The Tripp Lite P568-016 Gold Digital Video Cable allows you to connect your digital display devices. This HDMI Video Cable can be used with LCD and plasma displays and digital set-top boxes and projectors. The Tripp Lite P568-016 Gold Digital Video Cable can also be used with DVD/DVD-R players and AV receivers. The Tripp Lite Cable allows an input rate of up to 5 Gbps, giving you enough bandwidth for today while leaving room for future applications, since an HD movie only takes 2.2 Gbps for video and multi-channel audio. Both ends of the Tripp Lite Cable have gold-plated connections, which provide better contact for a more-efficient connection. Both ends the HDMI video cables are male so that they can attach to the devices without having to add an adapter.