The HDMI Forum have released the successor to the HDMI at the IFA 2013 in Berlin today afternoon. This successor shall be called the HDMI 2.0 which is the first specification that is processed by the HDMI forum. This new HDMI 2.0 is believed to take the transfers at much greater heights. The HDMI 2.0 has been launched today, but however, it was announced via a press release by the HDMI Forum two days ago. Let’s have a quick flash on the new features the HDMI 2.0 offers
HDMI 2.0 Features
The HDMI 2.0 has taken a big leap as compared to the old fellow, and supports a much greater bandwidth of 18 Gbps. Due to this enormous bandwidth support, it is able to display efficiently even the 4K HD video resolution (2160p), and that too at a frame rate of 60 frame per second. The 4K HD is more than 4 times clearer than the 1080p HD resolution, thereby supporting the Ultra HD videos. Not only in the field of video, but this HDMI 2.0 system is also very powerful in terms of audio section, as the HDMI 2.0 supports 32 audio channels for an awesome sound experience.
The HDMI 2.0 has full backward compatibility as well with the previous specifications of the HDMI model.
“The introduction of the HDMI 2.0 Specification represents a major milestone for the HDMI Forum. Our members collaborated closely to take the highly successful HDMI Specification to the next level by expanding audio and video features for consumer electronics applications.”
- Robert Blanchard (Sony Corporation)
President, the HDMI Forum
The HDMI Forum, which has membership from 88 companies around the world has chosen HDMI Licensing, LLC to be the Agent to license the HDMI 2.0. In this role, HDMI Licensing, LLC will provide marketing, promotional, licensing and administrative services, as well as education on the benefits of the HDMI Specification to adopters, retailers, and consumers.
HDMI 2.0 highlights
- 4K HD at 60 fps (2160p), which is 4 times the clarity of 1080p – 60 fps video resolution
- Up to 32 audio channels for a multi-dimensional hypnotic audio experience
- Up to 1536kHz audio sample frequency for the highest possible audio fidelity
- Simultaneous delivery of dual video streams to multiple users on the same screen
- Simultaneous delivery of multi-stream audio to multiple users. In this case, that has been 4, but might increase with improved versions.
- Support for the wide angle theatrical 21:9 video aspect ratio
- Dynamic synchronization of video and audio streams
- CEC extensions provides expanded command and control of consumer electronics devices through a single control point