The HDMI standard maintains to conform, with new abilities designed to push the bounds of the HD enjoy, both in the domestic and at the cross. right here is an outline of some of the essential improvements delivered in versions 1.4 and 1.4a of the HDMI specification that have been released in June, 2009 and March, 2010, respectively
HDMI Ethernet Channel
Adds high-speed networking to an HDMI link, allowing users to take full advantage of their IP-enabled devices without a separate Ethernet cable. It also provides the connection platform that will allow HDMI-enabled components to share content between devices.
Audio Return Channel
Allows an HDMI-connected TV with a built-in tuner to send audio data "upstream" to a surround audio system, eliminating the need for a separate audio cable. That will reduce the number of cables required to deliver audio “upstream” from a TV to an A/V receiver for processing and playback.
Defines input/output protocols for major 3D video formats, paving the way for true 3D gaming and 3D home theater applications. , facilitating 3D resolutions up to dual-stream 1080p.
Enables video resolutions far beyond 1080p, supporting next-generation displays that will rival the Digital Cinema systems used in many commercial movie theatres.
Additional Color Spaces
Adds support for additional color models used in digital photography and computer graphics.
HDMI Micro Connector
A new, smaller connector for phones and other portable devices, supporting video resolutions up to 1080p.
Automotive Connection System
New cables and connectors for automotive video systems, designed to meet the unique demands of the motoring environment while delivering true HD quality.