Originally Posted by UnfoldingSquid
I'm confused, which part of your current setup do you think you'd benefit from eARC? Your devices are plugged into your AVR and you want to use the on-board TV apps. The apps, like Netflix and Vudu, are still sending a DD+ stream with an Atmos layer.
I've said it before, the only thing that eARC benefits from is if you wanted to plug your 4k bluray player directly into your TV instead of your AVR.
My AVR (x8500h) does not support 1440p @ 120Hz. On my PC I get around that by using dual HDMI out for audio and video. That is less than ideal. But, further on, the X1X has two HDMI, but one is for input, so I can't do dual out and get all the new features they've added to the xbox.
So, eARC is the end of it...I won't have to send in my AVR for an HDMI 2.1 upgrade, since it was patched with eARC. It's the missing piece in this near perfect TV.
Not to mention...from what I've heard, VRR will not work through an AVR, so even with HDMI 2.1, I'm not sure how AVR's can suppport that feature. This was info by the HDFury guy...I believe.
Ultimately, I'll be pretty disappointed by Samsung if they can't patch it in...Denon was able to...this has been a pretty insane couple of years, with some amazing updates across devices (xbox especially)...I get why it's taking time, but it should happen. I do feel entitled, but that comes with driving a BMW of a TV.