How to Know If You Have HDMI out or HDMI in

The full meaning of HDMI is High Definition Multimedia Interface. With an HDMI cable, you can use your HD monitor for any audio/video output source. That means you can use an HD monitor device as an audio/video output for your Computer, Laptop, DVD player, gaming console and other devices. But you need to find the HDMI in port on your monitor device and HDMI out on your source device(Computer/DVD player). Here we will explain you, how to know if you have HDMI out or HDMI in.

How to Know If You Have HDMI Out or HDMI in

At first, you need an HDMI cable. The cable starts from your audio/video source device and ends at monitor device. So, here’s the full procedure to find out if you have HDMI in or out.

Step 1: Find the HDMI out port on your source device like a computer, laptop, DVD Player, gaming console and others. You might see the ‘HDMI’ label near the output cable. Then plug in the starting side of HDMI Cable.

Step 2: Then look for HDMI in port on your monitor device like HD monitor, Digital TV, Video Projector and others. Look for the HDMI in port at the left/right or back of the device. Find HDMI in port that is labeled with “Input 1/A” or “in”. Now plug in the HDMI cable at that HDMI in on your monitor device.

Note: If you want to find HDMI out port, you will get a port that is labeled with ‘Output 1/A’.

The Bottom Line

Remember,
👉 The full meaning of HDMI is High Definition Multimedia Interface.
👉 Most of Computer and Laptop devices don’t have the HDMI in port.
👉 Through HDMI, you can use Computer/Laptop, DVD Player, Gaming console and other devices as audio/video source.
👉 With HDMI, you can use HD monitor, Video Projector, Digital Tv as an audio/video output device.

So, that’s how you can find if you have HDMI in or HDMI out. If you want to connect any audio input device to your monitor device, then you can follow the same procedure.

 

Source:
https://support.hp.com/sg-en/document/c01186408
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDMI

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