Originally Posted by desistyle3
HDMI 2.1 was announced today...
Seems that it can be applied to 2.0 compatible sets, but I'm sure they won't get all the bells and whistles of the new tech.
Wonder if Samsung will retroactively apply this to older sets?
Additionally - are 2015 TV's capable of dynamic HDR?
Originally Posted by tmdorsey
We can't even get them to update the Netflix app on our sets for HDR, so I would not get your hopes up on a firmware update to the HDMI ports if it's even possible.
As to whether or not the HDMI 2.0a ports can be upgraded to the new HDMI 2.1
It will depend on the individual device and
HDMI 2.0(a/b) devices may
only need a firmware update while other equipment will require a hardware upgrade.
Also, keep in mind that "every piece of equipment in the ecosystem must be 2.1"
In the words of Rob Tobias
, HDMI Licensing Administrator president:
How an individual piece of equipment will meet the 2.1 standard will depend on the manufacturer and the features. Some manufacturers may be able to achieve 2.1 compliance with just a firmware upgrade; others will require new hardware.
Now as for Dynamic
Yes, Dynamic HDR10 could
be possible with a simple firmware
update on this TV (although I wouldn't hold my breath). We just don't know.
According to the HDMI.org 2.1 FAQs
(referencing Dynamic HDR in the 2.1
Specification), it asks:
Q: Is this [Dynamic HDR] accessible via a firmware upgrade?
A: Manufacturers will be implementing this in various ways
This does NOT address whether or not Dynamic HDR10 will be possible with previous HDMI versions (it very well might be, we don't yet know), only that it will
be with HDMI 2.1 - it is part of the HDMI 2.1 Specification. (The HDMI 2.0a
and HDMI 2.0b
spec. pages make NO mention of Dynamic HDR. Dynamic HDR is NOT part of the HDMI 2.0a/b Specification.)
Note: Dynamic HDR will not only require the "correct" HDMI connection (2.1?) for HDMI connected devices, but will also require a sufficiently "capable" SoC in the TV itself to implement it.
For more, you can check out: > HDMI 2.1 PDF (PowerPoint Presentation)
As to HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) HDR, we know that it requires HDMI 2.0b
From the > HDMI.org website
Previously, HDMI Specification Version 2.0b (HDMI 2.0b) only supported HDR (High Dynamic Range) video transport in the SMPTE ST 2084 EOTF (as applied in the media profile commonly known as HDR10), by referencing the CTA861.3 specification. The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) has recently notified the HDMI Forum of the adoption of a new version of the CTA-861 Specification, CTA-861-G. This new version provides additional support for HDR Video transport by including (among others) an extension to the static metadata signaling to include the HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) EOTF. The HDMI Forum has assessed the applicability of the CTA-861-G Specification to HDMI 2.0b. The HDMI Forum has confirmed that the extension of the static metadata signaling to include HLG can be utilized under the existing HDMI 2.0b Specification. This means that HLG Video Transport functionality may be implemented on HDMI 2.0b compliant devices.