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Charlie Warren 2017-11-29
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Back in January, the HDMI Forum—the trade association that develops the HDMI spec for video interconnects—outlined its plans for HDMI 2.1.

That specification has now been finalized, giving a definitive view of what's in store for our video hardware.

In spite of a version number that suggests it's only a minor update, the spec represents a significant step up from HDMI 2.0.

Underpinning everything is a new cable, the Ultra High Speed HDMI Cable, that supports data transfer rates of 48 gigabits per second.

What can you do with all that bandwidth?

With the new cabling, HDMI can support uncompressed 4K video at up to 120 frames per second, with high dynamic range color with up to 12 bits per channel.

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Charles Janow 2021-03-02
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If you missed out on Valentine’s Day deals in February, then you will have another chance next week. Because March 8th is the International Women’s ...

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William Gonzales 2017-11-29
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The High-Definition Multimedia Interface Forum (HDMI Forum) has announced the completion of the HDMI 2.1 specification, bringing the standard's first support for resolutions up to 10K and the slightly redundantly-named dynamic high-dynamic range (HDR).

Designed to be backwards compatible with existing HDMI standards, HDMI 2.1's primary reason for existing is to boost the display resolutions supported by the ubiquitous cable.

A boost from 18Gb/s peak bandwidth in HDMI 2.1 - itself a major increase from HDMI 1.4's 10.2Gb/s - to 48Gb/s allows for high-resolution, high-refresh rate displays including Ultra HD (4K) at 120Hz and 8K at 60Hz, while resolutions of up to 10K are supported at lower refresh rates for 'commercial AV [audiovisual], industrial, and speciality usages.'

The new standard also includes updated support for high-dynamic range (HDR) content using so-called 'dynamic HDR,' which can adjust the display's settings on a scene-by-scene or even frame-by-frame basis.

Additional improvements include Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) support for a reduction in screen tearing and stutter, Quick Media Switching (QMS) to eliminate the delay when switching between devices and resolutions, Quick Frame Transport (QFT) for lower latency when gaming or using HDMI for virtual reality (VR) tasks, Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) for automatic latency detection and configuration, and Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC) with a wider range of audio formats supported.

These improvements, however, come at a cost.

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Paul Cork 2017-09-29
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HDMI cables carry digital signals, and bits are bits, right?

Add to that a "directional" claim—you've gotta plug the right end into the TV—and normally our eyes would be rolling.

But the Marseille mCable Gaming Edition appears to be a working, legitimate product.

It's an HDMI cable that makes the kind of claims that we've come to expect from audiophile con men, but there's a key difference: Marseille isn't making its performance claims on the basis of specious nonsense about construction, materials, and chakras.

The cable is intended for console gamers.

While the Xbox One X is set to shake things up a bit when it's released later this year, the consoles currently on the market are, especially from a GPU perspective, relatively underpowered.

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0
Bessie Scavotto 2017-11-21
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On racks in the TV department of any electronics store, in the checkout lines of major retailers, and of course, countless places sell them on the web.

For example, while most new cables will handle Ultra HD "4K" resolutions, they might not be able to handle 4K high dynamic range (HDR).

So if you're considering getting a new TV, a 4K Blu-ray player, or a 4K HDR media streamer, you may also be in the market for new HDMI cables.

Fortunately, you can get the maximum performance possible in an HDMI cable for less than $10.

"High Speed" is the rating used by HDMI companies to indicate cables that have the bandwidth to handle 1080p and greater resolutions.

Unfortunately, there's no way to tell just by looking at a cable whether it can handle the deluge of data required for 4K and HDR content.

collect
0
Kyle Greathouse 2017-11-30
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New spec hits 48Gbps and can carry 8K HDR videos

The HDMI forum has released the HDMI 2.1 spec, and promised it can deliver 48Gbps if you buy new cables that support the jump from HDMI 2.0s 18Gbps.

But while the organisation has probably delighted gamers and 8K video watchers with that headline number, they'll have to wait until deep into 2018 to get their hands on kit that employes the new spec.

If you're sceptical that a mere TV needs bandwidth that over Ethernet would be suitable for a data centre, think again: the HDMI Forum explained uncompressed 8K high dynamic range (HDR) video is dependent on the boosted bandwidth.

At 4K and 12 bits per colour channel, the spec supports 120 frames/second refresh rates, or 60 fps at 8K at a lower dynamic range, with chroma subsampling.

