Regardless of it being costly for them, doesn't really matter, currently their advertised machines doesn't do what it says on the tin...therefore they can't sell it advertising this feature. I think for most people like me who has not long bought and set up a 7015...the though of having to send it anywhere, after setting it all up the way I like it would be a real ball ache...although I dont need 4k 120 htz now that was a selling point for me down the line. I cant believe they've let this happen. Companies not speaking to each other and testing variants to implementations again. And again its the consumer that loses out. Marantz already got it wrong offering 1 in 2 out hdmi 2.1, instead of at least 2 in 1 out!!!hmm cant imagine either yamaha or denon doing a hardware recall etc - too costy at this point, i suspect a "bug" is software driven so should be fixed with software. not that im convinced from this "test"
I tend to view these videos with a degree of scepticism - they regurgitate information while tending to lean on the side of alarmist.Looks like a two year wait could be a possibility according to this.
Broken HDMI 2.1: Next Gen Gaming Confounds Denon Marantz & Yamaha
Everyone is losing their heads over this at the moment, but until we get an official response from manufacturers as to whether this is a hardware fault or not there isn't anything we can do.
It definitely not great considering I've just got my XH90 and RX-V6A sorted out. Personally I'm not that bothered about 4k 120 gaming myself, so from that point of view it isn't an issue. However if this is an unfixable hardware fault, then the only option will be a recall or a system board change.
I tend to view these videos with a degree of scepticism - they regurgitate information while tending to lean on the side of alarmist.
What I have read does suggest that this can't be fixed via firmware, and that indeed the supplier to Denon/Marantz and Yamaha may need to create a new chipset to solve this - something that wouldn't be immediate.
Question is what do these companies do in the meantime? Continue to market products with a borked feature which is a very distinct selling point and with no prospect of when and how it will be fixed?
Only thing I could see they could do is reclassify these existing products as not having this feature and market and sell them on that basis. Don't know what they do for those people who have already bought them, other than offer a refund or money off.
Either that or keep selling them with a promise to either fix all these AVRs or replace them next year with new equivalent versions that work properly (would be my preference).
For how much did you get the 4500 if I may ask?
The only way that this can be fixed (according to the sources the video cite's) is for the gaming consoles and graphics cards to change the way they output their signal. They are doing it through a decompressed signal and the Panasonic chips in the new Denon, Marantz and Yamaha av receivers can ONLY receive a compressed signal (for 4k 120hz, 4k 60hz is ok). Even upcoming receivers from other brands have this problem because there is only one supplier and it looks like the supplier (Panasonic solutions) have got this wrong. A software fix is not possible on the receiver end. It would have to be hardware and according to "Panasonic solutions" (According to the sources quoted again), they say they wont have a chip for this until 2021, which means 2022 for consumers.