Buying guide for HDMI cables

High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) is a standard used for audiovisual devices such as high definition audio systems and HD televisions. HDMI cables look like USB cables, except for the fact that they conceal 19 wires inside them which have the power to collectively transmit five gigabytes of audio visual data per second. In recent times, the demand for HDMI cables has risen. Mentioned below are some of the important factors that need to be remembered to buy the right HDMI cable.

HDMI cables – Specifications and uses

HDMI cables for iPod adapters are of four different types; A, B, C and D. Their sizes and pins are different. All HDMI cables in the market may not suit your purpose. 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. These are Category I and Category II. Category I cables are standard HDMI cables and the Category II cables are the high speed cables.

All HDMI cables support television and other video devices. HDMI cables are capable of supporting eight different audio channels. These high definition multimedia interface cables are extensively used in gaming and most consoles have them.

You may require long HDMI cables for connecting devices across distances as much as 50 to 100 feet. These cables may not necessarily have the power to transmit signals across such long distances. To aid them you may need to buy signal booster and equalizers. The boosters will push the signal across the cable and the equalizers work on eliminating interference and maintaining image and audio quality.

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