Originally Posted by Rock Danger
A workaround for what? You'll get everything from a blu ray player and some media players. If you want Xbox HDR support then you'll need a little box from hdfury, like the vertex or their new one.
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I'm not buying a separate "little box" for every 4k component I own or buy that doesn't have dual HDMI outputs. I'd prefer a single source switch that will send output to either both the TV / projector and AVP or to a device like the HD Fury AVR-key which can do the A/V "split" from whatever the switch is set to. I'm sure it'll cost a bit more up front, but in the long run, as I add sources, it'll be easier to manage. Unfortunately, I don't trust the cruddy HDMI spec sufficiently to experiment and frustrate myself wasting precious time. If I go down this path, I'd rather see if anyone's had success with a particular configuration before dealing with it myself, lol.
Originally Posted by malba2366
There are very limited 4k60 sources right now (outside of video games). For the time being just set your blu ray player and streamers to output 4K24 instead of "auto" and you will be fine. Lyngdorf has committed to having a 18gbps board available and the upgrade price will be $1300. The price of the MP50 will be going up once the boards are updated. At current street prices the MP50 is a very good value, as is the Emotiva. From what I understand NAD basically sells at MSRP only so it is worse from a value proposition...also, it only has balanced outputs for 7 channels, kind of a silly move at these price points.
I realize the 18gb bandwidth isn't necessary for all sources, but I'd still prefer not to deal with the limitation.
As for the NAD, I've been given a reasonable price, especially if I buy the demo unit. It also has balanced connections for all channels, you just need to use a mini-XLR to XLR adapter for the heights (which are included). I was also pretty harsh on the NAD's value, given its low channel count and lack of DTS:X and OSD. However, there aren't many Dirac units around to chose from, so if one wants to try Dirac as I do, it's probably one of the better contenders. The Arcam / Lexicon units are another, but I don't like being limited to a single crossover setting for all base channels.