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FAQs: What the HDMI 2.0a spec means for you

Have you always wanted your state-of-the-art television to display images that stun you with their lifelike colours? Have you always thought that you should be able to display High Dynamic Range (HDR) content on your television? You can do all of this and more with the new HDMI 2.0a spec, which provides an enhanced picture...
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Whitepaper: 10 Essentials for a Digital AV Solution

There’s a rapid change taking place in enterprise-grade and consumer audio visual technology—devices are moving away from analog connectivity and signal distribution standards (VGA and component video connectors) to high definition digital standards supporting HDMI and other connectivity standards. As support for these devices is being phased out, it’s necessary for our AV networks to...
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What is EDID in the context of video displays

FAQ: What is EDID in the context of video displays?

EDID is a protocol that enables digital video display technologies like HDMI, DVI and DisplayPort. According to Wikipedia… “Extended display identification data (EDID) is a data structure provided by a digital display to describe its capabilities to a video source (e.g. graphics card or set-top box). It is what enables a modern personal computer to...
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FAQ: What is the minimum requirement for HDBaseT?

According to the HDBaseT Alliance… “HDBaseT was developed to work with the most basic LAN infrastructure, ie. Cat5e cables. However the best practices recommended by installers and integrators suggest the use of Cat6 cables for better performance and error-free transmission.” However while HDBaseT uses an Ethernet jack (RJ-45), it does NOT work on a regular...
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What are the new features of HDMI 2.0

FAQ: What new features will HDMI 2.0 offer?

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...
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All about HDMI

FAQ: What is HDMI?

According to the HDMI Forum… “HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a data transfer standard that allows high-resolution, all-digital data (both audio and video) to be transported via a single cable. This dramatically simplifies cabling and helps provide consumers with the highest-quality HD experience. It transmits all ATSC HDTV standards and supports 8-channel, 192kHz, uncompressed digital...
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How the upcoming HDBaseT matches up against the reigning HDMI standards

We’ve recently seen a rapid influx of a new generation of entertainment devices like live smart/interactive televisions, 3D video and 4K resolution – which represent a rapid step up in technology. But for these devices to fulfill their potential, they rely on underlying data transport technologies that connects them to other devices and to content...
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What are the new features of HDMI 2.0

Tips: Understanding the benefits of HDMI 2.0 in enabling UHD/4K resolutions

With the advent of Ultra high resolution/4K solutions, comes the need for a new set of standards that deliver this high bandwith performance in a new range of AV products. HDMI 2.0 is one of these upgraded standards and represents a significant upgrade from the current generation of HDMI in several ways – not just...
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The Actis Integration and AV Blog is a forum for sharing tips, insights, news, solutions and experiences with people and businesses who are undertaking different types of integration projects in India. It covers topics like Professional AV, lighting, energy management, video collaboration, unified communications, presentations, network AV and environment control.

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