HDMI Cables

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HDMI CABLES

When looking to buy a HDMI cable for a UHDTV, HDTV, HD projector or home theater receivers there are several factors to consider.  And even though it seems like just one of many connections or cables necessary to enjoy better picture quality, HDMI cables are more than a just a cable that goes on the HDMI port on a television.  HDMI cables come with a pre-established set of standards that allow high-definition electronics to transmit communication protocols and a definitive need when it comes to a home theater installation, television installation, projector installation, or an audio and video receiver setup.  There are several types of HDMI cables, for example HDMI 2.1, also some of them provide a higher bandwidth than others, some of them come in the form of a standard cable with ethernet, a high speed cable, a high speed cable with ethernet and of course a simple standard cable.

HDMI Cable Benefits

HDMI conversion

HDMI cables are a compact audio video cables used for the transmission of uncompressed video, data and uncompressed or compressed digital audio data from a HDMI device to a compatible high definition television, high definition projector, computer monitor, or a audio video receiver with a digital audio device.  New high definition televisions display a greater amount of colors than their older versions.  This creates the need for faster data transmission then than regular digital televisions.  When a television receives the information digitally, it does not have to spend processing power or time transforming the signal from analog of digital to high definition.

HDMI Standard

The HDMI standard is a set of protocols used for the transmission of high bandwidth data between digital devices and it was created by a group of manufacturers dedicated to the production of electronics.  Using devices that are HDMI capable, HDMI technology provides a significant difference in a home theater system.  The current standard can carry 8K60 and 4K120, Dynamic HDR, and increased bandwidth with a new 48G cable and it supports eight channels of uncompressed audio, enough for a 9.2 surround sound system.  Best of all an HDMI cable reduces the number of cables required to connect audio and video components and it can lower the number of remote controls needed to operate a system.

2.1 HDMI Cables

This is the latest HDMI technology! with televisions only being manufactured inexorably toward Ultra HD “4K,” and “8K” it was perfectly clear that the need for more bandwidth in the connection to handle the future’s higher resolutions and frame rates.  HDMI 2.1 delivers, supporting 4K 2160p x up to 120 frames per second and 8K to 60 frames per second.  This allows for full-resolution 8K along with higher frame rate 4K content.

It Is All About The Bandwidth!

HDMI cables deliver many new specifications to take your audio and video entertainment to a completely new next level.  Even is the main differences between 8k and 4k UHDTV are undeniably.

ResolutionFrame Rate
4K50/60
4K100/120
5K50/60
5K100/120
8K50/60
8K100/120
10K50/60

Standard and High HDMI Cable with Ethernet

This HDMI cable type provides exactly the same performance as a standard HDMI cable.  Additionally a dedicated data channel, commonly known as the HDMI Ethernet Channel, mostly used to synchronize a device to a network.  HDMI Ethernet Channel functionality is only possible if the linked devices are HDMI Ethernet Channel capable.

High Speed Cable

A high speed HDMI cable handles video resolutions of at least 1080p including more advanced display technologies like 8K, 4K, 3D, and Dynamic HDR.  If any of these technologies are being used, or if a 1080p display is being connected to a 1080p source this is the recommended cable.

Main HDMI Cable Differences

Considering all the main differences HDMI cables provide is a efficient way to understand how all the technologies vary and how all the improvements reflect on the screen.  All these great advancements have provided outstanding differences depending of the types of HDMI cables, bandwidth as well as high speed and standard HDMI cables with ethernet channel.

Francisco Hernandez

As the founder at Multimedia Tech, Francisco works to ensure that the company is effectively connecting with with clients while providing the best possible experience. Prior to funding Multimedia Tech, Francisco worked in various tech leadership and business development roles at emerging businesses. Francisco funded Multimedia Tech because under his management the company could share his passion for working hard, reaching for the highest standard of performance, and always going above and beyond for the client.

Francisco studied at C. T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston, where he graduated on the Dean’s list for academic achievement. When he is not working, he enjoys spending time at the beach, cycling, reading, and being with his family and friends.

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