Wall mounting a flat screen HDTV looks cool, but it presents certain challenges in many instances. The first is how to mount the TV securely and in a way that you can see the picture ideally. The other is how to get your HDMI and power cables ran to the TV.
The HDMI cables on the market today often have large end connectors that can be hard to connect behind TVs that are wall mounted because of the space between the wall and the TV. Cablesson has unveiled a new line of HDMI adapter that swivels to help with difficult connections.
The cool feature of the adapters is that one end of the cable has a connector that flips up and down 180-degrees making an elbow allowing for clearance in tight spaces. The adapters support HDMI 1.3 and full 1080p images along with up to 16-bit colour. The cables will be available via UKHDMI and other retail outlets.
Use HDMI to get the Best from Home Cinema Confusion reigns! Or so you might think when you investigate the best cables to use when setting up a home cinema system. This is especially the case when high definition multimedia interface is involved. Before writing this article, I looked at quite a few different web results pertaining to this subject and to be honest, the advice given was conflicting.
So who are you to believe? Do you opt for the expensive or inexpensive option? Honestly speaking, when you look at how HDMI cables work, as long as the cable is digitally HDMI certified then the HDMI signal will be the same. This is because a digital signal does not suffer from interference like an analogue one would.
It is true to say however, that the longer the HDMI cables, the more chance there will be of signal degradation. Transmission will not be impaired though as long as the signal falls within predetermined tolerances. This is because with digital signals, they are either there or not, there are no exceptions.
With this in mind then why not just find the cheapest HDMI cables you can and use those. The thing is that if you do buy the cheapest cable then although the digital signal will be the same (as long as it is certified) the actual HDMI cables itself may be made from inferior materials that will not stand the test of time.
Using HDMI cables that are made from premium grade components will not affect the signal quality but will enhance their durability. It is for this reason that using well-made cables should be a priority when hooking up any HDMI device.
The real beauty of using HDMI cables with home cinema is that it uses a single cable to connect each HDMI device. This single cable carries both digital audio and digital video doing away with the myriad of cables previously needed. As long as the HDMI cables is manufactured from hardy materials then setting up your home cinema is a breeze.