The entertainment experience is no longer limited to turning on your TV and watching scheduled programming. Technology has enabled viewers to download or stream their movies, TV shows, etc. from the Internet. Your laptop, iPad, or smart phone has enough storage for the films or shows that you want to watch. But for a complete experience of the story and visuals, you’ll want to connect the device to a flat screen TV. This is when your HDMI cable comes in. HDMI stands for high definition multimedia interface; it is the connector responsible for transferring uncompressed video and audio to another device such as a digital TV, digital audio device, video projector, or computer monitor. HDMI cables are handy for both practical and leisure purposes.
Owners of an HDTV can expect to connect their device to a computer or gadget with an HDMI cable socket. But getting an HDMI isn’t just about plug and play—it’s important to know the HDMI cable quality you’re buying and the device’s compatibility with your brand. There are four kinds of HDMI cables on the market: the high speed, standard, standard with Ethernet, and the high speed with Ethernet. Signals for the standard are either 1080i or 720p; if your HDTV can handle 3D, you will have to look for a High speed HDMI cable. If you plan to transfer streamed or data transferred audio and video on the device, Ethernet based HDMI cable is the best choice.
There are also HDMI cables for high-def camcorders. For this device, the camcorder carries a mini HDMI port to connect the device to the TV or projector. No need to transfer your raw footage to a laptop. You can directly present your work as long as your camcorder has the mini HDMI ports. Just make sure you look for a cable that includes an HDMI connector and a standard HDMI connection.
ProAudioVisual provides several HDMI cable options for customers. All the cables in stock are the latest 1.4b version, and can work with any type of device with an HDMI slot. When going through the site’s options, you will not just base the cable on the type but also on its length. Consider the length of the room you’ll be using and the distance you are willing to go between the device and the HDTV. HDMI cables lengths range from 1.5m to 20m. A longer range is suggested for anyone working a major event and has other devices plugged into the TV or display device.