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HDMI cable: role, benefits and selection criteria

HDMI is a standard audio/video interface. It allows the transmission of encrypted streams containing compressed or uncompressed data. This technique is embedded in a cable to connect these digital data. Here we present its role, advantages and selection criteria.

Role and advantages of the HDMI cable

It is a link that allows retransmission from a Blu-ray player to your TV or home cinema installation. It therefore serves as a connection between electronic devices.  The screen of your LED or OLED TV receives the video and audio data streams. The correlation between two devices allows you to view moving images and sound.  The link can also be made from a cable/satellite decoder. The latter allows viewing on a video projector screen.

The High Definition Multimedia Interface makes video and audio cables less cumbersome. It is a truly authentic cable. It has the equivalent of 8 cables for audio and 5 for video. It’s small, but it does everything you’ll need for a home theater. It has 19 pins and transfers a digital signal in High Definition of picture and sound. It ensures multi-channel segmentation in various formats: Dolby True.   DTS. DTS HD. HD Dolby Digital etc. We will also find the Low Definition Compatible.  HDMI was conceived with the aim of becoming a standard for home cinema transmission in HD. It is a multimedia accessory that has been renovated over time.

Selection criteria

First of all, we advise you to avoid cheap models. Models that are offered to you for less than 5 euros are of poor quality. Take the trouble to inspect the standard, Mini or Micro connector during purchase. Also check the standard before you buy. HDMI cables are created according to established standards. The specifications are visibly mentioned on the packaging.

So now you have more or less an overview of the HDMI cable. The choice is yours to opt for quality during your installations. We agree that for a good resolution of your images, you need a quality HDMI cable.