HDMI 2.1 chips in AVRs and AV processors - transition to 40/48 Gbps, issues with video and graphics features

TechEnthu

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JVC has arrived with HDMI 2.1 projector hosting two 48 Gbps ports, for all hard-core enthusiasts of high bandwidth signals.

Apart from LG TV 9 series, this is another device showing some limitation of new AVRs with 40 Gbps ports. Luckily, the projector has two full speed ports, so one can always avoid AVRs.
 

TechEnthu

Member
Yamaha has just released a demo video with beta software in gaming action on 2021 AVRs. No big excitement promised. There is a guy playing games. He turns his back to the camera. It's weird! Impossible to see diagnostic screens and data specs passing through AVR.
 

dante01

Distinguished Member
Probably beyond most people's budget, but here yah go:


This 8K support will be applied to three of the ten HDMI ports such that one of the inputs and two of the outputs will have this 8K/60 and 4K/120 support as well as offering many other advanced features including: Quick Media Switching (QMS); Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM); Quick Frame Transport (QFT) and Variable Refresh Rate (VRR). All ten ports will continue to support 4K/60Hz.

Replacing the 4K version, which is now no longer available from McIntosh, the new 8K version of the MX123 A/V processor is priced at £10,495.
 

dante01

Distinguished Member
Also, another one for those with deep pockets:


The two new AV devices will have HDMI 2.1 factory installed

These two new models take the functionality of the current SDP-55 and SDR-35 respectively and add a HDMI 2.1 video board as a factory-installed component.

Note that there is also an HDMI version 2.1 upgrade option being made available
for the SDP-55 and SDR-35 models.
 

TechEnthu

Member
Sound United is releasing multi-input HDMi 2.1 adapter, as hinted by Roland Kruger several months ago in a video presentation to German audience. Those adapters will not be available for free.

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TechEnthu

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It seems there will be a revival of interest in Onkyo, Integra and Pioneer new line, especially now with those secondary solutions such as additional external adapter boxes. €200 for a multi-input adapter box sounds laughable, but it is what it is.

First Onkyo units have arrived to owners and initial reports suggest that three 40 Gbps ports are working fine at the moment. Plus, they offer Dirac system, which is great, and Dolby Vision 4K/120 pass through seems to be working too. Let's see more in-depth testing results once those are reported.

Think Onkyo, Integra and Pioneer AVRs will be very competitive as those are priced reasonably and do not require use of any additional adapter boxes.
 

dante01

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I don't think Onkyo and or Pioneer have any current plans to start selling in the UK again? Onkyo appear happy to leave things as they are?
 

TechEnthu

Member
I don't think Onkyo and or Pioneer have any current plans to start selling in the UK again? Onkyo appear happy to leave things as they are?
Yes, true for time-being. UK a bit later, Q1 2022 hopefully, once distributor is found. This is a hint from email exchange with their management, which I am not able to find at this moment. They certainly have an intention to come back, which would be great for all consumers.
 
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dante01

Distinguished Member
Sony's DN-1080 has been discontinued, so hopefully that means a new 2.1 compatible Receiver is on the way.

Or that Sony are no longer intending to make AV receivers?

They may even be withholding any new AVRs they make from the UK and only making them available elsewhere in the world?
 

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