HDMI stands for High-Definition Multimedia Interface, which is the first and only uncompressed all-digital audio/video interface supported by the industry. HDMI greatly simplifies wiring by transmitting high-definition, all-digital audio and video content in a single cable, providing consumers with the highest quality home theater experience. HDMI provides an interface between any audio/video source and an audio and/or video monitor in a multi-cable.
HDMI supports standard, enhanced or high-definition video and multi-channel digital audio over multiple cables. It transmits all ATSC HDTV standards and supports 8 channels, 192kHz, uncompressed digital audio and existing compressed formats. HDMI1.3 also adds support for new lossless digital audio formats DolbyTrueHD and DTS-HDMasterAudio, and the spare bandwidth is used for the future Strengthen and demand.
1. HDMI is the de facto standard digital interface for HD and consumer electronics markets: it has been adopted by more than 500 companies, and it is estimated that more than 130 million HDMI-enabled devices will be listed in 2007. In 2010, HDMI-equipped Devices will reach 1 billion.
2. Integration HDMI is an interface that integrates PC and consumer electronic equipment: HDMI enables PC to transmit advanced media content, including high-definition movies and multi-channel audio formats. HDMI is the only interface that can be connected to HDTV and digital PC monitors to achieve DVI and HDMI standards.
3. Evolving standard HDMI is constantly developing and changing to meet the needs of the market: products equipped with new versions of the HDMI standard will continue to be fully backward compatible with earlier HDMI products.