mCable works with any game console that has an HDMI output.
For example; Nintendo, PlayStation, xBox, and Retro game consoles (requires adapter).
Yes, mCable works with both version 1 and version 2. Please refer the video below for usage instructions:
Yes, in fact mCable does exceptionally well when used with Nintendo Switch.
mCable’s sub-1ms latency is perfect for gamers.
Quality enhancements are very noticeable on some games.
Tip: you should check your TV’s latency and see if your TV has a gaming mode.
Yes. mCable’s contextual processing (enhancement and upscaling) is 3D-aware and can handle the following 3D formats: Frame Packing, Side-by-Side (half), Top-and-Bottom. Other 3D formats will be passed-through in bypass mode.
3D Blu-ray (1080p Frame Packing) is supported, so mCable enhances your 3D experience. If you have 720p 3D content, mCable can also upscale it to 1080p.
Yes. mCable’s contextual processing is applied to 120Hz content. This allows gamers, for example, to render at 720p 120Hz and let the mCable apply its processing to deliver a stunning 1080p120Hz thanks to its amazing detail enhancement and edge restoration features. Affordable graphics cards and laptops can then be used for high frame rate gaming!
Yes. See Product Brochure document for the list of all supported resolutions.
Pretty much anything that HDMI 1.4b can do:
The Black Cinema&Gaming Editions are 2017 models, and they come in white boxes. The Rose Gold “Ultra” model is a 2016 model and Silver “Quality Enhancer” is a 2015 model.
The 2017 Cinema Edition is running our latest pixel processing algorithms that we have fine-tuned based on our customer's feedback on 2015/2016 models over last two years, to guarantee a better visual experience. We have also expanded our compatibility to more devices, eliminated software bugs and compliant issues. We have extended the warranty to two-year instead of one-year from previous models. And starting from this model, Marseille will be selling directly to consumers which enables us to implement a much tighter quality control, making sure every mCable you purchase is genuine, non-refurbished (if not stated as so) and has a consistent, high quality support from us.
The 2015 and 2016 are similar in terms of functionality. The fundamental differences between the two are the material used in the construction to increase the reliability and data transfer of the cable. 2016 model also adds a LED light in the USB connector to indicate power.
The 2017 Gaming Edition is a specially designed version for enhancing graphics content, which are artificially rendered by graphics processors. In contrast, the 2017 Cinema Edition and previous mCable models are mainly designed for videos (movies, broadcast, sports etc), in other words, natural life content. There are a lot of different considerations for how to improve gaming content vs film content. We implemented different algorithms for processing graphics into mCable Gaming Edition. For example, the anti-aliasing feature for gaming edition is an exclusive feature, not available in other products. We have also changed the way we enhance details due to the nature of texture rendering in games.
In general Cinema Edition and Gaming Edition cannot be used interchangeably, except in one case: watching Blu-ray movies. In this mode, Gaming Edition detects the 24fps Blu-ray content and switches itself to cinema mode, same as the Cinema edition. This is to provide convenience for gamers who also want to watch Blu-ray discs on their game consoles.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: After the release of 2017 Cinema&Gaming Editions, all previous models are now officially discontinued. We will keep supporting our previous customers if they have purchased the product prior to July 15, 2017. Unfortunately We cannot guarantee the genuineness nor the condition of the 2015 and 2016 models purchased after this date.
In the consumer space 4K and UHD are used interchangeably. The term 4K has been in existence for a longer time in the professional movie business (4K refers to image width in pixels). UHD which stands for Ultra HD is a consumer term.
First check your input, if it is interlaced (480i, 576i, 1080i) then mCable is in bypass mode, meaning all interlaced video is passed through as-is, exactly as it would through a regular HDMI cable. The other most likely scenario is that your input to mCable is 1080p60 (or 1080p50): in this case mCable is actually processing the video to enhance it but is not upscaling it so your output is 1080p as well, but it’s a better 1080p. Remember HD is only upscaled to 4K by mCable at 24/25/30Hz: so a 1080p24 movie from a Blu-Ray player will be upscaled to 4K; a 1080p60 signal from say a Roku box will be processed (but not upscaled) into a better 1080p60.