The HDMI 2.1 cable spec remains backwards-compatible with HDMI 2.0, for some reason (El Reg is wondering how many people buy the new cable before they've also bought the new TV and a suitable content source).

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0
Gary Johnson 2017-11-29
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The HDMI 2.1 standard, released Tuesday by the HDMI Forum after being announced at CES, supports higher resolutions, new HDR features, and game-smoothing variable refresh rates, among other features.

HDMI 2.1 delivers massively more bandwidth than HDMI 2.0—a whopping 48Gb/s compared to the 18Gb/s achieved by today’s technology.

That allows HDMI 2.1 to hit much higher resolutions and refresh rates.

The new spec supports 8K and even 10K resolutions, but those are better thought of as future-proofing or targeted towards commercial applications.

Modern gamers will appreciate the introduction of 4K/120Hz display support, though.

Today’s 4K monitors are limited to 60Hz and the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti and Titan XP graphics cards can already max those out in modern games.

collect
0
Robert Holloway 2017-11-28
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Technology waits for no one.

Even though HDMI 2.0 outputs are far from ubiquitous (even on new PCs), the group behind the popular standard is forging ahead with a new specification that delivers some eye-catching features.

The HDMI Forum on Tuesday announced the release of HDMI 2.1 with support for a range of high resolutions and fast refresh rates including 8K60Hz and 4K120Hz.

Resolutions up to 10K are also supported for commercial / industrial / specialty usages with support for the following enhanced refresh rates:

Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) reduces or eliminates lag, stutter and frame tearing for more fluid and better detailed gameplay.

Quick Media Switching (QMS) for movies and video eliminates the delay that can result in blank screens before content is displayed.

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0
Keith Maldonado 2017-08-22
img

Setting up a TV can be daunting, but with the right information the installation can go smoothly.

It helps you route your cables and power from near the floor, up through the wall to where your TV is mounted.

Do you already have a cable box, antenna, gaming console, Blu-ray or UltraHD Blu-ray player?

You’ll want to gather up all the sources you plan on connecting to the TV and see what types of cables they require.

It provides the highest quality picture and sound.

For newer 4K Ultra HD sources like an Ultra HD Blu-ray player or a 4K streaming set-top box, make sure you have HDMI cables rated to handle 4K bandwidth.

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0
Calvin Muchow 2017-08-28
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The AmazonBasics High-Speed HDMI Cable quickly connects a wide range of HDMI devices.

Use it to connect a small mobile, home-entertainment, or gaming device to a big-screen HDTV, large projector, or computer monitor, for example.

Delivering clear, vibrant video, the AmazonBasics High-Speed HDMI Cable with Ethernet meets the latest standards, which means it considerably expands bandwidth up to 18 Gbps, offers [email protected]/60 (2160p) video resolution (four times more clarity than 1080p/60), and supports the wide-angle theatrical 21:9 video aspect ratio.

The cables average 4.5 out of 5 stars from over 12,000 reviewers on Amazon (read reviews).

Right now you can get a 2-pack of these 6-foot cables for just $7.96.

See this deal now on Amazon.

collect
0
Kristie Hernandez 2017-08-21
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You can sort through Amazon’s bargain bin, pinching pennies like Scrooge McDuck, and still come away with a TV screen detailed enough to make out the individual hairs on a spider’s leg.

But in the age of 4K Ultra HD and HDR color, there’s still one aspect where modern TVs don’t cut it: sound.

It’s no surprise that wallpaper-thin screens don’t have room for top-tier speakers, but what’s the best solution?

Digital Trends is here to help, and our soundbar buying guide will tell you what you need to know when shopping for one.

Don’t let your dreams be dreams, as Shia Labeouf would say!

Regardless of which soundbar you choose, it’ll be a major improvement over the internal speakers of just about any modern TV.

collect
0
Richard Bond 2017-11-14
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Here's an adapter that's always good to have on hand.

Pop one of them on the end of an HDMI cable and extend your back-of-the-tv HDMI port around front where it's easier to access.

Or use them to couple multiple HDMI cables together for extended reach.

Supports 3D and 4k signals.

The list price of $10.99 has been reduced to just $5.89 for the two-pack.

See this deal now on Amazon.

collect
0
James Bice 2017-11-28
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HDMI Forum has announced that the HDMI 2.1 specification, which was announced back in January, is now available to all HDMI 2.0 adopters.

The latest specification is ready for the future of display hardware, namely very high resolution ranging up to a huge 10K.

