An introduction to HDMI cables

There is lot more to a HDMI cable than what meets the eye and it’s worth reading up on such information before buying. Here is some basic info on HDMI cables that can be of great assistance when using them in your system.

HDMI stands for High Definition Multimedia Interface and is a type of connection that can be used between satellite boxes, HD TVs and Blu-ray players. HDMI cables are designed to transmit audio as well as video signals, which reduces the number of different wires in order to connect the various devices together.

HDMI cables are available in various iterations that are based on the abilities of the given device. The newest version, HDMI 1.4, is a beautiful piece of technical engineering that is ahead of its time. It is even compatible with devices that have not yet reached most people’s home cinema room.

As is the case with other connection cables, the cable’s length has an impact on its output. A common answer among experts is that the HDMI cables usually supply the most efficient performance using a run that measures up to 15 feet.

Another consideration that needs to be taken into account is the different types of HDMI cable available. They can be classified into Type A, which is the standard cable that is made up of 19 pins and is available in all general stores. Another one is the Type B HDMI cable that is suited for large scale usage, having 29 pins and most often used in the entertainment industry. The final two types are Type C and Type D and are designed specifically for the latest HDMI versions – 1.3 and 1.4.

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