Latest HDMI 2.1 TV Fixes: Samsung, Sony, Denon & Marantz [Late 2020]

Recent HDMI 2.1 updates address gaming issues on Samsung & Sony TVs as well as AVRs from Denon & Marantz. But all is NOT perfect so watch and beware!
Denon Marantz HDMI 2.1 fixed?
Samsung HDMI 2.1 Update
download here
Sony v6.0414 info
download here
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Buy HDMI 2.1 cables
For PS5
TCL 6 R635 or
Samsung Q90T
Hisense H9G
Best Overall Gaming TVs
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Sony X950H
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TCL 5 Series
Sony A8H
4K Budget OLED C9:
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CPU Cooler Noctua NH-CH14S
Power Supply EVGA T2 850w
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  1. Stewart Clanachan on February 17, 2021 at 9:05 pm

    The moral of the story is wait until 2021 TVs

  2. Jonathan Cieplechowicz on February 17, 2021 at 9:07 pm

    Do the Samsung TV’s still have issues when enabling VRR on 4K 120 HDR?

  3. maassive246 on February 17, 2021 at 9:07 pm

    The Yamaha RX-V6A should be working with the PS5 too right ? Does it have the same Panasonic chip inside ?

  4. SpirallingOut on February 17, 2021 at 9:12 pm

    **smh* A 4k/120Hz non-OLED TV with more than one HDMI 2.1 input, under 55" is exactly what I’m looking for!

    Samsung: "Hmm…Nope! We won’t need to be ready to adequately support next gen consoles & GPUs on _ALL_ of our brand new TVs, when they release."


  5. Mark Anderson on February 17, 2021 at 9:14 pm

    I’m in a dilemma!!! Now the hdmi 2.1 update has been released, especially for the Q90R, which version of TV should I buy?? Q90T Or Q90R, by all the reviews the Q90R is superior is there any difference in gaming performance for Xbox series X. What would you guys do and FOMO what should i do??

  6. Rod Brewer on February 17, 2021 at 9:15 pm

    Hi I love your Chanel and I have a question about the firmware update 1460.9 for high end qleds, I have a 82" q90r and when I check the download center it only shows firmware 1374.0. I would really like to get the new firmware. Can you help?

  7. Schumeli Ernst on February 17, 2021 at 9:17 pm

    What does the Update for the Q90R mean with the 2.1 thing ? My ps5 still doesnt Show that it Supports 120hz

  8. Gianluca Madonna on February 17, 2021 at 9:18 pm

    No firmware update for my Marantz 7015 at the moment.. ..

  9. MR.C&A Video911Game on February 17, 2021 at 9:20 pm

    Stop the fomo :p

    me : never !!

  10. William Blunt on February 17, 2021 at 9:21 pm

    Greetings. Can I ride a sony A9G into the future? HDMI 2.1 refresh rate and things of that nature, Will they upgrade by firmware updates?

  11. vivisimonvi on February 17, 2021 at 9:22 pm

    I have the Q900R 8K and the 1406.9 update is not there for it (NOV 07,2020|ver1372.2 is the current one). It is there for other models though.

  12. jayshine27 on February 17, 2021 at 9:22 pm

    Still waiting on answer about why I should have contrast on 90 for HDR content on the sony X900h instead of maxing it to 100 like every other TV suggest. I feel like all the reviews that came out saying it didn’t get bright was because people are setting contrast to 90 in HDR and comparing it to other TVs brightness set to 100 max… can u explain please

  13. Retro Collector on February 17, 2021 at 9:23 pm

    The can’t fix the 120hz problem i won’t buy them as simple as that…. i wait for a company which uses new chips, god i am glad there are people out there finding these issues.

  14. Brian Greenstein on February 17, 2021 at 9:23 pm

    Hi. My Xbox series x plugged directly into the hdmi 2.1 port on my marantz 1171 8k receiver does now look like it’s running 4k and 120 FPS, according to the 4k settings on the Xbox. Showing all green check marks down the page. Does that mean that this is definitely working?

