Arcam and JBL AV receivers are set to leap to HDMI 2.1 later this 12 months. Harman Luxurious Audio Group, which owns each manufacturers, has introduced that some fashions might be upgradeable to the usual someday between October and the top of December.
All present Arcam fashions might be upgradeable – that is the Arcam AVR10, AVR20, AVR30 (pictured) and AV40. These might be joined by the JBL Synthesis SDR-35 and SDP-55.
Upgrading is not fairly so simple as downloading new firmware, although. As an alternative, you will want an HDMI 2.1 video board retrofitted by an Arcam/JBL Synthesis service centre. As soon as that is completed, you will have HDMI 2.1 functionality on all inputs and outputs.
HDMI 2.1 will increase bandwidth functionality to 48Gbps – that is up from 18Gbps with HDMI 2.0. It additionally helps video resolutions as much as 10Ok (so 8K ought to pose no downside) and body charges as much as 120fps. You will want Extremely Excessive-Pace HDMI cables to reap the benefits of these new options, and a TV with at the very least one HDMI 2.1 enter.
Harman says the improve will futureproof all suitable units.
“By saying this forthcoming HDMI improve, we’re giving our clients the arrogance that their AVR will stay at the vanguard of audio and video functionality and can help the longer term wave of 8K video merchandise,” stated Jim Garrett, Senior Director, Product Technique and Planning at Harman Luxurious Audio.
“We might be working with our international supplier and distributor companions to make sure that the improve course of is as fast and painless as attainable and that efficiency and reliability are first-rate.”
Pricing and additional particulars of the HDMI 2.1 video board might be introduced nearer the time.
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