Originally Posted by Menarini
What source gives 4k 120 fps? And what's the point of hdmi 2.1 right now when there are no hdmi 2.1 source devices like graphics cards or consoles available presently? eARC, vrr and allm (features i dont use) but i can understand the use of these features for some people because a few hdmi 2.0b devices currently available support them, but apart from that what's the use of 2.1 right now?
To me, as a movie watcher (not next gen console or pc gamer), hdmi 2.1 would only be relevant when i look to upgrade to a 8k tv. On a 4k tv i see it as useless. 4k hdr movies are 4k 24hz , 4:2:0 , 10 or 12 bit (10 bit for hdr10 , 12 bit for dolby vision). For this resolution, chroma and bit depth used for 4k hdr movies, hdmi 2.0b is more than enough. hdmi 2.0b can do upto 4k 24hz 4:4:4, 12 bit.
It's mostly about future proofing. If HDMI 2.1 sets were more expensive than comparable HDMI 2.0 sets, then that would make the line in the sand a lot deeper. Since the only thing that getting an HDMI 2.1 set costs you is time waiting for more than just the 9 series OLEDs to include it, I think that a good number of people would rather wait to have the new standard, even if they don't use it immediately, or even ever. Fear of missing out is real...
Me personally, I'm pretty confident that Nvidia's GPUs next summer will be HDMI 2.1, in addition to the next gen consoles that are most likely coming November, or so, of next year. As a hardcore gamer, that's enough reason for me to wait. Even lower prices, and other improvements would also, most likely, accompany that, as well.
If I needed a set, it would be different, but I'm just looking to upgrade size, mostly. Minor PQ improvements and QoL are also welcome, but I'm not exactly hurting watching my E6 ATM.