Originally Posted by mark haflich
True. A CMS should be added to any new model and it should be made to work at 4K. Right now CMS is external and few 4K CMSs exist.
Ron. The phone call sounds like a plan but the issue is still given the boredom at JVC expected, will a phone ring be enough to wake you? Does your phone at least have a strong vibrate mode?
and I will need the place the phone somewhere it will really get my attention.
As for HDMI 2.0, I wonder when certification will even be possible for HDMI 2.0. The first version of the HDMI 2.0 spec. may not even define the tests required for certification (that was the case with HDMI 1.4). By the way I've signed up for a webcast this week discussing HDMI 2.0, that is being conducted by one the organizations that does HDMI related certification testing. I have submitted a bunch of questions related to what HDMI 2.0 supports for 4K and I hope that at least some of these get addressed.
It's just possible that me might see some new products shipping late in 2013 that support a subset of HDMI 2.0 capability (but cannot be certified as HDMI 2.0). I say this thinking of what Sony did with the original PS3 which included a HDMI chipset (from Silicon Image) that was only certified at HDMI 1.2 level. HDMI 1.3 chips were not available when the PS3 went into production but Sony was able to get a HDMI chipset that supported some of the most critical HDMI 1.3 requirements and Sony was able to implement some of the other HDMI functions in software running on the PS3's cell processor. So things such as 1080p at 60Hz was supported by the PS3 even though this was a HDMI 1.3 feature and required the high speed version of HDMI that was introduced only with HDMI 1.3. Later when Blu-ray 3D came along, nominally requiring HDMI 1.4, Sony was able, once again, to support this new feature even with their old HDMI chipset. Now what will Sony do with the PS4? Will they be able to get HDMI chips supporting the 18 Gbps bandwidth of HDMI 2.0 and provide support for 4K UHD @ 60Hz with bit depths of at least 12-bits? If they can get such chips then perhaps they can offload some of the HDMI 2.0 functions onto software running on the console's CPU. I'm certainly not saying this is what Sony has planned, just that it might be possible.
.Edited by Ron Jones - 8/25/13 at 8:29am