HDMI switchgear with HDMI 2.0/HDCP 2.2 support
As one of the first manufacturers in Europe, Marmitek introduces two new HDMI splitters and one HDMI switch. These latest Marmitek products are suitable for connecting to your latest Ultra HD devices, provided these are equipped with both HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2 security.
Comparing HDMI 1.4 and HDMI 2.0, the latter's main improvement is its higher bandwidth (higher data rate), enabling 4K with higher frame rates and HDR.
The amount of data that can be sent is increased from 10.2 Gbps to 18 Gbps. This makes it possible to display 4K using a frame rate of 50-60 frames per second, 4:4:4 and HDR. HDMI 2.0 also offers support for a larger colour range (12-bit instead of 8-bit) and Dual View.
This stands for High Dynamic Range. HDR provides images with greatly enhanced brightness and higher contrast (brighter white and deeper black). Combined with better colour rendering, this creates a more realistic and natural image. In order to enjoy HDR, your TV does need to support the HDR feature. Material displayed in HDR quality (such as 4K Blu-ray, Netflix and YouTube) can then easily be played on your TV. HDR does not add more pixels, like 4K Ultra HD does, but enhances the pixels that are there.
4K Ultra HD content is increasingly becoming the standard. Due to this development in digital video technology, the current copy protection, HDCP, has evolved into HDCP 2.2. To play the latest Ultra HD content (4K films or broadcasts) in the best possible image quality, all your AV equipment in the same chain must support this HDCP 2.2 security.
So, this does not only apply to the source and your TV. If, for example, you route your HDMI signal via an HDMI switcher, splitter, AV receiver or soundbar, they must all be HDCP 2.2 compliant. If that is not the case, the material will not be displayed in the highest possible resolution (1080p instead of 4K) + the corresponding image quality OR will sometimes not be displayed at all.
Marmitek enables you to prevent these (future) problems and to make the most of your (existing) equipment. The Marmitek Split 612, 614 UHD 2.0 and Marmitek Connect 621 UHD 2.0 are HDMI 2.0/HDCP 2.2 compliant and therefore the best solution for connecting your HDMI devices and TVs.