23 Aug 2018, 08:43
First and foremost, great review. I’ve had the 5000 for nearly a year now and updates etc have eliminated many of my first complaints. However I agree with you that rear channels would improve the experience and cannot believe that they didn’t do it. But I will have to say the sound is so amazing, that I have to remind myself they are not there and actually listen for the sound positioning which is missing.
But when you talk about 3 HDMI interfaces I would agree that more then three would be nice but the competition is all at 3 or less right? In fact when I bought this I compared it against the Samsung, Pioneer, and several others and it was the only one I believe at the time with HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2 on all three interfaces, and this should be the minimum I believe. I do see through my AppleTV it supports HDR, and 4:4:4 video back to my Sony TV. It would be interesting knowing whether others do or do not support that video pass through.
I don’t know if anything has changed but my unit did come with a HDMI cable, I believe you said it didn’t.
My only other complaints are that when just viewing normal TV I often am cranking it up pretty far up to it’s upper limits. There should be some form of adjustment per interface. Also when pushing Atmos I wish it would give some form of indication on the display that it is doing so. I’ve been able to verify it through other means but hey if you can it should tell you what it is doing.