HDTV and HDMI Difference

What is HDTV?

HDTV is the acronym in English of High-Definition Television, which in Portuguese means “high definition“.  Check http://www.abbreviationfinder.org/acronyms/hdtv.html for other meanings of HDTV. Consists of a digital data transmission system of television, with a resolution superior to traditional formats.

For HDTV signal reception, the television sets must be equipped with the DTV (digital television), technology that began to be deployed initially in the United States during the Decade of 1990. Currently, all televisions produced already have DTV coupled device that allows playback on HDTV signal.

Images cleaner and without the classics “sprinkles” in images are some of the advantages of HDTV signal. The TV’s with this technology can achieve minimum 720 lines progressive resolutions (1280x720p).

When the HDTV television reaches its maximum resolution, she is referred to as full HD, which means with full high-definition.

Hdtv Ready

HDTV televisions Readynão can transmit high-definition video images, without the possibility of embedding a DTV converter.

The solution to receive HDTV signals in an HDTV Ready tv is to acquire an external digital converter, called set top box.

What is HDMI?

HDMI stands for High-Definition Multimedia Interface (high resolution Multimedia Interface), which is a conductive interface digital audio and video, capable of transmitting uncompressed data, being an alternative enhanced analog standards, such as radio frequency, VGA and others. Try http://www.abbreviationfinder.org/acronyms/hdmi.html for other definitions.

The HDMI is a type of digital video and audio connector that replaces the old connectors used in DVD players, TV and video monitors.

HDMI provides an interface between any audio source and digital video, such as Blu-ray, DVD player, computer, etc., to any sound device or digital video, and digital TV as a monitor, for example.

Instead of using multiple cables to connect the audio and video signals from a DVD player to a TV, the idea is that there is only a single cable and connector doing all the necessary links.

The biggest advantage of this pattern is that the audio and video connection are made digitally, so feature best quality.

The main differences between HDMI and DVI is that HDMI supports higher resolutions than the DVI, DVI (Digital Visual Interface) only makes video connection, and the HDMI connector is much smaller than the DVI connector.

HDMI Connectors

There are two main models of HDMI connectors on the market: the type A and type B.

The HDMI cable (with 19 pins) is the most popular, as it has direct compatibility with DVI technology. Meanwhile, the HDMI B excels by allowing high-quality broadcasts, working from dual link system.


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