HDMI 2.0, which is backwards compatible with earlier versions of the HDMI specification, significantly increases bandwidth up to 18Gbps and adds key enhancements to support market requirements for enhancing the consumer video and audio experience.
What’s new in HDMI 2.0?
HDMI 2.0 significantly increases bandwidth to 18Gbps and includes the following advanced features:
No, HDMI 2.0 is built on top of HDMI 1.4 and any device that wants to implement HDMI 2.0 must first implement HDMI 1.4 as a baseline requirement.
Is HDMI 2.0 backwards compatible with HDMI 1.4?
Yes, all HDMI versions are fully backward compatible with all previous versions.
Does HDMI 2.0 require new connectors?
No, HDMI 2.0 uses the existing connectors.
Can my existing HDMI 1.4 devices be upgraded with HDMI 2.0 features?
Currently, there are no provisions for doing such an upgrade. Because of the new enhanced feature set, any such conversion would require hardware and/or firmware upgrades.
Can we put HDMI 2.0 marking on the cable jacket?
HDMI Licensing, LLC does not allow manufacturers to use the HDMI version number on all HDMI products from January 1, 2012. All HDMI cables and devices cannot make any reference to HDMI version numbers.