Do I need 19 pins on hdmi cables?

Answer On One Hand: Yes You DoThe HDMI standard requires 19 pins. While not all of these pins carry A/V data, using cables with fewer than the standard number of pins (as some extremely cheap versions are... Read More »

Top Q&A For: Do I need 19 pins on hdmi cables

Do all HDMI cables have 19 pins?

Yes, both the full-size and mini-HDMI cables have 19 pins. Unlike DVI cables who may omit pins if they are a single-link, analog only or digital only, all HDMI approved cables must have 19 pins.

Is there a difference between expensive hdmi cables and cheap hdmi cables?

Mostly the difference is just durability. More expensive cables can have better features, such as better surround sound and communication features. Other than those, a cheap HDMI cable can usually ... Read More »

Which has better sound output: hdmi cables or optical cables?

Optical cables (and digital coaxial cables) are capable of all the audio formats supported by DVD-Video.That includes 1.5 Mbps dts, 448 Kbps Dolby Digital and Linear PCM stereo tracks up to 24-bit/... Read More »

Monster HDMI cables vs. $39 Philips HDMI - will I really notice a difference?

NO - fancy HDMI cables are a scam.HDMI carries data, not signal. Gold is used in speaker cables that carries a signal that can degrade. HDMI is like USB or firewire and you don't get 'fancy' variet... Read More »