Here's something that, if you're not already familiar with, you soon will be, as the world goes more and more digital: (High Definition Multimedia Interface) HDMI Connectors. The HDMI interface is the uncompressed, all-digital, global connectivity standard that delivers true HD quality for consumer.
An HDMI device is used for transmitting high definition multimedia digital signals. There are four HDMI connector types. Type A and Type B are defined in the HDMI 1.0 specification, Type C is defined in the HDMI 1.3 specification, and Type D is defined in the HDMI 1.4 specification.
The HDMI Founders began development on HDMI 1.0 on April 16, 2002, with the goal of creating an AV connector that was backward-compatible with DVI. Those founders are identified as Hitachi, Matsushita Electric Industrial (Panasonic/National/Quasar), Philips, Silicon Image, Sony, Thomson (RCA), and Toshiba. Digital Content Protection, LLC provides HDCP (which was developed by Intel) for HDMI. HDMI has the support of motion picture producers Fox, Universal, Warner Bros., and Disney, along with system operators DirecTV, EchoStar (Dish Network), and CableLabs.
Accessories you may need for your modern digital equipment include HDMI repeaters and VGA to HDMI adapters (Convert VGA to HDMI or changing the signal from analog to digital).
See also: HDMI FAQ
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