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  1. melodibit

    HD Wireless and HDR Video

    It's been a couple of months. Crickets. Is there going to be a firmware release? More to the point, will I ever be able to pass an HDR signal through my "future-proof" system?
  2. melodibit

    HD Wireless and HDR Video

    CES 2018 came and went with no mention of the existing Reference Premiere HD Wireless, an upgrade to it, or a replacement for it: http://www.klipsch.com/ces-2018 If you check Google or Amazon, it's tough to even find an in-stock 5.1 system. Klipsch themselves only have the bookshelves and the control unit for sale: http://www.klipsch.com/hd-wireless-speakers It's really looking like they discontinued the line, are clearing inventory, abandoned support, and are too embarrassed to admit all of this publicly. If my take on this is wrong, I'd love for Klipsch to correct me.
  3. melodibit

    HD Wireless and HDR Video

    Somebody is asking about the RSB-6 on another thread: Pretty interesting. As far as I can tell, nothing in Klipsch's catalog supports HDMI 2.0a and therefore nothing they sell will pass an HDR signal. And Klipsch still won't address the matter.
  4. melodibit

    Klipsch RSB-6 can support HDR passthrough or not

    While I haven't personally worked with the RSB-6, I can say I highly doubt that that it will pass an HDR signal. Take a look at this thread: The expensive HD wireless system only supports HDMI2.0 (not 2.0a) and I can confirm it does not pass an HDR signal as I own it. Looking at the specs on the RSB-6: I see it is only advertised to support HDMI 2.0, not 2.0a. So it appears to be in the same boat as the HD wireless. As far as I can tell nothing in Klipsch's product line supports HDMI 2.0a. Klipsch, please correct me if I'm wrong.
  5. melodibit

    HD Wireless and HDR Video

    Klipsch, what's the plan for this? Even if the answer is that there is going to be a firmware or hardware update sometime next year, that's fine. I know CES is next month. If the word is wait till then for news, that's fine too. It's just that right now it seems like there is no plan whatsoever to address the HDMI 2.0a situation, and I can't believe that is the case for a system not even quite 2 years old. For a system that was expensive and marketed as future-proof, staying silent on what seems to be an absolutely mandatory upgrade to prevent obsolescence doesn't seem an acceptable response for your customers who have invested a lot of money AND faith in you to support your products.
  6. melodibit

    HD Wireless and HDR Video

    Klipsch, any word on this? The last time the firmware was updated was 5/16/2016. Over a year ago. Should we conclude that Klipsch is no longer developing firmware for this system?
  7. melodibit

    HD Wireless and HDR Video

    See the marketing for the system here: http://www.klipsch.com/products/reference-premiere-hd-wireless?model=hd-control-center# It states, "Klipsch has created the first ever future-proof wireless home theater system..." Additionally Mark Casavant is on the following video stating that, "We realize that enthusiasts are the ones that go in to new technology. We are going to reinforce that purchase decision. If there are any firmware upgrades as this technology evolves, or even hardware—so the hub. If down the road we need to provide a new hub because of the evolution, we will support consumers with a free upgrade—firmware or hardware on the hub side." Fast forward to 5:21. This seems to add up to a promise to support industry standards such as HDMI 2.0a with HDR signal passthrough. We set that conventional AVR vendors do just that: https://hdguru.com/denon-unveils-hdmi-2-0a-updateable-entry-avr/ Here we see Denon—in 2015!—releasing a firmware update to their $230 receiver to support HDMI 2.0a. Denon says the upgrade is "a very small EVID communication change". Guys, this HD wireless system was marketed as a "future-proof" replacement for the AVR. Am I unreasonable in thinking that supporting HDMI 2.0a counts as part of your promise to "future proof" the system? What are Klipsch's plans here?
  8. melodibit

    HD Wireless and HDR Video

    I just purchased a new Apple TV 4K and have it plugged in to HDMI 1 on the HD Wireless hub. While 4K connectivity works, I'm not able to pass an HDR signal through the hub to the TV. If I plug my Apple TV directly in to my LG TV it works fine. I did a little digging, and from what I'm seeing HDR requires HDMI 2.0a, but the specs on the RP-HUB1 only show it supporting HDMI 2.0. Am I missing anything, or is it true the hub will not pass through HDR content? Has anybody else run into this? If so, it seems like quite a limitation. Perhaps something that will be addressed in a firmware update?
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