Maybe this is common knowledge and I’ve been sleeping under a rock, but I just discovered this today and I’m a little bit sceptical as to the reason for this to say the least.
Are you aware that all manufacturers of consumer electronics products bearing the official HDMI logo and branding are Prohibited from including the HDMI version number?
Effective 01 January 2012 all manufacturers are prohibited from including the version number. A questions arises here;
Here’s the vid from the hdmi.org site which gives an overview of the trademark usage. Go to 03:13 into the vid to see the extract I am referring to. Watch it all in fact as it’s quite short. I did and I didn’t find an explanation for the move. Maybe further explanation is contained in their documentation, right? I’ll check it out.
I’m not typically a cynical person and I’m sure there is logical reasoning but it sounds to me that hdmi.org are not being completely truthful with the buying public with this decision.
Am I missing something here? I appreciate your feedback.