Home entertainment technology has now moved into the digital age, and high-quality connector cables have been developed to keep up with modern TVs, stereos and home theaters. HDMI (High Definition Media Interface) cables offer a single-cable solution for both audio and video on high-definition devices. Most HDTVs offer at least one HDMI input.
Devices such as DVD players, Blu-ray players, computers and game consoles have HDMI outputs. HDMI cables make connecting electronic devices much easier by combining audio and video transmission into one cable.
To determine which type of HDMI cable will best suit your needs, check your HDTV manual and the device you’re outputting from. If the two devices differ, choose the earliest HDMI version. For example, if your game console supports HDMI 1.2, but your HDTV supports HDMI 1.1, purchase an HDMI 1.1 cable.