Let’s talk about an essential cable you may or may not already have in your home, the High-Definition Multimedia Interface cable, also known as an HDMI cable. HDMI cable is a great one cable alternative instead of using all your audio and video cables. They send the best audio and video quality to your television allowing you to get the most out of your home theater system. This cable will be able to connect your high-definition television to up converting DVD player, Blu-ray player, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, or any cable and satellite box.
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There are a few different types of HDMI cables. At this point, if you’re buying a cable, don’t consider anything less than an HDMI 1.3, the reason being that newer HDMI cables 1.3 or better are backwards compatible with components that require older HDMI cables. HDMI 1.4 cables are the fastest cables out there on the market. This means that your TV will communicate with your components at a much faster rate. Faster communication equals better audio and video quality. If you plan on buying a 3D TV or 3D ready TV, your best bet is to get an HDMI 1.4 cable as a 1.3 or below will not provide the best quality 3D experience.