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Currently researching my next TV purchase and from what I’ve read, the next crop of new TVs will have HDMI 2.1 and I’m curious whether my current MRX-720 supports HDMI 2.1? I realize that the MRX-720 does video pass through so I’m curious whether a I should be concerned since the specs indicate HDMI 2.0? Even though I’m buying a 4K, not 8K, LG plans on including 2.1 on their next generation 4K TV.


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Currently researching my next TV purchase and from what I’ve read, the next crop of new TVs will have HDMI 2.1 and I’m curious whether my current MRX-720 supports HDMI 2.1? I realize that the MRX-720 does video pass through so I’m curious whether a I should be concerned since the specs indicate HDMI 2.0? Even though I’m buying a 4K, not 8K, LG plans on including 2.1 on their next generation 4K TV.


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It does not, and never will. Reason I sold my AVM60 and got my money back Unlike systems in the past, was told Anthem don't have plans to offer an upgrade to the new standard. Went with a Denon X8500H.

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It does not, and never will. Reason I sold my AVM60 and got my money back Unlike systems in the past, was told Anthem don't have plans to offer an upgrade to the new standard. Went with a Denon X8500H.
Does it support HDMI 2.0b?

So...I need to buy my TV soon before manufacturers move to HDMI 2.1 or I’ll have an Anthem brick?

Would this be a hardware or software update?


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It does not, and never will. Reason I sold my AVM60 and got my money back Unlike systems in the past, was told Anthem don't have plans to offer an upgrade to the new standard. Went with a Denon X8500H.

So...I need to buy my TV soon before manufacturers move to HDMI 2.1 or I’ll have an Anthem brick?

Would this be a hardware or software update?


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This is response i got from Anthem.

NOV 26, 2018  |  11:55AM EST
Brandon replied:

Hi Kevin,

No problem, happy to help with that.

In regards to the HDMI 2.1 spec unfortunately it’s not likely that the AVM 60 will be upgradeable as the HDMI 2.1 spec would require completely different hardware throughout the circuit path to accommodate the additional bandwidth the standard will off. It will however be backwards compatible so you will be able to use HDMI 2.1 devices with your AVM 60, however they’ll be limited to the input specifications on the HDMI 2.0 board on your AVM 60.

Brandon A. | Technical Advisor | Paradigm/Anthem Support Team


So no brick. To get the Benefits say of sn HDMI 2.1 Media or Bluray player when it comes to 120mhz, high frame rate, etc you would have to connect straight to the TV.

Personally I would hold off till maybe the second generation of HDMI sets to ensure the chipsets are matured.
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Hi Kevin,

No problem, happy to help with that.

In regards to the HDMI 2.1 spec unfortunately it’s not likely that the AVM 60 will be upgradeable as the HDMI 2.1 spec would require completely different hardware throughout the circuit path to accommodate the additional bandwidth the standard will off. It will however be backwards compatible so you will be able to use HDMI 2.1 devices with your AVM 60, however they’ll be limited to the input specifications on the HDMI 2.0 board on your AVM 60.

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So no brick. To get the Benefits say of sn HDMI 2.1 Media or Bluray player when it comes to 120mhz, high frame rate, etc you would have to connect straight to the TV.

Personally I would hold off till maybe the second generation of HDMI sets to ensure the chipsets are matured.
As slow as source material is evolving, and the general disinterest in younger generations toward new surround and video formats, I doubt 2.1 will even be of consequence for many, many years, if ever.

Oppo quit. There's talk of reducing resources on A/V receiver design.

The young crowd wants soundbars and streaming more than it wants 4K, HDR, and Atmos.
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As slow as source material is evolving, and the general disinterest in younger generations toward new surround and video formats, I doubt 2.1 will even be of consequence for many, many years, if ever.

Oppo quit. There's talk of reducing resources on A/V receiver design.

The young crowd wants soundbars and streaming more than it wants 4K, HDR, and Atmos.
Which is unfortunate as streaming is years away from offering what hard media offers,

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Hi Kevin,

No problem, happy to help with that.

In regards to the HDMI 2.1 spec unfortunately it’s not likely that the AVM 60 will be upgradeable as the HDMI 2.1 spec would require completely different hardware throughout the circuit path to accommodate the additional bandwidth the standard will off. It will however be backwards compatible so you will be able to use HDMI 2.1 devices with your AVM 60, however they’ll be limited to the input specifications on the HDMI 2.0 board on your AVM 60.

