(HDMI) an industry standard for connecting digital audio and video devices via a single cable. HDMI can connect any audio/video source, such as a set-top box
, DVD player, or A/V receiver to an audio and/or video output device such as a digital television (DTV).
HDMI supports standard, enhanced, or high-definition video, plus multi-channel digital audio. It transmits all ATSC HDTV standards and supports 8-channel, 192kHz, uncompressed digital audio and all currently-available compressed formats (such as Dolby Digital and DTS
), HDMI 1.3 adds additional support for new lossless digital audio formats Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio with bandwidth
to spare to accommodate future enhancements. HDMI 1.4 incorporates connection via Ethernet
HDMI was created by Hitachi
, Panasonic Corporation, Philips
, Sony, Thomson
(RCA), Toshiba and Silicon Image and has the support of several major motion picture producers and distributors.
Latest version: 1.4 (2009-06-08), as of 2009-06-29.