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CES 2017 News: HDMI Announcement Boasts 8K Capabilities

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CES 2017 News: HDMI Announcement Boasts 8K Capabilities

CES 2017 has seen several exciting announcements till now and HDMI is firmly in the limelight. The new HDMI specification entails 8K capabilities which are amazing to say the least. This has been one of the key highlights of this eagerly awaited event.

The CES 2017 HDMI announcement puts 4K firmly to rest with the futuristic 8K resolution. The folks entrusted with HDMI, namely the HDMI Forum, made the announcement. The 2.1 version has been announced for the HDMI specification.

This 2.1 version will support 8K resolution seamlessly at 60Hz as per the CES 2017 announcement. It will also support 4K resolution at 120Hz. IGN reports that Dynamic HDR is also a part of these new specifications.

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More Details on HDMI 2.1 

There is also a new cable which supports uncompressed 8K video HDR data transfer processes. This is possible for a mindboggling 48Gbps. These cables also offer backward compatibility with previous HDMI specifications. Moreover, these also function perfectly with existing HDMI devices that you may possess.

The 8K resolution offers a whopping 7680 x 4320 pixels which is a far cry from 1920 x 1080 which is seen on most HD units. This will definitely be the very best in terms of high definition resolution. However, there may be higher resolutions coming out in the future as per several experts and scientists.

PC World has also confirmed the HDMI 2.1 specification announcement. This definitely has to be one of the most exciting announcements at CES this year. This has created ripples in the industry across segments.

Dynamic HDR & Other Information 

Dynamic HDR will also enable the sending of high dynamic range data to televisions all throughout any video. This is radically different from HDR-10 which sends this at the beginning. This will also facilitate better color levels and brightness.

HDMI 2.1 will also be able to support audio codecs including DTS X and Dolby Atmos among others. These can help in positioning audio events in 3D space from soundtracks of movies.

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