The different versions of HDMI cables for different needs

High Definition Multimedia Interface or HDMI is a technology that is revolutionising the electronic world. A number of devices such as computers, laptops, gaming consoles, DVD players and TV sets have benefited from this technology.

Advantages of HDMI cables

The HDMI cables were first introduced in the consumer market in 2003. The advantages of HDMI cables are there for all to see. At a relatively cheap price, one receives picture and sound of the highest quality. Instead of four-to-five video and audio connections a single HDMI cable suffices.

The different types of HDMI cables and leads

There are a number of different versions and varieties of HDMI cables available. Each of these are designed to suit one’s different needs. Standard HDMI with up to 1080i and 720p’ and ‘High Speed HDMI’ are among the more popular versions. The 1080i version refers to the high-definition format while the 720p gives a more progressive scan video format.

You also have different HDMI lead types, such as those plated with platinum or gold. However, they can be interchanged as there is not much of a difference between the two. The different plating gives out different oxidation results. However, one rarely uses them outdoors and hence both of them gives the same result.

You can also opt for some of the HDMI leads that have recently been released that allow for further innovation. For example, the mini HDMI leads that can be directly connected to computers, laptops and the like. The 1.0 version also supports Consumer Electronic Control (CEC) that allows different HDMI-enabled devices to be controlled by a single remote.

The essential fact to remember is to select the right length and quality of the HDMI cable. The different versions might be confusing, but proper research and a reputable brand will resolve all your issues.

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