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What You Need to Know About HDMI 2.0

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Cables may strike many as nothing more than just a hot mess behind your TV consoles but while they aren’t a sexy technology, they are technology nonetheless. Without cables, none of your most prized screens will function.

The HDMI is one of the few cable technologies that enthusia sts really invest in since it’s the all-in-one digital connection that prepares your hardware for AV expansion – making way for innovative technologies like 4K UHD.

If you’re still in the dark when it comes to the HDMI technology, here’s what you need to know:

4K UHD Compatibility

The TV industry is always looking forward to the next big thing and right now, all talks are directed towards 4K UHD. In order to support 4K UHD resolutions, there is a need for more bandwidth in the connection for better handling capacity of higher resolutions and frame rates. This need paved the way for HDMI 2.0 which delivers 4k resolution up to 6fps.  The HDMI 2.0 supports full-resolution 4K, 4K 3d as well as higher frame rate content.

HDMI 2.0 and bandwidth

Among other things, one crucial thing to understand about HDMI 2.0 is bandwidth. This means that it provides an increase of the size of the transmitters from the data’s source to its display. While most TV shows still do not require this technology, it prepares the TV industry to handle future film and tv innovations as HDMI 2.0 makes the increased frame rates at high resolutions highly possible. To state an example, HDMI 2.0 can deliver dual video streams, making it possible for you to view two full HD videos on the same screen simultaneously. Pretty amazing, right?

You don’t need a new cable

Confused? When availing of the HDMI 2.0 connection, there is no need to get new cables. According to HDMI.org, “Version 2.0 of the HDMI Specification does not define new cables or new connectors. Current High Speed cables (category 2 cables) are capable of carrying the increased bandwidth.” HDMI version 2.0 is not a cable change but an entire hardware change.

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