Marantz's new flagship 11.2 ch SR8012

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  1. Robert_Zohn

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    At Value Electronics NY Audio Show we we showcased the 1st public showing of Marantz's highly anticipated new flagship 11.2 channel SR8012 receiver.

    Here's a .pdf spec sheet on the new flagship SR8012.

    This is an excellent example of how far our beloved a/v technology and high performance has come. Bravo to all of the Marantz folks!
     
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    Robert,

    Does this big boy have the newest HDMI specs?
     
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    Yes, every HDMI port supports the full 18Gbps speed and is HDMI 2.0B with HDCP 2.2 out of the box.

    Check out the rear panel jack pack.
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    Yeah, I didn't think the newest HDMI spec. would be approved in time for these 2017 Fall models to have that HDMI spec installed, but I guess that was wrong.
     
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    Isn't the latest HDMI spec version 2.1, not 2.0B, but just not ratified yet?
     
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    I was thinking the same thing, but maybe it's called 2.0B instead of 2.1?
     
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    I think they are different. Check out this link (see "about HDMI 2.0B on the left side of the page for a comparison) at HDMI.org. HDMI 2.0B is 18Gbps, while HDMI 2.1 is 48Gbps and requires new cables.

    From the site:

    HDMI 2.0b Overview

    HDMI 2.0b Specification is backwards compatible with earlier versions of the HDMI specification. It also enables key enhancements to support market requirements for enhancing the consumer video and audio experience.

    What are the key advanced features enabled by HDMI 2.0b?

    • Enables transmission of High Dynamic Range (HDR) video
    • Bandwidth up to 18Gbps
    • [email protected]/60 (2160p), which is 4 times the clarity of 1080p/60 video resolution
    • Up to 32 audio channels for a multi-dimensional immersive audio experience
    • Up to 1536kHz audio sample frequency for the highest audio fidelity
    • Simultaneous delivery of dual video streams to multiple users on the same screen
    • Simultaneous delivery of multi-stream audio to multiple users (Up to 4)
    • Support for the wide angle theatrical 21:9 video aspect ratio
    • Dynamic synchronization of video and audio streams
    • CEC extensions provide more expanded command and control of consumer electronics devices through a single control point
    HDMI 2.0b does not define new cables or new connectors. Current High Speed cables (Category 2 cables) are capable of carrying the increased bandwidth.

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    HDMI 2.1 Overview:

    HDMI Specification 2.1 is the most recent update of the HDMI specification featuring advanced features for the HDMI eco-system. It supports a range of Higher Video Resolutions and refresh rates including 8K60 and 4K120, Dynamic HDR, and increased bandwidth with a new 48G cable. Version 2.1 of the HDMI Specification is backward compatible with earlier versions of the Specification.

    HDMI Specification 2.1 Feature Highlights Include:

    • Higher Video Resolutions support a range of higher resolutions and faster refresh rates including 8K60Hz and 4K120Hz for immersive viewing and smooth fast-action detail.
    • Dynamic HDR ensures every moment of a video is displayed at its ideal values for depth, detail, brightness, contrast, and wider color gamuts—on a scene-by-scene or even a frame-by-frame basis.
    • 48G cables enable up to 48Gbps bandwidth for uncompressed HDMI 2.1 feature support including 8K video with HDR. The cable is backwards compatible with earlier versions of the HDMI Specification and can be used with existing HDMI devices.
    • eARC supports the most advanced audio formats such as object-based audio, and enables advanced audio signal control capabilities including device auto-detect.
    • Game Mode VRR features variable refresh rate, which enables a 3D graphics processor to display the image at the moment it is rendered for more fluid and better detailed gameplay, and for reducing or eliminating lag, stutter, and frame tearing.
     
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    Correct 2.1 is the next HDMI spec, however we're some time away from seeing HDMI 2.1 high speed cables, a/v equipment and content. No 2.1 HDMI chip sets or content exist at this time.
     

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