Do you know the difference between HDMI 1.0 and HDMI 2.1?

There are dozens of technology companies that have created and sold products with HDMI  ports.

The main reason being the good quality that is obtained by using this medium as a bridge between two devices.

The HDMI connection has become very popular in the last 15 years, especially since the arrival of Blu-ray, a device that offered basically the same functions as DVD, only with a much more advanced quality.

However, HDMI ports can be found on desktops, laptops, and other tech gear long  before; As soon as it hit the market, it was consolidated as one of the bridges between a sending device and a receiving device that gave the user better audio and video quality.

HDMI  stands for ‘High-Definition Multimedia Interface’, which in Spanish means: High Definition Multimedia Interface.

The good reception that the product had in the market was so great that in 2008 (six years after its release) it had almost completely displaced the popular DVI connection, which was the most used previously.


HDMI 1.0 and HDMI 2.1: a huge difference

Like all complementary technological implements, the HDMI connection has had to evolve based on the advancement of equipment. The first version that came out was 1.0 and the last, so far, is 2.1. Depending on the user’s needs, they will have to acquire one or the other.

HDMI 1.0 was a sensation at the time, the fact that a single connection included audio or video gave the feeling that after that nothing more advanced could come out; in addition, it could transmit the multimedia file in full HD at 60Hz.

If compared to HDMI 2.1, the difference seems abysmal, the bandwidth is much wider, being able to play video in a definition of 8K at 120Hz. The special feature of this version is that it can only be obtained by using the 48G cable.