HDMI 2.1 is here with 10k (!) support

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  1. Rollins

    Rollins Well-Known Member

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    https://www.engadget.com/2017/11/28/hdmi-2-1-specification-is-now-available-with-10k/

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    Back in January, the HDMI Forum unveiled its new specifications for the HDMI connector, called HDMI 2.1. Now, that HDMI specification is available to all vendors who have already adopted HDMI 2.0. It's backwards compatible with all previous HDMI specifications.

    The focus of HDMI 2.1 is on higher video bandwidth; it supports 48 Gbps with a new backwards-compatible ultra high speed HDMI cable. It also supports faster refresh rates for high video resolution -- 60 Hz for 8K and 120 Hz for 4K. The standard also supports Dynamic HDR and resolutions up to 10K for commercial and specialty use.

    This new version of the HDMI specification also introduces an enhanced refresh rate that gamers will appreciate. VRR, or Variable Refresh Rate, reduces, or in some cases eliminates, lag for smoother gameplay, while Quick Frame Transport (QFT) reduces latency. Quick Media Switching, or QMS, reduces the amount of blank-screen wait time while switching media. HDMI 2.1 also includes Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM), which automatically sets the ideal latency for the smoothest viewing experience.

    If you're not sure what this HDMI upgrade means, this handy chart provided by the HDMI forum makes it clearer. You can clearly see how upgraded specifications have increased support for different features as specifications improved.

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    Source: HDMI Forum
     
  2. Nervusbreakdown

    Nervusbreakdown Weeeeeeeeeee!

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    Wait...the hdmi that comes with xbox one x is 2.1?
     
  3. GordoSan

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    It will be via firmware, allegedly. This would primarily only benefit for the Variable Refresh Rate, or VRR.

    4K 120Hz would be really cool, but maybe when some content and monitor can handle it at the same time. 8K? 10K? Come on! They are really chasing the wrong goals.
     
  4. VaLLiancE

    VaLLiancE Man Not A Myth

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    Most hardware can't use the benefits of this.
     
  5. eVo7

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    So I've got a question....If the regular PS4 is HDMI 1.4 and according to that graph in the OP, HDMI 1.4 doesn't support static or dynamic HDR, then what kind of HDR exactly are we getting on these regular PS4 games?
     
  6. Plainview

    Plainview I am a sinner.

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    Returning my 4k tv so I can get a 10k.
     
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  7. Rollins

    Rollins Well-Known Member

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    Obviously no need to get one, but I’d really love to just see a 10k (or even an 8k) in person.
     
  8. hrudey

    hrudey XBox One X: The X Stands for Excellence

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    Sort of, but following Microsoft standard numbering practices, it's MS-X-HDMI 720.
     
  9. Jay Mammoth

    Jay Mammoth Well-Known Member

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    Hope the 2018 LG OLEDs have it.
     
  10. Rollins

    Rollins Well-Known Member

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  11. jimmyD

    jimmyD "It ain't the heat, it's the humility."

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    YES!!!! Finally, now I can begin counting the days to 2.2...
     
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