About HDMI

HDMI is an abbreviation of High-Definition Multimedia Interface, which is an AV digital interface that can be connected to a TV or amplifier.

With the HDMI connection, high definition video and high quality audio formats adopted by Blu-ray Disc players (Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD, DTS-HD Master Audio) can be transmitted, which is not possible with the analog video transmission.

Furthermore, in the HDMI connection, audio and video signals can be transmitted through a single HDMI cable, while in conventional connections it is necessary to provide audio and video cables separately for connection between devices. This allows you to simplify the wiring configuration that tends to be quite complex in a home theater system.

This unit supports the following HDMI functions.

Deep Color

An imaging technology supported by HDMI. Unlike RGB or YCbCr, which uses 8 bits (256 shades) per color, it can use 10 bits (1024 shades), 12 bits (4096 shades), or 16 bits (65536 shades) to produce colors in higher definition.

Both devices linked via HDMI must support Deep Color.


This function lets HDTVs display colors more accurately. It enables display with natural, vivid colors.

“x.v.Color” is trademark of Sony Corporation.


This unit supports input and output of 3D (3 dimensional) video signals of HDMI. To play back 3D video, you need a TV and player that provide support for the HDMI 3D function and a pair of 3D glasses.


This unit supports input and output of 4K (3840 x 2160 pixels) video signals of HDMI.

Content Type

It automatically makes settings suitable for the video output type (content information).

Adobe RGB color, Adobe YCC601 color

The color space defined by Adobe Systems Inc. Because it is a wider color space than RGB, it can produce more vivid and natural images.

sYCC601 color

Each of these color spaces defines a palette of available colors that is larger than the traditional RGB color model.

HDMI Pass Through

Even when the power to this unit is set to standby, signals input from the HDMI input connector are output to a TV or other device that is connected to the HDMI output connector.

Supported audio formats

2-channel Linear PCM

2-channel, 32 kHz – 192 kHz, 16/20/24 bit

Multi-channel Linear PCM

7.1-channel, 32 kHz – 192 kHz, 16/20/24 bit


Dolby Digital / DTS / Dolby TrueHD /
Dolby Digital Plus / DTS-HD Master Audio /
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio / DTS Express

Supported video signals





720p 60/50Hz

1080i 60/50Hz

1080p 60/50/24Hz

4K 60/50/30/25/24 Hz

Copyright protection system

In order to play back digital video and audio such as BD video or DVD video via HDMI connection, both this unit and the TV or player must to support the copyright protection system known as HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection System). HDCP is copyright protection technology comprised of data encryption and authentication of the connected AV devices. This unit supports HDCP.

If a device that does not support HDCP is connected, video and audio are not output correctly. Read the owner’s manual of your television or player for more information.

When connecting this unit to a device that is compatible with the Deep Color and 4K functions, use a “High Speed HDMI cable with Ethernet” that bears the HDMI logo.

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