From today, cable manufacturers can no longer describe cables as HDMI 1.4, 1.3 or using any other version number or compliance test specification indication.
The changes, announced some time ago, come into effect today, and mean manufacturers must now remove all references to those numbers from their products and packaging, not to mention no longer using them in promotion.
From now on, there are just five descriptions allowed, and these are mandatory on both cables and packaging:
- Standard HDMI Cable
- Standard HDMI Cable with Ethernet
- Standard Automotive HDMI Cable
- High Speed HDMI Cable
- High Speed HDMI Cable with Ethernet
HDMI Licensing says that 'In order to enforce the cable market and ensure that only compliant HDMI cables are sold in the market, HDMI Licensing, LLC has been working with Custom and Border Protection agencies in the US, Europe and China.
'These agencies will evaluate imported and exported HDMI cable products based on their compliance with all aspects of the Adopter Agreement including these latest marketing requirements.'