Big discounts usually point to a new model coming. But will that model (X8700?) at say £3600 offer more than just an extra two internal amps than the X6700 at £2400...Does anyone think it's likely an 8500 replacement is on it's way soon given the huge discounts available on the this model currently? Asking as I'm planning to get an 8500 next month and now having second thoughts as I can imagine my luck being that a new one is announced right after I make purchase!
Big discounts usually point to a new model coming. But will that model (X8700?) at say £3600 offer more than just an extra two internal amps than the X6700 at £2400...
The USP of the X8500 was the 13.2 ch processing but that will now be available at a much cheaper price point in the X6700. So perhaps 16ch processing in the X8700 (if one actually appears) to give it the USP compared to the rest of the model range.
Both the X6500 and the X8500 had discrete individual amp boards hanging off the heat sink(s).True but a lot of reviewers and people on this forums and the other across the pond did hear noticeable differences between the 8500 and the older 6xxx series, I believe due mainly to the two heat sinks and different internal topography and superior DACS but correct me if I'm wrong
Surely HDMI 2.1 is a given with the 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz spec... how is that possible WITHOUT it?
Cheers. Perfect timing for this post I am very interested in these, especially the 2700 (but potentially the 3700). This does seem a potential minefield of specifications though. Or very easy to misinterpret.
Nowhere on the specifications does it seem to mention HDMI 2.1, so I'm assuming there's a reason Denon avoid this.
Am I right that only the "8K" HDMI port will support VRR and other useful HDMI 2.1 features ? So if I plug in a PS5, then I cannot attach a PC via HDMI in the future or any other next gen console ?
Regarding the 2 HDMI Outs. Can I use these to 2 TV's at the same time ? No need to do any switching ? This is currently how my Yamaha Receiver works.
Denon makes no mention of the new models being 48 Gbit/s bandwidth capable either... I'm wondering if the chipset they are using is bandwidth limited, providing some of the HDMI 2.1 features but not all.
Having said that, it's an impressive feature set. I'm not going to need any 8K capabilities for years, so I won't be an early adopter (at the moment, anything beyond 4K seems completely pointless) - I know some people want higher frame rates for gaming.
I'm still more than happy with my Denon X6200W AVR, and it does everything except HDR10+, which isn't a big loss.