Immersive 8K content on display at CES

7th January 2016
Joe Bush

At CES 2016, MHL Consortium will be showcasing its latest superMHL innovations where attendees will be able to get hands-on with a complete 8K home entertainment system powered by superMHL technology. 

MHL’s latest specification supports advanced colour and High Dynamic Range (HDR), which ensures that the picture not only packs in more pixels, but that the colours are deeper and brighter to deliver a more true to life image. Sound quality also gets a boost with object audio support.

“Home theatre owners seek the best in picture quality to complement their sound set-up. They tend to own larger screens and be relatively high consumers of movie content. This has already led to comparatively high take-up of 4K, so 8K could prove to be the next logical upgrade for them,” said Jack Wetherill, Senior Market Analyst of Home Electronics at Futuresource. “As we have seen with 4K, the right connectivity is essential in delivering content to sets, so superMHL technology will have a key role to play in the delivery of 8K.”

superMHL technology on LG’s new 8K SUPER UHD TV will be showcased in MHL’s booth. LG’s adoption of superMHL technology strengthens MHL as an audio and video connectivity standards leader able to meet the ever changing demands of the home theatre market.

To support 8K and advanced audio/video features, MHL developed the 32-pin superMHL connector that can carry concurrent audio, video, data and power all through a slim, reversible, consumer friendly design. MHL Adopters, JCE and KinnexA, will be showcasing superMHL accessories that will enable consumers to seamlessly connect their mobile devices, set-top boxes (STBs), Blu-ray Disc players, AVRs, streaming media sticks and other source devices to TVs and displays.

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