Brandon A. | Technical Advisor | Paradigm/Anthem Support Team


So no brick. To get the Benefits say of sn HDMI 2.1 Media or Bluray player when it comes to 120mhz, high frame rate, etc you would have to connect straight to the TV.

Personally I would hold off till maybe the second generation of HDMI sets to ensure the chipsets are matured.
As slow as source material is evolving, and the general disinterest in younger generations toward new surround and video formats, I doubt 2.1 will even be of consequence for many, many years, if ever.

Oppo quit. There's talk of reducing resources on A/V receiver design.

The young crowd wants soundbars and streaming more than it wants 4K, HDR, and Atmos.
Doesnt help that the software companies are gouging us with high prices on the 4K discs. They should stop selling the DVD and Bluray disk and combo packs. Sell just the package of 4k/bluray that they do right now. It will get the 4k discs in to peoples homes and hopefully give them the itch to upgrade their player.

Im sure the cost to press either a bluray or 4k bluray disk cant be that much different.

Also people who own media hardware also stream, so they will be loosing out on a revenue stream

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Currently researching my next TV purchase and from what I’ve read, the next crop of new TVs will have HDMI 2.1 and I’m curious whether my current MRX-720 supports HDMI 2.1? I realize that the MRX-720 does video pass through so I’m curious whether a I should be concerned since the specs indicate HDMI 2.0? Even though I’m buying a 4K, not 8K, LG plans on including 2.1 on their next generation 4K TV.

At this stage of the game, I'd not worry about it. However, you could wait and see what Anthem has in store for later this year. They are dropping ARC Genesis in April I believe it is, and I am hearing rumors about new hardware. Emphasis on rumors though!

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At this stage of the game, I'd not worry about it. However, you could wait and see what Anthem has in store for later this year. They are dropping ARC Genesis in April I believe it is, and I am hearing rumors about new hardware. Emphasis on rumors though!

Yes, excited about being able to use my MacBook Pro with ARC so I can get rid of my windows laptop. I’m concerned because I bought the MRX-720 last year and shouldn’t have to buy a new $3K receiver every couple of years. Hoping the TVs are backwards compatible. We’ll see.


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Yes, excited about being able to use my MacBook Pro with ARC so I can get rid of my windows laptop. I’m concerned because I bought the MRX-720 last year and shouldn’t have to buy a new $3K receiver every couple of years. Hoping the TVs are backwards compatible. We’ll see.

I think you'll be good to go. But yeah, chasing tech. sucks, unless you're infinitely wealthy!
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Any trick on how to get my anthem to find the wireless network? I’ve reset my router and modem. When I hardwire the 1120 it gets an IP address. The problem is I can’t use the anthem app or the arc app without wireless. Any thoughts

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Select the option to connect using play fi. Then use the play-fi app on your phone,tablet, or pc to search for the receiver. That's the only way it has ever worked for me

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Any trick on how to get my anthem to find the wireless network? I’ve reset my router and modem. When I hardwire the 1120 it gets an IP address. The problem is I can’t use the anthem app or the arc app without wireless. Any thoughts
There are several steps that can help prod this along:

1) First try resetting the Wifi hardware. That's done by holding the reset button next to the Ethernet socket on the back of the Anthem for about 30 seconds. Afterwards the blink pattern of the light back there should change as described in the PlayFi app.

2) If that doesn't do it, then do a full restart of the Anthem. Power off, unplug wall power, press the power button on the front panel a few times to drain residual power. Then plug back in and power up normally. Try the PlayFi app setup again.

3) If THAT doesn't do it, then you may need to reset the Anthem completely. This will require re-entering your personal setup choices afterwards. To do this, press and hold both Select and Power on the front panel for a few seconds. Note that your firmware will still be whatever you last installed, so you won't need to redo the firmware update -- just your Setup menu settings.

Sometimes after doing (2) or (3) it also helps to redo (1) before using the PlayFi app.

Keep in mind that Wifi is disabled on the Anthem while you have Ethernet plugged in. So unplug the Ethernet cable before trying to use the Wifi.

