The new version, which is officially called Chord HDMI Active High Speed with Ethernet (phew!), is fully certified as High Speed in all lengths – and it's available in runs of up to 15m.
As well as the new certification, it has an audio-optimised Audio Return Channel provision, Ethernet capability and an updated version of the in-line high-frequency filter used in the original Active HDMI. This is designed to remove HF interference, and thus give the best possible picture and sound.
Other changes include heavier-gauge silver-plated conductors, a third foil layer for better shielding, and die-cast plugs with heavy gold-plating, for better fit and connectivity.
The new cable is available in lengths of 1m, 2m, 3m, 5m, 8m, 10m and 15m. Prices start from £95.