HDMI Guide

HDMI Basics

HDMI stands for high definition multimedia interface and it’s what is needed to get the best quality or picture and sound when using high definition components such as a television, DVD player or game console. HDMI cables run video and audio elements from your device to your television, so you don't have to worry about stringing multiple cords.

HDMI port

HDMI Wall Plates

These days, people are increasingly choosing to use wall plates in conjunction with HDMI connections. Much like a common electrical or phone jack in your house, a wall plate gives you sleek, convenient connection safe from children and pets. With a wall plate near your audio/video source, and a wall plate behind your TV, you can easily conceal the HDMI connection between the 2 behind a wall for a tidier, safer setup. For more information on HDMI wall plates, and wall plates in general click here

Quality is a Factor

There are many different types of HDMI cables, at different prices and different qualities. You don't have to overspend for a quality HDMI cable, but you should take a couple things into consideration. Where is this cable going to be used? If your cable is going to be run behind walls, stretched, pulled, or possibly kinked- look for a durable cable with a strong outer coating. The Sewell Premium line of HDMI cables feature 5 layers of protection for all varieties of cables stress.

HDMI Guide

Length is a Factor

The further an HDMI signal has to travel across a cable the more that signal will deteriorate, giving you a loss in quality. The HDMI standard for maximum length is 50 feet. This doesn't mean you can't go longer, it just means you start running the risk of losing some picture quality when you attempt using longer lengths of cable. To ensure you have a strong HDMI signal, especially over more than 40 feet of cable, we recommend using an HDMI repeater. An HDMI repeater features an HDMI input and an HDMI output, regenerating the incoming HDMI signal before outputting it through the next cable. This will guarantee a strong HDMI signal across long connections.

Silverback S4 HDMI Cable, 6 ft., 4K 30Hz, 1080p 60Hz, High-Speed with Ethernet, ARC, 3D, CL3, Gold-Plated Connectors

Silverback S4 HDMI Cable, 6 ft., 4K 30Hz, 1080p 60Hz, High-Speed with Ethernet, ARC, 3D, CL3, Gold-Plated Connectors

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Silverback S4 HDMI Cable, 40 ft., 4K 30Hz, 1080p 60Hz, High-Speed with Ethernet, ARC, 3D, CL3, Gold-Plated Connectors

Silverback S4 HDMI Cable, 40 ft., 4K 30Hz, 1080p 60Hz, High-Speed with Ethernet, ARC, 3D, CL3, Gold-Plated Connectors

$19.95

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Sewell Premium Grade HDMI High Speed with Ethernet Cable, Braided Jacket, Gold Plated, 6 ft

Sewell Premium Grade HDMI High Speed with Ethernet Cable, Braided Jacket, Gold Plated, 6 ft

$7.95

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HDMI Wall Plate with Single HDMI Receptacle and Stress Relief Cable, 1 Port

HDMI Wall Plate with Single HDMI Receptacle and Stress Relief Cable, 1 Port

$9.95

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