HDMI Forum Announces Release of HDMI 2.0a Spec

Graphic of HDMI ForumWith many just getting their arms wrapped around the new HDMI 2.0 specification, we now learn that the HDMI Forum – parent of HDMI Licensing, LLC – has released a new HDMI 2.0a specification. This new spec update is said to add support for high dynamic range (HDR) transmissions.

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According to the HDMI Forum, HDR formats offer enhanced picture quality by “simultaneously enabling greater detail for both the dark and bright parts of an image.” The update is said to also reference the Consumer Electronics Association CEA-861.3 update of HDR Metadata Extensions.

The group says that this new specification is readily available to all HDMI 2.0 Adopters via the organization’s Adopter Extranet.

“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,” Robert Blanchard, President of the HDMI Forum, Inc. said in a prepared statement. “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 organization.”



The HDMI Forum released this standard on the eve of the National Association of Broadcasters Show taking place in Las Vegas, NV from April 13-16. HDMI Licensing will participate in the event in Booth #N3716 in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

For more information on HDMI, visit: www.hdmi.org.


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