HDMI 2.0 specification has been officially announced today by the HDMI Forum, a non-profit, mutual benefit corporation, which has a membership of 88 companies.
The new specification ups the bandwidth by a significant amount to 18Gbps and is capable of carrying 4K video at 60fps. It also features 32 audio channels, and dynamic auto lip-sync and extensions to CEC. This new spec is backward compatible.
“The introduction of the HDMI 2.0 Specification represents a major milestone for the HDMI Forum,” said Robert Blanchard of Sony Corporation, president of the HDMI Forum. “Our members collaborated closely to take the highly successful HDMI Specification to the next level by expanding audio and video features for consumer electronics applications.”
“We are pleased to continue our work in supporting the HDMI Adopter base as well as the entire HDMI ecosystem,” said Steve Venuti, president of HDMI Licensing, LLC.
“Adopters can now continue to develop new product functionality over the HDMI interface as well as look to HDMI Licensing, LLC as their single contact for all their licensing and administrative needs.”
More features will be discussed on September 6 at IFA 2013 in Berlin by HDMI Licensing, LLC.
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