Monthly Archives: July 2011

Do you need an HDMI extender?

The HDMI cables are the most widely used when it comes to connecting HD equipment and they are the ones that can transmit audio and video digitally over a single cable. Despite their many advantages, they are not foolproof and … Continue reading

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Is HDMI the best HDTV connectivity?

There is a countless number of TV, DVD, Blu-ray players and other electronic equipment and each one of them with their own goals and agendas, trying to push this or that technology. The complete standardization of the TV and PC … Continue reading

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HDMI 1.3 – everything you need to know

HDMI 1.3 was released in 2006 and it introduced a number of changes, additions, and improvements over the earlier versions. Since its first, 1.0 version, the HDMI interface and specifications have been constantly updated in order to stay abreast with … Continue reading

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HDMI versus Component Video

HDMI and Component Video are two interfaces (standards), which enable users to connect various video and audio sources to TVs or other displays and build their home theatre systems. While Component Video is analog and older video standard, it is … Continue reading

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HDMI explained

While most of us know well what HDMI cables are and look like, very few know that HDMI is far more than that. It specifies a number of rules that all HDMI-compliant equipment and manufacturers have to follow, aiming at … Continue reading

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Optimal number of HDMI inputs on an HDTV

The HDMI cables are the de facto standard when it comes to home theaters and most users have long replaced their older cables with HDMI cables. In addition, almost every video and audio equipment, which has been manufactured in the … Continue reading

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HDMI and Component Video – which one is better?

The HDMI interface allows the transition of digital audio and video over a single cable and according to many, the HDMI cables should be your first choice if you are setting up a home theater system. Since all of the … Continue reading

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The truth about the 120 Hertz HDMI cables

Since the HDMI cables are used in almost all home theatre setups, many merchants are trying various techniques in order to sell their products. You can find cable advertised as super high speed, ultra-speed, gold, platinum, and priced at more … Continue reading

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HDMI version 1.4 explained

Since the first HDMI version, 1.0, HDMI has gone through 1.2 and 1.3, and quite a few sub-versions to get to the latest, version 1.4. These versions are often too confusing for the regular consumer, which is the main reason … Continue reading

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HDMI cables and speed

The HDMI cables come in a few different versions, but quite often, the manufacturers label their HDMI cables differently and quite often misleadingly. If you need an HDMI cable for your home setup, then a decent quality cable should work … Continue reading

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