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What is High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) specification and what are the advantages?

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The HDMI® specification is a connection method that combines both uncompressed audio and video into a single digital interface and is used for connecting various types of products. It supports both high-definition and standard-definition video and up to 8-channel digital audio.

Here are some advantages of HDMI:

  • It supports high-quality, uncompressed, digital video and audio without the quality loss associated with analog connections.
  • Instead of using multiple cables, a single cable can be used for video and audio.
  • It can provide two-way communication between digital products, allowing the potential for additional functionality - such as BRAVIA® sync.
  • It supports multiple audio formats, including stereo and multi-channel surround sound.

NOTE: To check for HDMI capability of your Sony® product, refer to the operating instructions. Manuals are posted on your model support page.