Tag Archive: HDMI


Take advantage of Raspberry Pi 4’s two micro HDMI ports with these cables

Unlike previous models which had a single full-sized HDMI cable output jack, the Raspberry Pi 4 has two micro HDMI ports. While this provides double the output and support for two 4K displays, it might also mean you need to buy a new cable if you want to connect your Raspberry Pi 4 to a monitor or two. Here are the best choices to get you started.

The name you know Amazon Basics Micro HDMI to HDMI Cable

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Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box syncs your Hue lights with your TV for $230

Supports up to 4K 60Hz HDR, launches on October 15.

What you need to know The Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box will sync your color-capable Hue lights with your TV for $ 230. It supports 4K 60Hz HDR with 4 HDMI inputs and 1 HDMI output. Pre-orders begin today at meethue.com and Best Buy, but the Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box won’t officially launch until October 15.

Philips Hue, the makers of Hue smart lighting  [Read More…]

Do I need a special HDMI to play games in 4K on PlayStation 4 Pro?

Best answer: Yes, you do need a premium HDMI cable to use the 4K features with your PlayStation 4 Pro. The cable your PlayStation Pro comes with is a premium HDMI cable so you shouldn’t have any worries. If you need to replace that cable, or you’re still experiencing any issues, here’s everything you need to know.

Trusty cable: AmazonBasics HL-007306 High-Speed HDMI Cable (From $ 6 at Amazon) How does the 4K experience improve my gaming?  [Read More…]

Don’t be afraid to use an HDMI switch with your PS4

Best answer: If you have enough HDMI ports on your display, you should connect it directly. But an HDMI switch is incredibly useful when you have a lot of devices and not enough HDMI ports built into your television.

For multiple consoles: StarTech 4-Port 4K HDMI Switch ($ 54 at Amazon) For 4K gaming: AmazonBasics High-Speed HDMI Cable ($ 7 at Amazon)

What exactly is an HDMI switch?

Also known as HDMI switchers, an HDMI  [Read More…]

This HDMI adapter lets you play vintage PlayStations on modern televisions

You don’t need complicated set-ups with dozens of cables to get your vintage PlayStations running on modern televisions.

Older consoles weren’t exactly built with the future in mind—at least, not decades ahead—so it comes as no surprise that as technology advanced, these systems were left in the dust. Vintage PlayStations just aren’t natively compatible with modern televisions through HDMI, but that’s where adapters come in.

Previously, you’d need to use a convoluted set-up with multiple cords to  [Read More…]

Google’s mystery HDMI dongle is actually the ADT-2 Android TV developer kit

This makes sense.

That mystery Google-branded HDMI dongle we saw pass through the FCC about a month ago looks to be not a consumer device, but instead developer-only hardware called the ADT-2 that Google’s announcing at I/O 2018. So no, that wasn’t an early look at any sort of consumer-level hardware as originally expected, but it is something that will help developers get acquainted with developing for Android TV.

What’s new in Android TV at Google I/O  [Read More…]

Add a HDMI port to your new Chromebook with this $17 Anker adapter

Anker’s USB-C to HDMI adapter is only $ 16.79 with code ANKER836. It’s $ 24 without the code and has not had a direct price drop from that price in many, many months.

In The Wirecutter‘s roundup of the best USB-C adapters, they consider this one the best for anyone who wants to hook up a modern USB-C only laptop to an HDMI monitor or high-definition TV. Not only does this tiny adapter have a solid build quality  [Read More…]

HDMI 2.1: Everything you need to know

HDMI 2.1 promises to deliver 10K video, 120 Hz refresh rates and much more. Here’s everything you should know about HDMI’s next revision.

Earlier this year HDMI 2.1 was unveiled, the latest revision of the now-commonplace audio/video cable standard across consumer electronics. And while still in its early stages, the final specification provides a new spectrum of high-end features, designed to deliver premium home entertainment experiences. With improvements focusing on both video consumption and gaming, HDMI 2.1  [Read More…]

Don’t forget to buy an HDMI cable for your NVIDIA Shield Android TV

Get this out of the way before your new Shield Android TV arrives.

Whether or not your shiny new set top box includes all of the required accessories is a bit hit or miss, and in the case of the new Shield Android TV the one thing missing is a crucial part: an HDMI cable. At this point a majority of us probably have an extra HDMI cable (or five) laying around and can plug right in,  [Read More…]

Google Chromebit packs an entire Chrome OS computer into an HDMI stick

If you’ve been looking for the easiest way to get Chrome OS onto your TV, Google’s new Chromebit HDMI stick might be exactly what you need.

Google has a new type of Chrome OS device, one that’s designed to make it easier and more discrete than ever to hook up a TV. It’s called Chromebit, and it’s a complete Chrome OS computer in an HDMI stick about the size of a candybar.

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