How Many Types of HDMI Cables Are There?


HDMI extension cables or extender (male to female) is ideal for your devices, which are used to save the original port of the device. It also makes the HDMI port on the back of the wall-mounted TV touchable and visible. Moreover, both HDMI cables and HDMI extension cables are essential and convenient for everyone using digital equipment and devices, TV, projectors, the gaming console, and TV sticks. They are not only a type of extension cable, or an adapter, but instead, a bridge. It transfers high-quality audio and video signals without any loss. In the meantime, these simple cable lines process the signals that help you amass massive cables behind your cabinets.

How many types of HDMI cables are there? This article will help you know more about HDMI extension cables. They can generally be divided into standard, mini, and micro HDMI extension cables, which are compatible with different devices and installations and have various features and appearances.

What is HDMI Cable?

There is nothing simple about HDMI except for the name, which refers to High Definition Multimedia Interface.

It provides an interface between various audio or video sources and DVD players.

It can transmit audio and video resources at the same time.

In the current market, most electric companies support HDMI technology and apply HDMI ports on their devices.? Philips, Sony, Nintendo, Toshiba, Samsung, etc.

What is HDMI Extension Cable?

The HDMI extension cable is a product to extend a short HDMI cable to connect different devices with HDMI ports in the market. Two sides are combined easily by the two different sides, female one and male one.

HDMI adapter

Why We Need HDMI Extension Cables or Adapters?

The HDMI extension cable adapter is a perfect helper. It will easily extend the range of the HDMI port and protect the port and its interface. It has a total length of 4.7 inches, almost equal to 12 cm, which is more than enough extension for most devices such as TVs and projectors. Meanwhile, it is easy to carry without any burden.

Usage of HDMI extension cable

What is Standard HDMI Extension Cable?

Compatibility with any HD device with a standard HDMI output.


TV stick

Roku Stick

Google Chromecast

Blu-Ray Player

3D Television

Samsung TV

Fire TV Stick

Apple TV

AV receiver

HD cable box



Xbox One

PS4 Pro PS3 gaming station

Nintendo Wii U

Nintendo Switch

Oculus Rift VR headset

PlayStation VR headset

Windows 10 PC stick


4K*2K@30HZ, HDMI Ethernet Channel, and Audio Return Channel (ARC). Full 3D Support without any lag, backward compatible with v1.4. HDCP Compliant, full 4K UHD, 1080p Full HD viewing with digital transfer rates up to 10.2Gbps for excellent picture quality.

What is Mini HDMI Extension Cable?

Compatibility with any Mini HDMI compatible devices
Raspberry Pi Zero W Camera Camcorder DSLR Tablet
Video Card Other brands of phone camcorder    

4Kx2K (UHD) including 4096×2160, 3840×2160, 2560×1600, 2560×1440, 1920×1200, and 1080p. 4K video requires a 4K source and HDMI cable and output display; Supports audio-video sync. Audio Return Channel (ARC), HDMI Ethernet Channel (HEC), 48 Bit Deep Color, 32 channel audio, HDCP, Dolby True HD 7.1 audio, and 3D video.

What is Micro Extension HDMI Cable?

Compatibility with any Micro HDMI compatible devices.

Raspberry Pi 4

GoPro Hero


Smart Phones




Up to 4Kx2K (UHD) including 4096×2160, 3840×2160, 2560×1600, 2560×1440, 1920×1200, and 1080p.Support Audio Return Channel (ARC), HDMI Ethernet Channel (HEC), 48 Bit Deep Color, 32 channel audio, HDCP, Dolby True HD 7.1 audio, and 3D video. Fully compliant with the latest HDMI standard, this Micro HDMI to HDMI adapter carries the increased bandwidth of HDMI 2.0 at 18 Gbps.

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