Technology moves fast and in no place more than the business of entertainment. We buy products to make our lives easier and more enjoyable. Just when we finally get that home theater set up in our house, couches arranged, speakers in place, bowl of popcorn on that table and we are ready to watch something awesome, poof, something new has already popped up. The market changes daily in technology, from watches to computers, phone and televisions it can sometimes be hard to keep up with its light speed movement.
Most of us take it all in stride since it doesn’t really affect something very important to us at any given moment. However, the home theater technology department touches a very close and personal zone for a lot of us, the television viewing button. We kick back with a cold one while watching the game, curl up with a blanket and a nice glass to watch a drama or horror flick and grab those snacks for a comedy with a couch full of family and friends. So, what happens when we find that the purchases we just recently made or even not so recently are now somewhat out of date technologically speaking.
Most of us invest a great deal of money into the products we buy for our home entertainment systems, our relaxation time is important to us.
Just when we finally get used to HDMI 2.0 better known as High Definition Multimedia Interface technology for our TV, many of us may be in a panic state of the suddenly new and modern HDMI 2.1.
Do We Really Need HDMI2.1?
Digital technology at its best. From Blue Ray to DVD Players, Play Stations and TV, HDMI isn’t just about the cable it’s about the way the picture is presented and viewed. Most of us who had, and maybe still have one somewhere in our house wouldn’t notice that much of a difference in the two TV’s but the presentation is what makes the difference from an analog TV to a digital TV. It has to do with the number of pixels which makes up the image we see also known as resolution, as well as how it is delivered to you through the cable. With a larger screen than their predecessor and a quick refresh rate with better and more color these TVs bring entertainment to a whole new level.
Since these TVs need more data quicker hence the use of a special cable to go with that TV. HDMI TV’s make for an awesome home theater experience with regards to visual but also sound quality, think surround sound anyone? This TV can reduce the use of multiple cables and remotes, making our lives simpler and easier so we can spend time doing the things we love, one of them watching TV. And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better than this, here comes the HDMI 2.1 to rock the home theater world for everyone, exciting and stressful but what does it all really mean?
New TVs Are Not Going To Be Obsolete Yet.
HDMI 2.1 is the new kid on the block, everyone wants to meet him, some are a bit cautious wondering if he is friendly or not and what they get out of the deal. First the most important thing to note for all consumers is that this technology update doesn’t mean that you HDMI 2.0 suddenly needs to hit the curb and take a ride. Your 4K UHD resolution TV has a long way to go yet, and this new technology will take years before it reaches its full potential of capabilities.
This new TV doesn’t need to replace your old yet, nor do you need to run out and get one when it’s available just to have it. Should you suddenly need a new TV, look for a great deal but you don’t need to search high and low for this new technology, it will come cascading into the market slowly.
New Cable Needed?
Will you need to use a new cable to go with the new HDMI 2.1 TV. Yes, you absolutely will. To have access to everything that this TV is capable of you will need to have a new cable to go with it.
The HDMI 2.1 offers up more information at one time fused through the cables and devices. You may be wondering if you will have to purchase new devices to go with the new technology and the answer is no. If the device is of an older version, examples, older gaming systems, DVD players and the like can be hooked up simply to the new 2.1. Your 8K TV will support any older device meaning less money out of pocket for buying everything new.
The New Kid on the Block
This new technology offers a solution to the problem some already have, the running out of space digitally that brings us all our audio and visual for our home theater systems. It doesn’t go the same route but instead creates a new pathway for all this information, so it is delivered in a better more efficient way.
Better communication between devices is another advancement this technology has given us, opening the lines for more communication at one time. Picture HDMI 2.0 as the congested highway, then HDMI 2.1 is the super highway that has robot self-driving cars that easily adjust to the traffic and situation.
Changing the World of Entertainment
Beauty is in the eyes of the viewer and one of the perks of HDMI 2.1 is that it offers us a lovelier picture. With a higher resolution and higher frame rate which will have a huge impact for the gaming industry and movie watchers alike. Uncompressed full spectrum audio will bring simplicity to the gamer or viewer because everything can be connected to the soundbar and have one cable to the HDMI TV. Superior HDR experience in more ways with the HDMI 2.1 is another perk. Awesome sound and simplicity. Smooth running game play for the gamers. No more black screen when transitioning from one device to another. Sound and visual matchup will no longer be an issue using HDMI 2.1 technology.
While you don’t need to put your running shoes on and hit the pavement for this new and exciting technology, you can rest assured that when it arrives, and you are ready to up your game it will be more exciting than what you already use. Switching will be as stress free as possible with loads of perks.