HDMI Forum, Inc. announced a new upgrade to the HDMI connection standard, today. HDMI 2.0 will have a bandwidth capacity of up to 18Gbps, enough room to transmit 4K video up to 60 fps, which is 2160p. This is 4x the clarity of the current 1080p video resolution. It will also carry support for up to 32 audio channels.
This is big news considering the expected boom in Ultra HDTVs in the near future. Additional features of HDMI 2.0 include “dynamic auto lipsync” and additional CEC extensions. The new HDMI 2.0 connectors will remain unchanged from the original HDMI specification, so all current and future HDTVs will be backwards compatible, which is great news.
Check out the full Press Release.