Posted Wed Apr 8, 2015 at 09:30 AM PDT by Steven Cohen
The new HDMI spec adds support for HDR content.
The HDMI Forum Inc. has announced the release of the HDMI 2.0a specification. The updated spec enables the transmission of high dynamic range images.
"We recognized that HDR would be a critical feature as the industry evolves. Our support for HDR enables our 800+ HDMI 2.0 Adopters to develop market-leading products that include HDR and will maintain interoperability across the entire HDMI ecosystem," said Robert Blanchard, President of the HDMI Forum, Inc. "Along with the publication of the CEA extensions, the HDMI Forum continues to update the HDMI Specification and remain closely aligned with leading CE standards organizations."
High Dynamic Range allows for improved picture quality by enhancing the detail and contrast between bright and dark portions of an image, bringing out highlights like never before. In addition, the new HDMI spec includes references to recent CEA updates for HDR Static Metadata Extensions. Several HDR capable TVs are now hitting the market, including Samsung's UN65JS9500 65-inch Curved-Screen LED Ultra HD TV.
The HDMI 2.0a spec is available to current HDMI 2.0 Adopters via the HDMI Adopter Extranet.
Source: HDMI via Business Wire
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