The Danish company announced that the flagship AV processors of Steinway Lyngdorf will receive support for HDMI 2.1 at the beginning of last summer. And it happened: now the Lyngdorf MP-60 2.1 and Steinway & Sons P300 2.1 models support HDMI 2.1, as evidenced by the corresponding index in their name.
For this update, Steinway Lyngdorf used” hardware ” (or rather, HDMI 2.1 chipsets) manufactured by Invecas. The delay in the release dates of these systems from Steinway Lyngdorf may mean a deeper study of the technology and the opportunity to avoid the annoying failures that occur with HDMI 2.1 from other manufacturers.
According to the HDMI 2.1 specification, the updated processors will be able to process a signal with a resolution of 8K at frequencies of 50/60 Hz with a bitrate of 40 Gbit/s. For 4K, twice the frequencies are possible.
The upgraded devices are promised support for static and dynamic HDR and improved return audio channel (eARC) for more precise integration with TV control. To this, you need to add support for Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) and Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), which are particularly popular with gamers.
Owners of existing MP-60 processors have been offered an upgrade to HDMI 2.1 by the manufacturer. To do this, they need to contact their nearest Lyngdorf dealer.
The cost of the upgrade and the improved Steinway Lyngdorf 2.1 processors have not yet been announced.