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post #1 of 5 Old 09-04-2013, 12:19 PM - Thread Starter
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HDMI 2.0 should not cost more than HDMI 1.4 on future 4K UHDTVs so since 50" 4K UHDTVs have sold for $965 on Amazon the new HDMI 2.0 versions should not cost much more.
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BERLIN, Germany - September 4, 2013 – IFA 2013 – HDMI Forum, Inc., a non-profit, mutual benefit corporation, today announced the release of Version 2.0 of the HDMI Specification. This latest HDMI Specification, the first to be developed by the HDMI Forum, offers a significant increase in bandwidth (up to 18Gbps) to support new features such as 4K@50/60 (2160p), which is 4 times the clarity of 1080p/60 video resolution; 32 audio channels; as well as dynamic auto lip-sync and extensions to CEC. The complete Version 2.0 of the HDMI Specification is available to Adopters on the HDMI Adopter Extranet. HDMI Licensing, LLC will host a press conference to discuss the new features of the HDMI 2.0 Specification at IFA 2013 in Berlin on Friday, September 6 at 12:00pm in the TecWatch Forum area of Hall 11.1.


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All these new formats are going farther and farther away from OTA and cable broadcast. Who will use 4K? Only owners of once-again remastered movies, now in 4K. No point to have 18 Gbit/s at home if your cable is only 8-15 Mbit/s. On another hand, HDMI is not a professional connectivity standard. I don't see it picking up anytime soon.
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Panasonic joins the party, unveils first 4K Ultra HD TV with HDMI 2.0 input :


Read more: http://www.digitaltrends.com/home-theater/panasonic-unveils-65-inch-4k-tv-worlds-fist-with-hdmi-2-0/#ixzz2e26suEyM
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Glad to hear that it was officially announced. I hope manufacturers are quick to implement it. I need a new AVR, and I'm not going to purchase one until they have 2.0 capability.

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Surprise! Sony says HDMI 2.0 is just a firmware update away :
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Panasonic touted at IFA 2013 today that its 65-inch WT600 4K Ultra HDTV is the world’s first to include the new HDMI 2.0 standard. But recent news from Sony indicates that may not be as big of a deal as Panasonic claims it to be. According to Sony, all of its 4K televisions will be able to be upgraded to HDMI 2.0 by way of a simple firmware update by the end of the year.

Read more: http://www.digitaltrends.com/home-theater/surprise-sony-says-hdmi-2-0-is-just-a-firmware-update-away/#ixzz2e2TgFKqY
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