2010 - 3D, Internet Convergence, touchscreens
What’s new in the HDMI 1.4 specification?
- HDMI 3D and Ethernet Channel
The HDMI 1.4 specification adds a data channel to the HDMI connection, enabling high-speed, bi-directional communication. Connected devices that include this feature can send and receive data via 100 Mb/sec Ethernet, making them instantly ready for any IP-based application. The HDMI Ethernet Channel allows internet-enabled HDMI devices to share an internet connection via the HDMI link, with no need for a separate Ethernet cable. It also provides the connection platform that will allow HDMI-enabled components to share content between devices.The 1.4 version of the specification defines common 3D formats and resolutions for HDMI-enabled devices, enabling 3D gaming and other 3D video applications. The specification standardizes the input/output portion of the home 3D system, facilitating 3D resolutions up to dual-stream 1080p.
I know that nVidia Gaming cards for 3D play will use this and you want it. Real 3D occular displays using lenses of specific polarization are up in the air a bit, so the shutter solution will be the initial primary mode to want. Yep - ugly battery powered glasses. Its worth it though, since properly done, you see 3D that appears to reach out of the screen ( nearfield convergence ). It works pretty well - though you have to sit in the sweet spot for it ... The first time you see this will also be the last time you will be satisfied with 2D.