HDMI 2.0: What It Means To You

123InkCartridges.ca recently announced version HDMI2.0 which is backwards compatible with earlier versions of the HDMI specification.There were numerous changes,such as increases bandwidth up to 18Gbps,as well as key enhancements to support 4K (or Ultra HD) video at 60 frames per second.

HDMI 2.0 Cables

HDMI takes a step forward with the HDMI2.0,the HDMI2.0 carried over all the features like Up to 32 audio channels for a multi-dimensional immersive audio experience,Up to 1536kHz audio sample frequency for the highest audio fidelity,and Simultaneous delivery of dual video streams to multiple users on the same screen.What’s more,Simultaneous delivery of multi-stream audio to multiple users (Up to 4).There’s also support for a 21:9 aspect ratio (basically 2.35:1).

While,The most innovative feature on this model is Ultra HD “4K” (2160p ) up to 60fps.which is 4 times the clarity of 1080p/60 video resolution,for the ultimate video experience,this also support full-resolution 4K 3D,features like (potentially) home videos and computer games (PC, not PS4/Xbox One).While,What does HDMI 2.0 mean to you?It is interesting,but not of much practical value yet.Especially for your current HDTV,media hub,cable box,Blu-ray player,game system,don’t expect HDMI 2.0 cables can take the place of all your wire.Also,HDMI 2.0 don’t match with your home theater assembly.actually,the earlier version cables like HDMI 1.4,which offers 24 frames per second is good enough for your current components.so there is nothing you need to worry about your present assembly.

On the other hand,HDMI2.0 still bring some cheerful results us,before 2.0,we almost impossible to see 4K video up to 60 frames per second.but after 2.0,4K screens becoming available and a 4K standard set for HDMI,as long as a universally agreed-upon 4K media standard,whatever it’s multi-layered Blu-ray, holographic disc, or flash memory card,we’ll have everything we need to watch 4K movies without getting an entire file server from an HDTV manufacturer preloaded with a handful of films.The 4K screen is first step,HDMI 2.0 come to next step.once we get media ready for it,the 4K revolution will start.


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