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What is the purpose of an HDMI adapter?

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An HDMI adapter is a device that connects an HDMI port to another HDMI, VGA, DVI, USB or composite port. An HDMI adapter might function as a connectivity device if it uses two common signals, or as a converter between devices in cases where one signal is not HDMI.

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What is the purpose of an HDMI adapter?
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HDMI adapters carry both audio and video, and there is virtually no quality loss during data transmission. These adaptors are bi-directional, implying that they can transmit audio and video from HDMI sources to nonHDMI devices, or vice-versa. Some HDMI adapters are also used to extend the length of an original HDMI cable.

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