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HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface)

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HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is an industry standard for creating audio and video connections between high-definition electronic devices. HDMI supports two-way digital communication between the video source and the video display with one cable. The simple cabling scheme has made HDMI popular for home theatre setups.    

See also: HDTV

Learn more:

> The website How Stuff Works explains How HDMI Works
> CNet has a reference guide for HDMI and HDMI cables
> An HDMI connection allows you to use your notebook computer as a video player for your HDTV.

This was last updated in March 2010
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

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