Warning: The Wrong HDMI Cables Will Ruin Your Home Theater Experience

When you look on the packaging of an HDMI cable, you’ll see lots of specifications and statements explaining why that particular model is the best HDMI cable for you. Almost every HDMI cable on the market makes the claim that it has 1080p compatability, has a 4.46 Gigabits Per Second transfer or is HDMI 1.3 compatible. These are all hot buzz words in the HDMI world. But we can’t judge the quality of HDMI cables on statements and claims alone. Continue reading

What’s the Difference Between 1080p, 1080i, 720p and Other Resolutions?

1080p seems to be all the buzz in the electronics world today. I know that you’ve heard the term before in commercials for High Def TV’s, Blu-Ray Disc Players or from the “all knowing” salesmen in the electronics isle of a department store. It is true, 1080p resolution will give the highest picture quality possible. However you have to have equipment that can support it, and at the moment there isn’t a whole lot that can. Continue reading

Learn About High Definition TV

You’ve seen the words “Broadcast in HDTV” at the start of some of your favorite television shows. Your newspaper is flooded with ads from local electronics stores plugging the newest “must have” HDTV sets. But, according to the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), while more than 60 percent of American television viewers recognize the abbreviation “HDTV,” they are very confused about all of the new TV terminology and what they will actually see when they invite high-definition television into their home. Continue reading