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What is an HDMI pinout diagram?

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An HDMI pinout diagram is a visual that differentiates and defines each piece of an HDMI cable configuration. This includes each pin, wire and signal that is used with the connection.

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The majority of the pins in an HDMI diagram deal with its encoding technology. Transmission minimized differential signaling, or TMDS, takes up 12 of the 19 pins on a standard HDMI cable. Although the pin locations and functions do not change among standard HDMI cables, there is more than one type of HDMI cable available, such as miniature 32-pin HDMI connectors. HDMI pinout diagrams are used as references to repair HDMI cables, produce new cables or create conversion cables, such as HDMI-to-DVI cables.

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