The HDMI forum this week released version 2.0 of what has become the common interface standard for HDTV screens. Among its notable capabilities, 2.0 is said to be able to transport uncompressed 60 frame-per-second 4K video at 18 gigabits per second.
This means full 4K to the TV is achievable at 2,160 progressive scan lines per frame versus the 720 that comprise an HDTV picture. What that means is that under no circumstance will you want your video calls to be viewed on a TV set. It also may have implications for professional facilities—from hardly a nit to the Holy Grail single-format workflow—depending upon whom you ask.
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