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Specification supports 4K video and 32 channel audio

The HDMI Forum is a nonprofit association that manages the HDMI specification. Today the HDMI 2.0 specification has been officially unveiled and is available for partners to download right now. HDMI 2.0 promises significantly increased bandwidth allowing new features.

HDMI 2.0 supports bandwidth of up to 18 Gbps. That gives the specification the bandwidth to support 4K 50/60 resolution video -- that is four times the clarity of standard 1080p/60 video. HDMI 2.0 also supports 32 audio channels along with dynamic auto lip-see and extensions to CEC.

HDMI 2.0 is backwards compatible with earlier versions of HDMI, and perhaps the best news is that HDMI 2.0 doesn't require new plugs or new cables. Existing high-speed category two cables are already capable of carrying the increased bandwidth provided by HDMI 2.0.

The HDMI 2.0 specification is available for adopters to download via the HDMI Adopter Extranet. A press conference will be held to discuss the new features of HDMI 2.0 at IFA 2013 in Berlin this Friday.

Source: HDMI.org



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RE: Excellent!
By stm1185 on 9/4/2013 11:33:26 AM , Rating: 3
That and a huge price drop.

I was looking at a 4k Samsung at Best Buy yesterday. They were showing 4k video of syrup and chocolate dripping over food. It gave me that same tingly brain feeling I got the first time I saw 1080p over a decade ago.

Then I found the price tag.


RE: Excellent!
By Sivar on 9/4/2013 11:47:25 AM , Rating: 1
RE: Excellent!
By Makaveli on 9/4/2013 12:22:51 PM , Rating: 2
the capacitor issue in your second link happends to me on a samsung tv I bought in 2009.

I called them and they sent a guy to replace it and it was covered even though i was out of warranty said it was a no issue. The guy on the phone was surprised I knew so much about it when I called. After the repair that tv is working great.

And it didn't stop me from replacing it with a Samsung PNE648000E this saturday and this is by far the best picture i've seen on any tv I own first time plasma buyer!!


RE: Excellent!
By Spoelie on 9/4/2013 6:10:20 PM , Rating: 2
why u no take panasonic???

Really, they've been the reference ever since pioneer dropped from the market and improved every single year. read up: http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/news/panasonic-tx-p50gt6...


RE: Excellent!
By EricMartello on 9/4/2013 5:34:50 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
That and a huge price drop.

I was looking at a 4k Samsung at Best Buy yesterday. They were showing 4k video of syrup and chocolate dripping over food. It gave me that same tingly brain feeling I got the first time I saw 1080p over a decade ago.

Then I found the price tag.


Yeah, 4K is awesome. Even jaded tech nerds can safely be excited about it. The price is always high at first. Wait for a generation or two of 4K TVs to roll out and prices will fall.

My main concern is that none of the new 4K TVs will surpass my 4 year old Pioneer Kuro. Even with higher resolution and the potential for better color representation, many TVs that "seem better on paper" have not managed to dethrone the Kuro regardless of whether they are LCD or plasma.

I would totally pay a premium for a Pioneer Kuro 4K...but they sold a lot of their tech to Panasonic which hasn't done d1ck with it.


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