HDR Passthrough Issue Denon AVR to Samsung Q6FN
I have a Denon AVR-S920W which is capable of 4K/HDR passthrough. I primarily game on the TV so this is in regards to HDR gaming via Xbox One X, PS4 Pro, and PC.
It passes HDR through the receiver to my 60" Samsung KS8000 with no issues and the picture looks amazing. Unfortunately during a move last week the movers damaged my TV and it was replaced through my renters insurance with the new 2018 65" Samsung Q6FN. Now I no longer get HDR for gaming on either the XB1X or PS4Pro. I am well aware of all the proper settings including enabling UHD Color. All of my cables are 2.0/18gbps. As I said this all worked perfectly on the KS8000. I have called both Samsung and Denon. They both blame each other's product, yet I'm 99.9% sure its the receiver because when I plug the consoles directly to the Q6FN i get all the HDR features across the board.
One thing I noticed that I thought was interesting is that when its all working on the KS8000 it says "HDR gaming is supported" but when trying to passthrough to the Q6FN it specifically says "TV doesn't support HDR10 for gaming." My gut tells me that I need a firmware update from Denon to address this, but why would a signal passthrough perfectly to the KS8000 and NOT the Q6FN??? Wouldn't the newer TV be able to accept all HDR signals going backwards?
From Denon's website: "Prepared for the future, the AVR-S920W features an advanced video processing and signal handling system including the latest HDMI 2.0a specification that's compatible with 4K Ultra HD BT.2020 full rate 60 Hz content, HDR (High Dynamic Range), 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling and 21:9 aspect ratio pass-through. It's also HDCP 2.2 compliant, which is a requirement for 4K Ultra HD copy-protected content."
Last edited by KJGraceJR; 06-07-2018 at 12:58 PM.