Monday, September 16, 2013
HDMI 2.0 Is Here
HDMI 2.0 will accommodate the latest 4k displays that operate at 3840x2160p at 60Hz (the standard hi-def that we mostly see is 1920x1200p60). The bandwidth is also doubled from 9Gbps to 18Gbps, and supports the upcoming new aspect ratio of 21:9.
But the exciting part for audio people is that the new spec will support up to 32 discrete audio channels with sample rates up to 1536kHz. While home theatre is just settling into 7.1, HDMI 2.0 is all set for more immersive formats.
You can find out more about the HDMI 2.0 spec at HDMI.org.