HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) was developed as a standard for high-resolution video transmission. In addition, the HDMI cable also transmits digital audio signals at the same time, which significantly reduces the amount of cabling required for the connection (enough of that cable clutter).
This type of cable is commonly used in televisions, computers and laptops, game consoles, monitors, soundbars and many other multimedia devices. Some devices, such as televisions, even have 2-3 HDMI connections: For example, you can connect a PlayStation, a media player and something else at the same time. Of course, coaxial and optical cables also offer high picture and sound quality, but they are inferior to the new protocol.
There are currently so many HDMI cables on the market that it can be difficult to figure out which is the best.
HDMI cables differ mainly in the quality of the materials used, their thickness (AWG) and the thickening of the cable to dampen noise. So remember that buying the cheapest cable might not be the best idea either. A cheap cable might simply not transmit the signal due to its low bandwidth. In this case, not only will you not see any interference on the screen, but nothing at all. So the most important thing about an HDMI cable is the bandwidth.
In this section of our online shop you will find a selection of optimal cables according to the criterion "price-quality" with different standards, but always of consistently good quality!
HDMI cables are certified and standardised exclusively for bandwidth. There are several certification versions. In short, the current ones are:
- HDMI High Speed bandwidth is 8Gbps, which is in line with HDMI 1.4 standard, and such a cable will pull 4K video, 30K/s;
- HDMI Premium High Speed, 18Gbps, HDMI 2.0 and 4K 60K/s;
- HDMI Ultra High Speed - 48Gbps, HDMI 2.1, 4K 120K/s or even 8K 60K/s - this is the cable you need if you plan to buy a new generation console and play games in 4K 120 FPS or if you have an 8K TV;
- HDMI variants with built-in Ethernet, i.e. an internet cable.