Originally Posted by Ron Jones
Pioneer is scheduled to announce their new AVRs (perhaps this week) and it appears there are models with HDMI 2.0 inputs. Check out the post by Chris Walker of Pioneer Electronics from 5 days ago HERE
Originally Posted by madshi
10.2 Gbps or 18 Gbps?
Info in now out about several of Pioneer's first AVRs with HDMI 2.0. HERE
is the link for the VSW-1124-K. This a 7.2 channel AVR and according to that web page:
"Offering 7 HDMI 2.0 inputs, the VSX-1124-K handles 4K2K Ultra HD video at 60 frames per seconds. 4K Ultra HD is the latest high-definition video display format, with four times the resolution of 1080p. Ready to deliver 4K Ultra HD video signals to a compatible display, the Pioneer VSX-1124 supports home theater systems dedicated to producing the highest quality picture available today. HDMI 2.0 is also backwards compatible with earlier versions of HDMI. A future firmware update will allow 4:4:4 based 4K2K 60P content to be handled offering up to 18GBPS throughput."
The VSX-1124-K retails for only $599 and there are two lower priced models also equipped with HDMI 2.0.
The model VSX-1024-K has the same statement as shown above for HDMI 2.0 upgradability to 18 Gbps and this model retails for $499. Link - HERE
The VSX-824-K is a low end 5.2 channel AVR that retails for $399 and has HDMI 2.0 inputs that are also said to be upgradable to full 18 Gbps bandwidth.
In Pioneer's Elite AVR line up there are now two models listed with HDMI 2.0 inputs. The VSX-80 is a 7.2 channel model that retails for $700 (link is HERE
) and has HDMI inputs upgradable to 18 Gbps.
The VSX-44 is lower priced at $500 and is a 7.2 channel AVR with HDMI inputs upgradable to 18 Gbps - the link is HERE
.As for higher end Elite AVRs:.
Chris Walker, the Director of Product Planning for Pioneer Electronics, has posted that the high-end 2014 Elite models will be the last to be announced and to ship. He also posted (Link HERE
"For 2014 the Pioneer line-up will stop and $599 and the Elite lineup will offer 2 Class A/B based Receivers and 5 Class D3 based receivers (Just like last year for Elite)"