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VIVIFY has introduced the Xenos W35, a new active fiber optic cable that can deliver a high-quality 48 Gbps HDMI signal over long distances with support for up to 8K/60 Hz and 4K/120 Hz resolutions. Three lengths are available, including a black version of the cable that measures up to 50 ft, although users can request customizable lengths of up to 164 ft, according to VIVIFY’s press release. VIVIFY says that the Xenos W35 is currently available for pre-order at $42 USD (15 ft/4.5 m), $57 USD (32 ft/10 m), and $72 USD (50 ft/15 m), but the 15 ft and 50 ft options already seem to be in stock at Amazon.

XENOS W35 Specifications

Product nameXENOS W35 (Black)XENOS W35 (White)
MaterialFiber OpticFiber Optic
Cable Length32ft (10M), 50ft (15M)15ft (4.5M)
Cable Diameter5.2mm3.5mm
Bandwidth48 Gbps48 Gbps
Image / Video Support8K 60Hz, 4K 120Hz
RGB
YCbCr 4:2:0
YCbCr 4:2:2
YCbCr 4:4:4
HDCP 2.3
Dynamic HDR
8K 60Hz, 4K 120Hz
RGB
YCbCr 4:2:0
YCbCr 4:2:2
YCbCr 4:4:4
HDCP 2.3
Dynamic HDR
Audio SupportEnhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC)
Dolby 7.1 surround sound
DTS-HD MA
DTS:X
Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC)
Dolby 7.1 surround sound
DTS-HD MA
DTS:X
In-wall CL2 RatedYesNo
Working Environment-40°C ~ 85°C / 85% RH-40°C ~ 85°C / 85% RH
Pull Testing20 kgf20 kgf
Warranty2 years2 years
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VIVIFY Introduces the XENOS W35 Active Fiber Optic 8K HDMI Cable for High-end and Future-proof Setups

VIVIFY, a leading brand of premium fiber optic cables unveils the XENOS W35, an ultra high-bandwidth, super slim (up to 3.5mm thick) and flexible 8K HDMI active fiber optic cable. The XENOS W35 is designed with a premium aluminum casing in silver and black to match your devices. It weighs only a quarter of copper cables and does not require any additional power source.

VIVIFY’s Cutting-Edge Design

VIVIFY’s design enables speeds of 48Gbps, for up to 15ft/5M in length without the need for an additional USB power dongle. The W35 is also certified to withstand a crushing force of 450kgf, and is resistant to high temperatures up to 85˚C and 90% humidity levels. All this on top of the advantages of active fiber optic cables of being lighter, flexible, and more durable, fiber optic offers a more stable lossless signal, unaffected by electromagnetic interferences (EMI).

Future Proofing Home Theaters

The XENOS W35 supports the latest standards for seamless connectivity. With eARC, HDMI connection can be plugged directly into a TV and send uncompressed and high-resolution audio (such as DTS:X and Dolby Atmos soundtracks) to a soundbar, receiver, or amplifier directly from the eARC port. The new HDMI standardalso brings in the support for Dynamic HDR to ensure videos are displayed at ideal values for depth, detail, brightness, contrast, and wider color gamut. For gaming consoles such asPS5 and Xbox Series X/S, the W35 supports the new Auto Low-Latency Mode (ALLM) and Variable Refresh Rates (VRR) technology for a fluid 8k 60Hz and 4K 120Hz gameplay, all while reducing screen tearing and frame stutter.

Industry’s Most Stringent Testing

Taking advantage of strict testing methods, each cable is tested to ensure that all usage scenarios are covered. The quality control process includes testing for the cable’s wrenching strength, accidental pull out, cable flex, signal quality, and compatibility, extreme environment, crush resistance, plug and play, and insert and withdrawal force.

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5 comments

  1. The 50ft for $68 is a little pricey but tempting. I have been wanting to run an hdmi from my main rig to the living room TV. Game streaming apps are "OK" but not always the best. Also another $20ish for a 50 foot usb cable so I can hook up mouse/keyboard/gamepad. Hmmm.
  2. The 50ft for $68 is a little pricey but tempting. I have been wanting to run an hdmi from my main rig to the living room TV. Game streaming apps are "OK" but not always the best. Also another $20ish for a 50 foot usb cable so I can hook up mouse/keyboard/gamepad. Hmmm.
    Just get yourself a high bandwidth port and run a 50 ft powered fiber version of that to a port replicator then connect everything to that. Works well from what I've seen.
  3. Just get yourself a high bandwidth port and run a 50 ft powered fiber version of that to a port replicator then connect everything to that. Works well from what I've seen.
    Suggestions? I have seen cat 6 to hdmi options but I didn't know you could pipe them through a switch.... I thought it was just cat6 with hdmi adapters on each end, for long cable runs? also, define "high bandwidth port" please. I have wired gigabit from the office into the living room through a wall. If I was running additional cables, they would just follow that one. I actually have a ton of 10g cards and infinite multimode fibre from servers at work rotting in a box, but the 10g switches are stupidly expensive.
  4. Suggestions? I have seen cat 6 to hdmi options but I didn't know you could pipe them through a switch.... I thought it was just cat6 with hdmi adapters on each end, for long cable runs? also, define "high bandwidth port" please. I have wired gigabit from the office into the living room through a wall. If I was running additional cables, they would just follow that one. I actually have a ton of 10g cards and infinite multimode fibre from servers at work rotting in a box, but the 10g switches are stupidly expensive.
    Thunderbolt docking station and I believe fiber thunderbolt cables.

    That isn't it... check out ltt videos on it. They have remote screens and perifrials running off of thunderbolt docking stations don't recall how.



    I was wrong about being wrong.

    https://www.corning.com/oem-solutio...ptical-cables/thunderbolt-optical-cables.html

    Pair that with a thunderbolt docking station that has hdmi out... and walaa.

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