HDMI Explained

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HDMI - The Standard for Connecting HDTV
 
All Digital
No compression, no conversion, pure digital direct from the source as it was meant to be seen and heard.
 
One Cable
All of your HD video and audio in one cable. Say goodbye to cable clutter. One HDMI cable can replace up to 8 audio and 5 video cables.
 
The new HDMI High Speed specification offers benefits over the previous version:
 
HDMI Ethernet Channel (HEC)
The High Speed HDMI HEC Cable specification has an additional data channel that enables high speed bidirectional communication. Connected devices that include this feature will be able to send and receive data via 100mb/sec ethernet, making them instantly ready for any IP based application.
It will also allow internet enabled HDMI devices to share their internet connection with other HDMI devices without the need for a separate ethernet cable. This new feature will also provide the connection platform to allow HDMI enabled devices to share content between devices.
 
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
The new specification will add an Audio Return Channel that will reduce the number of cables required to deliver audio upstream for processing and playback. In cases where HDTV's are directly receiving audio and video content, this new Audio Return Channel allows the HDTV to send the audio stream to the A/V receiver over the HDMI cable, eliminating the need for an extra cable.
 
3D
The new specification will define common 3D formats and resolutions for HDMI-enabled devices. The specification will standardise the input/output portion of the home 3D system and will specify up to dual-stream 1080p resolution.
 
4K
The new specification will enable HDMI devices to support high-definition (HD) resolutions four times beyond the resolution of 1080p. Support for 4K will allow the HDMI interface to transmit content at the same resolution as many digital theatres. Formats supported include:
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 24Hz/25Hz/30Hz
  • 4096 x 2160 @ 24HzContent Type
Content Type enables, automated picture setting selection with no user intervention. The Content Type feature enables a display to auto-detect the correct viewing mode to match the Content Type it is receiving from a source device, and to switch modes when a new contect cource is selected. Content Type supports content profiles for gaming, movie, photograph and text viewing modes.
 
Audio Formats
HDMI supports multi channel digital audio on a single cable. It transmits all ATSC HDTV standards and supports 8-channel, 192kHz, uncompressed digital audio and all currently available compressed formats (such as Dolby Digital & DTS), HDMI 1.3 adds additional suopport for new lossless digital audio formats Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master AudioTM with bandwidth to spare to accomodate future enhancements and requirements.
The following formats are supported:
  • SA-CD
  • DTS-HD Master AudioTM
  • DVD-Audio
  • Dolby TrueHD
  • Dolby Digital / Plus
  • MPEG1 Layer I / II
  • MPEG2
  • MP3
  • AAC LC
  • DST / DSD (as used in SA-CD)
  • DTS
  • ATRAC
  • WMA Pro
  • MLP (as used in DVD-Audio) 
Expanded Support for Colour Spaces
HDMI technology now supports colour spaces designed specifically for digital still cameras. By supporting sYCC601, Adobe RGB and AdobeYCC601, HDMI-enabled display devices will be capable of reproducing more accurate life-like colors when connected to a digital still camera.

Why choose LINDY Gold HDMI Cables?
RF-BLOK Shielded
LINDY's patented RF-BLOK connector avoids potential high pressure and temperature damage that can occur during the injection moulding process. The one piece, seamless, all metal solder-less design results in superior shielding, low resistance, and extremely high reliability without the need for ferrite cores, making the cable less stressed and more flexible.
 
Low Attenuation Cable Design
LINDY's advanced low attenuation cable uses the highest quality copper and triple shielded construction to enable perfect image and sound reproduction at longer transmission distances.
 
Value For Money
Gold HDMI cables offer incredible value for money. We're confident you won't be able to find any equivalent, high quality long distance HDMI compliant cables at such competitive prices.
 
25 Year Warranty
All LINDY Gold cables are backed by a 25 year warranty for your peace of mind.

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