An HDMI 2.0 cable is a type of cable that supports the HDMI 2.0 standard. HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a widely used interface for transmitting audio and video signals between devices such as televisions, monitors, projectors, and audio/video receivers.
HDMI 2.0 is an upgraded version of HDMI 1.4 and offers several improvements. Here are some key features of HDMI 2.0:
Increased Bandwidth: HDMI 2.0 supports higher bandwidth compared to previous versions, allowing for higher resolutions and refresh rates. It can handle video resolutions up to 4K (Ultra HD) at 60 frames per second (fps) and can even support 8K resolution at lower refresh rates.
High Dynamic Range (HDR): HDMI 2.0 supports HDR, which enhances the contrast and color range of the displayed content, providing more vibrant and lifelike images.
Expanded Color Space: HDMI 2.0 supports a wider color gamut, enabling more accurate and vibrant color reproduction.
Audio Support: HDMI 2.0 can transmit up to 32 audio channels, including immersive formats like Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and Auro-3D, providing a more immersive audio experience.
When using HDMI 2.0 cables, it's important to note that the capabilities of the devices you are connecting also matter. Both the source device (e.g., a Blu-ray player) and the receiving device (e.g., a TV) need to support HDMI 2.0 in order to take advantage of its features. Additionally, longer cable lengths may require higher-quality cables to maintain signal integrity, especially for 4K or higher resolutions.
It's worth mentioning that there are also newer versions of HDMI available, such as HDMI 2.1, which offers even higher bandwidth and additional features like Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) and Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC). However, HDMI 2.0 is still widely compatible and suitable for most home entertainment setups.