Finally note that the Wifi hardware and associated firmware can be very slow to wake up after powering up the Anthem. Wait about a minute after you power up the Anthem before you try doing the PlayFi app setup.
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Select the option to connect using play fi. Then use the play-fi app on your phone,tablet, or pc to search for the receiver. That's the only way it has ever worked for me

Yep, I've found the same thing - quickest, easiest way to do this is with PlayFi - why? I do not know, but it is what it is.

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There are several steps that can help prod this along:

1) First try resetting the Wifi hardware. That's done by holding the reset button next to the Ethernet socket on the back of the Anthem for about 30 seconds. Afterwards the blink pattern of the light back there should change as described in the PlayFi app.

2) If that doesn't do it, then do a full restart of the Anthem. Power off, unplug wall power, press the power button on the front panel a few times to drain residual power. Then plug back in and power up normally. Try the PlayFi app setup again.

3) If THAT doesn't do it, then you may need to reset the Anthem completely. This will require re-entering your personal setup choices afterwards. To do this, press and hold both Select and Power on the front panel for a few seconds. Note that your firmware will still be whatever you last installed, so you won't need to redo the firmware update -- just your Setup menu settings.

Sometimes after doing (2) or (3) it also helps to redo (1) before using the PlayFi app.

Keep in mind that Wifi is disabled on the Anthem while you have Ethernet plugged in. So unplug the Ethernet cable before trying to use the Wifi.

Finally note that the Wifi hardware and associated firmware can be very slow to wake up after powering up the Anthem. Wait about a minute after you power up the Anthem before you try doing the PlayFi app setup.
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I had to exchange my first mrx 720 because it would not connect at all to WiFi. I did everything that's mentioned above. The distributor could not get it too connect. The current unit will only connect using play fi. It also takes a few minutes to connect because it looks for other devices that use play fi. I think the only thing the ethernet Jack does is stream music to get a better connect for hi res files. ARC has only worked on wifi using the play-fi app. I find if I stream like a 192 music file using qobuz using wifi only it likes to drop out. If I use qobuz while connect to ethernet it works without dropping out on super hi-res files. So it seems wifi controls the apps(play-fi, Spotify) and arc as well as streaming. The ethernet streams the music only for a more solid quicker connect. Correct me if I am wrong guys.

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I don't understand why Anthem is the only audio/video product that I've had network connectivity issues.

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It's has to be hardware issue because firmware has not sorted I out. You would think they would release optional updated hardware to make it more functional or normal to make a connection. One can only hope that with the arc Genesis update it will be a fix to make it connect like most devices that use wifi.

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After two weeks with the MRX 720 there is some magic happening and some pure witchcraft. The magic being how dialogue is handled. My movie, TV, SACD, voicing and clarity from the center channel is amazing. I was actually doubting the quality of the Monitor Audio CP-IW460X, which uses the same ribbon tweeter from the Gold Series along with 4 additional drivers. It sounded mediocre with my NAD separates. Now it's literally the life of the party on all recordings utilizing a center speaker.

As for witchcraft the Play Fi is killing me. I sell IT for a living. I run a pretty solid home network with approx 180Mbps over cable modem with a Linksys router and Ubiquiti AP's and I have the Anthem wired over CAT6 with fully testing ports to a Cisco SG300 switch. I have the gateway modem in bridge mode and the linksys handling DHCP. Anthem hates static IP routing so I've set to DHCP and have solid connectivity for the control app on my iphone. But, as soon as I try play fi, I can connect to the one play fi device I have (MRX 720) just fine. It detects and then my options come up to play from various streaming services or local files. My local files are ALAC lossless CD rips that I can stream to my Apple TV without any issue whatsover. Play Fi doesn't appear as an option for streaming out of my Apple music library on the phone, though Play Fi says they support AirPlay but it doesn't pop up as available, even when connected. Now for the really crappy part- when I stream anything, whether it is low fi Pandora, Amazon Music or my own ALAC files, I get a stuttering playback. It's not even rare, intermittent stuttering, it's a stutter that is un-listenable, entirely. It will hang for a couple of seconds at a time.

