HDMI Cables – Exploding the Myth and Biased HDMI Cable Reviews

Your home cinema system or audio visual system will require a certain level of cabling to maximise the available sound quality of your system. Therefore you will want to maximise your equipment with digital connections to each audio visual component to achieve the best listening experience. The very good news is that you can obtain noticeable sound quality improvements from your home cinema system through using suitable digital HDMI interconnects (High Definition Multimedia Interface).

In this article we explode the industry biased HDMI Cable Reviews and show you how with inexpensive standard HDMI cable you can achieve excellent results and enhance your home cinema listening experience and get noticeable sound quality improvement through your audio visual system utilising the available digital connections.

Choosing the best HDMI cables for your own system is a fairly straightforward process and there are a few things to be considered before you buy. Firstly, do not get brainwashed by retail shops that try to sell you the most expensive cables because they want you to spend as much as possible rather than understanding the needs or requirements of your home cinema setup – don’t be fooled.

So what HDMI Cable would be best suited for my home cinema system?

Firstly, the basic principle behind HDMI is to transmit uncompressed digital data via 2 interfaces and digital data cables should be mainly compared by the quality of the components and manufacture. The HDMI Cable Reviews available seem to focus on the more you spend the more you achieve – well stop and think again. Good quality manufacture of an inexpensive HDMI connector cable gives the same results as spending 10x or 20x more.

Generally you will find that many of the available HDMI Cable Reviews do not explain the importance of the usages in differing applications of the standard home used HDMI interface. It is very useful to understand the importance of the different HDMI specifications, whereby, a Cat 1 cable is capable of sending an audio visual signal to achieve maximum results on a 720p or 1080i TV/LCD screen and a Cat 2 HDMI Cable is capable of delivering an audio visual signal to achieve best results on 720p, 1080i, 1080p & the new 1600p TV/LCD devices. The standard specifications for HDMI are a number ranging from 1.0 to 1.4 which represents the new HDMI specification and interface versions being made available right now, 1.4 being the latest DHMI interface specification. However, don’t worry about these numbers as any new HDMI equipped devices are backwards compatible for cabling purposes.

It is important that you choose the minimum length of cable for connecting your equipment and getting an HDMI interconnect that has top manufacture quality. In order to achieve the best sound and video quality from your equipment the digital cabling plays a big part.