I think more people are hoping that support for HDR10+ can be implimented via a firmware update? But then again, I think more people are bemoaning its absence than are actually sat at home with discs that actually include it? I guess that the manufacturers will show more interest in it if and when it becomes more popular?Is no one going to make an AVR with HDR10+ passthrough?
as @golden Phoenix stated, there is no HDMI 2.1 chip for receivers announced yet, both Denon X8500 & Marantz SR8012 have an upgrade program when the chip lands.No 2.1 interesting
We do have a 6 weeks country wide sale here where i live, and i just went yesterday also to check on SR7013 & SR8012 deals.
The current Sr6013 model has multichannel inputs and this isn't something new being introduced with the Sr6014. The SR60xx models have always included multichannel analogue inputs. The inclusion of multichannel inputs is one of the things that differentiates the Marantz receivers from those badged as being Denon models.… this SR6014 now looks appealing especially that it has the 7.1 analog audio in (i often use my oppo to play SACD and multichannel music but i'm passing it through HDMI now so i don't benefit from Oppo's DAC).
The promised upgrade is a paid upgrade and require the receiver to be returned to a Marantz authorised service centre via the retailer you initially purchased the receiver from. The service centre will replace the HDMI board. No, you're not going to get this option on any other of Denon's or Marantz's receivers apart from the AVX-X8500 and the SR8012 and it will cost you extra to have it done. It is not a firmware revision that can be done online or via the internet.If this model also supports the upgrade program for HDMI2.1 (same as SR8012 & Denon X8500) it will be a no brainer; if not then SR6013 becomes a very viable option (especially if it drops to 1K).
As dante01 said, the SR6013 is just under £900 here.We do have a 6 weeks country wide sale here where i live, and i just went yesterday also to check on SR7013 & SR8012 deals.
I’m looking to grab SR7012, which currently retails £849, while an open box is ~£810. I’m not sure if the 7012 price would drop; I may have to wait for the year end to take advantage of the the fall in 6013 prices.There's a potential for the SR6013 to drop down below £700 if you use the SR6012's price before it sold out as a bench mark. You could pick one up quite readilly for £660 and even less than this for the very last remaining demo models. You'll get the best prices at the end of this year into the beginning of next year. The Sr6013 is already retailing for under £1K here in the UK.
Yes, you are correct about this and I didn't check prior to posting what I posted. THe AV8805 will be the only Marantz device to get the option of an HDMI version 2.1 upgrade. Note that this is a processor as opposed to being an AV amp or receiver and has the same processing power as associated with DEnon's AVCX8500 AV amp.I don't believe Marantz's SR8012 is eligible for the HDMI 2.1 board upgrade, i think your confused with Marantz's AV8805 processor which will see an upgrade hopefully sometime next year along with Denon's AVC-X8500H.
Marantz Unleashes HDMI 2.1-Upgradeable FlagshipAlso of major note is that the Marantz spokesperson told me that every AV8805 would be eligible for an upgrade to HDMI 2.1 when the specification was finalized and hardware was available. This will require a complete hardware/board change of all HDMI components to support the new standard. As there isn't any available HDMI 2.1 hardware yet, the cost of the upgrade to consumers remains uncertain. Marantz expects the upgrade to be available sometime in 2020 after they have received the hardware and had a chance to implement it. But the company is essentially giving purchasers of this processor assurance that they won’t be left behind by the next major technology upgrade, and that if they make the commitment to the 8805, it will be ready to serve them well into the next generation of high-performance video and audio signals. [Editor's note: we originally reported at CES, based on information provided at the Marantz booth, that this upgrade would be free to consumers. Marantz has since qualified that this isn't the case, though we'd expect that the price would be a relatively modest outlay against the overall cost of this premium component.]