HDMI Comparisons (Overview)

What are the primary differences between HDMI 1.2, 1.3, and 1.4?

HDMI 1.2

  • minimum standard spec for current AV devices
  • carries audio and video
  • release date: 2005

HDMI 1.3

  • supports new 7.1 Lossless HD audio formats: Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD, DTS-MA
  • adds “deep color”
  • release date: 2006

HDMI 1.4

  • native 3D over HDMI, with 4k x 2k resolution support
  • adds Ethernet and audio return channels
  • release date: 2009