Purchasing Guide: HDMI

What is HDMI?

HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface), is first developed by a consortium of electronics manufacturers, which is a standard for simultaneously transmitting audio and digital video from a source, such as a computer to the computer monitor. Nowadays, HDMI has been commonly seen in almost all computer monitors and television supporting the interface.
In 2002, aims to promote the existed standard, HDMI Initiative plans to implement the following three solution: creating a smaller connector, adding support for embedded audio and delivering a higher resolution video signal. That is how HDMI made success. By 2008, HDMI-enabled devices huge exceeded DVI in the shipments. Until the end of 2009, all HDTVS in the market had equipped at least one HDMI port.

Types of HDMI Connector Cables

After understanding the definition of HDMI, you should note that the term of HDMI is referred to standard of data transfer, not the connector itself. No matter what type of the HDMI connector cable we use, the data are transferred in the same way. If you want to figure out what’s the real difference between them, I will tell you specific difference is their application---- Where they can be found on?

Type A is the standard type of HDMI port that is common seen in our daily device----most TV, laptop, game consoles, etc. Among the connectors, type A of HDMI is the largest connector, is as larger as the USB port.
Type C also called Mini HDMI. Type C is smaller than the big brother --Type A HDMI connector. If you pay more attention, you may find type C HDMI on the relatively smaller and portable electronics devices, such as tablets, cameras, and even laptops.
Type D (Micro HDMI), is the smallest HDMI between these three types of HDMI. You only can find it in the super-compact electronics devices, like smartphone.

Benefits of HDMI

Before the invention of the HDMI, we have to use more than two wires to make the monitor can clearly display sound and picture. When the HDMI is introduced to the world, the wire connecting become simpler. Without much exaggeration to say, the creation of the HDMI made a big leap on standardizing the wiring system. However, that is not the only reason of inventing the new data transfer. The major reason is the times calls for. The big boost of the consumption of the electronics devices made the necessity of a new standard more imperious. Then the HDMI born!