HDMI

Update 1/6: HDMI Forum has notified us that the HDMI 2.1 uses DSC 1.2 compression for everything higher than 8K with 4:2:0 chroma sub sampling. The story was updated accordingly. The HDMI Forum on Wednesday announced key specifications of the HDMI 2.1 standard, which will be published in the second quarter. The new standard will increase link bandwidth to 48 Gbps and will enable support for up to 10K resolutions without compression, new color spaces with up to 16 bits per component, dynamic HDR, variable refresh rates for gaming applications as well as new audio formats The most important feature that the HDMI 2.1 specification brings is massively increased bandwidth over predecessors. That additional bandwidth (48 Gbps over 18 Gbps, a bit more than what a...

HDMI Alt Mode for USB Type-C Announced

Over the past year we have seen an increasingly number of vendors, associations, and consortiums lay their support behind the USB Type-C port and take advantage of its alternate...

67 by Ryan Smith on 9/2/2016

FreeSync-over-HDMI: Samsung Launches 1800R Curved FHD Monitors in the CF591 and CF390

One of the big things to come out of Computex last year was our exclusive preview of a new project by AMD: being able to bring variable refresh rate...

38 by Ian Cutress on 2/29/2016

Club3D Releases Their DisplayPort 1.2 to HDMI 2.0 Adapter: The Real McCoy

Though we don't typically cover adapter news, this one is worth a special exception. Late last month Club3D announced their DisplayPort 1.2 to HDMI 2.0 adapter, and since then...

28 by Daniel Williams on 12/22/2015

AMD Discusses 2016 Radeon Visual Technologies Roadmap

This is something that initially caught me off-guard when I first realized it, but AMD historically hasn’t liked to talk about their GPU plans much in advance. On the...

99 by Ryan Smith on 12/8/2015

Intel's Skylake GPU - Analyzing the Media Capabilities

At IDF in San Francisco last week, Intel provided us with lots of insights into Skylake, the microarchitecture behind the 6th generation Core series processors. Skylake marks the introduction...

37 by Ganesh T S on 8/26/2015

AMD Demonstrates FreeSync-over-HDMI Concept Hardware at Computex 2015

While AMD wasn’t the first GPU vendor to implement a system for variable refresh, the company has made up for lost time with zeal. Since demonstrating their FreeSync proof-of-concept...

91 by Ian Cutress & Ryan Smith on 6/3/2015

Future-proofing HTPCs for the 4K Era: HDMI, HDCP and HEVC

4K (Ultra High Definition / UHD) has matured far more rapidly compared to the transition from standard definition to HD (720p) / FHD (1080p). This can be attributed to...

98 by Ganesh T S on 4/10/2015

IOGEAR Updates A/V & Digital Home Solutions for 4K

We visited IOGEAR's booth at CES 2015 to take a look at the new products on display. The most striking was the DisplayLink-based products. Similar to Diamond Multimedia, we...

2 by Ganesh T S on 1/14/2015

NVIDIA Kepler Cards Get HDMI 4K@60Hz Support (Kind Of)

An interesting feature has turned up in NVIDIA’s latest drivers: the ability to drive certain displays over HDMI at 4K@60Hz. This is a feat that would typically require HDMI...

54 by Ryan Smith on 6/20/2014

Sony Announces PS Vita PCH-2000, PS Vita TV

Kicking off today is what’s sure to be a busy week. Both Apple and Intel have events scheduled over the next few days, with an Apple product announcement and...

13 by Ryan Smith on 9/9/2013

Google Chromecast Review - An Awesome $35 HDMI Dongle

So I have a confession to make – I didn’t hate the Nexus Q. While I didn’t necessarily love it and use it daily like a small minority of...

105 by Brian Klug on 7/29/2013

IOGear Demonstrates HDMI Switching Solutions at CES 2013

We visited IOGear's booth at CES and saw a variety of devices including HDMI switching solutions, I/O devices and other A/V gear. This post covers the HDMI switching solutions...

3 by Ganesh T S on 1/14/2013

Rosewill Expands, Consuming Everything In Its Wake

Okay, so consume isn't entirely accurate. But what started as NewEgg's house brand has continued to show unusual vitality and growth each year, and here at CES 2013 we...

4 by Dustin Sklavos on 1/9/2013

Capsule Review: GeChic's On-Lap 1302 Laptop Monitor

Just three months ago we took GeChic's 13" USB 2.0-powered monitor, the On-Lap 1301, for a test run. What we found was a compelling concept for a product that...

24 by Dustin Sklavos on 4/15/2012

Pulse-Eight USB CEC Adapter Review

Pulse-Eight is one of the commercial vendors tracing their roots to XBMC. Boxee is another company with XBMC roots, but, unlike Boxee, Pulse-Eight concentrates more on the hardware aspects...

22 by Ganesh T S on 1/24/2012

AOC Aire Pro: 23-inch IPS HD Display for Under $200

We've gotten our hands on plenty of IPS displays, but we've never seen one break that magic $200 barrier. AOC isn't a display manufacturer we've reviewed before, so we'll...

39 by Jason Inofuentes on 11/21/2011

Zotac releases DisplayPort to dual HDMI adapter

Zotac has released two new products: Mini DisplayPort and DisplayPort to dual HDMI adapters. These adapters are first of their kind and simply have one (Mini) DisplayPort input and...

19 by Kristian Vättö on 8/2/2011

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