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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.


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RE: Excellent!
By UnauthorisedAccess on 9/4/2013 10:11:46 PM , Rating: 2
Same here.

I'm only in the market for WQHD 27" LED LCD monitors (2560x1440) as there IS content on the PC front! Dev work, gaming, graphic work - if your PC can drive the pixels then you get WQHD goodness.

Off topic ish but I'm waiting for IPS 120hz WQHD 27" monitors to be cheaper, no bleeding and some soft of dead pixel warranty (maybe 2 years or so for me).

On topic, in Australia we don't have 1080P TV content (over free-to-air / freeview or even Foxtel) - so why on earth go to 4K. Maybe we'll have 1080P content in a few years. Maybe we'll have 4K content by 2025. I'm not buying a 4K TV while I wait.

RE: Excellent!
By surt on 9/5/2013 12:22:21 AM , Rating: 2
Oh man, is Australia living in the stone age? Who gets their content via OTA broadcast?

RE: Excellent!
By UnauthorisedAccess on 9/5/2013 1:10:00 AM , Rating: 2
imho we're about 5 years behind most developed nations, in regards to Internet connection, TV streaming services, OTA broadcasting.

It's a shame, though we're a massive country (6th largest), with a small population (22.32 million) so we can't simply (read: cheaply) catch up by laying cables.

RE: Excellent!
By AlexFeren on 9/6/2013 4:27:17 AM , Rating: 2
Oh man, is Australia living in the stone age? Who gets their content via OTA broadcast?

Err... those who don't want to pay for TV content? Australia has about 20 digital channels and that's more than enough to cover American junk (CSI, NCIS, Law & Order, etc). See

RE: Excellent!
By ClownPuncher on 9/5/2013 11:32:29 AM , Rating: 2
TV content? Jesus. This is for movies and, eventually, games.

TV content... as if it is worth it to buy an expensive TV just to watch whatever passes for TV content these days...

I haven't sat down to watch TV in about a decade.

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