelDirekt you not only get all-rounders for your entertainment system in various versions, but also products of tested quality. Discover the advantages of the HDMI connection and prepare for future technical challenges. With a HDMI cable for 8K content you are prepared for the future.

HDMI cable: the all-rounder in consumer electronics

Since its introduction in 2002, HDMI has conquered the market. Initially it was “only” used for digital image and sound transmission and therefore made separate audio cables unnecessary in most cases. Over time, newer versions of HDMI technology appeared that integrated more features and improved the performance of the interface.

Every new device now has at least one HDMI slot . Pair the TV with the games console or connect the notebook with the external monitor? With a HDMI cable This is not a challenge. Image and sound are transmitted reliably and from version 1.4 the interface even offers a broadband connection to network internet-enabled devices with one another.

Where is the HDMI interface used?

The following devices from the entertainment sector usually have at least one HDMI slot:

  • TV
  • game consoles
  • Blu-ray player
  • receiver
  • notebooks
  • monitors
  • Graphics cards
  • projector
  • camcorder

HDMI cable comparison

Not all HDMI versions offer razor-sharp images, cinematic sound and high resolutions. If you want to experience films in 8K, you need one 8K HDMI cable to display high contrast at 4320p. But the individual HDMI versions differ not only in their supported resolutions, but also in the refresh rate, the quality of the audio support and other features.

We at KabelDirekt have compiled the various properties of HDMI 1.3, HDMI 1.4, HDMI 2.0 and HDMI 2.1 for you and will tell you who is interested in which HDMI type.


This version supports a color depth of 16 bits per color channel and achieves a resolution of WQHD with up to 60 Hz. 3D films can also be played without any problems. The interface is suitable for 3D and Full HD televisions as well as Blu-Ray players and older game consoles .


With this generation you can enjoy 4K content at up to 30 Hz, share the Internet connection within your network and experience surround sound. The functions are enough Gaming in Full HD at 60 Hz and the Entry into the world of 4K television .

HDMI 2.0

HDMI 2.0 offers you a number of other technologies. 3D movies can also be played in 4K resolution with this interface, while high-quality audio formats like ARC give you bombastic sound. Thanks to a refresh rate of 60 Hz, 4K content is suitable HDMI 2.0 very good for gaming and cinematic film experiences .


who one 8K resolution requires an HDMI 2.1 cable. The interface displays 8K content at up to 60 Hz and can display 4K images at up to 120 Hz. This makes HDMI 2.1 ideal for intensive gameplay. The version also comes with 12-bit HDR color depth, eARC, ALLM, 3D sound and Dolby Vision. HDMI 2.1 is especially for gamers interesting for those who prefer high resolution with the best refresh rates at the same time.

HDMI 2.1: technical highlights

ARC, eARC, ALLM, HFR 120 and other acronyms can be confusing at first glance. The abbreviations hide technical features that elevate your video and audio transmission to a cinematic experience. The latest version of the HDMI interface in particular is equipped with numerous properties, which we will briefly present to you below.

ARC for first-class surround sound

The HDMI interface in version 2.1 has ARC (Audio Return Channel). With this becomes a 5.1 surround sound transmitted. This means you can connect a Hi-Fi system with 5 speakers and a subwoofer to your TV or monitor.

eARC for a breathtaking audio experience

The HDMI 2.1 portfolio includes the powerful audio return channel eARC (enhanced Audio Return Channel). This is used to connect large surround systems to your TV and allows you to do so DTS Master Audio, Dolby True HD and Dolby Atmos . Cinemas, among others, use the latter to create spectacular 3D sound that completely envelops you.

ALLM for low latencies when gaming

The ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode) feature is a technology that automatically works for Low input delays between TV and game console without compromising the image quality. ALLM technology is supported by the latest next-gen consoles. However, your TV must also have this feature to unlock the benefits of improved gameplay.

VRR for interference-free images

The next gaming feature ensures as much as possible sharp image reproduction . The Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) moves between a frequency of 30 and 144 Hz and automatically selects the best frame rate. This avoids annoying tearing (the tearing of image sequences apart).

HFR 120 for high refresh rates

HFR 120 stands for High Frame Rate (HFR) with up to 120 Hz. An HDMI cable with this technology can therefore transmit video signals with a Refresh rate of up to 120 Hz reproduce. In the case of HDMI 2.1, the interface reaches the frequency with 4K content and also with a 10K resolution when DSC (Display Stream Compression) is switched on.

Who is an HDMI cable for 8K resolutions suitable for?

So far, 8K televisions are still quite expensive and the well-known streaming services only broadcast selected films, documentaries and series in 4K. The only platform that currently offers 8K content is YouTube.

The question remains, for whom an 8K HDMI cable is worthwhile?

A HDMI 2.1 cable is advisable for everyone who, in addition to high resolution, values ​​great sound, the best refresh rates and smooth image quality. They are particularly high quality HDMI 2.1 fiber optic cables that guarantee loss-free image transmission over very long distances.

As a result, an HDMI cable for 8K resolutions is primarily suitable for

  • gamers,
  • sound enthusiasts,
  • Owner of an 8K TV and
  • future-oriented people.

In the KabelDirekt online shop you will find a large range of different HDMI cables. Whether it's 3D television, high refresh rates or bridging long distances - we offer you HDMI cables that suit your requirements.