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TV for 2022

Cowboy Denny

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Been thinking about upgrading our 55" Sony Bravia OLED TV since its about 5 years old and they OLED TV's only have around a 10year life span (depending on how much you watch TV).

I've had everything (Samsung, LG, Vizio, etc) and so far the most reliable TV we have ever owned is the Sony but those Japanese know what they are doing.  Think about other products that come from Japan..  the HOWA barrel on rifles (some of the best), Toyota (most sold vehicles in the US currently.. yea over Ford even), Honda (another great.. everything.. vehicles, motorcycles, generators, outboard motors, etc).  So you can see why I want to stick with quality, even if it costs a few extra dollars.

I am learning that I want a TV that supports HMDI eARC (this is HDMI with Ethernet)


Why do I want eARC?

Enhanced Audio Return Channel (also known as eARC) is the next generation of ARC. It’s a feature implemented in the most recent HDMI 2.1 specification.

The main benefit of eARC is a big boost in bandwidth and speed. This allows you to send higher-quality audio from your TV to a soundbar or AV receiver.

There’s scope for eARC to deliver up to 32 channels of audio, including eight-channel, 24bit/192kHz uncompressed data streams at speeds of up to 38Mbps.

This means all those high bitrate formats currently available on Blu-ray discs, 4K Blu-rays and some streaming services – Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio and object-based formats such as Dolby Atmos and DTS:X – will all be compatible.


Something to keep in mind, not all Receivers support eARC but here are a few I know about

  • Pioneer SC-LX502
  • Pioneer VSX-LX503 AV
  • Denon AVC-X3700H
  • Denon AVC-X6700H
  • Sony HT-ST5000 Soundbar
  • Sony HT-ZF9 Soundbar
  • Sony HT-XF9000 Soundbar
  • Sony STR-DH790
  • Sony STR-DN1080



  • Sony AF9
  • Sony ZF9
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