HDMI 2.0 now official packs 18Gbps bandwidth

HDMI Licensing have just officially announced HDMI 2.0, wherein just earlier the new ultra-fast standard connection has a premature entry in the wild. Fortunately, it’s time for IFA 2013 and for sure we can catch its specifics from the event. As of the meantime, the press release carries these information for you.


HDMI 2.o will be capable of handling bandwidth capacity of up to 18Gbps that has enough power for 3,840 x 2,160 resolution video at up to 60fps. Perfect timing since UHDTV manufacturers has been widely rolling out new generations of their high-def TVs. In addition to the upgrades, there will be 32 audio channels support, CEC extensions and dynamic auto lipsync.

For early adapters, the connector as well as the cable will remain the same since it can handle most of the upgraded functionalities so basically it’s backward compatible. Let us just wait for further announcement on what brands of UHDTVs will officially listed HDMI 2.0 on their specs list.

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