About HDMI

HDMI (High-definition Multimedia Interface) is a compact audio and video (A/V) interface for transmitting uncompressed digital data.  It is a digital alternative to older, analog standards, such as radio frequency (RF) coaxial cable, composite video, S-Video, SCART, component video, D-Terminal and VGA.

HDMI connects digital A/V sources such as Blu-ray and DVD players, video game consoles and personal computers (PCs) to compatible digital audio devices, monitors, projectors and televisions.

HDMI supports, on a single cable, any uncompressed TV or PC video format, including standard, enhanced and high-definition video; up to eight channels of compressed or uncompressed digital audio; a Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) connection; and an Ethernet data connection.  The CEC allows HDMI devices to control each other and allows the user to operate multiple devices with one remote control.

HDMI products began shipping in late 2003.  To date, over 850 consumer electronics and PC companies have adopted the HDMI specification.

Aircraft-certified LCD Monitors with HDMI Inputs

Several companies manufacture LCD monitors with HDMI inputs: