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Figuring Out Different Home Theater Cables
21-October-2010Posted by on
As a follow-up to our product review of 15ft HDMI cables, we found that technology and how-to site How-To Geek has put together a great primer on the difference between VGA, Composite, DVI, HDMI, and DisplayPort cables and connectors. They also get into the nitty-gritty of why you would want to use one type over the other and offer their recommendation at the end. Here is what they have to say about HDMI cables:
HDMI is the default cable on newer HDTVs, Blu-ray players, Apple TV, many new computers and video cards, and a multitude of other video devices. HDMI cables and ports are very easy to use, and are almost as easy to connect as USB devices. No more bent pins; just push and play. HDMI cables can stream digital video and audio simultaneously over the same cable. HDMI cables support up to 1920×1200 HD video and 8 channel audio. They also support HDCP encryption for the newest HD content. For almost all purposes, a single HDMI cable is all you’ll need to connect your computer or video device to your monitor or TV, and it’s almost the absolute standard digital cable.
Click on over to the full article for a complete write-up on all the different kinds of cables and connectors that you’ll use on your own home theater system! And don’t forget to do your homework – you don’t want to spend $2,200 on a HDMI cable!