HDMI 2.1 is here with support up to 10K resolution

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

What is 4K Blu-ray?

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:

  1. 10 bit colour – so more steps of graduation
  2. Higher frame rates
  3. H.265 – latest codec
  4. Greater capacity disc – 4K Blu-rays will have 66GB or 100GB capacity
  5. Audio – new audio formats such as Dolby Atmos and DTS:X

Source: What is 4K Blu-ray? – CNET

UHD Alliance will define the future of TV

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:

  1. Wide color gamut
  2. High dynamic range
  3. 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