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Receiver that does 1080/120hz from PC HDMI?

I currently have an lg oled, it has 1080p/120hz support and I've been playing games like this via hdmi from my PC for a while.

I want to get a receiver and speakers. I'm finding it hard to get a low cost receiver that does 1080p/120hz, or they all do and not a single one has information on it.

I'm looking at the s540bt, but from what I can tell it does not do it. Can anyone help with the cheapest option that does? The s540bt can be had for $200 cad if that helps.
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I have a similar TV with 1080P/120hz support and while I can't help on a particular receiver, I just hooked my PC straight to the TV via HDMI and then ran an optical cable from the TV back to the receiver for sound. It works fantastic for me.

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Of course, I got it modified with the TK-427, which cheeks it up another, maybe, 3 or 4 quads per channel.
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I have a similar TV with 1080P/120hz support and while I can't help on a particular receiver, I just hooked my PC straight to the TV via HDMI and then ran an optical cable from the TV back to the receiver for sound. It works fantastic for me.
Okay that's interesting.

Right now with my soundbar all my devices plug into the tv via hdmi, then optical to the soundbar.

Why wouldn't I just do that for a receiver now? Why hdmi from tv to receiver over optical? (for other devices I mean)
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to get the best audio quality you'd want to go from the devices via HDMI to the receiver, then AVR to TV. You'll be able to get DD+, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD and Dolby Atmos or DTS:X depending how many channels you have set up.

Optical will only give you Dolby D 5.1 at best. For your PC and 120Hz you should continue to plug it directly into the TV until an AVR that does 120hz at 1080p is available.

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My apologies, I was simply pointing out that if, for whatever reason, your new receiver didn't support it, you could still get audio back to the receiver via optical, which you obviously already knew. With that said, HDMI 1.4 added [email protected] support in 2009. So any new receiver should be capable of passing [email protected] through it.

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I currently have an lg oled, it has 1080p/120hz support and I've been playing games like this via hdmi from my PC for a while.

I want to get a receiver and speakers. I'm finding it hard to get a low cost receiver that does 1080p/120hz, or they all do and not a single one has information on it.

I'm looking at the s540bt, but from what I can tell it does not do it. Can anyone help with the cheapest option that does? The s540bt can be had for $200 cad if that helps.

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My apologies, I was simply pointing out that if, for whatever reason, your new receiver didn't support it, you could still get audio back to the receiver via optical, which you obviously already knew. With that said, HDMI 1.4 added [email protected] support in 2009. So any new receiver should be capable of passing [email protected] through it.

Unfortunately HDMI versions are not a guarantee of capability. There are many HDMI 2.0 receivers that don't pass thru 1080p120hz. The only way to know for sure is to test it.

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Unfortunately HDMI versions are not a guarantee of capability. There are many HDMI 2.0 receivers that don't pass thru 1080p120hz. The only way to know for sure is to test it.

Shouldn't they all be capable of at least passing it through, if they're using the newest HDMI standard? I mean, if a manufacturer is marketing their receiver as HDMI 2.0 compliant or whatever, isn't that the point of them pointing out what HDMI version it's conforming to?

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Shouldn't they all be capable of at least passing it through, if they're using the newest HDMI standard? I mean, if a manufacturer is marketing their receiver as HDMI 2.0 compliant or whatever, isn't that the point of them pointing out what HDMI version it's conforming to?
120Hz was never a mandatory part of the HDMI spec. The bandwidth allows for it but its up to the device to support it.

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^^ What kind of nonsense!!!! LOL!

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Unfortunately HDMI versions are not a guarantee of capability. There are many HDMI 2.0 receivers that don't pass thru 1080p120hz. The only way to know for sure is to test it.
Let me clarify that I was specifically referring to 120Hz capability with this statement. Since it is optional you can't determine support simply by the version number.

Obviously if a resolution is mandated by the spec then it CAN be guaranteed by the version number.

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