High-Definition Multimedia Interface known as HDMI connection was developed in 2002 and produced for the public in 2003. Since then HDMI became the most common and popular connection, especially with the introduction of SMART TVs as it provides a high definition single-cable digital video and audio solution.
The HDMI cable is an audio visual cable which means that it carries audio and video signals at the same time, and it comes in five different types:
- Type A, comes with 19 pins.
- Type B, comes with 29 pins but still not used yet in any consumer product.
- Type C, comes with 19 pins and looks like type A connection but smaller. It is mostly used in portable devices.
- Type D, comes with 19 pins and looks like type A and C but smaller (micro HDMI).
- Type E, comes with a locking tab to prevent it from getting loose and protect the connection from moisture. It is mostly used in the automotive industry.
In addition to coming in different types, HDMI Connection In Melbourne has evolved throughout the years:
- Version 1.0 released in December 2002.
- Version 1.1 released in May 2004.
- Version 1.2 released in August 2005.
- Version 1.3 released in June 2006.
- Version 1.4 released in June 2009.
- Version 1.4a released in March 2010.
- Version 1.4b released in October 2011.
- Version 2.0 released in September 2013.
- Version 2.0a released in April 2015.
- Version 2.0b released in March 2016.
- Version 2.1 released in November 2017.
Different versions of HDMI Connection In Melbourne represent the change in the maximum resolution that can be supported by the connection.
HDMI cables are not intended to carry electricity but it can carry 5v to charge mobile devices.