Will Thunderbolt replace HDMI?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Juan TS, Sep 17, 2011.

  1. Juan TS macrumors member

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    I mean, will it display better image quality with faster graphics? Possibly replacing HDMI entrances on next game consoles and TV's? Or are them both different?
     
  2. aziatiklover macrumors 68030

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    I dont think it will anytime soon. Unless tv makers are adding thunderbolt port next to hdmi.
     
  3. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Thunderbolt is aimed at totally different usage. Thunderbolt's main advantage is the support for video and data, whereas HDMI is limited to video (and 100Mbit Ethernet IIRC in 1.4). You don't really need the data for connection between the device and TV. TB is also a lot more expensive (at least atm) so it's not going to see mainstream adoption anytime soon.
     
  4. DWBurke811 macrumors 6502a

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    HDMI will already do 2K+, I don't see any need to change.
     

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