HDMI, an acronym for High Definition Multimedia Interface, has become one of the most common types of video interface in consumer electronics. Found in everything from game consoles, computers, TVs, to tablets, and much more. If you’ve bought any electronics in the last ten years, you have no doubt come across HDMI and a plethora of HDMI cables. We get a lot of questions in our store about HDMI, and particularly, HDMI cables, so we are going to tell you a little about what HDMI does, and what kind of HDMI cables you need to get the most out of your equipment.
What can HDMI do for you?
In 2002, when HDMI was created, getting a digital, or otherwise high-definition signal to a TV or display was a tricky proposition. It was the Wild West of interfaces, standards, and revisions. HDMI wants to make it so that one cable does everything: video, audio, networking, and remote control, all in one cable. Today, HDMI cables help simplify your setup, easing clutter and enabling easier cable management. Today, HDMI can transfer in resolutions up to 8K, with up to 32 channels of audio. Talk about a killer setup!
Picking the right cables
Considering HDMI is nearly 20 years old at this point, it has seen a number of improvements, or versions through the years, adding enhanced capabilities each time. Practically speaking, there are two versions of HDMI in common use. HDMI 1.4, otherwise known as High-Speed HDMI, is suitable for all applications except for situations where you need a 4K signal at 60hz, like a gaming computer. If that is your situation, you are looking for a HDMI 2.0 cable, otherwise known as Premium High-Speed HDMI. Stay away from cables older than HDMI 1.4, otherwise sold as Standard HDMI.
Once you’ve determined that HDMI is the right cable for your needs, DNA Computers has all the HDMI cables you ever need, and for a great price. HDMI cables are also available in lengths up to 100 feet, and can be suitable for applications inside your walls. Stop by today!