I've tried setting up the antenna on the Anthem and removing the wired connection and tried to set up wireless but it just made some odd chirps and never came up with a list of SSID's to connect to and I'd believe that a streaming device should work best over a wired network. My AppleTV is wired and would work great except it transcodes everything to 48khz and the Anthem reveals a serious loss of fidelity on those files. Ultimately, I am going to implement a Synology NAS to stream from but am worried that this system isn't the one that will best function in that scenario and it may be that I go to Bluesound and implement a Node 2 on the setup or a Cambridge CX streamer. Anyone have any advice for their Play Fi setup or have experienced something similar here? The DTS site and their FAQ aren't helpful and it seems like their tech is really geared toward people who want a lot of multiroom setup with little Play Fi enabled speakers scattered around (a la Sonos), vs a central AV streaming system.
Trying to read through all the threads and couldn't figure out if you eventually got this resolved. For what it's worth, I have Ubiquity WAPs (and a Synology server) and use PlayFi without any issues. IMHO it's a combination of the device you're streaming through as well as WiFi robustness.

Here's a test I just recommended to a friend of mine having the same issue ... shut down all the apps on your device so no other running apps can interfere with PlayFi. I recommend this because another app can interefere with the playback if it encounters a network issue. Secondly, place your device next to your router to ensure maximum signal and throughput. If it plays without an issue you've at least narrowed the problem down to the device and/or the signal it's getting.

I have an Iphone X with a Ubiquity LR WAP. The WAP in the same room as my system so never more than 25 feet away - in other words a very strong WiFi signal. Fairly new to my Anthem receiver but PlayFi has worked perfectly since I got it. Also recommend you update the firmware on your WAP and router ... just to be sure.
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Hi All,

I am looking to get an MRX1120 to drive an atmos 7.2.4 system. My concern is that some of the speakers (from the same manufacturer) have different ohms.

LCR=8ohms
Side and Rears=4ohms
Atmos=6ohms

I know the Anthem can handle 4ohms speakers but can it handle having different ohms like the above?

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At this stage of the game, I'd not worry about it. However, you could wait and see what Anthem has in store for later this year. They are dropping ARC Genesis in April I believe it is, and I am hearing rumors about new hardware. Emphasis on rumors though!
Read somewhere that Marantz is going to have a replacement HDMI board for some of their high end models to switch to HDMI 2.1. We shall wait and see what Anthem decides to do.

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Any trick on how to get my anthem to find the wireless network? I’ve reset my router and modem. When I hardwire the 1120 it gets an IP address. The problem is I can’t use the anthem app or the arc app without wireless. Any thoughts

If after trying all the steps Bob outlined, it still does not find your Wifi network, it’s a hardware issue. I got mine replaced under the same premise. I called Anthem and they authorized an RMA through my AV store.
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If after trying all the steps Bob outlined, it still does not find your Wifi network, it’s a hardware issue. I got mine replaced under the same premise. I called Anthem and they authorized an RMA through my AV store.
Ugh. I hope that isn’t the case. I would hate to be without my receiver for a month

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Read somewhere that Marantz is going to have a replacement HDMI board for some of their high end models to switch to HDMI 2.1. We shall wait and see what Anthem decides to do.

I thought somebody else was going that route as well, maybe NAD? Makes sense to an extent....


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Ugh. I hope that isn’t the case. I would hate to be without my receiver for a month

Shouldn't be, but I suppose each dealer can operate differently. If it's under warranty, I'd like to think the parts would be sent to the dealer (if they are authorized service), or simply an entirely new unit that you simply exchange the bad one for - but might be only if the dealer can replicate the issue. Otherwise, could be a trip back to Anthem.

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I thought somebody else was going that route as well, maybe NAD? Makes sense to an extent....

Denon is too but that is to be expected since them and Marantz are sister companies.

Yes, NAD uses a modular design that allows you to customize and upgrade your AVR in any configuration you wish by swapping out different modules. It’s really genius and my next AVR will probably be a NAD.

https://nadelectronics.com/product/v...-video-module/

https://nadelectronics.com/products/mdc-modules/

From home theater review, “The layout of the T 777 V3's connectivity really points to its Modular Design Construction (MDC) template. MDC allows NAD to replace major digital circuits as needed to keep a product updated. Recent MDC upgrades have added, for example, HDMI 2.0b connectivity to components that originally only supported 1.4. In an era where we're all sort of waiting to see how necessary HDMI 2.1 will be and how quickly, that sort of upgradability is welcomed, to be sure.”

