HDMI

  • Atlona has some nifty swivel HDMI and DVI cables

    I’m a sucker for products that make installing A/V equipment easier and these cables from Atlona do just that. The ends swivel to allow for tighter mounting against the wall. You see, some cables feature large, cool looking ends that don’t like to bend against a wall, which then pushes the flat screen out a bit or forcing the installer to cut into the wall. But these cables bend… Read More

  • Today is 'Free HDMI Cable Day' (plus $5.99 for shipping)

    HDMI cables are the new fool’s gold. And by fool’s gold I mean “things they sell at Best Buy for $30+ that you can get on the internet for next to nothing.” Read More

  • HDMI over Powerline by Averlogic

    Now this makes sense. Can’t you see the future when all you need to do is plug your new flat-screen into a wall outlet and the video will magically appear on the screen? Averlogic has a system that’s not that advance, but can still send 1080p24 video with 5.1 audio over standard power lines. Both ends of the transmission of course have a box, but hopefully someone, somewhere is… Read More

  • DIY: Speaker and component cables

    Making A/V cables used to be a hobby of mine. That was before HDMI took over my gear though. But just a few short years ago, all my A/V equipment was hooked up with homemade cables. The process is easy enough as long as you can use wirecutters and crimpers. Speaker and audio cables are the cheapest to make as they generally do not require any special tools but component cables aren’t… Read More

  • Mini HDMI connector developed, the future looks bright

    It’s looking good that HDMI might become a standard port on small gadgets if the new connector is approved. The prototype mini-HDMI connector (far left) can transmits all the data as its full size counterparts, but is significantly smaller. How small? It’s half as small as the current portable size and even a touch smaller than micro USB. Somehow the 6.4mm wide connector still has… Read More

  • Review: PPC locking HDMI cable

    Quickie: An HDMI cable that snaps into place and cannot be pulled out without pressing the little lock. It works. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: 6 foot HDMI cable for $0.47

    Well, this cable takes the cake for the lowest priced HDMI cable ever. I have never seen an HDMI cable this inexpensive before. Plus, shipping is only $2.98. Seriously, this is dirt cheap. Did you know that you can buy 210 of these cables for the price of one Monster Cable HDMI cable. Just something to think about. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: 3-foot HDMI cable 10 pack for $14.99

    Short cables are great! Less clutter and the same functionality. This 10 pack of 3-foot HDMI cables could be mighty handy for an A/V setup as long as the devices will stay in the same place – say, on a rack. However, if you have to pull the equipment out to access the backpanel, buy longer cables so you don’t have to unplug cables constantly. Read More

  • Lancerlink's USB to HDMI converter is now also available for Macs

    Tokyo-based electronics company Lancerlink [JP] has added Mac support to the Grand HD Cinema, a dongle that allows users to view media files stored on their computers on their TV by converting USB to HDMI. The PC version of the device, which was developed jointly with Taiwan-based GRANDTEC ELECTRONIC, was released in Japan back in January and was the first of its kind. Read More