According to the HDMI Forum, HDMI 2.0 is an upgrade over HDMI 1.4, which will be…

Backward compatible with earlier versions of the HDMI specification

Support much higher bandwidth – up to 18Gbps

Add key enhancements for enhancing the consumer video and audio experience

Does not specify a new cable or connector standard

Some specific features this new standard will provide users include:

Resolutions up to 4K@50/60 (2160p), which is 4 times the clarity of 1080p/60

Up to 32 audio channels for a multi-dimensional immersive audio experience

Up to 1,536kHz audio sample frequency for the highest audio fidelity

Simultaneous delivery of dual video streams to multiple users on the same screen

Simultaneous delivery of multi-stream audio to multiple users (Up to 4)

Support for the wide angle theatrical 21:9 video aspect ratio

Dynamic synchronization of video and audio streams

CEC extensions provide more expanded control of devices through a single control point

 

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