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How To Pick The Perfect HDMI Connector And Cable For Your Home

How To Pick The Perfect HDMI Connector And Cable For Your Home

How To Pick The Perfect HDMI Connector And Cable For Your Home


HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) connections are becoming more and more popular today. Chances are, you already have a number of devices that make use of an HDMI cable. Many people don’t know that there are varying standards of HDMI input and connectors, all of which are designed to fulfil different functions.

Instead of wasting your time buying the wrong connector and cable, read on to find out how to pick the best HDMI connector for your home.


Do You Need An Internet Connection Via HDMI?

One of the many advantages of an HDMI connection is its ability to run an internet signal. If you have a smart tv or home theatre system, this can be quite useful as you will be using fewer cables, clearing up and neatening the space without the use of clunky cable holders. Not all HDMI cables can support an ethernet connection, however, and so it is important to make sure you choose one that does.


How Long Do You Need The Cable To Be?

The longer the cable you use, the poorer the quality of the signal. Thus, it is crucial to pick the right cable length for your device as this can greatly affect the quality of the sound and image your device displays. If you need a longer cable, it is also possible to make use of a signal amplifier (although this will need its own power source). 


Will There Be Enough Space To Plug It In?

Sometimes the input of a device is not perfectly suited to your home, and so this can become difficult when trying to plug it in properly. Thankfully, it is possible to make use of an HDMI with an attached swivel connector, allowing you to connect your HDMI in those tricky spots.


What Type Of Connection Are You Trying To Connect?

The most important aspect to consider is the types of connection you are trying to link. Throughout the years, the development of different connections has been fairly rapid, so many connections are still in use today. This may mean that you have a VGA monitor but no VGA port on your new laptop. Thankfully, it is easy enough to make use of an HDMI connector to do the job for you. Some HDMI connectors include:

  • HDMI to VGA
  • HDMI to mini display
  • HDMI to 4k mini display
  • HDMI to USB
  • HDMI to USB-C

Instead of trying to purchase devices with similar connections, the solution is as simple as using an HDMI connector. Do you want to solve your connection headaches? Contact us today at Laptop Plus for more information about our available products. We pride ourselves on quality customer support & express delivery Australia wide.