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High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) cable carries high definition signals of both audio and video in one, easy-to-connect cable. A digital version of analog component video cable, HDMI vastly simplifies the connection process. HDMI can have a great impact on picture and sound because it allows uncompressed signals and will not degrade, although long runs (over 40 feet) often require signal boosting from an HDMI extender. HDMI cable interfaces between any audio/video source with HDMI including, set-top boxes, DVD players, game consoles, A/V receivers and digital televisions. OSD offers some of the best deals on HDMI cable, including bulk cable for longer runs.
What does the speed rating of HDMI® measure?
The speed rating determines a cable’s ability to transfer large amounts of data at certain pre-determined time intervals. This is measured in Gigabits per Second (Gbps). HDMI High Speed cable with Ethernet has a rating of 10.2 Gbps
How can I tell if I have the most current HDMI cable?
For an HDMI cable to be labeled “High Speed with Ethernet,” it has to test at a minimum 10.2 Gbps. The shorter the cable the higher the rate but 10.2 Gbps is currently the minimum that is needed to be labeled High Speed with Ethernet. OSD HDMI cables are both HEC (Ethernet ready) and ARC (Audio Return Channel) ready.
High Definition Multimedia Interface The first industry-supported, uncompressed, all-digital audio/video interface. HDMI® provides an interface between any audio/video source, such as a set-top box, DVD player, and A/V receiver and an audio and/or video monitor, such as a digital television (DTV). HDMI® supports standard, enhanced, or high-definition video, plus multi-channel digital audio on a single cable. It transmits all ATSC HDTV standards and supports 8-channel digital audio, with bandwidth to spare to accommodate future enhancements.