Samsung has recently announced its plans for two new Evolution Kits for 2014, and one of them includes a kit for their line of Ultra HD 4K HD TV sets. The new 2014 Evolution Kit is called the OneConnect and adds a few new features to Samsung’s UHD lineup including:
•HDMI 2.0 – This will allow more bandwidth for 60FPS 4K output and multi-screen output.
•Faster Quad-core Processor
One limitation of Samsung’s existing UHDTV was the HDMI 1.4 spec, which in their defense, was the highest out at the time. Unfortunately, it only supported around 30FPS of 4K output. With HDMI 2.0, you get around 18GBps of bandwidth, which will allow 60FPS of 4K output. While this won’t make much of a difference for movies, it makes a huge difference for gaming and television broadcasts. Samsung expects the OneConnect UHD Evolution Kit to retail for about $450. Availability is set to be later this year, and if it’s the same as last year, a few more months.
While not being too specific, Samsung also explains that the new Evolution Kit for their UHD TVs will allow you to watch future 4K content, and we’re assuming this means 60FPS broadcasts.