The HDMI 1.4 specification will offer the following enhanced
The HDMI 1.4 specification will add a data channel to the HDMI cable and
will enable high-speed bi-directional communication. Connected devices
that include this feature will be able to send and receive data via 100
Mb/sec Ethernet, making them instantly ready for any IP-based
The HDMI Ethernet Channel will allow an Internet-enabled HDMI device to
share its Internet connection with other HDMI devices without the need
for a separate Ethernet cable. The new feature will also provide the
connection platform to allow HDMI-enabled devices to share content
The new specification will add an Audio Return Channel that will reduce
the number of cables required to deliver audio upstream for processing
and playback. In cases where HDTVs are directly receiving audio and
video content, this new Audio Return Channel allows the HDTV to send the
audio stream to the A/V receiver over the HDMI cable, eliminating the
need for an extra cable.
The 1.4 version of the specification will define common 3D formats and
resolutions for HDMI-enabled devices. The specification will standardize
the input/output portion of the home 3D system and will specify up to
dual-stream 1080p resolution.
The new specification will enable HDMI devices to support
high-definition (HD) resolutions four times beyond the resolution of
1080p. Support for 4K x 2K will allow the HDMI interface to transmit
content at the same resolution as many digital theaters. Formats
HDMI technology now supports color spaces designed specifically for
digital still cameras. By supporting sYCC601, Adobe RGB and AdobeYCC601,
HDMI-enabled display devices will be capable of reproducing more
accurate life-like colors when connected to a digital still camera.
The Micro HDMI Connector is a significantly smaller 19-pin connector
that supports up to 1080p resolutions for portable devices. This new
connector is approximately 50% smaller than the size of the existing
HDMI Mini Connector.
The Automotive Connection System is a cabling specification designed to
be used as the basis for in-vehicle HD content distribution. The HDMI
1.4 specification will provide a solution designed to meet the rigors
and environmental issues commonly found in automobiles, such as heat,
vibration and noise. Using the Automotive Connection System, automobile
manufactures will now have a viable solution for distributing HD content
within the car.
Consumers will have a choice of the following HDMI cables:
>> This new spec promises networking capabilities with Ethernet connectivity
Wonderful: Now they can add artificial HDCP restrictions to the network devices.
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nothing about them working out the length issues with HDMI huh. sure just throw more features but don't improve what is already lacking. Looks like you will still be using component for whole house distribution among other things.
Hmmm... what's max run for HDMI? I'm not even sure off hand.
less than 50ft, without a repeater or transceiver, from what I've read.
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you can sometimes get 75-100 feet to work but no gaurantess. Anything over 50 feet you take the risk of haveing issues.
Wow this new standard seems so confusing that I bet Monster is behind it. I wonder how much they paid to make it so confusing that they can make it easir for retailers to upsell customers to $200 3ft cables. pretty soon the cables will cost more than the deivices that they connect.
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