HDMI Archive

HDMI ARC vs Optical – Which Connection is Better?

So, you’ve just bought a new A/V receiver or soundbar. Congratulations! But now it’s time to make all the connections, and you’ve got some decisions to make. Life wasn’t always this complicated. In the olden days, when dinosaurs ruled the earth, a simple coaxial cable got the job done for all connections. But we’re no longer technological cave men. Instead, we have a ton of …

DisplayPort vs. HDMI – What’s the Difference?

When you buy a modern PC, you generally see two different output options: HDMI and DisplayPort. Similarly, we’ve reviewed a variety of different monitors that offer these different options. Besides the physical design, what’s the actual difference between the two? We’re about to try and demystify this. In a sense, this is not a new problem. Technology standards have been changing for years. For example, …

Helpful Guide to the Best SDI to HDMI Converter (Cable)

Remember standard definition televisions? Unless you’re very young, you probably do. Do you ever wish we could go back to the day when that was the best standard? Probably not. The change from standard definition to high definition was a game changer for all kinds of entertainment. For example, watching a hockey game in standard definition was a guessing game. Most of the time, you …

Ultimate Guide to the Best Flat HDMI Cables

When running HDMI cables through a room, you generally want to use a flat cable. They can slip under rugs, run smoothly along the edges of a doorway, and can become almost invisible once installed. They’re also the right choice for most in-wall installations. There are a couple of advantages to using standard round cables. In some circumstances, cord holders and similar devices are designed …