HDMI 2.1 Specification Announced

The HDMI 2.1 specification has been announced, and increases cable bandwidth to 48Gbps, which will allow support for Dynamic HDR, 4k120, 8k60, 10k, and more…

Highlights include:

  • “Higher video resolutions support a range of high resolutions and faster refresh rates including 8K60Hz and 4K120Hz for immersive viewing and smooth fast-action detail. Resolutions up to 10K are also supported for commercial AV, and industrial and specialty usages.”
  • “Dynamic HDR support ensures every moment of a video is displayed at its ideal values for depth, detail, brightness, contrast and wider color gamutsβ€”on a scene-by-scene or even a frame-by-frame basis.”
  • “Enhanced refresh rate features ensure an added level of smooth and seamless motion and transitions for gaming, movies and video. They include:
    – Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) reduces or eliminates lag, stutter and frame tearing for more fluid and better detailed gameplay.
    – Quick Frame Transport (QFT) reduces latency for smoother no-lag gaming, and real-time interactive virtual reality.”
  • “Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) allows the ideal latency setting to automatically be set allowing for smooth, lag-free and uninterrupted viewing and interactivity.”

Complete details on the new specification can be found here.