Home cinema systems are choking at 4K120 with new Nvidia GPUs or Xbox series X

Home cinema systems are choking at 4K120 with new Nvidia GPUs or Xbox series X

October 28, 2020 Off By tracy

With the next gen consoles hitting us, the launch of fancy, new graphics cards like the Nvidia RTX 3070 and RTX 3080, as well as AMD’s Big Navi launching tonight, you’d expect newer home cinema audio/video receivers with HDMI 2.1 connections to be ready for the juicy ultra-high res goodness. Unfortunately, this isn’t quite the case.

The new home cinema receiver devices from Denon, Marantz and Yamaha are meant to be able to output videos in 4K120 or 8K60 via HDMI 2.1. Unfortunately c’t tests (via heise online, Tom’s Hardware) on Denon AVR-X2700H models have revealed a bug with these models, all based on new Panasonic chips.