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HDMI Cables

HDMI cables are the most popular cable for connecting TVs, monitors, home theatres and even cameras to a display.

In total, there are 5 types of HDMI. They are type A, B, C, D, E. Type A is the most common (standard size), with Type C (mini size) and Type D (micro size) being the next two most common. Type B and Type E are almost never used in home theatres or enterprises.

HDMI cables are subject to high amounts of attenuation (loss in signal strength over distance) and aren't used for distances over 10 meters. For greater distances, it is often recommended to use cable boosters or HDMI/Fibre hybrid cables. It is also possible to convert a HDMI cable to a shielded ethernet cable, which is used most commonly in professional conference rooms, to reliably transmit audio/video from a server or AV cabinet to the displays.