In the world of HDTV (High Definition Television) less complication is a good thing, and the HDMI (it stands for High Definition Multimedia Interface) cable, and accompanying standard protocols, promise to deliver a consumer friendly way to plug and play the High Definition Televisions and related audio and video equipment of today and tomorrow. HDMI is an actual physical connector that carries both uncompressed HD (High Definition) video and audio in all HD formats. Since the basic Home Theater can use up to 13 different cables, replacing all of them with just one makes a world of sense. It is time to get rid of the chaotic snake‚Äôs den that lurks behind your High- Definition Television.
In spite of the fact that so many of our devices are all digital now, analog cables often connect them. HDMI will alleviate this fragile link of the system, and will insure the delivery of 100 digital content. Now you can clean up the mess! S-Video, Component Video, Digital Audio can be replaced by one cable. HDMI can also handle the Hi-Def standards of 720p, 1080i, and the upcoming 1080p standards. Easier connections means easier set-up, and the consumer can do the work themselves and spend more time enjoying their equipment, rather than fussing and worrying over complicated schemes of cables and devices. The leading manufacturers and other players in the consumer electronics industry developed this next generation digital interface. Some of the biggest names in Satellite, Cable, Electronics and Hollywood collaborated to create the HDMI standard. DVI input is a similar technology, but HDMI boasts more functionality than DVI and will keep consumers from plugging the cables into the wrong connections. The HDMI connection is relatively thin to boot, so no more complaints from the spouse about the sprawling mess that entangles the cats! The ability to have Digital Video, Audio, and control signals on one cable will simplify the process for millions of consumers. No need to worry about spending hours with infrared codes, getting various devices with different remotes to talk to each other. The devices connected with HDMI can readily understand your commands using a central remote to watch a DVD, use the Satellite Television system, listen to music and more. An HDMI set-up will automatically choose the better format if the programs you are watching change from 4:3 to a 16:9 aspect ratio. HDMI is simple, elegant, and functional. One type of connection that serves the purpose of many. There are literally thousands of companies listed as HDMI adopters. Some of the bigger names leading the way in the arena of HDMI technology: Sony, Toshiba, Hitachi, Matsushita, Thomson, Silicon Image and Phillips. HDMI will enhance the HDTV experience by simplifying some of the pesky details.
Posted by larry dixon at 16:22:00. Filed under: General