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HDMI V1.3 takes connectivity to the next level

June 22nd, 2006 · No Comments

An ability to deliver a colour palette beyond what is currently available from HD hardware, compatibility with next generation audio formats such as Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD Master Audio and lip sync adjustments all feature in the HDMI v1.3 specification announced today.
The first source component to support HDMI v1.3 is likely to be the PS3. Ken Kutaragi, president and group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment says: “By introducing the next-generation HDMI 1.3 technology, with its high speed and deep colour capabilities, PS3 will push the boundaries of audiovisual quality to the next level of more natural and smoother expression on the latest large flat panel displays.”
Displays capable of receiving it are not expected till 2007. Mainstream hardware with HDMI v1.3 should start to appear at the 2007 CES.
HDMI v1.3 increases its single-link bandwidth from 165MHz (4.95 gigabits per second) to 340 MHz (10.2 Gbps), and will support higher resolution video, 30-bit, 36-bit and 48-bit colour depth and better contrast ratios. There will also be a mini connector for HD camcorders and still cameras.
Unfortunately, v1.3 plugs will still fall out of the back of equipment just as easily as previous iterations. So it’s not quite perfect…

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