With recent advancements in technology, HD multimedia has become hugely popular. It offers a superior audio-visual output compared to traditional standards. With the introduction of flat panel LCD and plasma TVs, HDMI cables have also gained immense popularity.
The earlier connectivity cables had different wires for carrying audio and video signals. However, a single HDMI cable is capable of carrying audio and video data. HDMI cables are popularly used for linking together different digital mediums like a DVD player, TV set, games console etc.
An HDMI cable looks similar to a USB cable and almost all new sound systems, TV sets and laptops now feature HDMI ports.
Reasons for the rising popularity of HDMI cables
Unlike the traditional connectivity cables that carried analogue signals, HDMI cables transmit digital signals.
Some advantages of digital signals over analogue signals include:
• Less degradation of data (meaning higher quality sound and clearer images)
• Reliability (signals are less susceptible to noise and corruption)
• Ease of incorporation with other digital networks
• Producing and communicating digital signals is less expensive
With the use of HDMI cables, the entire process of linking different media players together becomes a lot easier. HD multimedia has completely transformed viewing. This allows for crisper audio and visual quality. Moreover, the chances of sound and images getting distorted are less when using HDMI cables.