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HDMI 2.0 Officially Announced 293

jones_supa writes with news that HDMI 2.0 is out. From Engadget "The folks at HDMI Licensing are announcing HDMI 2.0 officially. Arriving just in time for the wide rollout of a new generation of Ultra HDTVs, it adds a few key capabilities to the standard. With a bandwidth capacity of up to 18Gbps, HDMI 2.0 has the ability to carry 3,840 x 2,160 resolution video at 60fps. It also has support for up to 32 audio channels, 'dynamic auto lipsync' and additional CEC extensions. The physical cables and connectors remain unchanged." Just like HDMI 1.4, the specification is only available to HDMI Forum members.
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HDMI 2.0 Officially Announced

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  • by horm ( 2802801 ) on Wednesday September 04, 2013 @09:00AM (#44755407)
    I am selling platinum-tipped, lead-shielded, kevlar-reinforced Ultra Mega HDMI 2.0 cables for the low, low price of $200/ft.
  • by MickyTheIdiot ( 1032226 ) on Wednesday September 04, 2013 @09:04AM (#44755447) Homepage Journal

    Start the presses! Time to print the "HDMI 2.0 Ready!" stickers!

    Just putting it on the package is good enough for a 50% price hike AT LEAST!

  • by h4rr4r ( 612664 ) on Wednesday September 04, 2013 @09:05AM (#44755449)

    See this is the sort of thing you see from laymen all the time. Listen to the GeekSquad expert next time. The gold connectors round out the 0s and sharpen up the 1s. This is really simple, come on.

  • by SGT CAPSLOCK ( 2895395 ) on Wednesday September 04, 2013 @09:14AM (#44755529)

    Do your cables use oxygen-free copper, though? I'm sick of oxygen messing my pixels up!

    Also, can I give you more money for some gold-colored connectors??? I don't mind throwing all of my money at you and your cables if you add useful features like these.

  • by mrt_2394871 ( 1174545 ) on Wednesday September 04, 2013 @09:27AM (#44755611)

    [...] Can I order a palette now and beat the rush?

    You could, but we have so many more colours nowadays.

  • by The Grim Reefer ( 1162755 ) on Wednesday September 04, 2013 @10:27AM (#44756217)

    Do your cables use oxygen-free copper, though? I'm sick of oxygen messing my pixels up!.

    Fool. You don't want that cheap-ass copper. What you need is oxygen-free silver. The following is a quote from a silver speaker wire company. With results like these for a simple speaker wire, just think what silver will do for HDMI:

    When you replace your copper speaker cables (even more expensive copper cables) with our Teflon-insulated, 99.999% solid silver conductor speaker cables, you may think you have just installed expensive new electronics, because of the across-the-board sonic improvements you should experience-

    The highs sounding less harsh and more delicately musical. The bass, less "bloated" and more revealing of instrumental textures and specific notes. The all-important mid-range (where most of the music resides) should sound more natural and warm, with human voices sounding more like real people, and musical instruments more convincingly "live."

    A new, "liquid" and flowing quality should reveal more of the intrinsic beauty of the original musical event.

    The stereo sound stage becomes more specific, with instruments and voices each appearing from a smaller localized area in the stereo image. There is a more distinct "layering" of the sound, with the ability to retrieve the original recorded "depth of field" to a greater extent.

    With results like this applied to an HDMI cable, you will feel like you have been "sucked into" another world, rather than just viewing it on television. In fact, I bet you will be able to interact with the characters in the movie. You may even be able to stop that jedi from saving Jar-Jar. Or smack the shit out of Bill Paxton and tell him to grow a pair in Aliens. And of course there's the porn.

    Did I mention the need for teflon insulation?

  • by squiggleslash ( 241428 ) on Wednesday September 04, 2013 @02:20PM (#44758871) Homepage Journal

    No, HDMI has never included error checking because that would prevent people from being able to use an HDMI-based television system to watch Fox News.

    Hahahha I'm so funny.

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