What is HDMI 2.1 And Is It Important To Have For Next Gen?

The PS5 and Xbox Series X/S all support HDMI 2.1. But what does that mean for your gaming experience, and is it worth the upgrade for your TV?

Check out the best 4K TVs for PS5 and Xbox Series X

With next-gen consoles come new hardware standards. For the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S, one of the new features is HDMI 2.1 support. But what exactly makes HDMI 2.1 different, and is it worth buying a new TV for? 

In this video, Jean-Luc Seipke breaks down everything you need to know about HDMI 2.1, such as the improvements to color and HDR it offers. Most significant to gaming will be the ability to output 4K at 120fps, and we touch on some of the titles that have been confirmed to support it for next-gen.

If you’re interested in buying a TV with HDMI 2.1, check out our roundup of the best 4K TVs for PS5 and Xbox Series X. And if you’re just as excited for new consoles as we are, then check out our weekly show Generation Next, where every Friday our PS5 and Xbox Series X/S experts breakdown the latest news and everything you need to know about the new consoles.

0:00 – Intro
0:12 – HDMI 2.1 Features
1:37 – Benefits For PS5 and Xbox Series X/S
2:31 – Next-Gen Game Support for 120fps
3:15 – HDMI 2.1 Cables and TVs
4:52 – Do You Need HDMI 2.1?

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