AVRs and HDMI Variable Refresh Rate
Back at CES the announcement of HDMI 2.1 appeared to be very much forward looking. I’m not holding my breath for 8K content and displays, so I’d be completely content jumping in with the current generation of receivers except for one little tidbit: the addition of Variable Refresh Rate as part of the specification.
This will be a huge boon for gaming when it’s fully adopted and the announcement suggested that it’s not dependent on the new 48Gbps bandwidth, but could be adopted by HDMI 2.0 class hardware. Indeed, Microsoft claimed it would be supported by the Xbox One X once the standard was finalized.
The obvious question is whether any AVR will be able to pass VRR content. Have any manufacturers commented on this? I can’t find anything concrete following the original announcement that HDMI 2.1 would be finalized in Q2, now in the past.