Originally Posted by sikclown
No. The only Receiver manufacturer including HDCP 2.2 is Onkyo and only on one or two in ports and one out port. As has been discussed many times in the other forum, there are really only two chipsets available; one has full HDMI 2.0 (18Gbps)4k at 60hz and 4:4:4 chroma but no HDCP 2.2 while the other has HDMI 2.0 (10Gbps, same as 1.4) 4k at 60hz and 4:2:0 chroma with HDCP 2.2. Pioneer, Denon, Yamaha, etc opted for the former while Onkyo is the only manufacturer so far to opt for the latter.
Originally Posted by ss9001
Good summary of the chip situation. You are correct and the idea that all HDMI 2.0 chipsets support 2.2 HDCP is incorrect.
The mfgs aren't gimping anything; they just made a decision which chip to use. So far, there is no HDMI 2.0 chipset that does it all. It's one with HDCP 2.2 & limited bandwidth or one with full bandwidth but HDCP 2.0.
UGH. I was REALLY hoping the x4100 would be a good upgrade for me. I don't upgrade receivers often, so I want something that supports Atmos and 4K (as fully as possible).
Atmos seems covered (-ish, assuming I upgrade my existing 7.2 system to 7.2.2 by adding two ceiling speakers?), but I'm worried about 4K. I know there aren't any sources that require HDCP 2.2 yet, but I'm sure they're in the pipeline, and I'd hate to have it hit the market in a year or two and not be able to connect it to my receiver because it isn't 2.2 compliant.
Which is more preferable, in general, the more full bandwidth (at the cost of HDCP 2.2) or HDCP 2.2 (at the cost of some bandwidth)? I'm reluctantly willing to consider switching to Onkyo (assuming the price is in the ballpark), but I'd rather stick with Denon (because Audyssey, among other reasons). I'm just not sure what the specific drawbacks of the "limited bandwidth" are.
Of course, I can wait (even if I hate it). A bigger issue is my friend who I am helping put together a system. He's going to need a receiver in the next couple of months. Not sure what to recommend, under the circumstances, since it seems like anything he gets is going to have issues, and since he has nothing now (worth speaking of), he can't very well just wait for a year or two.