The liquid crystal display television is reigning supreme in the markets, thanks to the innovative ideas that are incorporated in it. One of the advantages of the LCD is that every television set comes out to the market has at least one HDMI port. The high definition multimedia interface (HDMI) is a new standard of high definition cables, which is a simple system that blends both video and audio into a single high band width. To be precise, the system facilitates uncompressed data transfer of audio and video from other consumer electronic devices to the digital television. This novel high definition multimedia interface will be able to connect the digital television with devices like Blue Ray and High definition DVD players. The earlier version of digital visual interface (DVI) could transfer only audio signals.
Many leading LCD television manufacturers have incorporated their brands of HDMI in the products. The Panasonic has Viera Link, Sony has Bravia Sync and Sharp has Aquos Link. These are a few to point out in this context. The HDMI incorporated systems will be conspicuous by the absence of several cables behind the television set. The advantage is not cosmetic alone, but also qualitative. Audio visual digital devices like set top box, gaming consoles etc can also be attached through this single cable source. Video quality of the HDMI attached television will be superb and systems with high rates of resolution will be benefited adding viewing comforts to the consumers.
The development of this new content in the digital television was effected in 2002 by a consortium of few television manufacturers like Panasonic, Hitachi, Sony, Philips, Toshiba and others. The first product was HDMI 1.0 format. The concept was further developed in the subsequent periods resulting in the introduction of more versions like HDMI 1.1, 1.2, 1.2a and 1.3. The process of development continued in order to improve or expand the utility value of this feature. The above formats have different capabilities. For example, HDMI 1.1 is capable of supporting only audio signals like DVI. HDMI 1.2 has achieved compatibility with personal computers, whereas HDMI 1.2a is the combined version. This format is with consumer electronic control (CEC) which has several applications. HDMI 1.3 offer high speed connections with single bandwidth cable. It also supports new colour standard called x.v.colour which can increase the number of colours the television can display. This format is considered as the best option for all television products in the future. There will not be any problem of compatibility. A few other versions like 1.3a and 1.3b are also being developed but such formats are related to manufacturing or testing procedures. They have no relevance to the performance of the televisions. The evolutionary process of technology is very dynamic. HDMI is a cable based feature and efforts are continuing to develop wireless versions to make it compatible with portable units.
In this context it is to be pointed out that some of the leading manufacturers like Nokia, Samsung, Sony and Toshiba are engaged in a combined effort to create a new standard for HD connections for portable devices. They are contemplating on a new mobile or mini format which is a version of HDMI port for portable devices and phones. lg smart tv 43 inch 4k Such efforts to incorporate innovative ideas to the LCD television have paid rich dividends. The popular support and patronage for the LCD is increasing by leaps and bounds.