CHEAT SHEET: HDMI 1.3
Definition: HDMI 1.3 is a High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) trasmitting all-digital, uncompressed, audio and video.
Use HDMI in a sentence: “Today, I used HDMI 1.3 as an interface between my high definition DVD player and high-definition television, while I plan to upgrade the rest of my video sources, such as cable/satellite set-top box, PlayStation 3 and A/V receiver, when I purchase the appropriate cables.”
Benefits of HDMI: As a pure digital connection, HDMI offers vastly better signal quality and throughput over its analog counterparts, such as RCA. Also, by combining audio and video over a single cable, HDMI reduces the cable clutter that resulted from previous setups.