I have thought about this for some time. For those of us with front projectors it might be a long time before hdr/wcg is implemented, as it is not practical for bulb based projectors. To reach the peak nits/umens required for the hdr/wcg spec would mean equipping the projector with a high powered, very hot running, super bright bulb. Perhaps a future laser light source projector will hit the spec, but they are not ready for prime time yet. Commercial projectors are a different animal and have already been released with enhanced color capability.
The uhd bluray standard for the forseeable, and likely distant future is 24p at 4:2:2 color. From what I remember, the 10.2 chip can handle 24p up to 4:4:4 color. My theater is for movies only, so I have lttle concern for uhd 4:4:4 60p future sources i.e. sports etc. So unless you are connecting the MX160 to an hdr/wcg capable led/oled display I don't think we are losing much, other than it would be nice to know the hdmi headroom is there. My 1100es has the 10.2 gbps chip so I am not as concerned as I initially was.
It would be nice if McIntosh announces that there is an upgrade path for the HDMI board, but I doubt that will happen.
Last edited by G-Rex; 07-25-2015 at 03:25 PM.