Unless you are a huge technology or home electronics buff, you are likely to have many questions about HDMI cables. Of course, all you really need to know is that they are the ideal digital alternative to outdated analogue connector systems, but it can still be useful to know more about HDMI cables.

The following are a few of the most commonly asked questions about HDMI cables and a brief answer to each.

What are the benefits of HDMI cables for consumers?

There are three main benefits of HDMI cables for consumers, which include:

1. HDMI cables offer superior digital video and audio quality, all in the same cable.
2. HDMI-enabled devices can be controlled using a single remote control
3. HDMI cables open the doors to High Definition content in a way that analogue cables cannot.

Won’t HDMI cables become outdated soon, just like analogue cables?

One of the most persuasive arguments for replacing analogue cables with HDMI cables is that the former is outdated. There is no need to worry about this happening with HDMI cables, however, as they currently only use half of their available bandwidth. This means they can handle anything future technological advancements can throw at them, so they’ll be around for many, many years to come.

See part 2 of this guide for more commonly asked questions and answers about HDMI cables.