HDMI 2.0 Specification Gets Official
September 4, 2013 10:28 AM
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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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9/5/2013 11:56:04 AM
If you only spent $20 on cables for $2000 of connected hardware, you should seriously consider getting better cables.
Some people suggest around 10% of your total spend should be on cables in order to get the best overall quality from your system, so spending a couple of hundred dollars on some new cables would probably be the best way for you to spend your money first.
All those 1s and 0s going along those HDMI cables will arrive much better at the other end if they've been sent along a premium cable which was supplied packaged in a nice expensive box, rather than through some cheap bog-standard cable which might not even have had any sort of branded packaging at all!
9/5/2013 1:43:07 PM
High end HDMI cable being better are a myth my friend. My cable lengths are less that 6 ft as long as they have basic shielding and no large RF generating sources like an electric motor generic cables work great. Worst case i snap on a ferrite core on one end.
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