HDMI leads, or HDMI cables, can be widely used with most audio-visual items in the home or in the workplace. As these cables can transmit high definition audio and video, they have now become a standard for connecting audio-video devices with HDTVs.
Different types of HDMI leads and cables are now available to choose from. If you are planning to buy a new HDTV, Blu-ray player, PlayStation or Xbox, you should definitely consider getting an HDMI cable to get the best viewing experience.
Different versions of HDMI cables
As there are a few different versions of HDMI cables now available, you must ensure that you get the right one for your specific setup. While there are six different versions of HDMI cables, your choice should depend on how and where you want to use it.
The V1.0 is the first HDMI cable version. Original specifications allowed a minimum bandwidth transfer of 165MHz and a maximum of 4.9GBps, which is sufficient for picture quality of up to 1080p.
V1.1, 1.2, 1.2a, 1.3 and V1.4 are later versions. As the 1.4 is the latest version of HDMI cable, it comes with Ethernet capabilities allowing users to share internet connection with other devices in the same network.