High Definition Multimedia Interface is a compact video and audio interface that transmits uncompressed digital data. It is a better alternative to the previous analogue standards, such as RF cable, S-video cables, D-terminal and VGA cables. HDMI cables connect audio and video devices like DVD players , Blu-ray players, personal computers and gaming consoles to digital receiving sources audio devices, computer monitors, video projectors and digital televisions.
HDMI technology supports a single cable that is compatible with any uncompressed TV or PC video formats that produce enhanced, high definition video quality. This gives crystal clear image quality. The HDMI cable has 19 ports and since its launch there have been five versions (1.0 – 1.4).
Blu-ray disc and HD DVD players connected to a LED or LCD television set with HDMI cables offer a great visual experience to the consumer.
The advent of graphic cards in PC’s has also made HDMI cables a necessity for the new generation gamer and visual and graphic designers. HDMI cables aid these by providing superior quality output from these cards. The new generation consoles such as Xbox 360 and PS3’s that have graphic enhancing chips in them and with the games developed these days, HDMI cables are fast becoming an essential link.