If you are a technology addict you might want to take a look at HDMI 1.3.
Why is your TV set out of date?
You might have noticed the small HDMI port on the rear of the TV set. At the time of purchase, you may have felt that these ports will make your TV set future-proof. However, it is because of these small ports that your HDTV will now be classed as an outdated version.
What does the new HDMI 1.3 offer?
HDMI 1.3 offers major advances over the features offered by 1.1. To enjoy these upgrades however you will need to purchase a TV that is compatible with 1.3 standard connectors. Alternatively, you can purchase a TV-HDMI adaptor, however it should be noted that these adaptors might affect the overall A/V quality.
Key advances and upgrades in HDMI 1.3
The most noticeable feature of HDMI 1.3 is the increased data carrying bandwidth of a single cable. Previous versions support data bandwidth of up to 165 MHz or 4.95 GBPS. On the other hand, HDMI 1.3 offers a data carrying capacity of up to 340 MHz or 10.2 GBPS. Support for ‘Deep colour’, 30-bit, 36 bit and even whopping 48 bit colour depth are some of the other key additions of the new HDMI 1.3.
How will these advances affect your older TV set?
The advancements offered by the advanced HDMI 1.3 format can be translated into practical terms such as:
a) Support for billions of colours
b) Potential end to colour stripping as seen in many older LCD TVs.
c) Option for enhanced contrast
You can only enjoy the aforementioned features of HDMI 1.3 if you buy a new TV set.