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Ugh. I hope that isn’t the case. I would hate to be without my receiver for a month
I would try Bob’s suggestions before assuming the worst. In my case I kept the « broken » AVR until they received the new one. You could also ask your dealer to loan you a new one.

The issues I had was with both Anthem app and Play-Fi connecting or finding the AVR, which sound similar to yours and others. I debugged the issue with both Play-Fi and Anthem support. GL.
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There are several steps that can help prod this along:

1) First try resetting the Wifi hardware. That's done by holding the reset button next to the Ethernet socket on the back of the Anthem for about 30 seconds. Afterwards the blink pattern of the light back there should change as described in the PlayFi app.

2) If that doesn't do it, then do a full restart of the Anthem. Power off, unplug wall power, press the power button on the front panel a few times to drain residual power. Then plug back in and power up normally. Try the PlayFi app setup again.

3) If THAT doesn't do it, then you may need to reset the Anthem completely. This will require re-entering your personal setup choices afterwards. To do this, press and hold both Select and Power on the front panel for a few seconds. Note that your firmware will still be whatever you last installed, so you won't need to redo the firmware update -- just your Setup menu settings.

Sometimes after doing (2) or (3) it also helps to redo (1) before using the PlayFi app.

Keep in mind that Wifi is disabled on the Anthem while you have Ethernet plugged in. So unplug the Ethernet cable before trying to use the Wifi.

Finally note that the Wifi hardware and associated firmware can be very slow to wake up after powering up the Anthem. Wait about a minute after you power up the Anthem before you try doing the PlayFi app setup.
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Pulling the plug and pushing the power button worked. Thanks for the help!
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Hi all,,, Great informative forum.

Have just received my new MRX1120 yesterday which the dealer delivered and proceeded to install but with two issues.

1, Trying to install the ARC and we came across the dreaded Wi Fi not connecting to my router despite having 4 out or 5 bars in that
room for all other Wi Fi connections. The dealer was very clued up on Wi Fi stuff but could not solve this. We got around it
temporally by running another direct connection to the router but not suitable for long term usage. Yep tried the Play Fi method
with no success.

2, Much more troubling was when we connected an Analogue source to any of the analogue inputs we got music ok but after 2 - 3
minutes we got a very loud fan noise which would stop within a few seconds of either turning the volume completely down or
pausing. Even more strange is we are NOT using the internal amps at all as we are using the line outs for my Emotiva power amps.
This does not happen when we tried watching movies connected through HDMI and using all the internal amp except the main left
& right.

I did not even realize the MRX1120 even had a fan which had I known that I may well have not proceeded to this purchase as I hate fan noise possibilities on any of my equipment.

Has anyone come across item 2 above?,,, I know item 1, was a issue in the past but my dealer assured me all would be ok.

Obviously until both the above are resolved the purchase is not complete and they will probably replace the MRX1120.

Should they not succeed what could I replace it with. I will always use my Front left & right amps but I will want to be able to do the Atmos & X setup using Rear Left & Right, Side Left & Right, Height Front Left & Right, Height Rear Left & Right.

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1, Trying to install the ARC and we came across the dreaded Wi Fi not connecting to my router despite having 4 out or 5 bars in that
room for all other Wi Fi connections. The dealer was very clued up on Wi Fi stuff but could not solve this. We got around it
temporally by running another direct connection to the router but not suitable for long term usage. Yep tried the Play Fi method
with no success.
Assume you saw Bob's post above and tried all of the recommendations, but just in case:

https://www.avsforum.com/forum/90-re...l#post57690352

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Should they not succeed what could I replace it with. I will always use my Front left & right amps but I will want to be able to do the Atmos & X setup using Rear Left & Right, Side Left & Right, Height Front Left & Right, Height Rear Left & Right.
Are the Emotivas monoblocks? I might suggest replacing the MRX1120 with an AVM60, and then considering the XPA 11-channel amp? Unless you really want to keep stereo separation. AVM will run cooler (no fan), and gives you the benefit of XLR that you may or may not need, but they are there. Less money, could use that saved $$$ to invest into the another amp.

Just a thought. Good luck though with issues whatever you decide. The networking stuff can be frustrating, but problem #2 sounds like it could be a funky unit.

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