HDMI Forum has released the HDMI 2.1 specification. HDMI 2.1 will support data transfer rates of up to 48Gbps, it will support resolutions of up to 10K; however, it can run 8K at 60Hz, or 4K at 120Hz.
The new spec also includes support for Dynamic HDR. In order to fully utilize the HDMI 2.1 spec, you’ll need to replace your existing HDMI cables with an Ultra High Speed HDMI Cable.
See the following article from Neowin:
HDMI 2.1 is finally here, and it has support for 10K resolution
Do you need a headphone amp? How do they work? Let’s find out, check the following article from digitaltrends.com
What’s a headphone amp, and do you really need one? You’d be surprised
Besides HDR10, Dolby Vision and HLG, there is a new High Dynamic Range (HDR) standard coming, it’s called HDR10+. It is backed by the likes of Panasonic, Philips Amazon and 20th Century Fox.
Source: What is HDR10+? – CNET
When you choose your next HDTV, HDR is an important factor that you need to consider. Get to know the following different formats in the market now:
Refer to the article from CNET below
HDR10 vs. Dolby Vision vs. HLG: How do HDR formats compare?
Ultra HD 4K Blu-rays have the best picture quality possible for your 4K TV. Look out for discs that have high dynamic range (HDR) and wide color gamut (WCG) which will produced a much more noticeable improvement.
Other technical improvement over regular Blu-ray includes:
- 10 bit colour – so more steps of graduation
- Higher frame rates
- H.265 – latest codec
- Greater capacity disc – 4K Blu-rays will have 66GB or 100GB capacity
- Audio – new audio formats such as Dolby Atmos and DTS:X
Source: What is 4K Blu-ray? – CNET
HDMI 2.1 specification has been announced by the HDMI Forum. It will support Dynamic HDR and 8K resolution at 60 frames per second. But to support these features, new 48G HDMI cables are needed which allows bandwidth up to 48Gbps. Refer to the article below from Digit Trends.
Source: Latest version of HDMI comes packing support for 8K resolution and Dynamic HDR
It’s the end of an era for VHS. The last manufacturer of VCR will stop productions of the player by end of July, 2016.
THE LAST VCR MANUFACTURER IS ENDING PRODUCTION
Panasonic has just announced the CZ950, a curved 4K UHD OLED TV built around the company’s Studio Master Drive processor. Thus LG is not longer the solo player in the market. Hopefully, more competitions will drive down the cost of OLED TV. See related article from Digital Trends:
Watch out, LG: Panasonic elbows in on OLED with the 4K CZ950
The Blu-ray Disc Association formally completed the Ultra HD Blu-ray specification with a new logo. The Ultra HD Blu-ray will support 4K contents and also support higher color depth. See the following article from Anandtech
Blu-ray Disc Association Completes Ultra HD Blu-ray Specification
Besides Dolby Atmos, there is a new surround sound standard from Dolby’s competitor DTS. It’s called DTS:X, and like Dolby Amos, it’s a sound object based surround system.
See the following overview of DTS:X from Digital Trends:
Lookout Dolby Atmos, DTS just entered the next era of surround sound with DTS:X