Today, High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) cables are preferred method of transmitting video and audio signals. With HDMI leads stirring up a whirlwind in the market, the days of high definition televisions (HDTV) connected to DVD players with scart lead connections are over.
What are HDMI leads?
HDMI is used to transmit audio and video data in an uncompressed format. HDMI is advantageous because it supports standard as well as high definition video and also multi-channel digital audio on a single cable. HDMI leads have a big consumer base because using these cables means there is no need for any other cable to be attached to your television, therefore it avoids confusion.
Modern audio and video devices such as Blu-ray players, computers, set-up boxes and televisions have an HDMI port, which is why consumers prefer HDMI leads over scart leads and other cables.
HDMI leads are superior in terms of technology compared to analogue leads. They support uncompressed digital formats like Dolby Digital and have spare bandwidth for future developments in technology.
If you face problems because of the sheer number of cables hanging down at the back of your home cinema system, you need to replace those cables with HDMI leads. With HDMI leads there is no need for separate audio and video cables. Many people who are well acquainted with HDMI technology use them because of the simplicity they offer.
A lot of people are given the wrong information when they purchase cables for their multimedia systems and this is very common with HDMI leads too. HDMI leads come in different sizes from 0.5m to 50m. And this can have a powerful effect on the quality of the visuals you view.
Although analogue cables have served us well, HDMI leads are now the way to go.