Support for VRR (Variable Refresh Rate) and ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode) is now available to download as a firmware upgrade for the RX-V4A, RX-V6A, RX-A2A, RX-A4A, RX-A6A, and the top of the range RX-A8A home cinema amplifiers.
Currently, the new software is only available through the MusicCast app, but it will also be added to the downloads section (opens in new tab) of the Yamaha website in due course.
These features come just a few months after Yamaha enabled its premium Aventage receivers to passthrough 4K@120Hz and 8K@60Hz signals from compatible devices such as PCs, PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles, as well as adding support for HDR10+ video.
Further gaming functionality additions to Yamaha's AVRs for Quick Media Switching (QMS) and Quick Frame Transport (QFT) are still in the pipeline. Unfortunately, there's no release date as yet – Yamaha is still awaiting test specifications from HDMI.org.
The latest upgrades to Yamaha's home theatre receivers have been a long time coming for some users. When Yamaha launched the Aventage models late last summer, their impressive, gamer-friendly spec sheets were accompanied by a number of asterisks. Despite offering wide-ranging HDMI 2.1 support, full compatibility wasn't available out of the box and instead, as is becoming increasingly common (opens in new tab), promised via a series of future firmware updates.
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