High Definition Multimedia Interface cables (HDMI cables) are cables used for transmitting HD Audio/Video Content, to make crystal clear, all-digital audio. The single cable simplifies cabling for all household theatre systems, enabling easy and clean wiring around the home. To create a high quality home theatre experience, digital HD TVs and Projectors can be connected using a HDMI cable to offer a perfect picture by converting the video signal from a cable, satellite, or digi box or even laptop.
HDMI supports standard, enhanced and HD video, multi channel digital audio on a single cable. HDMI cables also transmit all ATSC HDTV standards, supports 8-cannel and 192kHz. It also supports uncompressed and compressed formats such as Dolby Digital and DTV.
If you’re planning to hook up your Home Theatre system with HDMI then you’ll need about 3 cables for a standard procedure, varying on length as and when you need it to the style and layout of your room.
For optimal system performance, it is recommended you acquire two shorter cables and one longer in length from a reputable supplier such as http://www.cablesuk.co.uk Doing so increases your confidence in the quality and any problems or faults can be dealt with quickly and efficiently.
The shorter cables, (1-2 metres in length) are plugged into your satellite, cable or digi box, with the other short cable plugged into your DVD player, or even games console. The longer cable ( 2-15 metres in length) is plugged into your HDM monitor output home theatre receiver and connects to the HDMI input of your HDTV or Projector.