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4k Receivers?

Discussion in 'Home Theater Audio' started by kevinturcotte, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. kevinturcotte

    kevinturcotte New Member

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    My Onkyo A/V receiver has died, and I need to replace it. Now kinda seems like a bad time to get a new receiver though, with 4k resolution on the horizon. I'm wondering if there are any receivers out there that are capable of dealing with a 4k resolution though? Much rather purchase one of these and be future proof (For awhile, of course lol).
     
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  3. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    Probably need to wait until they come out with a 4K monitor, and release specs, but HDMI switching is switching. If 4K is so great, it shouldnt need any processing, nor would I want to introduce anything of the sort in my path...
     
  4. kevinturcotte

    kevinturcotte New Member

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    I guess processing was the wrong word. I want it to accept a native 4k signal and pass it unmolested to my 4k display (But also be able to downconvert to 1080p until I upgrade to a 4k Tv).
     
  5. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    I would submit, that given the past, the receiver/satellite box/cable box will be the one responsible for downconverting, and you should not need any external device to do any more than switching. I dont see DirecTv coming out with a receiver that outputs 4K with no way to output it at 1080 as well. It just doesnt play into their previous record on new equipment. Every box to date, has had backwards compatability at LEAST one step backwards, and usually two steps backwards.
     
  6. kevinturcotte

    kevinturcotte New Member

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    I know, but I wouldn't want to get an A/V receiver that could ONLY output a 4k signal. Just let me select (My Tv supports x, y, and z). Then when I finally upgrade to a 4k Tv, I don't have to do out and buy ANOTHER A/V receiver for 4k resolution.
     
  7. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    Then just make sure you get one that has pass-through switching.
    Im not up on the specs for HDMI 1.4a, but if it can handle that resolution/bitrate, then you should be ok. Now if they are going to have to come out with a new HDMI spec for it, then nothing today will work.
     
  8. sigma1914

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    Are you really purchasing electronics based on what "might" be an affordable technology in 4-5 years?
     
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  10. P Smith

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    I wouldn't say it wise idea to buy 4k AV box for future deployment. Absolutely immature idea.
    You should slip on it a couple years before shell your money.
     
  11. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

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    HDMI 1.4 supports 4K
     
  12. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 DIRECTV A-Team

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    4k content in any quantity and delivery of it....is probably 3+ years away. Many of us learned that first hand at CES 2012, as confirmed by at least 5 different manufacturers there.

    So I'd agree it's premature to invest in hardware at this point.
     
  13. CCarncross

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    Or even actually worry about buying something today, because it will probably be time for a new one by the time 4k is a reality for us to actually be getting it from broadcasters.

    Heck there arent even that many 4k theaters in the country yet. When in Chicago I go to one called movieco...the PQ is fantastic.
     
  14. kevinturcotte

    kevinturcotte New Member

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    The way everybody's been talking, I thought hardware might actually be out soon this year (And maybe already out). I realize there isn't any content there yet (Well, that we can get our hands on).
    So just look for HDMI 1.4 ports and be done? Any differences between 1.4, 1.4a, and 1.4b?
     
  15. Scott Kocourek

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    Who knows, you may actually need to replace the new A/V receiver before 4K is affordable.
     
  16. kevinturcotte

    kevinturcotte New Member

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    True. This one only lasted 2 years. Like to get more time out of the new one though!
    Is there anything big looming on the horizon, tech wise, in say the next month or 2 that would be worth waiting for?
     
  17. Scott Kocourek

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    What model Onkyo did you have? Maybe take it and get it repaired.
     
  18. kevinturcotte

    kevinturcotte New Member

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    It's the Onkyo TX-NR5007. It's already been repaired 3 times under warranty for the SAME problem, and now it's happened a 4th time. They said it's gonna be close to $500 to get it fixed. They said it's a known hardware issue, so it will probably keep happening.
     
  19. CCarncross

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    No more Onkyo for you I hope.
     

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