ModSynergy writes: "Well it's officially a start of a new era. The old has past and the new has come and has influenced the market very quickly. With the increasing sales of HDTV television, standard definition that provides an analogue signal of up to 480 lines of resolution just cannot compare; its days are over. Yet to take advantage of the many forms of HDTV, some consumers are missing a key connection.
HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a new type of connector specially made to take advantage of new HDTV televisions and devices that connect to them such as set-top boxes. This lone cable has been specifically made to take full advantage of the bandwidths of HDTV. Climbing up the HDTV hierarchy there is 720p (progressive meaning refreshing of all lines), 1080i (interlace meaning refreshing of only odd lines on the TV) and 1080p."