What is HDMI?
HDMI stands for “high-definition multimedia interface.” HDMI the most recent form of audio/visual cable connection, which offer richer and sharper audio/visual quality than their coaxial VGA cable-predecessors. HDMI cables resemble USB wires with the ability to carry 5 gigabits per second. Wisegeek explains HDMI thusly:
HDMI® is an uncompressed, all-digital signal, while the aforementioned interfaces are all analog. With an analog interface, a clean digital source is translated into less precise analog, sent to the television, then converted back to a digital signal to display on screen. At each translation, the digital signal loses integrity, resulting in some distortion of picture quality. HDMI® preserves the source signal, eliminating analog conversion to deliver the sharpest, richest picture possible.
HDMI supports standard video formats, enhanced video and high-definition. Dummies.com states that there are four main great features of HDMI: it’s all digital; it has high-bandwidth; it can support all variants of HDTV; and it can carry up to eight channels of digital audio.
HDMI cables also have several types of adapters so you can convert your older PCs, TVs, or other audio/visual equipment into HDMI technology.
Eio’s HDMI Selection
Eio holds many different types of HDMI cables.
Our top of the line HDMI cables are our Monster Ultra-High Speed HDTV HDMI Cable.
- Ultra-high speed rated
- Cable For Life: performance guarantee
- For those who demand the best in high definition home theater – now and in the future
- Ultimate 1080p Full HD picture and sound from the largest HDTVs, advanced projectors, and digital AV sources
- Delivers up to 7.1 lossless digital surround sound for the ultimate movie, music, and game experience
For more information on HDMI, go to the FAQ page at HDMI.org.
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