HDMI Ethernet channel consolidates video, audio and data streams into a single HDMI cable, combining the convenience of HDMI connectivity with the power and flexibility oh home entertainment networking. Enabling high-speed, bi-directional networking at up to 100 Mb.sec.
The Audio Return Channel in HDMI 1.4 enables a TV, via a single HDMI cable, to send audio data “upstream” to an A/V receiver or surround audio controller, increasing user flexibility and elimination the need for any separate S/PDIF audio connection.
The latest version of HDMI standard establishes critical infrastructure for implementing 3D video in the home, defining input/output protocols that will allow 3D displays and source devices to communicate through an HDMI link.
While RGB is still the dominant color space in most video applications, other color models are gaining popularity, particularly in digital still photography. Version 1.4 of the HDMI specification adds support for three additional color spaces (also know as color gamuts), enabling manufacturers to deliver better and more accurate color to users when they view their digital photos on an HDTV.
Displays will put high-end home theater systems on a par with the state-of-the-art Digital Cinema projectors used in many commercial movie theaters. Staying true to its commitment to future-readiness, the HDMI standard can now support these systems with the extremely high bandwidth connectivity the will require.