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HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is the new connectivity standard for high definition consumer electronics. Delivering unparalleled bandwidth for support of the latest innovations in video and audio technology, HDMI is your connection to the most lifelike and electrifying experiences in home entertainment. That's why it is the connection of choice for today’s advanced HD components, from 1080p HDTVs and HD cable/satellite receivers to HD DVD™ and Blu-ray Disc™ players and state-of-the-art gaming consoles, such as PlayStation® 3.

HDMI glossary

  • 8-Bit Color
    Support for 8-bit color, the conventional color depth for standard definition TVs and first-generation HDTVs. Enables display of up to 16 million colors.
  • 12-Bit Color** Smoothest Gradation of Colors
    Greater cable capacity for support of 12-bit color, also called Deep Color™, available from advanced HD sources and displays. Greater color depth, from 8-bit to 12-bit, allows more detailed gradations of individual colors for the display of billions of colors.
  • 60 Hz Support
    for DVD players and HDTVs with 60 Hz frame/refresh rates.
  • 120 Hz Display*** Smooth Video™ Refresh Rate
    Ideal for HD components with 120 Hz refresh rates, providing smoother, more fluid video reproduction.
  • 720p/1080i
    Support for high definition 720p and 1080i video. A 720p HDTV picture features 720 progressive lines of vertical resolution, while a 1080i picture features 1,080 interlaced lines of vertical resolution.
  • Certified 1080p+
    ** Support for ultra-high definition 1080p video. A 1080p HDTV picture features 1,080 progressive lines of vertical resolution every frame.
  • Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD™ Lossless Surround Sound
    Greater cable bandwidth for support of Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD lossless surround sound, available on Blu-ray Disc™ and HD DVD™ movies.
  • HDMI-CEC (Automated Audio/Video Control)
    Support for the HDMI Consumer Electronics Control channel, enabling automated audio/video component setup and control.
  • x.v.Color™*** Extended Color Range
    Ideal for advanced HDTVs with xvYCC color, also called x.v.Color. x.v.Color widens the number of available colors for 1.8 times more colors than standard RGB.

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