You might be addicted to technology. You might also bask in the huge envy of your friends who have still not purchased a new TV HDMI 1.3. However, you might have missed out on upgrading your TV set.
What more does the new HDMI 1.3 offer?
HDMI 1.3 offers some major advances over the features offered by version 1.1. To enjoy these upgrades, you will need to purchase a TV that is compatible with 1.3 standard connectors. Alternatively, you can purchase TV-HDMI adaptors, however it should be noted that these adaptors might affect the overall quality of the A/V.
Key advances and upgrades in HDMI 1.3
The most noticeable feature in that 1.3 has increased data carrying bandwidth on 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 a whopping 48 bit colour depth are some of the other key additions of HDMI 1.3.
How will these advances affect your old TV set?
The new advances will not affect your TV set’s audio or video quality in any way. On the other hand, you will not be able to enjoy the upgrades and enhancements offered by the 1.3. It will just be like paying extra for an HDMI cable without any new features. The advances offered by your TV set can be translated in practical terms as:
a) Support for billions of colours but only millions applicable because of an old TV set
b) Potential end to colour stripping as seen in many older LCD TVs.
c) Option for enhanced contrast
You can enjoy the aforementioned features and much more with the help of a new TV set.