HDMI 2.0 has just been officially announced, just in time for the world to adopt Ultra HD TVs. And it looks set to provide your AV set-up with some kick arse capabilities.
Announced by HDMI Licensing, the new connection standard boasts a bandwidth capacity of up to 18Gbps, which means it can carry 3840×2160 resolution video at up to 60fps. That’s pretty impressive. It also supports up to 32 audio channels.
Fortunately, the physical connector itself is unchanged — which is relief for anyone concerned about backwards compatibility. Expect to see devices using the new standard late this year. [HDMI.org via Engadget]