We have decided that there are several terms a person should know when they own one of our products. These terms will come in a series of posts and we will continue to update them. Today we have some HDMI terms:
High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) is a form of digital copy protection developed by Intel Corporation to prevent copying of digital audio and video content as it travels across Display Port, Digital Visual Interface (DVI), and High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI).
The HDMI technical Specification has been updated since its inception, and HDMI 1.4 was released in 2009. While all versions of the spec are backward-compatible, devices built to the 1.4 standard may feature extended capabilities not found in earlier devices. For instance, newer TVs and disc players might take advantage of HDMI 1.4’s support for 3D video, but would still be fully compatible with older devices in non-3D applications.
Allows an HDMI-connected TV to send an audio signal “upstream” to an AV receiver or Home Theater in a Box when the TV is the source of the audio eliminating the need for a separate optical or digital coaxial cable; an optional HDMI feature that must be supported by both devices. (Please see our How to Video on how to set this up, visit our YouTube channel)
You might need HDMI booster, if you are using long HDMI cables. The picture/sound drops out intermittently or you might experience blue screen on TV if long HDMI cables are used. In such cases HDMI booster might help to solve the problem.
CAT-5 HDMI baluns use durable, inexpensive CAT-5 cable to send high-def video and surround sound to another room in your home. They’re a great solution for folks creating a multi-room audio/video system, and also give you some cool options for your main home theater room.
Please check out our post called the HDMI Checklist for all your HDMI Troubleshooting needs.