The new HDMI specification also supports Dynamic HDR and boasts a bandwidth of 48Gbps.

While 4K resolution TVs, smartphones, and monitors are still the big upgrade for most consumers, we’ve seen traces of 8K devices hit the market, and 10K resolution is already a thing at the commercial level.

HDMI 2.1 facilitates all of that, as well as 8K resolution at 60Hz and 4K resolution at 120Hz.

High-end VR headsets are one product that will benefit from the new specification in due time.

collect
0
Edward Hickey 2017-11-14
img

Here's an adapter that's always good to have on hand.

Pop one of them on the end of an HDMI cable and extend your back-of-the-tv HDMI port around front where it's easier to access.

Or use them to couple multiple HDMI cables together for extended reach.

Supports 3D and 4k signals.

The list price of $10.99 has been reduced to just $5.89 for the two-pack.

See this deal now on Amazon.

collect
0
Edward Lambert 2017-08-21
img

This new device is $130, and it is available now from online retailers like Amazon.

While plenty of video creators and Twitch broadcasters are happy with their Logitech C920 (widely regarded as the best USB webcam on the market), those looking to step up their production quality can now do so without spending thousands of dollars.

Elgato is introducing the Cam Link as part of its recent efforts to expand its product link aimed at game broadcasters.

It already has its HD60 capture cards, the Stream Deck command center, and a green screen — and now the Cam Link fills out that lineup.

I’ve spent the last couple of weeks testing the Cam Link.

Pairing it with my Canon Rebel T4i DSLR was simple … after I installed the custom Magic Lantern firmware that enables options that are necessary for livestreaming.

collect
0
Gladys Wiggins 2017-06-27
img

The folks at Satechi have revealed a couple of new USB-C accessories for those device users that wish to output video from small screens to big screens.

Two devices were shown today, one a dongle, the other a cable.

The cable has USB-C on one end, and a full-sized HDMI plug on the other.

The smaller device is the adapter which has a full-sized HDMI port on one end and USB-C on the other.

The Type-C 4K HDMI cable allows any Mac with a USB-C port to connect to a 4K display.

This cables is 6-feed long, meaning users will be able to connect to a TV-screen across a small room – or behind and around an office desk.

collect
0
Charlie Warren 2017-11-29
img

Back in January, the HDMI Forum—the trade association that develops the HDMI spec for video interconnects—outlined its plans for HDMI 2.1.

That specification has now been finalized, giving a definitive view of what's in store for our video hardware.

In spite of a version number that suggests it's only a minor update, the spec represents a significant step up from HDMI 2.0.

Underpinning everything is a new cable, the Ultra High Speed HDMI Cable, that supports data transfer rates of 48 gigabits per second.

What can you do with all that bandwidth?

With the new cabling, HDMI can support uncompressed 4K video at up to 120 frames per second, with high dynamic range color with up to 12 bits per channel.

William Gonzales 2017-11-29
img

The High-Definition Multimedia Interface Forum (HDMI Forum) has announced the completion of the HDMI 2.1 specification, bringing the standard's first support for resolutions up to 10K and the slightly redundantly-named dynamic high-dynamic range (HDR).

Designed to be backwards compatible with existing HDMI standards, HDMI 2.1's primary reason for existing is to boost the display resolutions supported by the ubiquitous cable.

A boost from 18Gb/s peak bandwidth in HDMI 2.1 - itself a major increase from HDMI 1.4's 10.2Gb/s - to 48Gb/s allows for high-resolution, high-refresh rate displays including Ultra HD (4K) at 120Hz and 8K at 60Hz, while resolutions of up to 10K are supported at lower refresh rates for 'commercial AV [audiovisual], industrial, and speciality usages.'

The new standard also includes updated support for high-dynamic range (HDR) content using so-called 'dynamic HDR,' which can adjust the display's settings on a scene-by-scene or even frame-by-frame basis.

Additional improvements include Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) support for a reduction in screen tearing and stutter, Quick Media Switching (QMS) to eliminate the delay when switching between devices and resolutions, Quick Frame Transport (QFT) for lower latency when gaming or using HDMI for virtual reality (VR) tasks, Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) for automatic latency detection and configuration, and Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC) with a wider range of audio formats supported.

These improvements, however, come at a cost.

Bessie Scavotto 2017-11-21
img

On racks in the TV department of any electronics store, in the checkout lines of major retailers, and of course, countless places sell them on the web.

