Originally Posted by THXUltra2
If it does not support Deep Color nor TrueHD/DTS-HDMA bitstreaming, why is it still HDMI 1.3a compliant?????
You know I was gonna ask the exact same thing. So no DeepColor, no bitstreaming of HD formats... So what exactly does
it have over PC solutions that only support/"max out" at HDMI 1.x (where x < 3) ? I mean these are the main facets of 1.3...
Sounds like a lot of nothing
According to this
DeepColor and TrueHD/DTS-MA/HD are optional so I guess they definitely don't have to have those. However how much interest is there in things like:
-Increases single-link bandwidth to 340 MHz (10.2 Gbit/s)
-Incorporates automatic audio syncing (Audio video sync) capability
-Availability of a new mini connector for devices such as camcorders
-Cable and Sink modifications for Type C
-Source termination recommendation
-Removed undershoot and maximum rise/fall time limits.
-CEC capacitance limits changed
-RGB video quantization range clarification
-CEC commands for timer control brought back in an altered form, audio control commands added.
-Concurrently released compliance test specification included
[Above copied from the wikipage linked to.]
Seems to me like those "mandatory" or non-optional features aren't really all that relevant to the average consumer. Increased bandwidth mandate is nice, sure (but I don't think it's even necessary for BD is it?); and I guess the sync thing is great too, as that should (?) ensure no sync problems with audio and video.
But other than that it seems what people really want/talk about from versions over 1.2 are the things that Nvidia is specifically not
including support for in this chipset.