  15. Mathieu Beauregard on February 17, 2021 at 9:23 pm

    Do you know if the is fixed the issue with no 4K 120 between Ps5 and Samsung Q90r

  16. Stop the FOMO on February 17, 2021 at 9:24 pm

    Sorry for the short video, I think this is a record – less than 4 minutes!

  17. ReiGnJuste on February 17, 2021 at 9:25 pm

    Maybe that’s the bug with series x and my games don’t look sharp.
    One x was sharper ffs

  18. Shawn Brennan on February 17, 2021 at 9:25 pm

    Does 4k@120 work with Yamaha?

  19. Fulgore on February 17, 2021 at 9:26 pm

    Will SAMSUNG THE TERRACE have the 2.1 hdmi with this update? Or do you know if Samsung will produce an hdmi 2.1 version of the terrace? Thank you in advance

  20. BirdManCinema on February 17, 2021 at 9:26 pm

    Great video m8

  21. Dennis Rogers on February 17, 2021 at 9:27 pm

    Were is the firmware, dont see it?

  22. qwerty ytrewq on February 17, 2021 at 9:27 pm

    Hello from Russia!!!see your chenel since "hdmi 2.1 is broken". Tell me, what you heare about Yamaha hdmi 2.1 in hi-fi resievers? When they make new firmware??

  23. Charles Tordzro on February 17, 2021 at 9:28 pm

    Please could you do a review on the tcl c715 and the c815. I will very much appreciate it

  24. pantcake on February 17, 2021 at 9:30 pm

    Too bad they still haven’t fixed the local dimming bug. Used to be in game mode, now it is outside of game mode.

    I hate this tv, it is so much trouble considering how expensive it is.

  25. Jeb Hack on February 17, 2021 at 9:30 pm

    If you can run the Series X to the TV then the receiver to the TV (via EArc) isn’t the 2.1 hdmi bug a virtual non-issue?

  26. Dennis Rogers on February 17, 2021 at 9:31 pm

    Your wrong the 1460 update is only for 2020 tvs from what I heard. This is why the Q90R tv you dont see it on there website

  27. Wojciech Polak on February 17, 2021 at 9:32 pm

    AFAIK, v13xx is only for 2019 models, v14xx is for 2020 models (at least so far). And also v1372 already has 4k/120 with VRR support only on HDMI4 (Q90R/Q900R). Unfortunately, still no eARC support :/

  28. Tobias Jimenez Music on February 17, 2021 at 9:32 pm

    If plugging series x straight into the TV (LG CX) and using Earc for sound, the receiver doesn’t really need to be 2.1 compatible, right?

  29. Daxichodelia on February 17, 2021 at 9:35 pm

    Hey FOMO, what’s your opinion on Thenaudio ShArc receiver? It’s a device that gives EArc compatibility to AVRs that don’t support it. It could be a work around to get 4k 120hz VRR and Atmos – DTS-X or Lpcl to an old still good AVR that it’s not ready for retirement.

  30. Dirk Ho on February 17, 2021 at 9:37 pm

    Do you recommend anyone shipping for a receiver wait for a new Gen?

  31. Konsta_k on February 17, 2021 at 9:38 pm

    Can anyone confirm the Q90r having HDMI 2.1 now?

  32. Mitchell Maytorena on February 17, 2021 at 9:40 pm

    I’m glad I went with LG CX. Everything works beautifully.

  33. Dennis Rogers on February 17, 2021 at 9:40 pm

    Where is the Q90R tv update? Going to their website says only 1372.2. Alsobas hdmi 2.1 is hardware, and the Q90R is hdmi 2.0b, then how can the update it to 2.1 from 2.0b, its different hardware?

