This is the 2nd post in a series called Tech Terms Explained. It is my goal to help you gain a better understanding of the various tech terms that you may come across.
High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) is a digital interface for transmitting audio and video in a single cable.
Most high-definition televisions support HDMI. Numerous devices that plug in to your high-definition television also support HDMI.
Devices that have HDMI include:
- Some DVD players
- Some Cable/Satellite boxes
- Some computers
- Blu-Ray players
- Apple TV
- Xbox 360
- Playstation 3
Below you see a picture of a HDMI cable. Both ends of the cable are identical so it does not matter which end you plug into your high-definition television and which end you plug into your device.
My hope is that the following advice saves you money in the future!
Don't allow a salesperson to talk you into purchasing an expensive "premium" HDMI cable. This is where places like Best Buy make a ton of their profit. I would recommend the AmazonBasics High-Speed HDMI Cable that cost a little less that $6. I have purchased numerous of these for myself and others and have never had a problem.
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