HDMI 1.4 for a better connection

High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) tends to be referred to by its version, i. e. DMI 1.4. As is the case with the earlier edition known as HDMI Licensing, LLC is the governing body that has granted the licence for the latest specification HDMI 1.4. For the uninitiated, an HDMI cable provides a superior quality multimedia experience as well as compatibility with audio and video sources such as HDTVs. Information about the newest version of HDMI can be obtained from the HDMI Licensing, LLC website. It enhances one’s multimedia pleasure by applying a number of developments in different sections such as with regards to network capability, resolution improvement and an automotive connection system. Here is a detailed look at the developments found in HDMI 1.4.

Ethernet availability

HDMI 1.4 is designed to affix a data channel to the preceding HDMI cable in order to provide a boost to two-way communication speed. As an added advantage, devices that come with the bonus data channel can provide readymade access to IP- based apps. It also eliminates the need for another cable wire in order to get plugged in with other HDMI devices.

Audio return channel

HDMI 1.4 supplies an additional audio return channel. This brings down the number of cable wires in use. It does not impair the device’s ability to transmit an audio stream to a receiving device, making the most of the HDMI cable.

High resolution friendly

It enables the viewing of files at a higher resolution, at an estimated 4k x 2k specification. This functionality is available in all HDMI devices, thus facilitating for data transmission at a resolution that is comparable to big screen resolution.

Other advantages of the HDMI 1.4 cable are a colour accuracy application for digital still camera images, a compact but multi-functional micro HDMI connector as well as the standardisation of format and resolution for 3D viewing.

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