About HDMI connections
High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) is an interface that transmits video and audio signals in digital format. Connecting devices made by Sony that are “BRAVIA” Sync-compatible makes operations simpler.
- All HDMI jacks support ITU-R BT.2020 wide color spaces, 3D, 4K, Deep Color (Deep Colour) and HDR (High Dynamic Range) contents pass-through.
- BT.2020 color space is new wider color standard that is defined for ultra-high definition television systems.
- HDR is an emerging video format that can display a wider range of brightness levels. The receiver supports HDR10, HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma), and Dolby Vision.
- To enjoy 3D content, connect a 3D-compatible TV and video device (Blu-ray Disc Player, Blu-ray Disc recorder, PlayStation 4, etc.) to the receiver using High Speed HDMI Cables with Ethernet, put on 3D glasses, and then play 3D-compatible content.
- To enjoy 4K content, connect a 4K-compatible TV or video device (Blu-ray Disc Player, etc.) to the receiver using Premium High Speed HDMI Cables with Ethernet that support 18 Gbps, and then play 4K-compatible content.
- Premium High Speed HDMI Cable with Ethernet that supports 18 Gbps is required for 4K/60p 4:4:4, 4:2:2, and 4K/60p 4:2:0 10 bit, etc.
- The HDMI IN 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 jacks support bandwidths of up to 18 Gbps when [HDMI Signal Format] in the [HDMI Setup] menu is set to [Enhanced format], and bandwidths of up to 9 Gbps when [HDMI Signal Format] in the [HDMI Setup] menu is set to [Standard format].
- The HDMI IN 6 (GAME) jack (STR-ZA3100ES/STR-ZA2100ES only) supports bandwidths of up to 9 Gbps.
- The HDMI OUT A jack supports bandwidths of up to 18 Gbps.
- The HDMI OUT B jack supports bandwidths of up to 18 Gbps when [HDMI Out B Mode] in the [HDMI Setup] menu is set to [Main], and bandwidths of up to 9 Gbps when [HDMI Out B Mode] in the [HDMI Setup] menu is set to [Zone2].
- Analog video signals input to the VIDEO jack or COMPONENT VIDEO jacks can be output as HDMI signals.
- Digital audio signals transmitted by HDMI can be output from the SPEAKERS terminals and the PRE OUT jacks on this receiver. This signal supports Dolby Audio, DTS, DSD, and Linear PCM.
- This receiver supports High Bitrate Audio (DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby TrueHD, DTS:X Master Audio, Dolby Atmos).
- The receiver can receive Multi Channel Linear PCM (up to 8 channels) with a sampling frequency of 192 kHz or less via an HDMI connection.
- Audio signals input to the OPTICAL IN, COAXIAL IN and ANALOG IN jacks can be output as HDMI signals with converted analog video signals from the HDMI OUT B (ZONE 2) jack when [HDMI Out B Mode] is set to [Zone2].
- The HDMI OUT A jack supports the eARC or ARC function.
- All HDMI jacks on the receiver support High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection System Revision 2.2 (HDCP 2.2). Connect these HDMI jacks to jacks that support HDCP 2.2 on the TV and AV device. Refer to the operating instructions of the connected device for details.
- HDCP 2.2 is newly enhanced copyright protection technology that is used to protect content such as 4K movies.
- Depending on the TV or video device, 4K or 3D content may not be displayed. Check the HDMI video formats supported by the receiver.
- When you connect two TVs to the receiver, Dolby Vision content may not be displayed. For details, see “Switching the monitors that output the HDMI video signals.”
- Refer to the operating instructions of each connected device for details.