Absolutely. In fact if you have an AVR all your source devices will benefit from one mCable’s processing if you simply connect the mCable between the AVR and the TV.
FRC is Frame Rate Conversion, the operation of changing the number of frames per second, for example from 24 to 60. mCable never changes the frame rate: output frame rate is always equal to input frame rate. Marseille highly recommends you send all content in its native frame rate to mCable (e.g. movies are almost always 24Hz natively). Frame rate conversion is always handled best inside the TV.
Yes absolutely, mCable will improve your picture for LCD, OLED, and Plasma TVs.
Yes, mCable improves picture quality on all progressive inputs (up to 1080p 120Hz input).
mCable supports a subset of HDMI 2.0:
Refer to mCable Product Brochure for the full specifications, but in short mCable is an HDMI 1.4b compliant device with support for 4K, 3D and ARC.
mCable also helps solve interoperability issues between some HDMI 1.X source devices and HDMI 2.X TVs.
See the mCable Tech Specs.
Yes, we got you covered.
Yes, in many cases if a resolution is supported, it will be adjusted for your TV. This, for example, will allow you to run PAL content on an NTSC screen.
The Cinema Edition is mainly for videos (movies, broadcast, sports etc.), in other words, natural life content. The Gaming Edition is a specially designed version for enhancing graphics content, which is artificially rendered. There are a lot of different considerations for how to improve these two types of content, and we have implemented different algorithms for processing videogames.
For example, the anti-aliasing feature for Gaming Edition is an exclusive feature, not available in other products. We have also changed the way we enhance details due to the nature of texture rendering in games.
In general, Cinema Edition and Gaming Edition cannot be used interchangeably, except in one case: watching Blu-ray movies. In this mode, gaming edition detects the Blu-ray content and switches itself to cinema mode, the same as Cinema Edition. This is to provide convenience for gamers who also want to watch Blu-ray discs on their game consoles.
Not in the current version.
Yes. We recommend using the smoothing mode of the RetroTink before use.
Yes, we recommend setting the Framemeister to 480p output for retro content. Certain excemptions such as Dreamcast, GameCube, Xbox, and PS2 can be made depending on how you have them connected, and what resolution a specific title is running at.
Yes, though this will depend on the model of the OSSC. Earlier DVI output models will require a DVI to HDMI adapter. Later HDMI native models will have an easier time.
Note that the OSSC has some odd resolution outputs depending on what console is connected. In general, the mCable shines when it detects 480p content. Other resolutions will have different results.
Yes, mCable supports 1440p passthrough mode. However, there's no scaling of 1440p content in the current version.
Yes you can. Please use latest version which support 4kp60 to prevent the degradation of digital signal.
Yes, it does.
Please note that you will need an adapter to convert analog signals to HDMI output.
mCable supports 4K60 signal, but only for YUV420 color format. It does not support the full RGB or YUV444 format.
Gaming PCs do too much, often requiring certain sacrifices. Resolution or FPS. With the mCable doing the resolution heavy lifting, you can run the game at a higher frame rate, thus getting both!
Not automatically, this will depend on your setup. But allowing the mCable to do additional graphics processing can make this possible for PC gaming.
The mCable does no additional processing on sound, it just passes the original source through.
That’s 4K / UHD resolution. Full HD resolution is 1080p (~2 megapixels). UHD resolution is 2160p (~8 megapixels). Note that there are 2 flavors of 2160p, both supported by mCable: the most common is 3840x2160, and then 4096x2160 (this is WidthxHeight in units of pixels).
Yes, but mCable connects one source to one TV. So you can only connect it to one source at a time. If you want all your sources to benefit from mCable you can either:
Yes. A regular HDMI cable has 2 endpoints that can be connected in any direction, it is completely symmetrical. mCable is asymmetrical: one HDMI endpoint (the shorter one, labeled ‘SOURCE’) must be connected to the source device (Blu-ray player, Streaming box, Game console, AVR...), while the other endpoint (longer, labeled ‘TV’) must be connected to the TV.
mCable is not your usual HDMI cable: it has a video enhancing processor inside, which needs power to operate. That’s the only purpose of the USB connector: providing power to the built-in Marseille video processor. If you’re familiar with Google’s Chromecast, it works the same way: you plug it into HDMI for video and USB for power.
