HDMI leads are a massive upgrade to the older style cables we used to use to connect our equipment. HDMI leads have delivered a coup de grâce to the mess of wires and boxes that used to exist at the back of every television. You don’t need to have separate cables for audio and video with HDMI leads, no more male and female connectors, no more colour coded AV plugs, HDMI leads do everything all in one simple, slimline cable.
HDMI leads utilise digital transmission technology which means that higher volumes of data can be sent at high speeds enabling high definition content that wouldn’t be possible on non HDMI leads.
You will find that HDMI leads have utility in all sorts of things. In fact you might be surprised at just how versatile HDMI leads are compared to SCART cables and the like. You can see ports for HDMI leads on HD TVs and BluRay players naturally, computers, video cameras even mobile phones can also be connected with HDMI leads. You can use HDMI leads to stream content directly from your netbook to your TV or to connect your PS3 or Xbox 360 to a sound system too. The possibilities with HDMI leads are endless.