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#272075 8-Jun-2020 15:47
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Looks like only 1 port though! Apart from that, the only other exciting thing I could see was a new 'Pre-amplifier' mode that allows the internal amps to be disengaged, but doesn't really look like a whole bunch else.


As suspected, the majority of the range is being refreshed (X2700H, X3700H, X4700H, X6700H).


Given local history, I am guessing we maaaaaayyyybbbbeeeee might see them sometime 2021?

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  #2500726 8-Jun-2020 16:32
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I've got x3000 and quite happy other than quiet worry about 4k.

I havent tried 4k source yet but am planning on ps5 and maybe plugging in the 4k blu ray I bough a few months ago. Only 4k source is netflix. But might buy next generation atv

So one port achieves what exactly ? One input or is it just pass through.

If inputs are not 4k what's the point ?

8k sounds great but have the content protection encryption been decided yet or are you going to get a 8k pass through but only if not encrypted.

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  #2500730 8-Jun-2020 16:43
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One hdmi 2.1 input, the rest are all hdmi 2.0 input. Is there something you mis understood?


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  #2500745 8-Jun-2020 17:42
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8K copy protection is confirmed as HDCP 2.3


Through put is 48Gbps maximum, but Denon has confirmed their AVR's are 40Gbps maximum for the 1 x input, 2 x outputs.


This is following the trend found on the LG TV's for 2020.

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  #2500764 8-Jun-2020 18:39
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sm1ff: One hdmi 2.1 input, the rest are all hdmi 2.0 input. Is there something you mis understood?


I miss understand the point of it, since when we have xbox series x and a PS5, still stuck with the plug shuffle like in the old days of recievers limiting the number of ports that suppored hdmi 2.0 and similar. Add on a new 8k streaming box when those are out and its very inadequite.


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  #2501257 9-Jun-2020 10:54
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sm1ff: One hdmi 2.1 input, the rest are all hdmi 2.0 input. Is there something you mis understood?

Yes and no looking at one of the tables is listed several ports in 1080 capability row.

But my feeling was more.alomg the.lines of why have different spec ports in the first place. Some higher capacity than others.

Make them all 2.3 and pay the extra licensing fee.

I'm left with feeling they do this so I a couple of year they remake the same amp has 2.3 in all ports

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  #2501527 9-Jun-2020 14:29
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I think it was just cheaper and quicker for them to retrofit a single input / 2 x outputs rather than re-design a higher spec'd HDMI board.


It's important for the marketing guys to be first to market, but it's more important for consumers to buy once, buy right.


There will be a lot of interest re: what comes out on Marantz's range in the future... or, for that matter, if there'll be a Marantz AVR range... considering the AVR market is declining rapidly due to the influence of sound bars.

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  #2509895 22-Jun-2020 16:42
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Long awaited E ARC compatibility.... or was that available on the 2019 models?


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  #2509958 22-Jun-2020 19:36
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eARC has been included on the 2019 models and even 2018 models - for both Denon, Marantz, Yamaha and 'I think' Pioneer / Onkyo.


It is a firmware upgrade, while some other features of HDMI 2.1 are definitely limited by the silicon.




However, some eARC implementations haven't been exactly stellar to this point... such is the norm with HDMI.

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