The HDMI Advantage
HDMI technology is the global standard for connecting high-definition
equipment. HDMI is the intelligent, all-digital interface that delivers
both dazzling quality and unmatched ease of use. More than 1,200 of the
world’s largest consumer electronics, PC and mobile device manufacturers
incorporate HDMI connectivity into their products.
One Cable Does It All
HDMI technology transmits crystal-clear digital video, multi-channel surround
audio, and advanced control data through a single cable. One HDMI cable
can replace as many as eleven older cables, making your entertainment
system easier to connect and easier to upgrade. You won’t find that level
of elegant simplicity in any other connection.
Pure Digital Performance
Unlike older cables, an HDMI connection transmits uncompressed audio-video
data in 100 percent digital form. That adds up to world-class viewing
experience, with pixel-for-pixel video accuracy and audiophile-quality
1080p and beyond - HDMI is built to accommodate extremely high-resolution
video, with bandwidth to spare for the next generation of HD equipment.
System intelligence - HDMI-connected components have the ability
to query each other’s capabilities and automatically adjust themselves
for optimal viewing. A TV and a DVD player, for example, can auto-negotiate
settings like resolution and aspect ratio.
Advanced features - The HDMI Specification includes many advanced
functions that are helping to change the way we experience home theater
– now and in the future. Some of these optional features include:
- 3D support for immersive movies and gaming
- Higher resolutions, like 1440p and 4K
- Faster refresh rates, like 120Hz.
- Deep Color, taking the HDTV palette from millions to trillions of colors.
- Ethernet connectivity, allowing connected devices to share an Internet
HDMI technology is the de-facto standard for connecting HD equipment.
Virtually every TV, AV receiver, DVR, Blu-ray Disc player, and set-top box sold today comes
standard with at least one HDMI connection. You’ll also find HDMI connectors
on a growing list of other products including multimedia PCs, laptops
and netbooks, gaming consoles, camcorders, digital still cameras, and
mobile devices, giving you even more options on how you connect to the
expanding universe of HD entertainment.