High-Definition Media Interface or HDMI is a digital interface without compression device used to connect media streams from one location to another. It is commonly used for high-definition television home and multimedia production. Hitachi, Panasonic, Philips, Sony, Technicolor, Toshiba, and Silicon Image are a leading electronics manufacturer in the world to be a pioneer of HDMI products. Currently, there are thousands of companies world has obtained a license to use HDMI as a standard feature of electronic products.
HDMI has advantages when compared with analog interfaces such as composite and S-Video. One thing that can be obtained is not to lose the quality in the transmission from one device to another. When used for high-resolution video, the image obtained will be sharper and clearer. Besides switching between video and audio cables are no longer bothered when used for devices that have HDMI already eliminates many complexities that typically occur when using the analog interface.
Currently, HDMI is up to version 2.0, which has support for a higher frame rate. HDMI version 1.4 is the last version that has the ability to transmission the 3D image, Audio Return Channel, and others. Whereas in HDMI 2.0 has been enhanced to be able to handle the future video resolution is called Ultra-High Definition. This increase is more devoted to 3D content as high as 60 frames per second.
Increased ability to interface of connectivity with the ability to delivery large amounts of data. So when you want to watch two full HD video in a single television screen will be made easier because HDMI 2.0 supports dual video streaming. It is also able to work with a video with 21:9 aspect ratio, although devices that support the current numbers are still a little on the market. Although there is no official release for the use of HDMI 2.0 but later users do not need to replace the cable and connector for the currently used can still be compatible.