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What does HDMI still have in store for us?

Discussion in 'Televisions' started by Welwynnick, Oct 26, 2005.

  1. Welwynnick

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    Keeping on top of HDMI, HDCP, DVI, HTCP, PCM, DSD, iLink, IEE 1394, and more importantly what specs are implemented with each unit, is proving more difficult than understanding analogue video sync pulses. Unfortunately, you have to have some comprehension of it to get the most out of high definition audio and video – you can’t simply plug in composite and stereo audio leads and know that you will get something.

    At least the end may be in sight. HDMI will take care of all of that for us – no more spaghetti, and every link will work to the best of the equipment’s capability. It has taken some time, but HDMI version 1.2 has been released. This allows uncompressed multi-channel high resolution DSD audio to be carried unmolested from an SACD player to a surround processor. And soon enough we will surely have (probably expensive) players and processors that will use this instead of analogue or iLink, AND they will all work with each other, not just with machines from the same manufacturer. Wonderful.

    But is anyone aware of any future developments in HDMI that are expected to make 1.2 obsolete?

    Nick
     
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    HDMI version 1.3 will be able to handle the new 7.1 channel lossless codecs such as Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD. I'm waiting for this before I purchase a new AV receiver for Blu-ray/HD DVD.

    Steve
     
  3. cerebros

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    I'm waiting for HDMI cables to come down to a realistic price before I even bother looking at upgrading my amp, screen and sources. :D
     
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    Thanks for the link.

    I was trying to get a Molex DVI/HDMI cable through Farnell but they needed a minimum credit card order of £20 - but P&P was free. The cable was £10.?? and there was nothing else I wanted to order.

    Well it appears that CPC are probably the same as Farnell (web site is identical but item codes different) but with cheaper prices (my cable was £8.??), no minimum order but a sliding scale for P&P/handling which is free over £35.

    So I saved almost £3 on a £10 cable if that makes sense.

    But be warned, prices are Ex-VAT - isn't this illegal?
     
  6. Joe Fernand

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    Hello all

    If you take five minutes to visit the sites of some of the AVForums sponsors (you know the folk who pay upwards of £95.00+ vat a month to keep the AVForums site going) you'll find 2m Molex cables for sub £20.00 inc vat; just a thought!!!

    Best regards

    Joe

    PS wlewynnick - your having a laugh re HDMI V*.* being trouble free; nice idea but I don't believe it :)
     
  7. cerebros

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    yeah, that's far better than the silly money some of the brand cable companies charge.

    Now i just need to wait for AV amps with multiple HDMI inputs and full compatibility with the new DD and DTS HD formats to come down to my budget and I'm sorted
    :D
     
  8. loz

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    I am thinking of having an HDMI socket installed next week, so that the signals will go direct to my brain.
    However, probably have to go private. Can't see it being on the NHS.
     
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    Loved that one Loz...LOL :rotfl:
     
  10. Welwynnick

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    I do sometimes feel a bit let down by many of these manufacturers, who then seem to blame the HDMI and HDCP standards on their own shortcomings.

    Always something else round the corner to wait for, sigh ..............
     

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