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Do I need a 4K AVR to watch 4K discs?

Posted on May 5, 2021 at 16:37:35

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So I've got a 4K blu-ray in my 4K player. HDMI into my receiver, and then into my 4K tv.

Is it 4K passing through the receiver? Or do you need a 4K receiver as well?

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RE: Do I need a 4K AVR to watch 4K discs? , posted on May 13, 2021 at 15:51:43

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August 3, 2002
Run the HDMI from the player into the TV, and run another cable to the receiver for the audio. Either from the TV or the player.


The short answer is yes , posted on May 22, 2021 at 06:40:11
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The easiest work around is to go straight from the player to the tv and use an optical cable from either. If your TV has an hdmi eARC port the only thing I have found that works is something called a SHARC. It will convert the newer audio codecs into something your AVR hdmi port can decode.


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