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Is the new LG B9 HDMI 2.1 compliant?

I was wondering if the new LG B9 also supports full 48 GBps HDMI 2.1? So far all I can tell is that it supports eARC from the company webpage.

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Yes. /thread

This should really be asked in the owners' thread...
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Yes.
Not arguing but do you have a source?

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This should really be asked in the owners' thread...
What owner's thread?
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Yes. /thread

This should really be asked in the owners' thread...
There is no owners thread.....

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There is no owners thread.....
https://www.avsforum.com/forum/40-ol...rice-talk.html

There is no functional difference between the B9 and the C9. The processor is supposedly less powerful, but it does the same things with the same outcome, except for very specific never-used formats reserved for the Alpha 9.


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Not arguing but do you have a source?
No one AFAIS has positively tested it yet, since there are no HDMI 2.1 sources, but LG's explicit advertisement of support of 4K120 and specifically 48 Gbps on major online outlets indicates it is a full-spec chip.
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No one AFAIS has positively tested it yet, since there are no HDMI 2.1 sources, but LG's explicit advertisement of support of 4K120 and specifically 48 Gbps on major online outlets indicates it is a full-spec chip.
Please show me this. None of this information is anywhere as best I can see.

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That is the C9 and E9 owner's thread so telling him to ask in the "owner's thread" is still not correct. He did ask there earlier BTW.

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There is no functional difference between the B9 and the C9. The processor is supposedly less powerful, but it does the same things with the same outcome, except for very specific never-used formats reserved for the Alpha 9.

No one AFAIS has positively tested it yet, since there are no HDMI 2.1 sources, but LG's explicit advertisement of support of 4K120 and specifically 48 Gbps on major online outlets indicates it is a full-spec chip.
The C9 and B9 have different processors so using what the C9 can do to say what the B9 can do is not definitive. That being said, since the HDMI 2.1 is handled by a different chip so as long as the A7 Gen 2 can handle the speed we should be good.


Where did they advertise 4K120 and 48Gbps for the B9? Not seeing it at the usual online stores.
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I was wondering if the new LG B9 also supports full 48 GBps HDMI 2.1? So far all I can tell is that it supports eARC from the company webpage.
Found something: https://www.flatpanelshd.com/news.ph...&id=1546474656

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Update: LG has confirmed to FlatpanelsHD that all HDMI ports in the 2019 OLED models are full 48 Gb/s HDMI 2.1 ports capable of supporting 4K120 with HDR inputs. Some features will be added through a firmware update after launch.
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Unfortunately that link doesn't make it quite clear either. It makes it clear that the C9,E9 and W9 will support HDMI 2.1, but all it says about the B9 is

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"Some features will be added through a firmware update after launch". I wonder what those will be? Hopefully LG's updates are more carefully engineered, and timely, than the panel updates for the C8 line was/is. I never had any issues with my C8 but there were lots of folks who did with the flurry of updates since last October.

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This is a good question. Originally LG was saying things like "all 2019 OLEDs" would get HDMI 2.1. But then there were rumblings that the B9 was not part of that.


We need someone with an actual B9 to confirm this.

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This is a good question. Originally LG was saying things like "all 2019 OLEDs" would get HDMI 2.1. But then there were rumblings that the B9 was not part of that.


We need someone with an actual B9 to confirm this.
How can you confirm fully compliant HDMI 2.1 when there aren't any consumer devices yet (STB's, UHD/BD players, etc) let alone content, to test it on? Just because the mfr says so doesn't mean it's going to actually work well in the wild.

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