High-Definition Multimedia Interface

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High-Definition Multimedia Interface definition

video, standard
(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.
hdmi.org (http://hdmi.org/).
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