For example, while most new cables will handle Ultra HD "4K" resolutions, they might not be able to handle 4K high dynamic range (HDR).

So if you're considering getting a new TV, a 4K Blu-ray player, or a 4K HDR media streamer, you may also be in the market for new HDMI cables.

Fortunately, you can get the maximum performance possible in an HDMI cable for less than $10.

"High Speed" is the rating used by HDMI companies to indicate cables that have the bandwidth to handle 1080p and greater resolutions.

Unfortunately, there's no way to tell just by looking at a cable whether it can handle the deluge of data required for 4K and HDR content.

Gary Johnson 2017-11-29
img

The HDMI 2.1 standard, released Tuesday by the HDMI Forum after being announced at CES, supports higher resolutions, new HDR features, and game-smoothing variable refresh rates, among other features.

HDMI 2.1 delivers massively more bandwidth than HDMI 2.0—a whopping 48Gb/s compared to the 18Gb/s achieved by today’s technology.

That allows HDMI 2.1 to hit much higher resolutions and refresh rates.

The new spec supports 8K and even 10K resolutions, but those are better thought of as future-proofing or targeted towards commercial applications.

Modern gamers will appreciate the introduction of 4K/120Hz display support, though.

Today’s 4K monitors are limited to 60Hz and the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti and Titan XP graphics cards can already max those out in modern games.

Keith Maldonado 2017-08-22
img

Setting up a TV can be daunting, but with the right information the installation can go smoothly.

It helps you route your cables and power from near the floor, up through the wall to where your TV is mounted.

Do you already have a cable box, antenna, gaming console, Blu-ray or UltraHD Blu-ray player?

You’ll want to gather up all the sources you plan on connecting to the TV and see what types of cables they require.

It provides the highest quality picture and sound.

For newer 4K Ultra HD sources like an Ultra HD Blu-ray player or a 4K streaming set-top box, make sure you have HDMI cables rated to handle 4K bandwidth.

Kristie Hernandez 2017-08-21
img

You can sort through Amazon’s bargain bin, pinching pennies like Scrooge McDuck, and still come away with a TV screen detailed enough to make out the individual hairs on a spider’s leg.

But in the age of 4K Ultra HD and HDR color, there’s still one aspect where modern TVs don’t cut it: sound.

It’s no surprise that wallpaper-thin screens don’t have room for top-tier speakers, but what’s the best solution?

Digital Trends is here to help, and our soundbar buying guide will tell you what you need to know when shopping for one.

Don’t let your dreams be dreams, as Shia Labeouf would say!

Regardless of which soundbar you choose, it’ll be a major improvement over the internal speakers of just about any modern TV.

James Bice 2017-11-28
img

HDMI Forum has announced that the HDMI 2.1 specification, which was announced back in January, is now available to all HDMI 2.0 adopters.

The latest specification is ready for the future of display hardware, namely very high resolution ranging up to a huge 10K.

The new HDMI specification also supports Dynamic HDR and boasts a bandwidth of 48Gbps.

While 4K resolution TVs, smartphones, and monitors are still the big upgrade for most consumers, we’ve seen traces of 8K devices hit the market, and 10K resolution is already a thing at the commercial level.

HDMI 2.1 facilitates all of that, as well as 8K resolution at 60Hz and 4K resolution at 120Hz.

High-end VR headsets are one product that will benefit from the new specification in due time.

Edward Lambert 2017-08-21
img

This new device is $130, and it is available now from online retailers like Amazon.

While plenty of video creators and Twitch broadcasters are happy with their Logitech C920 (widely regarded as the best USB webcam on the market), those looking to step up their production quality can now do so without spending thousands of dollars.

Elgato is introducing the Cam Link as part of its recent efforts to expand its product link aimed at game broadcasters.

It already has its HD60 capture cards, the Stream Deck command center, and a green screen — and now the Cam Link fills out that lineup.

I’ve spent the last couple of weeks testing the Cam Link.

Pairing it with my Canon Rebel T4i DSLR was simple … after I installed the custom Magic Lantern firmware that enables options that are necessary for livestreaming.

Charles Janow 2021-03-02
img
GMK

If you missed out on Valentine’s Day deals in February, then you will have another chance next week. Because March 8th is the International Women’s ...

The post Celebrate Women’s Day with GMK promo deals appeared first on Gizchina.com.

Paul Cork 2017-09-29
img

HDMI cables carry digital signals, and bits are bits, right?

