HDMI.org published an interesting specification announcing USB-C enabled sources will be directly compatible with an HDMI display when used in Alt mode.
This means that an adapter will no longer be necessary to connect diverse devices (think little white dongles).
While this is great for consumers and installers searching for an easy and clean integration, this means manufacturers, distributors and retail/mass-market resellers will be dumping adapters as we near CES in 2017--the anticipated date of deployment for the new technology.
In the meantime, companies like TechLogix will continue offering solutions.
According to HDMI.org, HDMI Alt Mode will support the full range of HDMI 1.4b features including:
- Resolutions up to 4K
- Surround sound
- Audio Return Channel (ARC)
- 3D (4K and HD)
- HDMI Ethernet Channel (HEC)
- Consumer Electronic Control (CEC)
- Deep Color, x.v.Color, and content types
- High Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP 1.4 and HDCP 2.2)
The complete announcement, including a Q&A, is available from HDMI.org.