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What is HDMI, and what are the benefits?

HDMI Cables

HDMI stands for high definition multimedia interface. An HDMI cable provides a connection between your Spectrum receiver and HDTV that lets you watch HD programming.

HDMI Cable

While HDMI is not the only connection option available for HDTV, it does have some advantages:

  • HDMI carries both the video and audio signal, eliminating the need for separate audio cables.
  • HDMI enables many different connections with very few cables, simplifying the connection process and eliminating the clutter of multiple cables.
  • Many new computers and laptops have an HDMI connection, which enables you to use this cable to turn your TV into a computer monitor.
  • With a special adapter, HDMI cables can convert to DVI, providing additional connection options.

For setup instructions, see How do I install HDMI cables?

Did You Know?

  • You can also use component cables to watch HD programming.
  • If you have a 3D TV, you must connect your TV to your HD Spectrum receiver or DVR using an HDMI cable to be able to view any 3D programming in 3D.
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