HDMI 2.0 officially announced

"With a bandwidth capacity of up to 18Gbps, it has enough room to carry 3,840 x 2,160 resolution video at up to 60fps. It also has support for up to 32 audio channels, "dynamic auto lipsync" and additional CEC extensions. "

The connector itself is unchanged, ... The cables won't change either, as the group claims

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SephirothX211446d ago

Good. My PC will put this to use!

2pacalypsenow1446d ago

If you have a 4k monitor it will

Coach_McGuirk1446d ago

or those wanting 1080p at 120hz over hdmi

UltimateMaster1446d ago (Edited 1446d ago )

"or those wanting 1080p at 120hz over hdmi"

You already have that with HDMI 1.4

Really, it's to get a faster frequency.

Right now, they are unable to get Active 3D (Not Passive 3D) on a 4K HD TV because there's not enough Bandwidth with the current HDMI, not even with the fastest ones.

And with 8K or 120fps TVs on the Way in the future, you need a better cable.

2pacalypsenow1445d ago

I think DVI does 120hz doesn't it?

SilentNegotiator1445d ago

Doesn't HDMI 1.whatever already support 4K?

ziggurcat1445d ago

@ silent:

i believe 1.4 supports 4K...

AndrewLB1445d ago

Zig- HDMI 1.4, 1.4a, and 1.4b can do 4K×2K i.e. 3840 × 2160p at 30fps maximum. To do 60fps you'd need 2.0.

Taiyed80- HDMI 1.4b can already do 3D 1080p video at 120 Hz

mewhy321445d ago

it's about time that this standard got established. I'd like to see 1080p at 120hz.

TehDiTH1445d ago

Why would anyone use HDMI on a PC and not use DVI?

Baka-akaB1445d ago (Edited 1445d ago )

Why should we use DVI over hdmi1 if not going above 1080p? It's the same , bare some issues on ports that would be the monitor's own fault .

And hdmi carry audio , for those that care and use Screens with speakers .

Kleptic1445d ago (Edited 1445d ago )

^ pc has an APU and mobo with HDMI 1.4 out...My home theater receiver has an HDMI front port...and i leave a standard PC power cord hanging under the entertainment office monitor doesn't have speakers, but has various audio out ports hooked up to the sound system. My desktop is only ever hooked up by 2 cables...

moving my desktop from my office to my living room takes about 5 minutes, and only involves 2 cables (power and hdmi) IPS office monitor is 1080p, and my HDTV is i could use dvi (for both, actually), but HDMI is a lot easier in the plug and play nature and not having to mess with additional audio least for the time being.

in my case...i have no need for additional anything, as the resolutions i do anything at are the same between both displays...and hdmi is currently the easiest and fastest way to handle it...

only thing being i'll be getting a high end discrete gpu for BF4 in early october...which will have hdmi, but i'm not exactly sure how the audio will work with that...can a gpu route sound too? i've actually never looked into it...but either way, my mobo has optical out too, so it'll just be one extra cable...

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malokevi1446d ago

HDMI2 + 4K TV + XB1 + PS4 + Kick @$$ speaker setup = (pure bliss / awesome) * amazing

kalkano1446d ago

I'd rather ditch the HDMI2, 4K TV, and speaker setup, and go straight for the Occulus Rift. It'll be thousands of dollars cheaper, that way, too.

torchic1446d ago

am I the only person who just doesn't give an egg about the Oculus Rift? I was waaaay more interested in Illumroom.

and, what is this article doing on n4g?

malokevi1446d ago

Oculus Rift is cool, and I would love to give it a try, but I feel like the tech isn't quite there yet, from what I've read. Plus I don't have a desktop PC, so I wouldn't have any use for it.

My happy place is in front of a big TV, surrounded by tower speakers, with controllers, consoles, and games littered all over the place. Also, more than a few smoking receptacles.

gaffyh1446d ago

@torchic - illumiroom is just a projector, with the edges showing selected parts of the projection. It only works in certain light conditions, needs a bigger than average room, and probably costs a bomb. Oculus Rift is much cheaper (going by prototypes) and versatile.

Conzul1446d ago (Edited 1446d ago )

Occulus Rift is impressive tech, but it's the apex of the anti-social one else can see what you're seeing. Gone would be the "hotseat" moments (as split-screen used to be called), gone also would be all other non-networked MP experiences.

I will never buy into such VR. Too exclusive of other people who want to watch or just chill with you while you pop a few melons.

badboy7761446d ago

These Articles Never include the Price!

IaMs121446d ago


That maybe true but you don't have to use Occulus Rift all the time. If you know people want to watch or will be watching just don't put it on...

Im personally excited for it for the single-player experience aspect, should be fun.

Nafon1446d ago

as long as you are going big, throw in a ridiculously powerful PC to that setup.

The Great Melon1446d ago (Edited 1446d ago )


Your thinking way too small. What prevents you from seeing your friends in the virtual world. Unlike standard games, VR really allows you to trick your brain to believe as if you are actually there. The people you see in VR will be convincingly real given that their movement will tie directly into the game. In the end all that separates VR from real life are photons, sound waves, and a little tactile feedback.

cunnilumpkin1446d ago

just like there is ZERO reason or need for a 1080p tv for the ps3 or 360 since 99% of the games are all 720p or less (diablo 3 is 576p on ps3 and 360....lulz)

there is ZERO reason for any tv higher than 1080p for ps4 xbox1

99% of the games will be 1080p or less (many of them will be MUCH LESS than 1080p)

honestly you would be fine with 720p again next gen, most AAA ps4 and xbox1 games will NOT even be native 1080p

GamingTruth1446d ago


wouldnt be hilarious to find out if late in the generation that the ps4 and xbox 1 were both upgradeable i would love to see how empty these sites would be of pc nerds and fanboys of pc then

Jazz41081445d ago

Since were of topic did anyone see microsoft purchased Nokia yesterday for 8 billiion? On topic this will be nice for the new 4 k tvs.

Baka-akaB1445d ago (Edited 1445d ago )

"just like there is ZERO reason or need for a 1080p tv for the ps3 or 360 since 99% of the games are all 720p or less (diablo 3 is 576p on ps3 and 360....lulz) "

There are big reasons to get one actually ... that would be the tv's quality itself . I wouldnt trust many 720p only screens to be as good for many things (like depth of black and colors , or refresh rate and input lag) to be better than some models at 1080p and soon above ..

Besides that 1% of games might be someone's favorite and good enough .

Finally , do you even know many people that solely game and can't use a 1080p screen for videos ?

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ironfist921445d ago

What the heck is Ultra HDTV?

ATi_Elite1445d ago


$75 HDMI 2.0 cable to connect to a $10000 Monitor


Seriously though 4K monitors are dropping in price but it's gonna be a year before they are mass production affordable.

wtopez1445d ago

Yup! Just a quick change to the .ini file and you're off. (decent upgrade required to the GPU though).

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GiantEnemyCrab1446d ago

Do the new consoles support this format?

yewles11446d ago

No, only 1.4a, no 4K/60 here...