Belkin redefines hi-def with clever cabling

Fancy cables – they’re a tactile treat, but even the less sceptical among us can fail to notice any significant performance advantage from most of the

Fancy cables – they’re a tactile treat, but even the less sceptical among us can fail to notice any significant performance advantage from most of them. Belkin’s RazorVision does a little more than promise the goods, though: it comprehensively shows you the difference.

You see, this is not so much a cable as a picture-processing box with a cable plugged in either side. The processing supposedly offers much improved performance over standard in-telly workings by measuring colour and contrast over a much larger number of pixels, giving it a better idea of the big picture.

The promised result of all the clever electric gubbins is better contrast, whiter whites, blacker blacks and no edge ‘haloing’, with controls allowing you to adjust levels to suit. And in case you’re not convinced, there’s an option to show a split-screen before-and-after affair on your telly.

Belkin suggests performance can be improved yet further by using a mains filter to clean up your power supply – whether or not it makes a difference, it’s worth buying one for the surge protection alone. Marty McFly aside, lightning is nobody’s friend.

Considering we’ve seen leads costing thousands of pounds that have done little more than look pretty, £250 seems a reasonable asking price for a cable that’s not afraid to bare its soul.

Essentials

Belkin RazorVision

Price: £250

On sale: Now

Contact: Belkin