Tips to purchase the appropriate HDMI cables

HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) is a high end cable that enables data transmission. Unlike previous data transmitting cables, HDMI cables transfer the data without compressing it. This helps in retaining the audio and video quality of the data being transmitted.

Mentioned below are some tips that can help you purchase appropriate HDMI cables electronic devices.

Always check for compatibility

It is extremely important to check if the device that you opt for is HDMI capable. You can do this by looking for ports at the rear end of the TV set or at the front of your DVD player. If you face issues, speak to the dealer who will guide you in the purchase of appropriate electronic devices.

Version compatibility

You will come across four different versions of HDMI cables. These include HDMI version 1.1, 1.2, 1.2a and 1.3. All the four versions offer different features and consist of a unique ‘Magsafe end’. Speak to the dealer prior to purchasing a device or cable. Cross check the HDMI version supported by the device you opt for. You can also opt for HDMI adaptors if you already own a device that is not HDMI compatible.

Appropriate HDMI cables for your PlayStation 3

All four versions are compatible with the PS 3 and can be used comfortably. You might notice a slight difference in the quality of the audio and video when using version 1.1 as opposed to version 1.3. These cables are also compatible with the X-Box and X-Box 360.

The aforementioned tips will help you in the purchase of appropriate HDMI cables for your display device.

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