HDMI, or High Definition Multimedia Interface technology was developed
by the HDMI Working Group in 2002, and is the newest digital media
interface based on the DVI-HDCP model. While DVI handles only uncompressed,
real-time digital video and HDTV video, HDMI can handle both digital
video as well as multi-channel audio. The most attractive feature
of HDMI is that by utilizing this connection upwards of 10 separate
cables, both audio and video, can be reduced into one easy to install
smaller cable. While there are two HDMI connector types we stock
"Type A" which is used for consumer electronics such as televisions
and DVD players, whereas "Type B" is designed as a dual link for
PC applications requiring frequencies above 165 MHz.
HDMI has several features that make it more attractive to the
consumer electronics industry. Among them are its Consumer Electronics
Control, or CEC, support based on the AV.link protocol allowing
it to be controlled using a universal remote, and its bi-directional
communication between all linked HDMI devices allowing for intelligent
rendering of specified formats. Also, HDMI, like DVI, transmits
uncompressed high definition video data, and this helps to insure
that the HDTV television picture maintains its high quality without
losing color depth, or altering brightness or contrast. Also, unlike
DVI's 15 foot limit, HDMI cable can be run up to 45 feet when used
As far as display compatibility is concerned, HDMI supports every
uncompressed standard, enhanced, and high definition video format
including the older PAL format. Furthermore, HDMI cables support
high definition television resolutions from 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i,
through 1080p. HDMI also supports uncompressed audio formats and
compressed audio formats including Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital
EX, DTS, and DTS EX. Following the DVD-Audio standard, HDMI was
built to handle 1-8 uncompressed audio streams and has sample rates
of 48, 96, or even 192 kHz. Compressed multi-channel audio streams
can also be handled at sample rates of 192 kHz.
For those households with existing DVI devices, HDMI is backwards
compatible with these and devices using the EVA-861 DTV profile.
However the key additional features of HDMI, including digital audio
and Consumer Electronics Control (CEC), will not work on these DVI
- One cable provides Superior, uncompressed digital video and audio quality
- Simple, user-friendly connector that replaces the maze of cabling behind the entertainment center.
- Integrated remote control.
- A popular interface enabling the transmission of high-definition content.
- Jacket - Soft PVC 7.7mm O.D.
- Braiding - Tinned Annealed Copper Wire - 24x8pcs (192) @ 0.12mm
- Shielding - Alumimun Mylar
- Conductors - 28AWG 4 Shielded Pairs Tin Plated Stranded Copper + 7 Insulated Tin Plated Standed Copper
- Insulation - FR-PE: Nom Thickness 0.29, Dia. 0.96 HD-PE: Nom. Thickness 0.16mm, Dia. 0.70mm
- Drain Wire - Stranded Tinned Copper
- Connector - 3u Gold Plated