Looks like those of us lusting for a decently priced
large TV with full HDMI 2.1 may have a savior in LG!
With Sony and Samsung only providing partial HDMI 2.1 features (Sony is only giving us eARC!!) on anything but their super-expensive halo 8K TVs, this leaves LG alone in the market.
Here is the article with the information.
It specifically says: "Through the inclusion of HDMI 2.1 ports, select LG NanoCell TVs
will support advanced features such as high frame rate (HFR), variable refresh rate and enhanced audio return channel."
Notice how it says TVs, plural. We can only assume from the included chart that means the 65" SM9500PUA and the 75"/86" SM9070PUA at the very least.
Also backing this up is the fact B&H Photo lists these TVs as having eARC, which only the full HDMI 2.1 2019 LG models have.
I'm pretty excited about this, as I was resigned to waiting until 2020 for a 80+ inch HDMI 2.1 TV that was in my price range.
Looking at the reviews of last years high-end LG LCDs, the contrast isn't great, but the colors and brightness are good. These are true 10-bit panels. Also the input lag is class leading and the full HDMI 2.1 features really make a big deal for gaming, my main use case.
If this is all true.....THANK YOU LG!!!!!