Buying guide for HDMI cables

High definition multimedia interface (HDMI) is a standard used for audiovisual devices such as high definition audio systems, HD televisions etc. HDMI cables look similar to USB cables, except for the fact that they conceal 19 wires inside them which have the power to collectively transmit 5 gigabytes of audio visual data per second.

In recent times, the demand for HDMI cables has risen. Here we have discussed the important factors that need to be remembered before buying the right HDMI cable.

HDMI cables – specifications and uses

You will need to know all the details of your device and its HDMI cable specifications. There are two levels of HDMI cables in general. They are Category I and Category II. Category I cables are standard HDMI cables and the Category II cables are high speed cables.

All HDMI cables support television and other video devices and are capable of supporting eight different audio channels. These high definition multimedia interface cables are extensively used in gaming and almost every game console makes use of them.

You may require longer HDMI cables for connecting devices across distances. These cables may not necessarily have the power to transmit signals across such long distances. To aid them you may need to buy signal boosters and equalisers. The boosters will push the signal across the cable and the equalisers work on eliminating interference and maintaining image and audio quality

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