What Are HDMI Cables And Why Do I Want One?

Pure digital HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) has been called the highest quality high-quality connection and the last word in multi-interface connectivity. Today’s home theatre digital video and audio output demands a new kind of transmission – one that ensures dependable audio and visual signal transmission for consistently brilliant performance. In short, when you need to unite high-definition video and multichannel audio, HDMI cables simplify the process and guarantee better results than other methods of linking your home theater components.

That’s why, in the past few years, HDMI has become the customary connection for high-def gear. New HDTVs have at least two HDMI inputs standard, and new DVD players, DVRs, Blu-ray players, gaming consoles, HD-capable satellite connections, digital cable boxes, and even computers feature this hookup.

Unfortunately, some of the buzzwords surrounding HDMI cables and connections have made what should be a simple installation seem too complex for the layperson. On top of that, unreasonably high prices set by some sellers of HDMI cables have probably contributed to more than a few home theatre lovers choosing to stick with analog cables. But as we said above, configuring an HDMI setup doesn’t have to be difficult! Achieving amazing video quality (up to 1080p resolution at 60 frames per second) and beautiful digital sound (eight channels of 24-bit audio at 192kHz) with a single cable is the fastest way to get a great home theatre experience.

Why opt for HDMI cables? Besides the ease of installation and single-cable convenience, HDMI offers superb picture and sound quality right out of the box – there’s no interference caused by digital-to-analog conversions and re-conversions. HDMI cables are also the only way to get 3D video signals to your new 3D TV. And this type of connection offers the potential for more than just audio and video. With 19 pins, a standard HDMI connector can carry video and audio data, along with ID information, 2 way control capabilities, and low voltage power. The newest HDMI cables can even provide Internet connectivity between devices.

As noted above, there are companies charging high prices for this soon-to-be ubiquitous cable, but the fact is that there’s no appreciable difference between different price points. Perhaps the most convenient thing about HDMI cables, however, is their backward compatibility. Unless you’re working with HDMI 1.4 rated equipment and want to utilize certain features that are only available with version 1.4, don’t worry too much about versions when shopping for HDMI cables. Older HDMI equipped components will almost always work together.

Now that you know more about HDMI cables, visit our Digital Cables page to see our variety of HDMI cables at www.Bundlecity.com.

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