In case you didn’t know, the “HDMI” in HDMI cables stands for high definition multimedia Interface. With this one cable, you replace so many cables that would need to be plugged in to your devices. HDMI does indeed make the quality of picture on your T.V. much better, and it is so easy to connect once you purchase it.
The setup is the easiest part when it comes to that pesky cable. The most difficult part is the choosing of the cable. When purchasing a new T.V. or a new blu-ray player, the associate will then direct you to the HDMI cable section. This is where you will lose your mind if you don’t come armed with the right information.
First of all, there will be a wide range of HDMI cables that can run in prices from a low amount to a significantly high amount. Now, of course all of us will think that the more expensive cables will be the best, but According to Kogan Technologies, all HDMI cables are basically the same. They believe the previous statement is true to the point that the company started giving free HDMI cables with a proof of purchase of a T.V. from their competitors in the U.K. as well as in Australia!
With all that being said, when you go down that long aisle of HDMI cables, your eyes will be drawn to the packaging and how many descriptions are on one box alone. There five different categories that HDMI cables are classified under. The first tier is standard and high speed versions. Standard cables have been tested to support 720p to 1080i and high speed cables are tested to support 1080p resolution. Amongst those two categories are five other categories. Under the standard cables there is standard HDMI cable, Standard HDMI with Ethernet, and Standard automotive HDMI.
With high speed HDMI, there is High speed HDMI cable and High speed HDMI cable with Ethernet. With these categories, it helps us consumers out a great deal. Of course, knowing which cable we need doesn’t help when it comes to the prices. Each of the five categories comes in all different price ranges. To help, the cable that Kogan technologies gave out for free, ended up retailing for quite a low price, proving that purchasing even a value-priced HDMI cable will serve you well, so long as you choose the right cable for your needs.
When it comes time for you to purchase a T.V., don’t listen to the sales guy telling you that the more expensive the cable, the better the picture. Just pick up the right cable for anywhere between AUD$8.99 and AUD$19.99 — depending on your needs — and you’ll be good to go. Hopefully, this will arm you readers with info when going in to make an HDMI cable purchase and that it all doesn’t come down to the more expensive the better.
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