Originally Posted by rikhek
P.S. Guys, it's refreshing coming onto a forum and having mature people willing to help somebody who is ignorant, but not stupid. I can take and enjoy a little ribbing at my expense but some technical forums are just brutal. I learn a great deal every time I browse this site thanks to you all (i.e., y'all in Okie).
eh.. you caught us on a good day.
By the way, the "enhanced HDMI" option I was referring to is actually a setting on the TV. OK... so first of all, the X900F actually only has two full-speed
.. let's call them "premium" HDMI ports that are fully capable, and then another two "high-speed" HDMI ports that can still do 4K, but not with all the fancy extras (HDR, highest color depth, higher frame rates, etc.). The full speed "premium" ports are ports 2 and 3. So this means that you'll want to use ports 2 and 3 before any other ports. I suggest using whatever port is marked "ARC" for the HDMI cable that comes from your AVR. Then you'll go into the TV's settings -> Picture Settings -> Somewhere in there.. forgive me I can't remember exactly where.. you'll find a setting that refers to HDMI Enhanced blah blah.. and that is where you can tell the HDMI port to act as "enhanced" and not "standard." Why Sony didn't automatically set the two full-speed ports to enhanced is beyond me.. but that's just how they do it.
As far as the AVR goes for passing through HDR.. I can't comment there. It *might* just work if you're lucky.. it might not. A simple test will let you know once you get all of the other kinks worked out. If it does not pass through HDR and that is something you wish to view from an external device
, then you'd simply need to adjust the chain of cabling you've set up. You would instead send your 4K HDR source directly to the TV, but then get sound back to the AVR for that source via ARC or Toslink cable. If that's the route you go, we'll be happy to help.
Any other questions just let us know!