High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) is the new protocol preferred in transferring high definition video and audio signals. Given the bandwidth required to transmit these media signals, HDMI technology is constantly being upgraded to accommodate the speed demands. HDMI protocol is gaining popularity, being found nowadays in almost all media electronics. You can never miss one or more HDMI ports in your TV, DVD player, PlayStation, etc. All these gadgets require an HDMI cable to transfer the audio-visual signal to the display monitor.
HDMI 2.0 is the current standard. There are two types of HDMI cables based on the performance or data bandwidth: standard speed and high-speed cables. Each of the categories can have HDMI cables with Ethernet, meaning you need to know what you will be using the HDMI cable for and find the right one for that purpose.
HDMI 2.0 cable has features that ensure high fidelity of the audio and clarity of the video with up to 1080p video resolution. It is also possible to deliver multi-stream audio to up to 4 different users at the same time. We may not find time to speak more about these revolutionary cables but be assured that they will never disappoint you.
The list of applications of HDMI cables is endless. You can pick any cable from the two categories and subcategories mentioned earlier. However, you have to consider other factors such as the connector type, resolution of your video signal, the distance between the source and monitor, etc.
Some data-intensive applications might require that you convert from HDMI to VGA and vice versa. For example, you can have a video source with a standard HDMI port, and you need to display the signal on a monitor that only has a VGA input port. In such a scenario, an HDMI to VGA adapter is the only solution. These cables are uniquely designed to do the conversion, but the signal quality might be lost in the process. VGA does not support the high bandwidth that HDMI is best for.