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What is New for HDMI 2.0b ?

date:On March 16, 2016  

HDMI 2.0b, which is backwards compatible with earlier  versions of the HDMI specification, is the most recent update of the HDMI  specification. It also enables key enhancements to support market requirements  for enhancing the consumer video and audio experience.

What are the key advanced features enabled by HDMI 2.0b?

  1. Enables transmission of High Dynamic Range (HDR)  video

  2. Bandwidth up to 18Gbps

  3. 4K@50/60 (2160p), which is 4 times the clarity  of 1080p/60 video resolution

  4. Up to 32 audio channels for a multi-dimensional  immersive audio experience

  5. Up to 1536kHz audio sample frequency for the  highest audio fidelity

  6. Simultaneous delivery of dual video streams to  multiple users on the same screen

  7. Simultaneous delivery of multi-stream audio to  multiple users (Up to 4)

  8. Support for the wide angle theatrical 21:9 video  aspect ratio

  9. Dynamic synchronization of video and audio  streams

  10. CEC extensions provide more expanded command and  control of consumer electronics devices through a single control point

HDMI 2.0b does not define new cables or new connectors. Current High Speed cables (Category 2 cables) are capable of  carrying the increased bandwidth.

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