WHAT IS HDMI®?
“HDMI®” is an acronym for “High-Definition Media Interface.”
WHAT DOES AN HDMI® CABLE DO?
This type of cable helps to digitally replace analog video standards and transfers high-definition digital audio and video signals to your TV, computer monitor, projector and other devices.
HOW DOES AN HDMI® CABLE ACCOMPLISH THAT?
The HDMI® Cable acts as an interface to transmit a high-definition signal from a source device — such as a gaming system — to your TV screen.
CAN YOU EXPLAIN MORE ABOUT THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF HDMI® CABLES?
According to information from the HDMI® Forum — a non-profit corporation of HDMI® manufacturers — one of the latest cables on the market is the Ultra High Speed HDMI® Cable. It is backwards compatible, supporting up to 8K video and bandwidth at 48Gbps. This type of cable is also capable of handling uncompressed 8K@60 and 4K@120.
Among the types of HDMI® Cables are Premium HDMI® Cables, including those with ethernet, which can perform up to 4K at 18Gbps bandwidth.
The High Speed HDMI® Cable is able to support up to 1080p video resolutions and greater. This type of cable for automotive applications has a Type E connector that can resist dust and vibrations.
A Standard HDMI® Cable can transmit up to 720p video. Those for Ethernet have a dedicated channel to network devices. If for automotive wiring, it has resistance and a connector similar to the High Speed Automotive HDMI® Cable.
WHAT MAKES ONE HDMI® CABLE BETTER THAN THE NEXT?
The main feature that separates HDMI® Cables is certification through the HDMI® Cable Certification Program. Cables with this certification will have special labeling on the cable jacket and its packaging. A cable without this certification at any level cannot guarantee a quality connection. The HDMI® Forum agent HDMI® Licensing Administrator, Inc., administers an authentication and verification process for cables that are certified through the HDMI® Cable Certification Program.
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