[QUOTE=ivid;2698495]Ha ! Debro I was about to say the same thing. I was just discussing the notion of how to support 4K 60 fps over cables with a friend who works in the industry as I do too (broadcast and HD codecs etc). We talked about pro level where there will likely be 6G or 12G SDI but right now its done via multi-channel method.
But what about consumers ? Now we have the answer.
So what about these new 4K TV’s already available that cost more than a nice sports car ? They won’t support HDMI 2.0 will they ? Early adopters are getting screwed ?
Also, no need for new cables ? I bet Monster won’t agree and will sell expensive cables that are HDMI 2.0 certified but really no different from 1.4 cables ![/QUOTE]
I thought we all knew there was at least one 4K TV that cost just a little over US$1,000. A “nice sports car” should cost at least US$50K though I am not quite familiar with specific “nice sports car” prices in the US market. A 4K TV tends to be very large, and heavy. It costs far more to transport a 50-inch TV set to homes and offices than a 14-inch one. It wasn’t just about resolution. There’s no 19-inch or 27-inch 4K monitors and TV sets under mass production yet as far as I know. Considering the viewable area and screen quality plus a lot of connectors and ease of use, currently available 4K TVs and 4K monitors are good enough. Expecting electronics manufacturers to sell a 50-inch 4K TV for US$200 is not reasonable. That’s like expecting the early-generation car makers to sell a Ford or a Volkswagen at the price of bicycles.
HDMI 2.0 cables will cost certainly more than HDMI 1.4 cables. HDMI 1.4 cables cost a little more than HDMI 1.3 and earlier specification cables, but that was the same with DVI, USB, DP, and so on. Remember the cost of the 5-hole cables for some of the high-end CRT monitors? That was more expensive than what many of the first HDMI 2.0 cables would likely cost. But the prices of HDMI 2.0 cables will fall much faster. Such things have always been clear and a lot of information is available to the public via easily accessible channels. Nobody screwed early adopters other than themselves.