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Receivers and Pre/Pro's w/ HDMI v.2 switching... when?? (1 Viewer)

Dan Hitchman

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As we all know Hollywood is pushing hard for the HDMI v.2 (or greater) digital A/V interface for uncompressed high resolution audio and video.

Basic HDMI v.2 chipset specifications, that I can glean so far, call for the ability to port uncompressed 1080p/60 video and 8 channels of 24/96 PCM (more if compressed?), with at least 5 Gigabits/sec transfer speed if needed. This just so happens to be one of the output options bandied about for Blu-Ray.

More and more DVD players are using some sort of HDMI outputs and upcoming HD-DVD and Blu-Ray players will encorporate them as well. Many newer HDTV displays have HDMI inputs added with more on the way.

My question is when will receivers and pre/pro's start to have the lastest HDMI I/O switching capabilities as a standard feature? They seem to be very slow to come out, with many still using i-Link (IEEE 1394) or some other proprietary digital interface.

Any word on new models being released within the next year that have this important feature?

Inquiring minds wanna know... :D

Dan
 

Shane Martin

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There are several coming but whether or not they are using HDMI V2 is another story. I would be willing to bet that they all will be V1.
 

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