Choosing a HDMI Cable
HDMI technology is the global standard for hooking up high-definition equipment. HDMI cables are smart, giving you superior quality in a digital form. Plus they’re ultra easy to use. More than 1,600 of the world’s largest consumer electronics, including televisions, projectors, computers, and mobile devices, feature HDMI connectivity options, so be sure to get a genuine HDMI cable by looking for the HDMI logo.
The right connection for your home theatre
HDMI cables are becoming practically mandatory with all new TVs. They allow you to connect HD peripherals to your 4K and HD TV sets, giving you high resolution and great video quality.
Select the right cable:
When shopping for an HDMI cable, you’ll want to pick the right cable for the video resolution you’ll be watching. While some HDMI cables have version numbers, you’ll want to assess your needs based on viewing habits and preferences. Your choice will also have to do with whether or not you want Ethernet connectivity.
Some of the main cable types:Standard HDMI Cable
Built for most home applications, the Standard HDMI Cable can transmit 1080i or 720p video. These cables are best for people who watch mainly cable and satellite television, digital broadcast or cable HD, and use upscaling DVD playersStandard HDMI Cable with Ethernet
This cable uses Standard HDMI Cable performance, plus a dedicated Ethernet channel for Internet connection sharing and device networking.High Speed HDMI Cable
This is the cable you’ll want if you’re moving into 4K or UHD video. It’s designed to support video resolutions of 1080p and beyond, including advanced display technologies like 3D and 4K. It’s also recommended for connecting your 1080p display to a 1080p content source, such as a Blu-ray Disc player.High Speed HDMI Cable with Ethernet
This cable provides the UHD and 4K features noted above, with the addition of a dedicated Ethernet channel.
Select the right length
HDMI cables come in lengths from under three feet to over six feet long. Only buy as much cable as you need to reach from your TV to your device. It’s more economical and it’ll keep your home theatre tidy too.