Originally Posted by Ice Cold
Exactly just look at the link below At Vincent drooling over a new Panasonic 2019 OLED. Probably costing $4,000+
And just barely mentions that It does NOT Have HDMI 2.1
I mean these TV Reviewers are just glorified salesmen.
Who is buying a new 2019 Samsung without HDMI 2.1 and no Dolby Vision support. Or any TV with HDMI 2.1
Me. I couldn't care less about the HDMI 2.1 features that've been mentioned in this thread.
Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) - I'm not a gamer
Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC) - For streaming audio from the TV's built-in apps, which is the only use case I've run into where I use ARC, Atmos via Dolby Digital Plus (which I'm getting right now via good ol' ARC) is sufficient for me.
Quick Media Switching (QMS) - This has never been an issue for any of my use cases.
Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) - Again, I'm not a gamer, and 60Hz is plenty for any video content I'll watch.
I'm waaaay more interested in a display with 2000+ nits of small window brightness and, if LCD, the more local dimming zones the better.
I'm not saying that HDMI 2.1 features aren't valuable, just that they aren't valuable to ME. And I'd say there are plenty of other folks who feel the same way. In other words, not everyone will consider HDMI 2.1 a "must have," especially on a 4K set, and plenty of people will knowingly buy 2019 displays without it.