What is HDMI ? - High Definition Multimedia Interface
HDMI is an industry standard digital interface that supports both audio and
video data components.
HDMI has quickly become the standard for connecting consumer
electronic devices together and was pioneered by a group of companies
including Sony, Philips, Hitachi and Matsushita.
HDMI supports standard, enhanced, or high-definition video as well as
multi-channel digital audio on a single industry standard cable.
HDMI is capable of carrying any type of compressed audio data such as
Dolby or DTS.
HDMI can transmit all HDTV standards and supports 8 channel digital
audio and up to 5Gbps (Giga bits per second ) bandwidth.