Originally Posted by lamplighter
Anyone know when the major manufacturers release their new lines of receivers. I want to update so I want to get the lastest.
There are some new HDMI features to be shown @ CES 2012 in Las Vegas, 2nd week of January.
These are:1. InstaPrevue Technology
Enables live picture-in-picture previews of video sources connected via HDMI inputs. Connected video sources including Blu-ray Disc players, game consoles, settop boxes, and MHL-enabled tablets and smartphones. The technology makes it unnecessary for consumers to choose HDMI-1, HDMI-2, HDMI-3 or HMDI-4 inputs through a text-based menu if they want to switch among video sources. So now one can preview an HDMI port without
switching the input source.2. HDMI ports with Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) Capability
Now one can connect an MHL-compatible
smartphone or tablet to an MHL-capable
AV receiver or directly to an MHL-capable
TV, they can stream both
1080p HD video and 7.1-channel surround sound from the mobile device to their home theater system. Also the HDMI port of the AV receiver will charge the portable device, and consumers will be able to use their TV or AVR remote to control the playback of content streamed from their MHL-enabled mobile device.
For AVRs; Onkyo and 3 other AVR brands. For flat panel displays; Samsung, will be demoing MHL capability, already available are some some Samsung phones that include MHL capability. AVRs availability with InstaPreVue & MHL technologies are scheduled to ship in June-2012..
Just my $0.02...