Originally Posted by Donald Graham
Or I can just prefer to be accurate.
I will stick with the actual facts, tell people it looks unlikely with the reason that although Samsung hasn't expressly said no, they have played coy and provided responses that are not reinsuring.
You can stick to your interpretation of the facts, credit statements not actually made, and spread false information.
Oh FFS, how is quoting news articles from AV publications spreading false information? I referenced four articles written by reporters who attended the Samsung press event, and all four stated in their articles that Samsung is not supporting eARC in their 2019 TVs. Info compiled below in one place from all four sources for the benefit of others interested in the topic. I think the interpretation is clear, but all are free to apply their own powers of interpretation:
Originally Posted by CEPro
The Samsung TVs, however, don’t support HDMI 2.1’s eARC (enhanced Audio Return Channel). In Samsung’s estimation, eARC isn’t needed because smart-TV streaming services are delivering immersive Dolby Atmos metadata via Dolby Digital Plus soundtracks, Cohen said.
Originally Posted by HDGuru
According to Samsung spokesman Scott Cohen, eARC is not being supported in the company’s 2019 TVs because: “We are moving to a streaming world and the streaming sites are adding Dolby Atmos–which is a key reason you’d want eARC–through [the lossy] Dolby Digital Plus [format]. So we really feel we can support our customers now” with standard HDMI-ARC.
Cohen continued: “For those who are in a Samsung-only ecosystem with a Samsung Dolby Atmos Sound Bar, where Dolby Atmos would be important, we do offer HDMI pass-throughs on all of those bars to compensate for that.”
Originally Posted by CNET
All of the other HDMI 2.1 features -- variable refresh rate (VRR), dynamic metadata and automatic low latency mode (ALLM, or auto game mode) -- are supported by all of them beyond the entry-level RU7, with the exception of enhanced audio return channel (eARC), which no 2019 Samsung TV supports.
Originally Posted by Sound and Vision
No Samsung TVs, however, support eARC (enhanced Audio Return Channel) because smart-TV streaming services are delivering immersive Dolby Atmos metadata via Dolby Digital Plus soundtracks, Cohen said.
Edit - turns out the Sound and Vision and CEPro articles were written by the same author. So rather than four accounts, we actually only have three accounts of what was stated at the March 28 Samsung press conference.