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This New HDMI Standard Will Brighten Up Your Movies & Games Soon!

- Updated: 3rd Jan 2022, 12:59 IST
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    HDMI 2.1a Standard: What We Know Till Now

We are all set to soon get a brand new HDMI Standard update. This new standard is all set to arrive during the upcoming and much awaited CES 2022 event. The event has been scheduled to be held from January 5, 2022 to January 8, 2022 in Las Vegas.

HDMI Forum has now announced that they will be launching a new update to HDMI soon. This upcoming update will be called the HDMI 2.1a Standard. Without any further ado, here’s everything that you need to know about it!

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HDMI 2.1a Standard: What We Know Till Now


For starters, the upcoming Standard will be integrating a big addition. This particular addition is called the Source-Based Tone Mapping feature. Now, one may ask what exactly is that? What it basically does is it enhances your viewing experience on an HDR display.

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The way that the upcoming HDMI 2.1a Standard will do it is by optimising HDMI displays in Dynamic Mode. With this, it shall automatically adjust its tone and brightness as per the video sequence. It will do so on its own and users will not have to make manual adjustments beforehand for it to work.

HDR displays offer a more vibrant and bright viewing experience. With the upcoming new HDMI Standard, displays using HDR will be further enhanced. This means that no matter what video sequence you are watching or game sequence you are playing through, the display will adjust according to the sequence to bring out the best of those colours.

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This new HDMI Standard will work with devices that are compatible with this new standard. With CES 2022 being right around the corner, we can expect some of these compatible and updated devices to be launched during the event.