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
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
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
The UHD Alliance is made up of content creators and distributors, post-production companies, and consumer electronics companies, including Samsung, Sharp, Sony, LG, Panasonic, Disney, Twentieth Century Fox, Warner Bros., Dolby Vision, Technicolor, DirecTV, and Netflix. This group will define standards for Ultra High Definition (UHD), from the cameras that capture the scenes, to the screens we watch them on. With all this big names, it looks like things are going to happen, unlike 3D TV. These are the changes in standard we can look out for:
- Wide color gamut
- High dynamic range
- Medium to deliver UHD, e.g. streaming or by UHD Blu-ray
Like a geeky Illuminati, the UHD Alliance is deciding the future of TV today
LCD TV is getting better colour thanks to new technology called Quantum Dots. What is it and how does it works, check out the following article from Digit Trends:
WHAT THE HELL ARE QUANTUM DOTS, AND WHY DO YOU WANT THEM IN YOUR NEXT TV?
For those looking for the best picture quality in a TV that is affordable for the average person. LG might have just provided an answer. See the following article via Digital Trends:
LG Announces $3500 OLED TV, Pre-Order Now, Out Aug. 24 | Digital Trends.
HDMI, Display Port, DVI and VGA are 4 display connection technologies that are used for computer monitors and televisions. So which one should you use? In short you should use HDMI
HDMI vs. DisplayPort vs. DVI vs. VGA | Digital Trends.