Gamers want VRR and ALLM - Xbox one Supports it now, and Sony wont be far behind. Need an AVR which can support.There's probably not going to be any for at least another year? Most of the elements people are wanting to benefit from that are associated with HDMI vwrsion 2.1 can be implemented using an update to HDMI version 2.0b. You only really need HDMI version 2.1 in association with the higher frame rate and 8K capabilities of HDMI version 2.1. There are no 8K players or even content you'd play with one. There's also no video service or source that utilises or need the higher frame rate capabilities. Why would the manufacturers impliment something such as HDMI 2.1 and pay more to do so if no one has anything that needs it?
Gamers want VRR and ALLM - Xbox one Supports it now, and Sony wont be far behind. Need an AVR which can support.
In addition, anyone who is in the market for a new TV will be considering eARC support.
Its time to stop kicking the can down the road and release the AVRs.