HDMI means high definition multimedia interface and it is the most cutting display technology available in the market. Even though there are many people who are aware about it, some people still have some misconceptions. It is not difficult to understand how the HDMI cable technology works.
What do HDMI cables do?
Every HDMI cable does the job of delivering the uncompressed audio and video data from an electronic device to the display source. Most televisions come with HDMI cables as they are the only cables that transmit both audio and video signals without damaging the signal quality.
Most cables are low on their compression rate as compared to HDMI cables, or else need to have separate cables for audio and video. This technology has been around for no longer than decade.
The various HDMI cables
HDMI cables are available in different versions like version 1.1, 1.2, 1.3 and 1.4.These cables will not look different in the physical from but the difference is in the data quality and bandwidth they offer. Also, the number of the version refers to its software.
Most cables are of the A type which has 19 pins. This stands true for most cables irrespective of their version. With HDMI cables, remember that versions are related to the data transmission and software while the type deals with its physical form.