High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) – A Basic information guide

HDMI cables are carriers of digital audiovisual signals. They establish a digital connection between HD devices and the source digital data. The digital information is uncompressed and does not undergo a conversion process before being displayed on the screen. HD DVD players, HD televisions and HD audio systems are electronic devices which have been upgraded to accommodate this technology.

HDMI cables – Features and specifics

HDMI cables are exclusively designed to keep picture and sound quality intact. Newer versions of the technology have been developed and are released all the time. The HDMI cable is a set of 19 sub cables which provide twice the bandwidth needed for transmission of audio and video signals. They can effortlessly transmit 10 gigabytes of digital audio and video per second.

Every new version includes three types of connectors. Type A and C have nineteen pins for supporting all HDTV formats. Type B HDMI cable holds twenty nine pins and has capacity for higher video resolutions such as WQSXGA.

The specifications of each version of HDMI are distinct. After its introduction in 2002, HDMI technology underwent many upgrades. These include HDMI 1.0, HDMI 1.1, HDMI 1.2, HDMI 1.2a, HDMI 1.3 and HDMI 1.4. HDMI 1.4 being the latest and most advanced version.

HDMI offers audio and video transmission without the slightest disturbance due to signal loss.

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