New XBox Series X is incompatible w-most AV Receiver pass thru's. Does anyone have a list of Atmos Receivers that DO WORK with new XBox Series X?

EdisonsChildren

Novice Member
The XBox Series X is having a tremendous issue with Denon Marantz and Yamaha if you haven't heard. This is a problem for most of us as even if you aren't a gamer, as the Series X has so many great 4k functionalities including 4k streaming of Netflix etc and an excellent 4k BluRay (and a decent 4k BluRay costs about the same as the Xbox Series X so it's like getting the gaming functionality free). The XBox Series X was made to work flawlessly with Atmos and Dolby Vision and HDR 10+. The new PS5 does not.

The 2.1 HDMI input however apparently isn't working with XBox new Series X and many AV Receivers. The problem is on the AV Receivers end and not on the Xbox End.

Forbes article on the AV Receiver Bug

Have a Samsung Q70 & Jamo Atmos speakers (including the height speakers) but no receiver as nothing seems to be compatible with the new Xbox Series X without having to rewire everything through the eARC

If anyone knows which AV Receiver models do not have the faulty Panasonic 2.1 chipset (which will make your screen go black) please let me know.

So far these receivers are considered incompatible with the new XBox Series X
" Affected receivers include the Marantz SR range (SR5015, SR6015, SR7015 and SR8015), Denon X-series range (AVR-X2700H, AVC-X3700H, AVC-X4700H, AVC-X6700H) and Yamaha RX-V4A and RX-V6A. If you have one of these, you may well be in for a surprise when your Xbox arrives, so make sure to bear this news in mind. "

from Tom's guide who has the latest info as of late October.

So question again. Does anyone have a list of high quality 4k pass through 120 fps 7.2 Atmos / DTS:X AV receivers that actually do work with the new XBox Series X (under $1000)? can't seem to find that list anywhere!
 

dante01

Distinguished Member
All current HDMI version 2.1 AV amps and receivers are effected. No manufacturer apart from Denon, Marantz and Yamaha have announced or launched HDMI version 2.1 equipped AV amps or receivers.

You'd need a receiver that is HDMI version 2.1 compliant in order to have the ability to passthrough 8K/60 or 4K/120 encoded video, be this compressed or uncompressed. The issue isn't technically a bug and is a hardware issue associated with the HDMI version 2.1 chipsets made by Nuvoto that are used onboard the Denon, Marantz and Yamaha HDMI version 2.1 AV amps and receivers. This issues prevents these models from passing through uncompressed 4K/120.


There are other threads relating to this issue.
 
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EdisonsChildren

Novice Member
Dante
All current HDMI version 2.1 AV amps and receivers are effected. No manufacturer apart from Denon, Marantz and Yamaha have announced or launched HDMI version 2.1 equipped AV amps or receivers.

You'd need a receiver that is HDMI version 2.1 compliant in order to have the ability to passthrough 8K/60 or 4K/120 encoded video, be this compressed or uncompressed. The issue isn't technically a bug and is a hardware issue associated with the HDMI version 2.1 chipsets made by Nuvoto that are used onboard the Denon, Marantz and Yamaha HDMI version 2.1 AV amps and receivers. This issues prevents these models from passing through uncompressed 4K/120.


There are other threads relating to this issue.
That is a bit of a deal breaker then. Who is HDMI 2.1 compliant that is also a good quality manufacturer? Is Onkyo not using the Panasonic/Nuvoto 2.1 chipset?
 

dante01

Distinguished Member
As said, only Marantz, Denon and Yamaha have launched any HDMI version 2.1 AV receivers. Most of the other manufacturers have neither announced nor introduced such models.

As things stand right now, you are limited to the new Denon, Marantz and Yamaha models if wanting a more affordable AV receiver or amp option that is HDMI version 2.1 compliant. There is however Anthem, butr the newly announced Anthem receivers will require you to spend quite a bit more and are as yet not confirmed as being absent of the problematic chipset:


 
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t-force

Well-known Member
Presumably if you've got an older amp that doesn't attempt to do 8K/60 or 4K/120, there won't be any problem with anything else?
 

dante01

Distinguished Member
No, you'd simply be limited to the video that receiver can handle if passing the source's video through it. It is suggested that those with a new series X XBox connect their consoles directly to a compliant TV if wanting to access video that their AV receiver cannot handle. You'd then use eARC to convey the associated audio from said display to an eARC compliant AV receiver. You'd need the older AV receiver to be eARC enabled to be able to gain the most from such a setup thopugh. If likited to conventional ARC then you may need to compromise on the types of audio you can access.
 

Krobar

Well-known Member
Anthem are HDMI 2.0. There are no receiver wihch yet work with 4K/120 / 8K/60 passthrough. You should look into EARC instead.
 

dante01

Distinguished Member
Anthem are HDMI 2.0. There are no receiver wihch yet work with 4K/120 / 8K/60 passthrough. You should look into EARC instead.
Anthem’s new AVM pre-amps/processors and MRX AV receivers will all be upgradable to carry at least one full-spec (up to at least 40Gbps specification) HDMI v2.1 ports. Which should mean they’re capable of handling such next-gen gaming-friendly features as 8K feeds, 4K at 120Hz, variable refresh rate gaming, and automatic low latency mode switching.

Unlike the other new gaming-friendly AV receivers and processors announced so far this year, though, Anthem is confident that since it uses a different HDMI chipset, its new models will not be affected by the same HDMI 2.1 bug that’s currently preventing Denon, Marantz and Yamaha AVRs from passing 4K/120Hz HDR signals through to suitably highly specified displays.


The HDMI 2.1 compliance will be fascilitated via an upgrade and isn't as yet implemented though.
 

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