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HDMI, Mini-HDMI, Micro-HDMI, What’s the Difference?

Now, you might familiar with the word “HDMI” since it’s very popular in today’s life. HDMI refers to High-Definition Multimedia Interface, computers, HD TVs, set-top box, DVD player, HD DVD player, Blu-ray Disc player, AVCHD camcorder, personal computer (PCs), video game console (such as the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and the Wii U), and more and more digital devices are built with HDMI port. To bstate-of-the-art HD resolutions to the realm of handheld devices such as smartphones, camcorders, portable media players and more, HDMI has created smaller connectors. First came mini-HDMI, Next came micro HDMI.

MINI-HDMI (Type C connector) is the next smallest connector, which reduced the size of the cross-sectional area of the connector tip by about 60% compared to the standard HDMI Type A connector.  and can be found on many new high definition camcorders and high resolution DSLR’s by leading brands such as Sony and Canon.

HDMI 1.4 specification introduces MICRO-HDMI (type D Connector), the smallest current HDMI connector that brings with Ethernet data transmission channel. The micro HDMI connector keeps the standard 19 pins of types A and C but shrinks the connector size to something resembling a micro-USB connector. This new connector is approximately 50% smaller than the size of the existing HDMI Mini Connector. It is designed for cell phones, pocket cameras, and other portable devices where space is at a premium and are now available on some digital devices like the EVO 4G, Galaxy S and Droid X.  More devices are on the way, including ones in new product categories like tablets and 3D Cameras.  Roughly the size of a Micro USB connector, it packs all the power and functionality of an HDMI link into a tiny form factor.