HDMI is an abbreviation for high definition multimedia interface. These cables were introduced to help consumers transmit data from their storage units to display devices.
Why opt for HDMI cables as opposed to the other data cables?
HDMI cables are far superior to the previous audio/visual cables, which include composite and coaxial cables. These cables deliver a higher image and audio quality and are more reliable in terms of performance. The length of the cable does not affect the overall quality of the data in any way. HDMI cables can support resolutions as high as 1080i and colour depth as prominent as 48 bit. Most modern versions of HDMI cables transmit data at a speed of 340-360 MHz (10.2 – 10.9 GBPS).
Differences between other data cables and HDMI cables
HDMI cables differ from other data cables in terms of functionality, features offered, reliability, data transfer speed and device compatibility. The ability to send high quality audio and video data is what makes these cables popular among consumers. When coupled with a high definition TV set, you are bound to enjoy optimum clarity and crystal clear sound. On the other hand, using composite and coaxial cables will affect the overall quality of the audio and video being transferred. The speed at which the data travels is far slower, compared to HDMI cables.
HDMI cables are slightly more expensive than composite and coaxial cables. However, the features offered make them a long term investment. On the other hand, composite and coaxial cables will become redundant in a few years and the money spent on purchasing these cables will be a waste.