Types of High Definition Multimedia Interface cables

HDMI technology was launched in 2002 and it has revolutionised audiovisual entertainment all over the world. The interface is provided by the HDMI cable. The specialty of this cable is that it transfers digital signals without converting them to analog. The digital quality of the audiovisual signal is retained at the highest levels of quality and is then represented in your television screen. This is possible because the HDMI cable has 19 enclosed wires inside it and can support up to 8 audio channels at one time. These cables transmit digital information at the speed in excess of 10.2 gigabytes per second. This is twice the bandwidth required for transferring high quality audiovisual signals. Discussed here are some features of HDMI.

Outstanding features of HDMI cables

The five different types of HDMI cables available in the market are standard HDMI, standard HDMI with Ethernet, automotive HDMI, high speed HDMI and high speed HDMI with Ethernet. Each of these cables supports different functionalities.

The standard HDMI cable transmits 1080i and 720p video quality signals. It improves resolution to a great extent. The standard HDMI cable can be used for DVD players, satellite television and digital broadcasting etc. The Ethernet transmitter counterpart of the standard HDMI cable is used to share internet at high definition. Automotive HDMI cables are used for high performance internet transmission. They are made from highly specialised materials. Resolutions in excess of 1080p are best viewed through the high speed HDMI cables. The high speed HDMI cable with Ethernet is the most advanced version. It can support the highest resolution along with 3D and allow the transmission and sharing of the internet without the need for an extra cable.

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