That’s what Steve Jobs said in today’s Apple notebook event. Phil Schiller added that “DisplayPort is the connector of the future.” So what did Steve exactly mean when he said that “HDMI is limited in resolution”? Bear in mind that most all LCD TVs out there, except for the crazy Quad Full HD ones, we’re looking at a maximum pixel format of 1920 x 1080. HDMI can handle that. No problems. What I would like to see is if HDMI has the bandwidth to pump out 2560 x 1600, the pixel format that Apple has with its 30″ Cinema display. According to HDMI Licensing LLC the 1.3 specification increasings the single-link bandwidth to 340MHz or 10.2Gbps. I’m not a math wizard. How much bandwidth do you need to run 2560 x 1600 at 60fps? Would a dual-channel HDMI (if something like that exists) do the trick?
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