How to Find What You Need, from DisplayPort to Thunderbolt 4 to HDMI to RapidRun

Gone are the days when hooking up an audiovisual system required only speaker wire and a few S-Video and RCA cables. Today’s AV components do so much more, and with faster data transfer speeds, higher image resolution and pristine sound reproduction.

Of course, such advancements would be impossible without the AV cable assemblies that connect these components. Since starting out in 1995, ShowMeCables has kept pace with the latest trends in audio video cable assemblies. Below we summarize what you will find in our inventory.

Let’s start with the three categories where we have made our latest AV cable additions – DisplayPort 2.0, HDMI 2.1 and Thunderbolt™ 4. All three will allow you to upgrade your conference room, medical device, theater, AV screen or gaming setup to the latest in high-speed, high-definition standards.

DisplayPort 2.0 Cable Assemblies

DisplayPort 2.0 enables up to a threefold increase in video bandwidth performance. It has a maximum link rate of up to 20 gigabits per second (Gbps) per lane and features more efficient 128-bit/132-bit channel coding, delivering a maximum payload of 77.37 Gbps. DisplayPort 2.0 is the first standard to support 8K resolution (7,680 by 4,320 pixels) at a 60 Hz refresh rate with full-color 4:4:4 resolution, including with 30 bits per pixel (bpp) for HDR-10 support.

Ultra-High-Speed HDMI® 2.1 Cable Assemblies

The latest HDMI cable, Ultra-High-Speed HDMI 2.1 is the only cable that complies with stringent specs designed to ensure support for all HDMI 2.1 features. These features include resolutions of up to 10K, uncompressed 8K at 60 Hz and 4K at 120 Hz. The cable’s bandwidth supports up to 48 Gbps, it is backwards-compatible with existing HDMI devices and features very low EMI.

Thunderbolt 4 Cable Assemblies

Some ports power your devices. Others transfer data from devices to the PC. Still others transfer video signals from your PC to an external monitor. A Thunderbolt port can do all three. It simultaneously delivers high-speed data transfer, outputs a video signal and can power compatible devices (including charging a lightweight laptop).

Thunderbolt 4 ports have a 40 Gbps, bi-directional bandwidth. That means data can be moved to and from external storage quickly, and that up to five Thunderbolt devices can be connected for flexible configurations—all powered by one port. Thunderbolt 4 ports are compatible with many connection standards, including previous versions of Thunderbolt, USB, DisplayPort, and PCle.

Other ShowMeCables AV Cable Assemblies

Our audio video patch cables page is a good place to start your search. You will find the following types of cable assemblies there.

Our F-type coax assemblies are useful for regular cable and satellite TV. Most have compression connectors for a tight seal, and one has a waterproof connector − ideal for an outdoor video line.

HDMI cables give you the fastest data transfer speed and a high image resolution for excellent video quality. We offer eight jacket choices, an assembly with a long-distance audio equalizer, and connector combinations of HDMI to USB, VGA and DVI.

Toslink optical cables are employed where high fidelity sound is needed, such as for a home theater or gaming consoles. Ours have ultra-flexible PVC jackets and include a mini-Toslink option.

RapidRun cables are for applications that require multiple AV devices to be connected over a single cable. They are designed to be installed within walls and are an ideal choice for schools.

SMC’s affordable S-Video cables, easy to install and in lengths from 1 to 150 feet, are useful for homes and offices. All have four-pin, mini-DIN connectors with gold-plated terminals.

Our VGA cables are perfect for extending a cable because they are double-shielded and have low-loss features. Options include a VGA cable with a stereo audio line, VGA to DisplayPort and VGA to BNC.

Our 6G SDI and 12G SDI cables are ideal for sending uncompressed digital video signals for professional video production, medical equipment, broadcast AV and HD cameras.

SMC has a huge selection of cables with the popular 3.5mm and 2.5mm connectors for linking a variety of audio devices such as earphones, tablets, TVs, speakers, headsets, etc.

RCA cables are still popular for carrying sound and video. We offer them with single, double and triple connectors, and in both standard and professional grades.

Our DVI cables include an optical fiber option for low EMI/RFI over long distances, as well as connector choices of DVI to DisplayPort, DVI to VGA and DVI to USB.

With their solid mounts, our BNC cables are used in broadcast facilities, aviation, test equipment and video surveillance. We offer BNC in RG6, RG58, RG59, and with and without an adjacent power line.

SMC’s component video cables support HD resolutions by splitting the video signals into three cables. We have options of an additional cable for audio, RCA to SVGA, and RCA to BNC.

Customer Support, Same-Day Shipping

With all these AV cable choices, we realize that purchasing the right one for your needs is not always easy. Sometimes, even after you buy, you might have questions. That’s why we offer courteous, U.S.-based customer and technical support at 1-855-958-3212.

Best of all, our audio video cables are in-stock and ready for immediate, same-day shipment.