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High-Definition Multimedia Interface(HDMI) 1.3 Specifications

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    The seven HDMI Founder companies (Hitachi, Ltd., Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (Panasonic), Royal Philips Electronics, Silicon Image, Inc., Sony Corp., Thomson, Inc. and Toshiba Corp.) today released a major enhancement of the High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) specification, the de facto standard digital interface for high definition consumer electronics. HDMI 1.3 will enable the next generation of HDTVs, PCs and DVD players to transmit and display content in billions of colors with unprecedented vividness and accuracy.

    The HDMI 1.3 specification more than doubles HDMI’s bandwidth and adds support for Deep Color technology, a broader color space, new digital audio formats, automatic audio/video synching capability (“lip sync”), and an optional smaller connector for use with personal photo and video devices. The update reflects the determination of the HDMI founders to ensure HDMI continues evolving ahead of future consumer demands.

    The update arrives at a time of strong momentum for the HDMI standard. HDMI Licensing, LLC today announced that more than 400 makers of consumer electronics and PC products worldwide have adopted HDMI. Market researcher In-Stat expects 60 million devices featuring HDMI to ship in 2006.

    “PLAYSTATION3 will be the most advanced computer platform for enjoying a wide range of entertainment content, including the latest games and HD movies, in the home,” said Ken Kutaragi, president and group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc. “By introducing the next-generation HDMI 1.3 technology, with its high speed and deep color capabilities, PS3 will push the boundaries of audiovisual quality to the next level of more natural and smoother expression on the latest large flat panel displays.”

    "HDMI is an established cornerstone for the whole High Definition TV industry and Philips is extremely pleased to see such significant improvements for picture and sound quality with this new version,” said Johan van de Ven, CTO and Senior Vice President of Philips Consumer Electronics. “We look forward to continuing to work with other HDMI Founder companies to extend the scope of HDMI across new devices and applications, while remaining entirely committed to ensuring full backward compatibility with existing products."

    With the adoption of Deep Color and the xvYCC color space, HDMI 1.3 removes the previous interface-related restrictions on color selection. The interface will no longer be a constraining pipe that forces all content to fit within a limited set of colors, unlike all previous video interfaces.

    New HDMI 1.3 capabilities include:
    • Higher speed: HDMI 1.3 increases its single-link bandwidth from 165MHz (4.95 gigabits per second) to 340 MHz (10.2 Gbps) to support the demands of future high definition display devices, such as higher resolutions, Deep Color and high frame rates. In addition, built into the HDMI 1.3 specification is the technical foundation that will let future versions of HDMI reach significantly higher speeds.
    • Deep color: HDMI 1.3 supports 30-bit, 36-bit and 48-bit (RGB or YCbCr) color depths, up from the 24-bit depths in previous versions of the HDMI specification.
      - Lets HDTVs and other displays go from millions of colors to billions of colors
      - Eliminates on-screen color banding, for smooth tonal transitions and subtle gradations between colors
      - Enables increased contrast ratio
      - Can represent many times more shades of gray between black and white. At 30-bit pixel depth, four times more shades of gray would be the minimum, and the typical improvement would be eight times or more
    • Broader color space: HDMI 1.3 removes virtually all limits on color selection.

      - Next-generation “xvYCC” color space supports 1.8 times as many colors as existing HDTV signals
      - Lets HDTVs display colors more accurately
      - Enables displays with more natural and vivid colors
    • New mini connector: With small portable devices such as HD camcorders and still cameras demanding seamless connectivity to HDTVs, HDMI 1.3 offers a new, smaller form factor connector option.
    • Lip Sync: Because consumer electronics devices are using increasingly complex digital signal processing to enhance the clarity and detail of the content, synchronization of video and audio in user devices has become a greater challenge and could potentially require complex end-user adjustments. HDMI 1.3 incorporates an automatic audio/video synching capability that allows devices to perform this synchronization automatically with accuracy.
    • New lossless audio formats: In addition to HDMI’s current ability to support high-bandwidth uncompressed digital audio and currently-available compressed formats (such as Dolby® Digital and DTS), HDMI 1.3 adds additional support for new, lossless compressed digital audio formats Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio™.
    Products implementing the new HDMI specification will continue to be backward compatible with earlier HDMI products.


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    Hold on a sec... I'm sure HP said my scanner could scan 16.3m different colours which was as many as the human eye can see. Either they lied (very likely) or this can display more colours than we can see.
     
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    its actual 16.7m, but thats not the point. the human eye can only see 16.7m colours, but greater depth of colour helps with clarity of the picture quality even tho we cant see them.
     
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    ok so when will a LCD panel that supports HDMI 1.3 come out along with HDMI 1.3 socket
     
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    how can they make it any more colorful... my sony hdtv (1080p) produces colors that are more colorful than life.... its almost like if i were to go to the Amazon or sumthin and a tv show was comming on in a weekist or so, i would just close my eyes threw the whole trip and say when i get home ill see sumthing more colorful than RL
     
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    Same here, when I watch on my Samsung 50" 1080P DLP, and the program is in 1080P, think I'm there.
     
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    It actually reminds me of an episode of futurama i saw one time (not sure how many of you remember this show, it was made by the same people who made the simpsons). It went along something like this

    Leela: get your butt off the couch and go experience life away from the tv

    Fry: but tv has better resolution then real life!
     
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    Lol, I remember Futurama - aren't they still making it?
     
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    yeah its still on late at night on cartoon network
     
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    yeah, I watch it sometimes on Cartoon network along w/ Family Guy. Simpsons is on too on WB and Fox. I also watch Southpark on Comedy Central and of course, you can't forget Chappele's Show!
     
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    yeah south park is funny...
     
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    Well it's still on Channel 4 over here in the UK so I sometimes watch it on that... if I can ever be bothered to wake up before 8 am that is.
     
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    lol that sucks its on at 930-1030 here in Az
     
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