Who says consumers need a 4K-enabled television, or even 4K capable content for that matter, to experience 4K quality video? All they need is the mCable from Marseille Networks. The video-enhancing HDMI cable, developed and patented by the Silicon Valley-based company, will be made available in late October and is priced between $129 and $159.
The mCable can enhance and upscale 720p video quality up to 1080p, and 1080p HD to to 4K quality, Tim Suri, explained during a demo of the product at Marseille’s booth at CEDIA 2015. “Think of it not as a cable, but as a critical component in your video setup,” Suri said. “By allowing the mCable’s built-in processor to enhance and filter your video content before it reaches your television, you will enjoy an amazingly clean and sharp visual experience. With Marseille’s proprietary contextual processing algorithms, every pixel receives special treatment, which enhances details and produces greater levels of resolution, depth and realism. The output is greater than the input.”
The mCable works with any source device with an HDMI output, including Blu-ray/DVD players, set top boxes, Apple TV, Roku, TiVo, and video game consoles.
Amine Chabane, President and CEO of Marseille, added: “mCable is far superior to any HDMI cable on the market today, as the only device that enhances picture quality. Passive HDMI cables are generally all the same, whether they are priced at $10 or $300. At best, the passive cables are capable of producing an output that is equal to the input. As of today, despite the explosive growth of 4K televisions in the market, there is extremely limited availability of 4K content. In real time, the mCable is capable of taking HD content and generating 4K content, 4K Image Certified by Technicolor.”
According to Marseille, the mCable is the only cable 4K Image Certified by Technicolor, Hollywood’s premier technology provider.