HDMI Archive

Guide to the Best Composite (AV, RCA) to HDMI Converter

It’s tough to imagine, but not that long ago, home media was only available in standard definition. Instead of 720p, 1080p, or 4K, you watched TV, movies, and games in 480 x 640 resolution. This was the highest resolution that could be supported by televisions of the time. However, it meant that you couldn’t see fine details. For live broadcasts, this could be problematic. 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 …

Best HDMI Extender Over (Cat 5, 6, 7) Ethernet Cable

Whether you’re enjoying the latest Blu-Ray or a gaming session on your PS4, an HDMI cable is one of the core components in your multimedia system. HDMI cables are all virtually universal, with a single cord supplying both video and audio for a large variety of formats. Unfortunately, the one downside to universal cable is that they have universal problems. No matter how you’re enjoying …

Guide to the Best External HDMI Video Capture Cards

Streaming can gobble up your system resources. When the next generation of gaming consoles hits the market, many titles are expected to run 4K resolution at 60fps. However, the moment one of those consoles attempts to start broadcasting, those framerates are guaranteed to crater. It’s all about passing the buck. Video capture cards help take on the responsibilities of streaming or recording content, so your …

Guide to the Best HDMI Cable Signal Tester

Installing audio-video equipment can be frustrating at the best of times. First, you need to understand all the features of all your components. Next, you need to make sure everything from the TV to the soundbar to the set-top box is compatible. And after all that, you still have to pray that everything works when it’s been wired up. If you get that far and …