Originally Posted by jdsmoothie
Nope. It means it supports eARC.
ok... allow me to explain what I meant with my question...in technology you need the hardware to support the software. There are three things to consider with HDMI 2.1:
1. Hardware (TV, AVR, Blu-Ray, Source)
2. High Speed Cable
3. Software: eARC
A High Speed
6 feet (1.8 meters) HDMI cable
from can perform:
1. 8k - 4320p (60-120Hz) & 4k - 2160p (60-120Hz) & can also do 10K (60-120Hz) for commercial AV
2. up to 192 bit/px [?]
3. Supports up to 48 Gbps for uncompressed A/V
eARC (via update)
1. 32 channels of audio
3. up to 48 Gbps
Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC) is a feature of HDMI 2.1
. I keep reading that older devices (AVRs) don't support eARC. Our "aging" SR 8012 just got eARC via update. New configurations will require eARC to support both TV and devices, including our SR 8012, to support HDMI 2.1.
In other words if we had a TV with eARC, a Blu-Ray with eARC, an 8k movie source, a High Speed HDMI Cable and right in the middle our beautiful SR 8012 with eARC - we can safely say that we can play that movie at 8k/60-120Hz?
Since eARC is a feature of HDMI 2.1 and it requires the hardware to support it - then back to my original question which I keep asking myself, we have the hardware to support HDMI 2.1 and now we have the software eARC - are we, SR 8012 owners, HDMI 2.1 compliant now?
If yes -GREAT! if not WHY?