Toshiba® Satellite U500 HDMI® Output
Toshiba is a famous company which provides different types of electronics goods. In computing, they have many products. In the laptop world Toshiba Satellite U500 is the series of high-tech portable computers. There are Toshiba Satellite® U500 and Toshiba Satellite Pro U500 series of laptops. Both the series have HDMI® facilities. Toshiba Satellite U500-ST5302 comes loaded with a HDMI® output port. It has Intel® Core™2 Duo processor, ATI Mobility Radeon™ graphics engine, 4 GB DDR2 RAM, 320 GB HDD, and other hardware. Toshiba Satellite U500 also has the HDMI® facility.
- What is High-Definition Multimedia Interface?
- Different communication channel protocols of HDMI®
- HDMI® related issues in Toshiba Satellite® U500
What is High-Definition Multimedia Interface?
HDMI® means High-Definition Multimedia Interface. It is an interface to transmit uncompressed numerical data. HDMI® connects various digital audio/video devices. There are different digital audio/video sources like – upconvert DVD players, set-top boxes, Blu-ray™ disc, HD DVD players, personal computers, AVCHD camcorders, video game consoles, and AV receivers. The HDMI® connects these devices to the compatible devices like Computer Monitors, digital audio and digital televisions. On a single cable HDMI® supports, uncompressed PC or TV video format, uncompressed or compressed digital audio, and a CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) connection.
Different communication channel protocols of HDMI®
It has three communication channels; they are DDC, optional CEC and TMDS. DDC means Display Data Channel. TMDS means Transition Minimized Differential Signaling. It carries auxiliary data, audio, and video on HDMI®. It is a bidirectional serial bus of one-wire. It performs remote control functions.
Some users face difficulties when they connect the devices through the HDMI® ports. In most of the cases a blue/black screen is displayed when users connect the devices to a television. In such cases you can try changing the HDMI® cable. You can also try rearranging and restarting the system. If you cannot solve the problem, then you should contact the vendor. Or you can surf the official website of the Toshiba. They have options to give you live support. There are also some other technical sites from where you can get your answers.