Jacob Mendez
Jacob Mendez

Which HDMI cable for TV should I choose?

The HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) cable allows you to transmit uncompressed audio and video signals without any quality loss. Simultaneous transmission of sound and image significantly reduces the number of cables required to connect devices to the screen. Instead of several connectors, we use one and all needs are met.

There are many options, most often we connect various devices to the TV in this way. Using an HDMI cable, we can connect the TV with a satellite decoder, a game console or, for example, a laptop. The same cable is used to connect a PC to a monitor. There are many ways to use HDMI:

  • Computers, laptops
  • Audio systems, home theaters
  • Decoders
  • Video players
  • Televisions
  • Cameras and mobile devices

There are several factors to consider before purchasing.

we can divide into different types and the most important factor is the HDMI version. Several of these have appeared over the years due to the constant evolution of image and sound transmission technologies. There are several cable variants available on the market depending on the version:

  • – up to 4.95 Gbit/s (TMDS), up to 3.96 Gbit/s (video), without 4K
  • – up to 2560 × 1600 p75, 8.16 Gbit/s
  • – up to 10.2 Gbit/s (TMDS), up to 8.16 Gbit/s (video), 4K
  • – up to 4096 × 1600 p60, 18 Gbit/s
  • – up to 7680 × 4320 p60 (8K), 48 Gbit/s

Cable version markings are also important. Older variants will only support 720p or regular Full HD, while now more and more of us use 4K images, and even the 8K format looms in the background. The Premium High Speed ​​HDMI Cable variant will allow us to display a maximum of 4K and 60 Hz (frame rate). An even better option seems to be the Ultra High Speed ​​HDMI Cable, which is capable of supporting 10K at 120 frames per second.
It is also worth taking into account , i.e. marking the size of the cable cross-section. A smaller AWG result means a larger diameter and, consequently, a higher current flowing through the wire.

Many of us decide to buy , which is theoretically enough to support high resolution 4K without major problems. However, it is worth remembering that in such a situation we are limited to displaying the image at a frequency of 60 frames per second. Is that not enough? It depends. Let's take a look at gaming consoles. The current generation is virtually devoid of large titles that are displayed in 4K at 120 FPS. However, this does not mean that things will not change in the future.

And if we install cables, e.g. in a wall, it is worth thinking ahead to avoid unnecessary dismantling of our installation and pulling new cables. In such a situation, a new one will be a good choice, thanks to which we will guarantee peace of mind for several good years.