High definition multimedia interface (HDMI) cables have become very popular with technology and gadget lovers. These cables connect audio visual equipment like DVD players, video game consoles, Blue ray disc players and set-top boxes. HDMI cables are also used to connect cameras and mobile phones to laptops and computers.
The different versions of HDMI cables
HDMI cables are available in many versions. The first version to be introduced was the HDMI 1.0. Newer versions have since been invented with better features and usability. Today, the HDMI 1.4a is the latest entrant. It is much better than its predecessors and transforms one’s digital experience.
The benefits of HDMI cables
HDMI cables enhance the clarity of picture and sound. The cable uses digital signals and works without compressing signal quality. This increases picture and sound quality, enhancing home theatre and gaming experiences. The latest version of the HDMI cable has 3D capability; this is a bonus for those who want life like picture images. HDMI cables also use a single cable to transmit signals. Thus, there is no need to use separate cables for video and audio. HDMI cables, unlike their analogue and coaxial counterparts, have the colour spaces function. This improves colour contrast on television screens.
Newer versions of the HDMI cables have an Ethernet channel. This makes it possible to connect various internet devices to a single hub, using one cable. Users can also choose from a variety of cables. There are gold and silver plated connectors, micro HD cables, mini HD cables and so on.