HDMI cables versus RCA cables

Purchasing a PS3 or an Xbox has become the trend in today’s fast paced world. Gaming devices are replacing traditional computer CDs and DVDs at a fast rate. The enhanced picture and sound quality coupled with advanced graphics card have made these gaming accessories must-have device.

Switching from HDMI to RCA cables

Switching from High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) to Radio Corporation of America cables (RCA) will not stop you playing your PlayStation 3. You will however notice a drastic change in the picture and sound quality. This is because, RCA cables use basic analogue inputs. These inputs do not help enhance the quality of the video being transmitted. The cables simply transmit the data from one source to another.

HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface)

HDMI cables act as a source for transmitting data from a storage unit to a display device. While it may seem that HDMI cables are similar to RCA connectors, the technological advances used by HDMI cables make them superior to other data transmitting cables. These connectors support video up to 1080 pixels, the highest possible resolution today. Modern games machines use high end graphics cards and hence using HDMI cables is an ideal choice.

RCA (Radio Corporation of America) connectors

As mentioned previously, RCA connectors do not use the latest technological inputs and hence are thought to be inferior to HDMI cables. If you have a new digital playback device you need to use an HDMI cable so your HD TV can view the picture in digital. If you use RCA cables you will lose some signal quality.

If it’s quality that you are looking for, you will be better off with an HDMI cable.

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