HDMI 1.3 – features and advancements that separate it from previous versions

HDMI 1.3 is a new data transmitting cable that can be used for transferring audio or video from a storage unit to a display device. The new cable enhances the data carrying bandwidth of the normal HDMI cable to 360 MHz or 10.2 GBPS.

Products affected by these advancements

Electronic devices like AV receivers, DVD and Blu-ray players, PS3 and Xbox consoles and LCD/Plasma TV sets will be affected by the HDMI upgrade. It is important to verify the compatibility aspect with your dealer prior to purchasing for a device.

Better than 1080p resolution

As the name suggests, HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) supports high definition data transfer from a storage unit to your display device. The extra bandwidth offered by these cables will support resolutions higher than 1080i.

Other added features include an automatic audio/video transmission system and compatibility with colour resolutions as high as 48 bit.

Using HDMI 1.3 with PlayStation 3

With better sound and picture quality, you are bound to enjoy playing games on your PlayStation 3. You do not have to worry about compatibility between HDMI 1.3 and PS3. This is because the manufacturers of HDMI 1.3 have added PS3 as the very first A/V product to be compatible with the new cable.

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