HDMI 2.0a and what it means for you

08Apr15

The HDMI Forum has just released the HDMI 2.0a spec, this is great news if you are a movie buff, or at least it will be in the coming months.

In a nutshell all the current 4K HDMI 2.0 TVs on the market wont support this change, while new ICs wont necessarily be required, they could be to support all the features this new specification offers. So it might be worth delaying that TV purchase a bit longer….

The main reason for this specification release is to appease content creators and specifically the carriers of that content. The first and most obvious of those is the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA), these guys have held off producing a 4K Disc for sometime now and it’s been clear to us that the reason was the lack of definition available in the HDMI 2.0 specification. Their (BDA) work with the CEA has been squarely aimed at getting the feature support they want. So that the media they want to release is as good (or as bad*) as they want to release.

Our products (including our USB-CEC Adapter) will already handle the HDMI 2.0a specification so anything you buy from us now or already own will remain cutting edge.

* Despite all the technical efforts truly dire movies can’t be made better with sharper graphics.

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