Some facts about the High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) and FAQs

HDMI is a special interface provided by cables which are capable of transmitting digital data at speeds in excess of 10.2 gigabytes per second. The signal quality using these cables is crystal clear as this technology does not convert the digital signals into analogue before transmission. There is also no loss of signal quality. Discussed below are the answers to some of the FAQs about this technology.

Why is HDMI better than other connection methods of audio/visual devices?

An HDMI cable will last for many years and provide excellent digital entertainment. All the latest electronic entertainment devices are HDMI enabled. HDMI cables can compress 8 audio channels into one cable. And, even if the technology gets upgraded in the future, you will not need to buy new cables as they are backward compatible.

Has HDMI undergone any upgrades since its inception?

Yes, HDMI has been upgraded many times since the year 2002 – the year of its launch. Dolby True HD, DTS HD Master audio support, super audio CD support and DVD audio support are some of the upgrades which the technology has undergone.

Will I have to keep buying new HDMI cables?

No, you will not need to buy HDMI cables with every future upgrade as the connectors will not change. You can use an advanced HDMI cable with a previously released version of the technology also as it is backward compatible. The HDMI cable is the most advanced audiovisual signal transmission cable in the world.

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