How is HDMI version 1.4 better than other HDMI cables?

Since the very first HDMI cables were released back in 2002, the technology used to make TVs, computers and entertainment devices has advanced considerably. This has rendered some of the early HDMI cables such as versions 1.0-1.2 obsolete, and demand for newer cables capable of supporting the latest technology has increased.

The HDMI 1.4 cable is the very latest to be released, and it has many benefits over earlier versions. For anyone who is not convinced that it is worth upgrading to the latest HDMI cable version, take a look at what HDMI 1.4 can support:

• DVD-Audio support
• Deep Colour
• Auto lip-sync
• Dolby TrueHD
• DTS-HD Master Audio
• Super Audio CD (DSD)
• xvYCC

These are all things that weren’t available until HDMI 1.3 and 1.4 came along. However, the following are a few benefits HDMI 1.4 has over 1.3:

• Ethernet channel
• 4K x 2K resolution support
• Audio return channel

Even if you do not require support for any of the above, you may in the future when tempted by the latest electronic releases. HDMI 1.4 is an effective way of future-proofing your existing home entertainment system so that when something truly mind-blowing does come out, your TV system will be ready for it.

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