HDMI which stands for the term High Definition Multimedia Interface is being preferred by the consumer electronics giants and also computer manufacturers widely. This digital interface makes HD data transfer between compliant devices a cakewalk. Being a digital interface, data transfer by HDMI results in lossless transfer which is ideal for gadget lovers.
Owing to the advantages offered by HDMI a huge number of digital appliances now feature HDMI port. The HDTVs feature more than one HDMI port in most cases. The advancements made in HDMI technology enables two HDMI devices communicate with one another. It is also possible to control two interlinked HDMI devices with one remote control. The gadget lovers prefer using HDMI enabled devices because they result in less cable clutter. After the advent of HDMI version 1.3 the mini HDMI port has arrived which is being used in gadgets like smart phones.
The HDMI cables are not typically very long but they usually suffice for the majority of home users. In case a long HDMI cable needs to be used in a commercial setup HDMI repeaters are used. The users often face confusion regarding buying branded and cheapo HDMI cables. For most of the cases, a cheap HDMI cable fits the bill. Unless a person has bought a latest 3DHD TV he can do with a regular HDMI cable bought from the market. The 3D content is only supported by cable conforming to version 1.4.
There have been some developments in the industry about implementing wireless HDMI but till now there is no solid substitute to a HDMI cable. The technology industry giants like Panasonic, Sony and Belkin have been trying for quite some time to launch Wireless HDMI. While some prototypes including one TV by Sony were showcased they did not see the light of the day. However, Intel’s latest product and technology the much touted WiDi has made some sensations in the industry. However, it also needs wireless adapter for receiving the signal.
HDMI is here to stay and in the coming days the standard will evolve further. The version 1.4 has received thumb up from the industry veterans. It is going to replace the ageing and cumbersome standards like VGA and Component video in the near future. The HDMI development forum needs to consolidate the various existing standards of HDMI that exist and continue to baffle the users.