Add to that a "directional" claim—you've gotta plug the right end into the TV—and normally our eyes would be rolling.

But the Marseille mCable Gaming Edition appears to be a working, legitimate product.

It's an HDMI cable that makes the kind of claims that we've come to expect from audiophile con men, but there's a key difference: Marseille isn't making its performance claims on the basis of specious nonsense about construction, materials, and chakras.

The cable is intended for console gamers.

While the Xbox One X is set to shake things up a bit when it's released later this year, the consoles currently on the market are, especially from a GPU perspective, relatively underpowered.

Kyle Greathouse 2017-11-30
img

New spec hits 48Gbps and can carry 8K HDR videos

The HDMI forum has released the HDMI 2.1 spec, and promised it can deliver 48Gbps if you buy new cables that support the jump from HDMI 2.0s 18Gbps.

But while the organisation has probably delighted gamers and 8K video watchers with that headline number, they'll have to wait until deep into 2018 to get their hands on kit that employes the new spec.

If you're sceptical that a mere TV needs bandwidth that over Ethernet would be suitable for a data centre, think again: the HDMI Forum explained uncompressed 8K high dynamic range (HDR) video is dependent on the boosted bandwidth.

At 4K and 12 bits per colour channel, the spec supports 120 frames/second refresh rates, or 60 fps at 8K at a lower dynamic range, with chroma subsampling.

The HDMI 2.1 cable spec remains backwards-compatible with HDMI 2.0, for some reason (El Reg is wondering how many people buy the new cable before they've also bought the new TV and a suitable content source).

Robert Holloway 2017-11-28
img

Technology waits for no one.

Even though HDMI 2.0 outputs are far from ubiquitous (even on new PCs), the group behind the popular standard is forging ahead with a new specification that delivers some eye-catching features.

The HDMI Forum on Tuesday announced the release of HDMI 2.1 with support for a range of high resolutions and fast refresh rates including 8K60Hz and 4K120Hz.

Resolutions up to 10K are also supported for commercial / industrial / specialty usages with support for the following enhanced refresh rates:

Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) reduces or eliminates lag, stutter and frame tearing for more fluid and better detailed gameplay.

Quick Media Switching (QMS) for movies and video eliminates the delay that can result in blank screens before content is displayed.

Calvin Muchow 2017-08-28
img

The AmazonBasics High-Speed HDMI Cable quickly connects a wide range of HDMI devices.

Use it to connect a small mobile, home-entertainment, or gaming device to a big-screen HDTV, large projector, or computer monitor, for example.

Delivering clear, vibrant video, the AmazonBasics High-Speed HDMI Cable with Ethernet meets the latest standards, which means it considerably expands bandwidth up to 18 Gbps, offers [email protected]/60 (2160p) video resolution (four times more clarity than 1080p/60), and supports the wide-angle theatrical 21:9 video aspect ratio.

The cables average 4.5 out of 5 stars from over 12,000 reviewers on Amazon (read reviews).

Right now you can get a 2-pack of these 6-foot cables for just $7.96.

See this deal now on Amazon.

Richard Bond 2017-11-14
img

Here's an adapter that's always good to have on hand.

Pop one of them on the end of an HDMI cable and extend your back-of-the-tv HDMI port around front where it's easier to access.

Or use them to couple multiple HDMI cables together for extended reach.

Supports 3D and 4k signals.

The list price of $10.99 has been reduced to just $5.89 for the two-pack.

See this deal now on Amazon.

Edward Hickey 2017-11-14
img

Here's an adapter that's always good to have on hand.

Pop one of them on the end of an HDMI cable and extend your back-of-the-tv HDMI port around front where it's easier to access.

Or use them to couple multiple HDMI cables together for extended reach.

Supports 3D and 4k signals.

The list price of $10.99 has been reduced to just $5.89 for the two-pack.

See this deal now on Amazon.

Gladys Wiggins 2017-06-27
img

The folks at Satechi have revealed a couple of new USB-C accessories for those device users that wish to output video from small screens to big screens.

Two devices were shown today, one a dongle, the other a cable.

The cable has USB-C on one end, and a full-sized HDMI plug on the other.

The smaller device is the adapter which has a full-sized HDMI port on one end and USB-C on the other.

The Type-C 4K HDMI cable allows any Mac with a USB-C port to connect to a 4K display.

This cables is 6-feed long, meaning users will be able to connect to a TV-screen across a small room – or behind and around an office desk.