The HDMI Forum today unveiled a new specification for the HDMI connection. Called HDMI 2.1 the new system adds on a lot of support for faster response rates and better video quality.

It allows for 4K playback at 120Hz and 8K at 60Hz, however, 8K is not yet accessible to consumers and that will require all new 48Gbps cables to take advantage of the resolution.

But that’s not all that’s on offer with HDMI 2.1.

It also brings support for a new Dynamic HDR mode that can optimise colours per scene and per frame, allowing for the best colour representation at all moments within the content.

And that’s still not all.

HDMI 2.1 also comes with Game Mode VRR support, allowing for variable refresh rates that allow for less lag, screen tearing, and other visual artifacts.

HDMI 2.1 and the cabling required for 8K will be backwards compatible, however, don’t expect to see it on a new set anytime soon.

The new spec won’t be released until the second quarter of 2017, so it is unlikely that you will see a TV with 2.1 support at CES, however, it is possible.

That said, if you are thinking about getting a new set, you might want to wait for the features of HDMI 2.1.

Hit up the source link below for more information.

Source: HDMI Forum

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