What Does HDMI Port on a Computer Stand For?

by Chappy Sinclair

Having an HDMI port means you can output your video signal to any device with HDMI support. HDMI ports are most common on more modern video cards and computer monitors.

Definition

HDMI is short for High-Definition Multimedia Interface.

Use

HDMI is used on high-definition devices. such as LCD computer monitors, HDTVs and next-generation video game devices.

Benefits

Using HDMI will give you a crystal-clear display and take full advantage of your computer hardware and monitor.

Compatibility

Not all computer monitors support HDMI. Most support DVI (a small step down from HDMI). There are some converter options available if you really want HDMI; however, they are usually not comparable visually to a device with full HDMI support.

Hardware

Using HDMI and a high-resolution computer monitor requires that you have a system powerful enough to support it during intensive applications, such as gaming or movie watching.

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About the Author

Chappy Sinclair has been writing professionally since 2006. He has been able to share his gaming and computer-related impressions and opinions on a national scale with published submissions in "PC Gamer Magazine" and "Maximum PC." Sinclair is currently studying for an aeronautical degree in navigation and avionics at the American Academy of Aeronautics.