HDMI 2.1 Explained: Everything You Need to Know in One Place

HDMI is not a new term and you may have used an HDMI cable to connect your TV to various sources

. HDMI stands for High Definition Multimedia Interface. It is used for transmitting uncompressed video data and compressed or uncompressed digital audio data from an HDMI-compliant source device to a compatible device. It offered High definition video transmission with a connector just a little bigger than a standard USB plug.

HDMI replaced the bulky SCART connectors and confusing component video cables.

Development of HDMI began in 2002 and it went on sale in 2003. It also saw several improvements in recent years. As the needs of televisions have changed, new features have also been added to it. But HDMI is now set for a bigger than ever upgrade with new HDMI 2.1.

The most recent HDMI specification was 2.0 that included lossless audio codecs along with metadata for HDR and HLG. Now the HDMI 2.1 is set to be available with lots of features that will change the current state of your home cinema.

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