HDMI 2.0 Points The Way To True 4K TV

The promise of smart televisions — packed with Internet connectivity, DVR functions and a myriad of other, often obscure bells and whistles — has in recent years been eclipsed by 4K picture quality. However, technical limitations have hindered the deployment of so-called true 4K — until now. On Thursday, the nonprofit HDMI Forum announced the release of HDMI 2.0, a new specification that will allow users to view 4K video at 60 frames per second as opposed to 30 fps, the previous limitation at 3,840 x 2,160 resolution in HDMI 1.4.