  34. Aleksander Grevstad on February 17, 2021 at 9:40 pm

    Dont think the 50 inch q80t support any 2.1 features. It only have 60hz panel like the 49 inch

  35. Eric Anglum on February 17, 2021 at 9:42 pm

    Samsung still has a large issue with their eARC port across all 2020 sets. It is not able to pass uncompressed audio… everything gets downmixed to PCM 2.0. LG had this issue but they finally fixed it. Samsung has remained quiet and refuses to acknowledge this problem. I would have returned my Q80T if I had known this was an issue. PS5 going into port 4 (4k 120hz) and port 3 going into eARC AVR. You will never get uncompressed LPCM audio even though Samsung clearly states this should work. I’m using quality 2.1 capable cables as well. Please see if you can test this and possibly bring attention to it. The Samsung Community forum is filled with eARC threads and this is not a new problem.

  36. Epilektos66 Prince89 on February 17, 2021 at 9:43 pm

    Q80ra update 2.1??

  37. Salomon Markovich on February 17, 2021 at 9:44 pm

    hi guys I get crazy input lag from my sound bar when i play PS games like call of duty on my tv and it’s better when i turn it off. Any ideas?

  38. Jack Pilkington on February 17, 2021 at 9:45 pm

    Sweet baby Hercules. My Sony just had a nice update THX FOMO!

  39. KongSchlong on February 17, 2021 at 9:46 pm

    Quick question, do you think the blur on the x900h is now a non issue? (I know it’s there still, but is it so little it is hardly noticeable or is it still noticeable) and 2:), in your opinion do you think Sony will release an update to further clear the tv of any blur . Thanks for any reply

  40. bxy94 on February 17, 2021 at 9:50 pm

    but…what about the Sony xh95? They promised an update to 2.1….

  41. Gamer For Life on February 17, 2021 at 9:52 pm

    Had no idea that this was such an issue on expensive televisions. If Sony still does not have it fixed right, no one will. I’ll buy a TV once it’s all worked out. I’m fine with 4K 60.
    I’ve used monitors up to 120hz and no one could accurately tell if it was 60 or 120. Forget it.

  42. cornbreadfed on February 17, 2021 at 9:52 pm

    Does anyone have the lgcx and onn Dolby atmos setup? Wondering how the work together..also have a ps5

  43. Roland Rohde on February 17, 2021 at 9:54 pm

    "Fixes" sounds like Sound United actually did something, but the didn’t. They just listed the things that currently sort-of works…🙄

  44. SomeUserNameBlahBlah on February 17, 2021 at 9:55 pm

    This is why I’m going to see what TVs in 2021 have to offer. Hopefully the new TVs won’t have any of these issues.

  45. Kind Old Raven on February 17, 2021 at 9:55 pm

    Now if only Samsung would fix their VRR completely changing gamma (unfixable by user) when in game mode I would be happy. Until then I’m upgrading the second a decent 2021 model is out. Would be sorry to see my Q90T go, but I kinda bought it at least partially for VRR as it’s used for gaming 50% of the time and… well… none of my Q90Ts had decent VRR settings (Crawling ‘scanlines’, borked gamma settings etc).

  46. Maxwell Benz on February 17, 2021 at 9:57 pm

    Preferred that this was quick and to the point

  47. reviewfor thetube on February 17, 2021 at 9:57 pm

    Pretty cool thanks man

  48. MAd N FluEnz on February 17, 2021 at 10:01 pm

    Updated to ver1460.9 on my Samsung Q90T, and my overall experience feels smoother with the Series X. Might be placebo, but I am more blown away by how I was stuck at ver1402.3 since I bought this thing earlier this year. Thanks for the heads up!

  49. John Hooper on February 17, 2021 at 10:02 pm

    Did early adopters really thought that everything would work smoothly.. Buying an HDMI 2.1 tv and equipment before the consoles even launch??? 😀

  50. Chelseapaul on February 17, 2021 at 10:03 pm

    Check a lot and still no update for the q90R.. where is the source for this information Fomo?