How to connect HDMI

How to connect HDMI

HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a common format for transferring high-quality digital audio and video between devices. Even if the device doesn't have an HDMI port, you can usually make the connection using a special cable or adapter.


DVI to HDMI Adapters and Connectors

These adapters have capacity for the conversion of DVI into HDMI output. They are ideally suited to HDTV gaming, home-theatre entertainment, and other applications. Being backwards compatible with DVD-I and DVI-I signals, the cable can be used for the connection of DVI-equipped devices to HDMI-equipped HDTV or displays.

HDMI Splitters

HDMI splitters offer the perfect solution for the connection of multiple devices to one source and connection in instances when there wouldn’t otherwise be sufficient spots. The splitter takes one source and transfers it to multiple devices. This might be necessary for instances where the digital devices are in separate locations and signal duplication is required for transfer through multiple HDMI cables. There are also splitter switches with multiple ‘ins’ and ‘outs’.

4K HDMI Splitters

These splitters are designed for the effective transfer of one single source of digital high definition video to four displays simultaneously. You can use these splitters for the connection of devices including DVD players, satellite set-top boxes, HDMI monitors, and displays.

2-Way HDMI Splitters

These splitters allow for the simultaneous conversion of one HD source to two digital displays. They are used across a variety of applications including video conferences, home cinema, and public transportation displays.

3-Way HDMI Splitters

These splitters allow for the connection of a single HD TV or projector without an HDMI male to male cable for the reception of signals from up to three HD sources with one display. The user can easily switch between the HDMI devices including DVD players and games consoles.

4-Way HDMI Splitters

These splitters allow for connection with up to four digital devices. They can distribute one HDMI source to four HDMI outputs. You might use such a splitter for the connection of a set-top box or Blu-ray player to four separate television displays.

HDMI Splitters Boxes

HDMI splitter boxes allow for the connection of entertainment systems to up to four electronic devices. Many of these boxes feature adaptors, providing 4K support.


High Definition Multimedia Interface Audio Return Channel, or HDMI ARC for short, enables the ‘upstream’ and ‘downstream’ of signals via a single HDMI connection between the TV and any AV devices featuring ARC. This means that a single remote control can be used across the range of connected devices for the operation of common digital functions. HDMI ARC is supported across a complete range of televisions, soundbars, and receivers.


HDMI CEC, also commonly referred to as CEC (consumer electronics control), is a method for the remote control of connected devices. You should be aware that this feature is typically switched off on AV devices which are fresh from the box. It’s also worth pointing out that devices produced by different brands don’t always have CEC connectivity.


MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) HDMI cables allow for connection between a variety of digital devices and displays. They feature a unique HDMI input, which is compatible with a range of televisions and A/V receivers and is designed for connection with devices such as the smartphone and tablet. It is a particularly useful form of connection for users without cable or internet as it allows for the projection of entertainment where there is no Wi-Fi access. Additional advantages of MHL include the avoidance of lagging and the ability to transmit control data.