Essential HDMI Buying List
When installing any audio visual equipment incorporating HDMI, there can be a variety of of items that might be needed.
HDMI Technology Includes:
HDMI - the basics HDMI versions HDMI connectors Pinout / pin connections HDMI cables USB C to HDMI HDMI & DVI HDMI switch, splitter & matrix - the differences HDMI extenders HDMI repeaters Essential HDMI products
HDMI is now the standard method for interconnecting a variety of items of video equipment: televisions, recorders, audio, computer displays or monitors and much more.
Associated with this, there are many HDMI items that may be needed from HDMI cable and connectors to HDMI splitters, HDMI hubs, HDMI extenders, HDMI switches and many more.
We have put together a list of HFDMI items that might be useful. Browse though them, and link through onto Amazon. You can always link though to Amazon from one of our links and then search for exactly what you want.Electronics Notes receives a small commission from Amazon from any sales that are made though the site.
One of the most commonly used items that are needed for any HDMI installation are the HDMI cables. As they are not often supplied with any equipment, they will often be needed whan anything new is added or when a new A/V system is set up whether for home of commercial use. Even computer monitors often use HDMI and need cables.
There are several versions of HDMI, each providing additional capabilities. Some older cables may not support all the functionality of the latest versions and equipment. That said, many standard installations will operate very satisfactorily on older cables that only support the older HDMI versions. Check that the cable you buy supports the features you want.
Here we provide a selection of HDMI various cables.
USB-C to HDMI cables
With many laptops using USB as the standard means of interfacing to them, it is often necessary to have cables that provide USB C connectivity for the computer and HDMI for the monitor or in some cases a television.
HDMI Switches, splitters & matrixes
An HDMI switch enables a single display, monitor, etc to be driven by two different sources, switching between one or the other.
HDMI splitters are used in a variety of applications where it may be necessary to drive two HDMI displays, monitors, etc from a single source. These HDMI splitters are compact and easy to use, and also low cost which can be an advantage in many situations.
HDMI matrixes are in essence a combination of an HDMI switch and a splitter. It allows the connection of multiple HDMI devices to multiple displays / televisions etc.
One reason for having an HDMI multiplex would be for a home audio-visual installation where it allowed multiple source devices to be connected to different displays.
HDMI Ethernet extenders
Although in theory it is possible to have some quite long HDMI leads, these are often difficult to obtain, and they may not provide the length required. To overcome the issue the HDMI signal is often converted to Ethernet to provide the added distance and then back to HDMI again.
Another method of extending the reach of an HDMI link is to add a repeater into the system. In this way it is possible to join two long leads together and place the repeater at the join. In this way the signal is boosted and the digital bit error tate, resulting in poor quality, will not rise.
These HDMI products represent a very small selection of what is available. If you cannot see what you want, then click though on one of the links and search the whole Amazon site for what you want.
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