Saturday, 21 May 2011

Enhance Your Home Theater

A top quality home theater isn't only about high-definition televisions and DVD players. It's also about the cables used to transmit programming through to these products. A type of cable that's proving to be a winner in excellent quality is the HDMI cable. HDMI stands for High-Definition Multimedia Interface, which is an audio/video connector interface used to transmit uncompressed digital signals.

HDMI provides audio/video cables that will connect electronics such as an HD-DVD player, a personal computer, a set-top box, a video game console, or a Blu-ray Disc player to a digital television monitor or digital audio device. HDMI cable compatibility has also been introduced to the digital camera and camcorder world.

Why HDMI Cables?

The old saying goes, "If you're going to do something, do it right!" Any high quality home theater set-up is only as good as the cables used to transmit the digital information. You can have the best, most expensive HD-DVD player in the world, but your low-quality cables will hinder the sound and picture quality because the transmission is simply not good enough or powerful enough for your system to reach its maximum potential. With HDMI, you're getting a high-quality transmission to your high-quality system, which maximizes the quality of sound and picture as you view movies, use your computer, play a video game, listen to music, or whatever else!

HDMI Cable Features and Benefits

Regular analogue cables convert the digital signal to analogue and then send it to the television monitor. The signal is then converted back to digital to be displayed, which can cause a loss of quality during the process. With HDMI cables, no conversion is necessary so there is no loss of quality. HDMI cables also transmit digital signals directly and in their purest form, eliminating the need for compression.

Another benefit is HDMI can support large-screen viewing including plasma display panels and LCDs, from 625p up to 1125p, or even 1440p with HDMI 1.3 High-Speed cables. HDMI cables simplify the hook-up process because both video and audio signals are transmitted through a single cable. Also, HDMI cables offer users an interface that works with any audio/video source. In other words, all of their HDMI-equipped components can be enhanced with pure quality for pictures and sound. HDMI cables can support standard digital audio as well as enhanced and high-definition video, and 8-channel digital audio. HDMI cables can also support future upgrades with plenty of bandwidth to spare.

Shopping for HDMI Cables

HDMI cables come in different compatibilities, but fortunately the High-Speed HDMI will support standard systems. If you plan to upgrade in the near the future, it's a wise choice to go ahead and purchase the High-Speed cables, or 1.3 cables, which can transport 1080p video at 120 Hz easily. Any HDMI cable can support 8-channel audio, but not all cables will support special features such as Deep Color video. With Deep Color HDTV, look for a version number on the cables or for other hints on the packaging that the cable will support 30-bit Deep Color or True HD.

You can easily find HDMI cables at affordable prices online. There are online electronics stores that offer all versions of HDMI cables along with other products including computer cables, iPod accessories, computer fans, video cables, audio cables, chargers, adapters, cell phone accessories, digital photo accessories, and more.

Don't miss out on all your home theater system can offer. HDMI cables can bring you quality pictures and sound like never before!

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