Five Types of HDMI Cables
By Sharmistha Chanda
Are you planning to buy an HDMI Cable? Not a bad idea at all. With HDMI, you can
watch movies and TV shows on the larger screen of your LCD or LED TV. Doesn't make sense?
The concept is very simple really. Say you download a movie from the internet.
You have two options now. Option 1 is where you watch the movie on your PC.
Option 2 is where you connect your PC to your LCD or LED TV and watch the movie
on a larger screen. This connection is done using an HDMI cable.
Now, there are different types of HDMI cables available in the market. Some
are technologically more enhanced and some are designed for specific PCs and TVs.
So, before you buy a cable, it is important that you get to know about the
various types. The guide below should make it easy for you to make your purchase decision.
HDMI Cable 1.4a
This cable was released in March 2010 and has two mandatory 3D formats for movie
content broadcasting and gaming. This cable requires the frame packing of 3D format
at 720p50 and 1080p24 or 720p60 and 1080p24. Additionally, the frame packing
side-by-side horizontal should be 1080i50 or 1080i60 and the frame packing
top-and-bottom should be 720p50 and 1080p24 or 720p60 and 1080p24.
HDMI Cable 2.0
This cable was released in September 2013 and is sometimes referred to as HDMI UHD.
This cable improves the maximum TMDS per channel throughput from 3.4 Gbit/s to 6 Gbit/s.
This allows for a maximum total TMDS throughput of 18 Gbit/s.
HDMI Cable 4K
This cable has a resolution of 4,000 pixels. In digital cinematography and digital
television, there are many 4K resolutions. The dominant 4K standard in the movie
projection industry is Digital Cinema Initiatives or DCI. 4K TVs have yet to make their
mark in the mass market.
HDMI Cable 3D
This cable is compatible with 3D TVs. In a 3D TV the depth perception is better
because of the use of modern techniques like multi-view display, stereoscopic display,
2D-plus-depth and other forms of 3D display. Some of the modern 3D TVs don't even need
glasses for 3D effects.
HDMI Ultra HD
This cable is compatible with Ultra HD TVs. These TVs deliver eight million pixels
compared to two million pixels of 1080p Full HD TVs. These TVs offer better clarity and
smoothness. However, these TVs are still work in progress and it should be some time
before they are released in the market. However, the cable can be used with higher-end
TVs available in the market now.
It is best to shop online because you get a pricing advantage. You can also compare the
prices across websites and choose from the best seller. For more information over HDMI cable
4K; please visit us- HDMI Ultra HD
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