Hdmi Cables - The New Connection

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If you have recently upgraded some of your home theatre or home audio equipment after putting it off for as long as possible, you may have noticed that few modern components utilize technology that was the industry-standard only a few years ago. RCA jacks, coaxial cable, VGA, and DVI cables have all been more or less replaced by HDMI. HDMI is an acronym which stands for high definition multimedia interface. This technology makes it possible for both video and audio to be transferred between devices using one cable. Not only does this mean less of a mess of cables behind the entertainment centre in your flat, it also means better picture and audio quality.

When purchasing HDMI cables for your new television or components, there are a few things to keep in mind. The most important thing to remember when purchasing these cables is that you should avoid purchasing a cable that is longer than what you really need. There is a substantial difference in prices between short cables and longer ones. It is a good idea to measure how long of a cable you are going to need and then add about a half a meter or so to the length. This will ensure that there are no tight fits or excess cable.

HDMI cables and connections have been around since about 2002. Since they were initially released, HDMI cables have gone through a rapid succession of improvements. The latest type of HDMI cable, version 1.4, is capable of Ethernet speeds and can carry 3-D video. While it is still possible to purchase some of the older versions of this cable, is generally a good idea to avoid them and purchase the latest iteration. Although older cables can be purchased much cheaper, they may not be able to keep up with your 3-D television and other peripherals.

When it comes to HDMI cables, there are few differences between the cheapest and most expensive brands. When a short cable is necessary, is generally preferable to buy the cheapest brand since the digital quality is the same regardless of how much money you spend. If, on the other hand you need a long cable, say 15 m or more, it may be worth your money to buy a better quality cable since they often have better shielding and are less vulnerable to signal degradation. A little time spent studying the technological innovations of HDMI cables makes it easy to understand why they have become the standard of the industry.
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This article was published on 2011/04/19