Here’s a troubleshooting checklist for you:
Be sure to plug in the USB connector at the back of your TV first to power up the built-in Marseille processor.
Double-check that the connector labeled “TV” and the connector labeled “Source” are plugged in correctly (“TV” to TV and “Source” to source device).
Make sure that the TV is set to display video from the HDMI input where you connected mCable (usually controlled by a button labeled ‘source’ or ‘input’ on your TV’s remote).
If this still does not work, try power from a different USB port or from a separate AC-to-USB power adapter (e.g. iPhone charger).
First, as much as we want to sell you more products ;-), you should NOT connect two mCables back-to-back to increase the cable length. Instead simply buy a regular HDMI cable of the proper length in order to extend mCable. For instance if you have a 6-ft mCable and you need to reach 15-ft, then buy a regular 9-ft HDMI cable as well as an HDMI female-to-female adapter and connect them as follows: Source + regular HDMI cable + adapter + mCable + TV
With mCable, your TV is receiving 4K. Without mCable it was receiving HD. Now your TV may very well apply different picture adjustments to the image (this is usually called ‘Picture Size’ and there is usually a button for this on the TV remote) for HD and UHD inputs. For instance some TVs may overscan HD but do nothing to UHD, which means with HD your image appeared slightly zoomed but was missing some of the edge contents.
Yes, mCable will work, but what it will do will depend on your setup.
If your computer is set to render on its HDMI output at 4K into a 4KTV, then mCable will be in bypass.
If your computer is rendering at 1080p or less, then mCable can improve your graphics quality especially when you view photos and movies. For productivity applications such as document editing and emails, improvement will be mainly on the text anti-aliasing.
Both connectors are within HDMI standard specifications for size.
The cross section of the headers is WxH=20.8x11.3 mm (~0.819x0.445 inches).
Source connector depth is 48.4mm (1 29/32 ’’)
TV connector depth is 69.1mm (2 23/32’’)
Not really. It’s the most convenient thing to do, but you can also use an AC to USB power adapter instead. Beware these adapters are not all performing the same, we recommend that you use a high quality adapter from a reputable brand (e.g. an iPhone charger). If you need to reset microprocessor inside the cable just unplug the power for few seconds and then plug it back it.
mCable is compatible with all HDMI versions, past and future. In fact it helps solve some known HDMI interoperability issues between source devices and TVs.
We have three versions. 3 feet, 6 feet, and 9 feet to best accommodate your setup.
Yes, it does. Please use latest version which support 4kp60 to prevent the degradation of digital signal.
Yes. If the MAC has HDMI connector, just plug in. If not, use MiniDP to HDMI converter.
Yes, just plug mCable to the HDMI output.
With any HDMI compliant device, the mCable is all you need. If you have legacy connections, adapters will be required.
Yes, but it's nothing to worry about. We designed it to ventilate properly. mCable is engineered to operate as a low power device, consuming less than 1W. In other words, it's normal for it to be warm.
Yes, we ship all over the world.
Domestic orders normally take 3-5 days to arrive. International order normally takes 8-21 business days to arrive. If you have concerns, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
When your order ships (usually 1 business day after the order is placed) you will receive an email with the tracking number for your order.
International Customs Duty, handling fees, office fees, and VAT Tax may be collected by your postal services or shipping company on delivery. Please check with your customs and local postal service for Terms and Conditions (T&C) and other applicable fees and rates, and customs duty fees in your country. It is the responsibility of the customer to contact the proper agencies in their country to assess the total charges on their imported product.
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If you watch movies as well as play games, I would suggest trying Cinema Edition first. Cinema Edition is a more generic enhancement engine, which would still improve your gaming, just not as good as Gaming Edition would. For instance, it will not perform Gaming Anti-Aliasing. But the things that it will perform is contrast and detail enhancement like what would be done to videos, so I believe games would still look better.
mCable Gaming Edition is red and black and the mCable Cinema Edition is orange and black.
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