High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) cable is a digital and audio cable that allows a digital connection between audio and video systems such as a home cinema system, DVD player, television and more. HDMI cables are available in various types and can transmit uncompressed digital data. Today, HDMI cables are alternatives to the composite video cable, radio frequency coaxial cable and Video Graphics Array cable (VGA).
What you need to know about HDMI cables
HDMI cables were launched in 2003 and considered a breakthrough in the electronic market. Many consumer electronic and computer companies have purchased these cables in bulk because of their reliability and productive efficiency. HDMI cables are ideal because they support the high definition television and computer formats that are available in the market. A major feature of an HDMI cable is that it is compatible with the Digital Visual Interface (DVI) which was previously used by many consumers.
HDMI cables are designed in such a manner that they don’t lose the picture and sound quality on all digital systems. With technology developing at lightening speed, the newer versions have increased the potential of these cables and have made the possibilities endless. All HDMI versions include three types of connectors. The standard Type A and Type C consist of nineteen pins to support High Definition Television (HDTV) format. Type B has twenty nine pins offering prolonged video resolution, such as the Wide Quad Super Extended Graphics Array (WQSXGA). The new addition to the HDMI family is category one cables and category two cables.
All the versions of HDMI cables have the potential to transmit maximum bandwidth signals. These signals are carried from the source to the digital system such as a computer, television or audio system.