HDMI 1.4 cables currently represent the cutting edge of connectivity when it comes to getting the very best out of your HDMI enabled devices. For all the benefits you get from standard HDMI, HDMI 1.4 is one step better.
Who needs HDMI 1.4?
In a word, everyone, everyone can use HDMI 1.4. Well, anyone who owns any entertainment technology bought in the last 5 years or so. HDMI 1.4 can be used for many devices right now even though HDMI 1.4 is relatively new to the market, because HDMI 1.4 is backwards compatible meaning it’s safe for anyone to upgrade to HDMI 1.4.
You can connect your HDTV and Blu-Ray player together with HDMI 1.4, getting the same benefits of high definition audio and video output. HDMI 1.4 is capable of up to 4k pixel resolution, that’s 4x the definition of current standard High Definition. HDMI 1.4 delivers a picture quality that matches digital theatre.
What’s different about HDMI 1.4?
HDMI 1.4 adds an extra ethernet data channel enabling high-speed, bi-directional communication. This means HDMI 1.4 can allow internet-enabled HDMI devices, like a TV, laptop or console to share an internet connection via the HDMI 1.4 cable. You won’t need an extra HDMI 1.4 lead to connect all your gadgets at once..
Consumers have only just started to get connected to the ‘net on devices other than their PCs, but soon, thanks to HDMI 1.4 it will become commonplace. In the meantime, you can even use HDMI 1.4 as an ethernet cable allowing high speed data transfer between any of your existing devices.