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Only Sell & Install DPL Approved HDMI™ Cables to Customers You’d Like Satisfied…& In Installations You’d Like Reliable…

Are your customers and clients important to you? Do you want to utilize HDMI™-solutions but are concerned about the reliability of the installation? See why more dealers, installers, and integrators will only sell or install cables that have been awarded the prestigious DPL Labs Seal of Approval…

We didn’t know it then, but back in December 2002, when the HDMI™ 1.0 standard was created…our industry was embarking on an amazing transformation…sometimes wrenching…into the world of digital connectivity. It was a bumpy road…and some would say that, to this day, it still is.

 

The Digital Future Demanded More…

However, powerful technological trends were converging and – like it or not – our industry was racing towards an exciting new world of sophisticated digital home entertainment systems. Emerging technologies such as high-bandwidth, high data-rate broadcast/cable/satellite signals; Blu-ray DVD players; PlayStation3 & Xbox 360 digital video game systems;  7-channel digital audio surround sound systems; etc. required a new type of connectivity solution that could handle the incredible data rates these high definition systems required.

Enter…HDMI™ - the High-Definition Multimedia Interface. A consortium of high-tech manufacturers created the digital connectivity solution of the future. Capable of high data rates, uncompressed high-definition signal transmission, and incredible quality…it seemed like the perfect solution…that is, until reality struck.

 

Then…Reality Struck…

Changing the industry from analog interconnects to high-bandwidth digital connectivity turned out to be much more difficult than anyone imagined. We all had to learn new protocols so that we properly sold and installed systems that worked. But sometimes…they didn’t!

And dealers had unhappy customers returning cables that didn’t seem to work. And installers and integrators had customers calling them back to job sites when their HDMI™ connected systems stopped working properly.

More and more companies created HDMI™ products selling across a wide range of price points…but there seemed to be no rhyme or reason to which ones worked and which didn’t. Consequently, many dealers and installers became skittish about selling and installing HDMI™ based systems.

DESIGNED TO HELP YOU: DPL Labs Was Created Specifically to Solve These Problems…

Jeffrey Boccaccio, the electronics industry’s foremost expert on HDMI™ technology formed DPL Laboratories specifically to solve these problems. In travelling around the country conducting seminars for installers and integrators on high bandwidth digital connectivity solutions, Jeff heard horror story after horror story.

So Jeff decided to do something about it and created a testing laboratory to test HDMI™ cables…


BEST OF THE BEST: DPL Labs is the CE Industry’s Reference Standard for Digital Testing Laboratories

Using only the finest Tektronix testing gear, DPL Labs puts HDMI™ cables through sophisticated and rigorous testing routines that are a type of torture test pushing test samples to the limits of their performance ability. 

DPL Labs testing routines were created by the finest digital engineers in the industry and incorporate exclusive proprietary testing algorithms and test jigs to ensure fair, repeatable, and honest test results.

If a cable passes the DPL Labs sophisticated test routine, that means it exceeds HDMI™ minimum certification standards by a wide margin…assuring you of reliable, consistent, long term performance.

DPL Labs testing is so detailed and intensive, it takes FOUR HOURS PER CABLE MODEL to complete!


AN HONEST ASSESSMENT: DPL Labs is 100% Independent – We Don’t Sell Cables!

Some cable companies perform “tests” on their own products and try to use those results to tell you how good their products are. But really, those results appear to be written by their marketing department. Since the “testing” was done by the company that wants to sell you their goods… rather than from an independent lab…the accuracy of their results is suspect.

And no manufacturer in this country has a lab that matches DPL Labs in sophistication and capability.

You can rely on DPL Labs test results – independent, honest, and accurate!


THE REAL DEAL: Only HDMI™ Cables Awarded a DPL Labs Seal of Approval Are Truly Superior & More Reliable Cables…

After completing a comprehensive testing routine, DPL Labs carefully computes results. Only cables that outperform HDMI™ certification standards by wide margins meet DPL’s standard for performance and reliability and are awarded a DPL Labs Seal of Approval. ONLY DPL APPROVED CABLES give you enough operating headroom to be assured of superior performance and reliability over the long haul.

The Only Way to Know Which HDMI™ Cable is the Best Choice is to Look for DPL Labs Seal of Approval!


SELL DPL APPROVED PRODUCTS WITH CONFIDENCE!

 

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