HDMI Demystified – Part 2/2

All HDMI cables are made up of 19 individual conductors. Many of these wires perform multiple tasks and transmit large amounts of data, so the quality of the conductors, precision of the geometry, and the quality of the termination all affect the ability of the cable to properly implement its tasks.

For the most part, unlike HDMI enabled components, HDMI cables do not have features, they have capacity (often described as “speed” and measured in Gbps). The one exception to this is the new Ethernet feature, which requires a Ethernet-compatible cable.