backtop


Print 41 comment(s) - last by AlexFeren.. on Sep 6 at 4:27 AM

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



Comments     Threshold


This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled

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.


"Can anyone tell me what MobileMe is supposed to do?... So why the f*** doesn't it do that?" -- Steve Jobs














botimage
Copyright 2014 DailyTech LLC. - RSS Feed | Advertise | About Us | Ethics | FAQ | Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information | Kristopher Kubicki