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Since upgrading my HT gear, including JVC X500, Oppo UDP203 & Marantz AVR 7010 to allow for 4K viewing the one weak link has been the HDMI cable running from the front end to the PJ. As anyone who has a 4K setup knows it's a hit and miss affair. My old 10m HDMI cable was not up to the task so I bought a Kordz PRS 10m active cable, which I am currently using, but it's only good to 10.2Gbps so I am needing to keep the Oppo set at 4:2:0 chroma. Which doesn't actually adversely effect the PQ however I really want a cable that can handle the full 18Gbps. I bought a Celerity fibre optic HDMI cable and it worked brilliantly.........for about a month, before it turned it's toes up and refused to even pass a 1080p signal. The other drawback to the Celerity is that it needs to be powered on at least one end and in some circumstances both ends. So the Celerity, which was not cheap by any means, at $395 for the 40'/12.2m cable, was returned for a refund. I went back to the Kordz and as I said earlier it is what I'm still using now. I have been watching the threads on AVS forum discussing long HDMI cables for 4K@60Hz to see what others were using and had been having any luck with. The one thing that has become apparent is that what works in one system will not necessarily work in another. There has since been a UK poster who has gone to the trouble of buying cables of many different brands and lengths and testing them. They have tested 4 of each brand at any particular lengths and the testing is still ongoing. The thread and the test results can be found HERE. The two brands of cables that came out on top were the Monoprice SlimRun AV HDR Cable and the Ruipro Ultra-Slim HDMI Active Optical Fibre Cable, with the performance on both being identical. There have been many follow up posts from other users praising the Ruipro cables both before and since the test results were posted. My issue with buying either cable was having to buy it from OS and any issues that could crop up if needing to return a defective cable. So following the announcement by Foxy (EZYHD) over the weekend that he would be getting the Ruipro Fibre Optic cables into Australia the decision was made to order one from him for my system, after all I will now be dealing with an Australian seller who I have bought many cables from over the years. I can't wait to try this cable in my own system and I am tentatively confident, from all the reviews that this cable might actually operate as advertised. I will post a follow up review once I have the cable in my system.