HDMI is an abbreviation that is commonly used for High Definition Multimedia Interface. These cables help in the transfer of high quality audio and video without affecting its overall quality.
Significant benefits over component video
HDMI cables offer many benefits over component video. Some of these include support for pixel for pixel mapping and the display of more detail when available. Support for better contrast and colour saturation, along with digital bitstream compatibility, are some of the other benefits of HDMI cables v1.3 over component video.
It should be noted that individual results may vary to a certain extent. However, cheap sources like DVD players might not be able to scale and process the HDMI signal as effectively as modern day Blu ray players.
Long cable issues
There have been instances where in the video quality has been affected due to the use of long HDMI cables. This is mainly because of the fact that long HDMI cables take a long time in transmitting data over a 5m / 16′4″ data cable. However, recent updates and upgrades have enabled HDMI cables to transmit data without any issue in the overall quality of the audio/video. Most HDMI cables now support resolutions of up to 720p/1080i.
Will the use of HDMI v1.3 affect your PS3 or Xbox?
HDMI v1.3 was designed keeping in mind the specifications offered by the famous game consoles – PS3 and the Xbox. Modern HDMI cables are compatible with these game consoles and will not affect the quality of the audio or the video.