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post #6061 of 6065 Old 04-18-2015, 10:54 PM
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HDMI Forum, Inc. Releases 2.0a Specification

Enables Transmission of High Dynamic Range (HDR) Formats
SUNNYVALE, Calif., - April 8, 2015 – HDMI Forum, Inc., a non-profit, mutual benefit corporation, today announced the completion and release of Version 2.0a of the HDMI® Specification. It is available to current HDMI 2.0 Adopters via the HDMI Adopter Extranet.


The specification has been updated to enable transmission of HDR formats, which provide enhanced picture quality by simultaneously enabling greater detail for both the dark and bright parts of an image. The HDR-related updates include references to CEA-861.3, CEA’s recently published update of HDR Static Metadata Extensions.


“We recognized that HDR would be a critical feature as the industry evolves. Our support for HDR enables our 800+ HDMI 2.0 Adopters to develop market-leading products that include HDR and will maintain interoperability across the entire HDMI ecosystem,” said Robert Blanchard, President of the HDMI Forum, Inc.



“Along with the publication of the CEA extensions, the HDMI Forum continues to update the HDMI Specification and remain closely aligned with leading CE standards organizations.”
“By adding HDR, the HDMI Specification continues its history of supporting the latest formats and technologies planned for Hollywood content,” said Arnold Brown, Chairman of the HDMI Forum, Inc. Board of Directors.
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First off, great posts from everyone. Thank you for the feedback and even more for supporting Classé!
..........I very much like the idea of an automatic setup system. This would make the 3 hours we spent in Boston last week calibrating a new system at B&W Group's North American headquarters a bit easier. But, we also like intervening in the equalization process because humans still make better decisions about what sounds good, and sounding good is the whole point. Regards, Patrick B&W Group North America
Patrick to be honest I don't want to spend $400 every time I want my pre-pro to be calibrated!

I heard "Room Perfect" from Lyngdorf and it sounds great is it perfect no but it is still very very good

http://www.lyngdorf.com/technologies/

http://www.steinwaylyngdorf.com/tech...on/roomperfect

McIntosh MX150 maybe will get ATMOS, DTS:x and AURO 3D soon with HDCP 2.2 and HDMi 2.0a
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First off, great posts from everyone. Thank you for the feedback and even more for supporting Classé!

HDMI 2.0, HDCP 2.2, 4k 60 switching is something we would like to have tomorrow. Same goes for Atmos and DTS:X. Unfortunately, reality has a way of delaying gratification. Silicon Graphics announced their Sil9777 port processor in January of 2014. The port processor is what is responsible for shuttling HDMI content from a surround processor's HDMI input to the display device of your choice. At this point, they are only now shipping samples to 1st tier customers. Those would exclusively include companies that buy huge quantities of their chips (read: Integra, Sony, Pioneer, etc.) Once you get those chips, you still have to integrate them into your design, test, figure out what it will cost to produce the solution and go into production. All of this takes a bit of time as you can imagine. Add on top of that the nature of HDMI (which is dirisively considered a 4 letter word in the CE industry) and you've got some work to do. This is why big manufacturers have been designing their own solutions in the meantime, which is feasible when you are really big and have economies of scale.

Will there be a 4k solution for the SSP-800? Until we have a sample chip from manufacturer X, it would be impossible (and irresponsible) to give you an answer.

Moving the discussion over to Atmos, the situation is very similar. You can create your own solution (Trinnov, Datasat) but you end up with a consumer product that starts at $19k retail, about double the price of an SSP-800 and you still don't get HDMI 2.0.

I very much like the idea of an automatic setup system. This would make the 3 hours we spent in Boston last week calibrating a new system at B&W Group's North American headquarters a bit easier. But, we also like intervening in the equalization process because humans still make better decisions about what sounds good, and sounding good is the whole point.

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No "LIKE" button on the forum , but thanks for you very pertinent response,Patrick. At least we now all know !

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But, we also like intervening in the equalization process because humans still make better decisions about what sounds good, and sounding good is the whole point.
Indeed. Only humans can discern what sounds good.
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Any one heard the new Lyngdorf Audio TDAI-2170!

I sold my CP-800
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