If you have an HDMI cable that is too short, this can easily be solved with an HDMI connector. This combines 2 short HDMI cables into one long cable. When hanging a flat screen TV, the HDMI plug can protrude too much. You can easily solve this problem with an angled HDMI connector. If you want to neatly finish an HDMI cable that runs through an installation tube, choose a wall plate HDMI connector. We have listed different types of HDMI connector with HDMI mini for cables with HDMI mini and micro connectors.
Best HDMI Couplers:
HDMI connector in use
An HDMI cable is used to connect audiovisual equipment. Think of connecting your flat screen TV with a blu-ray player or an Apple TV. HDMI owes its great popularity to the digital transmission of both the image and the audio signal. Due to the digital transfer, the high quality of the original digital signal is maintained and there is no visible or audible deterioration of the quality even with long HDMI cables. HDMI is designed to be easy to connect multiple devices together. You can connect device A to device B and connect device B to device C and device C to device D.
The digital image and sound signal is passed on to all devices in the chain. This avoids an old-fashioned spaghetti of cords, which arose in the past because devices had to be connected to each other criss-cross. HDMI is an industry standard used with audiovisual equipment such as flat screen TVs, surround sound receivers, blu-ray players and media players such as the Apple TV. In addition, HDMI has also become popular for connecting monitors to PCs and laptops.
Note the correct HDMI version
Developments in the field of audiovisual equipment follow each other in rapid succession. Flat screen TVs and projectors are released with more options for better image reproduction. Think of a higher image resolution and systems such as HDR and Dolby Vision for a richer and deeper color reproduction. This has been taken into account in the development of HDMI and therefore an upgrade is regularly released, which is indicated with an HDMI version number. HDMI version 1.4 and successor 2.0 are currently widely used.
HDMI 1.4 is capable of displaying the HD image format, also known as the 1080p format. This format can also be used for stereo and surround sound reproduction. HDMI 2.0 is suitable for displaying the UHD format better known as 4K video, at a refresh rate of 60Hz. This gives a nice calm and sharp image. HDMI 2.0 is also the first format to support HDR and Dolby Vision color reproduction. These formats provide richer and deeper color reproduction in movies released in HDR or Dolby Vision, provided you use a display and a media player that supports HDR or Dolby Vision.
Use of an HDMI connector
When using an HDMI cable, it is possible that your HDMI cable is too short. You can use an HDMI coupler in these situations. With an HDMI connector you can easily connect two short HDMI cables to each other by inserting a plug of both cables into the HDMI connector. No maximum length has been defined for an HDMI cable, but in practice you can go with a HDMI connector up to a cable length of 13 meters.
You can also buy HDMI connector with the standard HDMI-A plug, the mini HDMI-C plug and the micro HDMI-D plug. It is also possible that when placing a flat screen TV an HDMI connector protrudes too far, so that a device cannot hang neatly against the wall. This problem is easily solved with an angled HDMI connector. Plug the HDMI connector into the HDMI connector of the flat screen TV and then plug the HDMI cable into the HDMI connector. The HDMI cable now runs nice and tight along the back of your flat screen TV.