HDMI leads are the newest and the most preferred form of connection for the HDTVs of today.
HDMI cables are used for transmitting video and audio data in an uncompressed format. One of the major advantages of HDMI is that it supports enhanced, standard or high definition video along with multi-channel audio using a single cable. As this minimises the need to use multiple cables for transmitting audio and video, HDMI cables have become quite popular in recent times.
Most modern video/audio devices such as Blu-ray players, computers, set-top boxes and DVD players have HDMI ports. This is also a major reason why many people prefer using HDMI leads over component cables and scart leads.
HDMI leads are quite superior to analogue leads, both in visual display and sound quality. They support uncompressed 8-channel digital audio and all presently available compressed formats like DTS and Dolby Digital. They also have extra bandwidth to accommodate future enhancements of the technology.
Looking for the best quality HDMI leads is important
When it comes to buying cables for entertainment systems, many people are generally misinformed about HDMI. Similarly to other cables, HDMI leads do come in different qualities. A low quality HDMI lead might suffer from RFI and EMI interference which can make the picture on your television screen become speckled when another electronic device is switched on, for instance a hairdryer or a food processor.
On the other hand, choosing the best quality HDMI leads can have a considerable effect on the quality of images appearing on your TV screen.