HDMI is simply the highest quality digital media cable available. HDMI transmits video using a 100% digital signal from the source to the display. Keeping the video signal in its native digital format eliminates artifacts and any loss of resolution due to Digital to Analog conversion. HDMI cables are the standard for HD video and the first choice of consumers and installers looking to maximize the quality of todays high tech, high resolution devices.
There are three basic types of HDMI connectors (technically there are 5 types, but you will likely only see 3 of them in the wild any time soon). Type D, or Micro HDMI cable is 19 pin miniature verson of the Type A. This Type D connector resembles a mini USB and measures 2.42 mm x 10.42 mm. Type Type C, or Mini HDMI, is another 19 pin version but designed for mobile devices and applications. This connector measures 10.42mm x 2.42mm. Type A is by far the most common HMDI termination found in both consumer and commercial applications. Measuring 13.9 mm x 4.45 mm this version is compatible with single link DVI-D (using an adapter) and is same one found on this cable.
These v1.4 HDMI cables comply with the CEA/EIA 861-E standard. This standard specifies LPCM (Linear Pulse Code Modulation), VESA (Video Electronics Standards Association) and E-EDID (Enhanced Extended Display Identification Data standard) compatibility. HDMI cables also support uncompressed PCM stereo. Other audio formats supported are 8 channel, 16-24 bit sampling, IEC 61937 compliant audio, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital True HD, DTS, and DTS-HD Master Audio
Standard HDMI supports resolutions up to 2560 x 1600 at 340 MHz, up to 1080i. High speed cables like this one also support 1080p (up to 3840 x 2160 or Quad HD), 3D, stereoscopic 3D and deep color applications. The built in Ethernet in these cables also allows devices to share internet connections.
If you are looking for a cost effective, high quality way to maximize high definition video and audio in your HDMI compatible device, this cable will do the trick!