(High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a connection standard that
was first developed by Hitachi, Panasonic, RCA, Silicon Image, Sony,
and Toshiba in 2002. HDMI is quickly emerging as the connection
standard for HDTV in the consumer electronics market.
HDMI is the first and
only digital interface that is able to combine uncompressed audio and
video over a single cable. Possessing a bandwidth of 5 Gbps,
transmissions over HDMI are currently using less than half of that.
This leaves plenty of room to expand the technology in the future.
HDMI is fully
backwards compatible with DVI, and will supplant it as the interface
of choice over the next few years.
DVI and HDMI are fully
interchangeable using HDMI-DVI adapters, which are available here. The HDMI
specification supports long copper cable lengths up to 15 meters, and
even longer lengths are supported with the use of fiber optic
technology. Click here to view our entire selection of HDMI cables.
HDMI also supports
HDCP. HDCP stands for High Definition Content Protection. It is a
specification that was developed by Intel Corporation (with input from
Silicon Image) to protect digital entertainment content across both
the DVI and HDMI interfaces.
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