New versions of electronics products are constantly introduced. And the same applies to the HDMI cable. Engineers have upgraded HDMI technology to introduce higher spec versions of the cable with advanced capabilities. Since the launch of the HDMI 1.0 there have been upgrades to the HDMI family. And, each of these upgrades has benefits over the others. The latest entrant is HDMI 1.4 and is taking the electronics world by storm.
HDMI 1.4 explained
HDMI 1.4 was introduced early in 2009. This version was introduced to the market as a competitor to DisplayPort. It is compatible with various HD devices and its technology enhances gaming, viewing and listening experiences. HDMI 1.4 offers various benefits over its predecessors.
HDMI 1.4 is better than other HDMI versions
The introduction of HDMI 1.4 has seen the increase of resolutions from 2560 x 1600 to 4096 x 2160. This is very useful for those who utilise HDMI cables on large computer screens. HDMI 1.4 also supports higher 3D resolutions unlike the previous version (1.3) which only allowed 3D resolutions up to 1080 pixels. The cable also improves colour spaces.
The other two improvements to the HDMI standard have been audio and Ethernet enhancements. The audio return channel allows audio signals to travel both ways. This negates the need for separate audio cables. The audio return channel has also improved sound quality. The Ethernet channel allows connection of internet devices to a network using a single cable.