Originally Posted by bobbino421
I doubt it, manufacturers won’t have the chipsets til 2019 so too late for anything that was already planned and coming out in 2019, most likely 2020 or 21 for full 2.1! I’m just interested in e-arc for now which I can get if I buy a new Sony tv.
Don't get me wrong, Vincent is great, but he misinderstood the LG-Synopsys press release he referenced: https://news.synopsys.com/2018-09-18...ng-Experiences
Synopsys is not a chip maker, they do not sell ICs. This licensing deal is for IP,enabling LG to manufacture their own SOC integrating proven HDMI2.1 capability.
That press release is dated September 18 of this year and it is very likely/possible that LG started work on their next-geeration SOC for 8K/HDMI2.1 well before that.
So while Vincent's statement that the Socionext 'first' HDMI2.1 off-the-shelf HDMI2.1 SOC shipping in March 2019 (https://www.prnewswire.com/news-rele...300730692.html
) would not be compatible with a June 2019 HDMI2.1 8K TV launch, just because Socionext's SOC may be the first off-the-shelf HDMI2.1 SOC available does not mean LG's internally-developed SOC cannot be available well before then.
In 2016, LG used an off-the-shelf SOC for the B6P and an in-house SOC for the C, E and G6P. In 2017, LG used their in-house SOC for the entire WOLED lineup. In 2018 they used a new higher-performing in-house SOC for the C, E, and W8P and used a slightly less-performing in-house SOC for the B8P (which may just be the 2017 In-house SOC -I've never seen a definitive conclusion to that debate).
The point is that LG has a proven track record now of following the Sony strategy of in-house SOC development to gain a performance and time-to-market edge over relying on 3rd-party off-the-shelf SOCs.
So while I'm certainly not going to predict that LG will launch their June 2019 8K WOLED TV with HDMI2.1, I'm comfortable stating that's Vincent's conclusion that this is impossible is not correct.
Synopsis announced availability of their complete HDMI2.1 IP solution 11 months ago (November 30, 2017): https://markets.businessinsider.com/...ion-1010059616
For all we know, the September 18 press release between Synopsis and LG may represent the decision point when LG had completed design and bring-up of a new more-advanced in-house HDMI2.1 SOC and made the decision to commit to manufacturing.
If that were the case, LG would easily be able to announce HDMI 2.1 capability for as much of their 2019 WOLED TV lineup as they would like...
Not predicting it's gonna' happen, but I am looking forward to see whats gets announced as CES in 3 months [IMG class=inlineimg]/forum/images/smilies/wink.gif[/IMG].