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HDMI 1.4 brings improvements and confusion

Two different cables to choose from...

| Connectivity & Communications News | Posted: May 14, 2009 6:56 pm

I love it when a plan falls apart in pieces leaving you more confused than before...Um or something like that.

 

At least that is the way I feel after seeing the new HDMI 1.4 spec and cables. Yes that is right cables plural. You see there are two of them, one high data rate and a low data rate.

 

The new spec offers some great features though, connection with other HDMI Ethernet connection devices, Internet over the TV (with the right parts inside of course) better audio and video handling.

 

I just am not sure about the need for multiple cablesÂ…

 

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HDMI 1.4 brings improvements and confusion

 


The 100Mbps data deal happens through HDMI Ethernet Channel (HEC) which will let internet-connected TVs share internet with other HEC devices through the HEC-enabled HDMI port. In other words, internet through HDMI ports, if it's got the right brand mojo. There's also easier audio streaming, and Automatic Content Enhancement will automagically optimize the picture based on the type of content, besides already being ready for future 3D video stuff.

 

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