July 12, 2021
Will a 4K HDMI Cable Improve Picture Quality?

HDMI cables have pretty much become the standard for transferring audio and video digitally. While there is no denying their ubiquitous nature, a lot of confusion surrounds how they work and how they are categorized. For consumers, it’s important to understand the differences in cables to get the best HDMI cable without paying an arm […]

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April 23, 2021
Are All HDMI Cables the Same?

There seem to be a plethora of HDMI cables out on the market, but is one so different from another? If you have connected anything to a display in the last decade, chances are you have used an HDMI cable before. They are ubiquitous, often cheap, used for all kinds of displays, and they show […]

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April 11, 2021
HDMI with Ethernet: What is it and How Does it Work?

HDMI cables allow users to easily transfer large amounts of audio and video data without problems, but did you know that they can also transfer internet? HDMI is a relatively new technology that has only really taken root in the last two decades. But what makes these cables so indispensable is their ability to transfer […]

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March 9, 2021
How to Add More HDMI Ports to a TV

There never seems to be enough HDMI ports on a TV. In fact, running out of ports is a common problem across many different kinds of devices, including the most recent version of Apple's MacBook Pro. If you have one more device to plug into the TV but can't find a place to connect it, […]

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March 9, 2021
Can You Use an HDMI Splitter in Reverse?

Sometimes you need to connect multiple devices to your TV, but the only problem is that you’re out of HDMI outputs. It's not uncommon for TVs to only come with one or two outputs, effectively limiting how many devices you can connect. There is equipment to combat this, however, an HDMI splitter is not one […]

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February 28, 2021
HDMI Splitters vs HDMI Switches: Everything You Need to Know!

If you want to connect another gaming device to your TV, but have only one HDMI port, it can be a frustrating problem. You don’t want to swap out HDMI cables every time you play a game, so there must be an easier solution. Thankfully, HDMI splitters and switches - which we've talked about elsewhere […]

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December 10, 2020
HDMI Splitters: Everything You Need to Know!

Flexibility is good when it comes to your home theater system. There are all kinds of tools, especially surrounding HDMI, that allow you to do clever things like stream an HDMI signal wirelessly (our article) or even extract the audio from an HDMI cable (again, our guide) so that you can send it to the […]

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August 20, 2020
What Does D.in Mean on a Soundbar?

If you’re looking at your soundbar, you might see a D.in label on one of the inputs on the back. You may have even seen it on other media devices, too. If you’re wondering what it means and what it does, you’re in the right place, because we have many tutorials on what all of […]

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July 18, 2020
How to Connect a TV to a Receiver Without HDMI

If you want to connect your TV to a receiver, an HDMI cable is usually the way to go. If you happen to not have an HDMI jack on your TV, your receiver, or both, you may be searching for alternative ways to hook up the two devices. Luckily, there are other options than HDMI. […]

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May 6, 2020
HDMI vs Mini HDMI vs Micro HDMI

HDMI has become one of the most prolific audio/video transfer standards, and there are many devices that optimize your system for HDMI, including switches, for example (our guide). The “High-Definition Multimedia Interface” is so embedded in the modern technology ecosystem that it’s hard to find a device that you want to stream content from that […]

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