Tripp Lite’s 3-ft. High Speed v1.3 HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) Gold Digital Video Cable allows interconnection between digital display devices, such as DTV’s (Digital Television), Plasma displays, LCD TV’s and projectors, to Digital source devices, such as Digital Set-Top boxes, DVD/DVD-R players and AV receivers. Supports iPad2 Video Mirroring when used with Apple Digital AV Adapter. HDMI assures that the best video signal is always sent from the source (HDTV signal, DVD Player) to the display (Projection Television or Plasma). It does this by allowing uncompressed video and multi-channel audio data to be input to the display device through one single cable. The need for multiple analog connections for high-resolution audio and video are eliminated. Without a HDMI connection, you would need 3 video connections for high-definition video and 6 audio connections for high-resolution audio. An HDMI connection allows input at high rates of speed, up to 5 Gbps. This leaves a lot of spare capacity for future applications; for example, a current uncompressed HD movie “only” requires 2.2 Gbps for both video and multi-channel audio.