Sorting your way through the huge number of video cables available these days to find the one you need can be a bit of a nightmare, and one of the most common problems people have is not knowing the differences between DVI and HDMI cables.

This confusion is understandable, as both DVI cables and HDMI cables are digital video connector interfaces. They offer similar features, but HDMI is known to deliver far superior quality and performance.

This is because, generally speaking, HDMI cables are DVI cables with the following features added:

• Up to 8 audio channels, included in the same cable
• A much smaller connector
• Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
• Support for advanced colour spaces, so that images can be rendered more realistically and impressively
• CEA-861B InfoFrames
• Support for full High Definition (HD) content, including HD Blu-rays

If in doubt as to which cable to go for, you should always choose HDMI cables. This is because you can use these more advanced cables for all your home entertainment needs, and for any other components and technologies you may bring in the future.