Picking out exactly the right HDMI cable for your needs isn’t always as easy as you may think. You have to know a bit about what you’re looking for before you start shopping. The following few pointers should help you out, however.

1. HDMI cable version
There are several versions of HDMI cable available, as the HDMI standards have been revised many times over the years. Each version has additional and more advanced features, so if you’re buying the latest 3D TV or another piece of advanced technology, you need to buy the latest version of HDMI cable. This is the HDMI 1.4 cable.

2. HDMI cable length.
Some cables will lose signal strength over longer lengths, whilst others have special boosters to keep the signal strong even when running HDMI cables through several rooms of the house.

3. Price
You don’t need to spend a fortune to get good quality HDMI cables, but it isn’t always advisable to opt for the cheapest cables you can find. Set yourself a budget in the mid-range and try to find the best quality cables you can for this price.