High definition multimedia interface (HDMI) cables have become very popular with television viewers. These cables connect audio visual equipment like DVD players, Blu-ray disc players, video game consoles and set-top boxes to HD televisions. HDMI cables can also be used to connect cameras and mobile phones to computers.
The latest entrant to the world of HDMI is HDMI 1.4. This cable is an upgrade of previous versions of HDMI cables. It offers excellent features as well as advanced picture and sound. It was launched on May 28th, 2009. Like past versions, HDMI 1.4 is also backward compatible. This means that the cable is compatible with old audio and video equipments that have HDMI ports.
Some features of HDMI 1.4
• HDMI 1.4 comes with a high speed Ethernet channel. This means that users do not require an additional Ethernet cable to connect internet devices.
• The HDMI 1.4 has 4K support. This feature enables users to watch videos in ultra high definition. It also supports pixels above 1028.
• HDMI 1.4 also offers high quality three dimensional imaging. This enhances the gaming experience.
• HDMI 1.4 has an audio return channel. When connected to a TV with an inbuilt tuner, HDMI 1.4 sends audio signals directly to surround sound systems. This negates the need for an additional audio cabling.
• HDMI 1.4 comes with an in built Micro HDMI connector that enhances picture colour quality.
HDMI 1.4 also has the capability of providing real time signals between the sending and receiving device. This negates breakup of signals, resulting in clear uninterrupted visuals.