What is the HDMI full form – Types and Benefits?

In this competing world, there are many simple things which we hear, but we are not entirely familiar with them. On the one hand, the world is rapidly adopting new technologies, whereas on the other we are not even aware of their very basics or full form. Similarly, we widely use HDMI but don’t know what does it stands for? Let’s know HDMI full-form.

HDMI Full Form and other details

HDMI stands for High Definition Multimedia Interface which transmits signals in an uncompressed format.

It comes as a digital audio-video interface along with a cable and connector. In late 2003, the production of HDMI began, and it released as the replacement for analogue audio-video standards as a digital one along with several versions. HDMI cable has two types:

  • Standard Cable( Category 1 cable)- It is convenient to transmit an uncompressed 1080i signal, and it’s working pixel speeds is 75 Mhz along with the bandwidth of 2.23 Gbps.
  • High-Speed Cable(Category 2 cable)- It is convenient for the latest graphics display resolutions of WQXGA and 1440p having a working pixel speed of 340 Mhz along with the bandwidth of 10.2 Gbps.
  • HDMI 2.1: The HDMI 2.1 is the latest advancements in the HDMI technology. It can garner upto 48Gbps speeds.
Credits: PC Mag


Communication Channels

HDMI has mainly three communication channels:

  • Display Data Channel(DDC)
  • Transition-Minimised Differential Signaling(TMDS)
  • Consumer Electronics Control(CEC)

Connector Types in HDMI

High Definition Multimedia Interface has five types of connectors:

  • HDMI 1.0 – type A/B are defined
  • HDMI 1.3 – type C is defined
  • In HDMI 1.4 – type D is defined

Benefits of HDMI

  • Cost-Effective – It provides quality along with easy functionality in a cost-effective manner.
  • Backward Compatibility – It is highly compatible with the earlier interfaces such as DVI. It requires only one cable to connect DVI with HDMI.
  • Reduces Complexity – Its significant benefit is to reduce the confusion of cables behind the device by a single cable only. As HDMI has combined both audio and video within one cable and give relief from the jungle of cables.
  • High Quality – Uncompressed digital audio-video gets transferred to the highest quality. For pictures and sound quality, there is no match of HDMI as it renders deep colors of 30 bit,36 bit and 48 bit. It supplies a superb sound quality without any interference of noise.

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These various well-fitted benefits of HDMI makes it highly recommendable in today’s world of technology. 


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