HDMI cables are compact audio/video interface cables. Unlike the older connectivity cables, HDMI cables are capable of transmitting uncompressed digital data. These cables are a perfect alternative over analogue standards like composite video, radio frequency (RF), SCART, S-Video, composite video, VGA, D-Terminal and component video.
Using HDMI cables, you can easily connect digital audio/video sources with AV receivers. The digital AV sources include Blu-ray disc players, set-top boxes, video game consoles and personal computers. On the other hand, AV receivers include computer monitors, compatible digital audio devices and digital televisions. Using HDMI cables is the best way to enjoy your home theatre experience.
The HDMI technology uses a single cable for any PC and TV video format along with enhanced, standard and HD video. Besides video, HDMI cables also supports digital audio of up to 8 channels.
The earlier DVI, composite and S-Video cables used to carry analogue data transmissions. These transmissions were then converted into digital data before displaying on the screen. However, the need of data conversion is completely eliminated with HDMI cables. In fact, HDMI cables are known to carry uncompressed digital transmission.
HDMI cables are made in different versions. Each of these versions has its own specification. 1.0, 1.2, 1.3a are some versions of HDMI cables. HDMI 1.4 is the latest specification that even supports 3D TV format and Ethernet. If you own an HD multimedia device and looking forward to get the most from it, use HDMI connectivity cables.