What You Need to Know About HDMI 2.1 and 8K TVs in 2019

You’re going to hear a lot about HDMI 2.1 in 2019. It’s the latest iteration on the A/V connection format that consumers have used since it replaced previous A/V connections nearly two decades ago, and with 8K TVs ready to beat down the door into your living room, HDMI 2.1 is a necessary and much-anticipated upgrade.

My Rant: Why is it that we still can’t get true HD for live sporting events let alone 4k? Who’s making an investment in 8k home systems if the 4k supply is so dismal? When will we ever see the day when 4k is the mainstream basic broadcast signal, sporting arenas invest in high speed cameras for the endzone, and why must we suffer with having to switch between so many services to try to get the best quality picture. With the billions that are being poured into sports, custom content, and media; why aren’t we forcing these outlets to make the investment so that we don’t have to guess if the ball made it over the goalline or so my gag reflexes don’t kick in every time I see motion trails and dithering issues while trying to enjoy some simple TV time. Much like the rotary phone of this generation, the next generation will never know the pains of words like “upscaling”, “progressive”, nor “buffering” and will enjoy the expected basic high quality media presentation . Please make the infrastructure and broadcasting investments to standards that raise the bar so that I can see football, futbal and all my movie selections with the level of quality that my eyes can still observe and appreciate before I start to lose the ability to tell the difference.

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