The HDMI 2.1 Specification was released in November 2017 and manufacturers of several products including semiconductors, TVs, AVRs, soundbars, and game consoles have made announcements on upcoming releases supporting the specification. HDMI Licensing Administrator Inc. (HDMA LA) reports that CES 2019 will see many more announcements covering a broad range of product categories.
HDMI LA also reports that almost 1 billion HDMI-enabled device are projected to ship in 2019, amounting to eight billion devices shipping since the release of the first HDMI specification in 2002.
Following the release of HDMI 2.1 specification, manufacturers are working on bringing new innovative products to market featuring the specification’s new features. The HDMI LA booth will have several companies showcasing consumer experiences driven by those features including:
- Ultimate home theater with UHD 8K TV, high bitrate audio from Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC) demonstrating 48G Ultra High Speed Bandwidth
- Enhanced gaming with a game console and 4K TV supporting Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) and Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) for smooth lag-free and fluid gameplay
- Dynamic HDR 4K TV supporting high bitrate color and Rec. 2020 with wider color gamut picture
- Ultra High Speed HDMI Cable prototypes from multiple manufacturers supporting 48G bandwidth
Also on display will be the latest brands representing the Premium HDMI Cable Certification Program, which includes over 100 participating HDMI Adopters representing several hundred major brands and resellers in the U.S., Asia and Europe.
Premium HDMI Cables are required to be tested and certified only at HDMI Authorized Test Centers (ATCs), and display the authentication anti-counterfeiting Premium HDMI Cable Label.
Additionally, several HDMI adopters will be in the HDMI Tech Zone demonstrating their HDMI test equipment, testing services and active optical cables and solutions.
Visit HDMI at CES 2019 at LVCC, South Hall 1, Booth #20208.