Update for HDMI 2.1 Compatibility of Select 2020 AV Receivers with Certain Gaming, Video Devices (Sep 2021)

Affected Models: RX-V4A, RX-V6A, RX-A2A

For Certain Pass-through Compatibility with: Xbox Series X, NVIDIA RTX30

From the time we launched several AV receivers in 2020, we stated that we would support emerging HDMI 2.1 capabilities – including pass-through of 4K/120Hz – in these models via future updates. A future hardware update is required on the above AV receivers for customers who plan to connect Xbox Series X or NVIDIA RTX30 at 4K/120Hz to these select AV receivers.

The information below provides further detail for customers requiring 4K/120Hz transmission compatibility with the above AV receivers and the Xbox Series X or NVIDIA RTX30 video device.

For Customers Requiring 4K/120Hz from Select Xbox, NVIDIA Source Devices

A free update program will be made available as soon as possible. The start of the update program differs by country. We will provide an update when the program starts.

Please Note:

  • This HDMI board exchange is complimentary to customers for 24 months after the program starts.
  • You will not need this HDMI board exchange unless you are planning to connect an Xbox Series X gaming or a NVIDIA RTX30 video graphic card device at 4K/120Hz signal transmission.
  • These AV receivers (above) currently support HDMI pass-through of 4K/60Hz signals with HDR (HDR10 and Dolby Vision) and may be used with the latest gaming devices.
  • These AV receivers currently support HDMI eARC, which allows 4K/120Hz sources to be connected directly to a compatible TV, with the audio fed to the AVR via eARC.
  • The newly released RX-A4A, RX-A6A and RX-A8A are unaffected by the pass-through issue, requiring only a future firmware update to enable certain HDMI 2.1 capabilities.
Yamaha RX-V4A V4A Receiver Amp


V4A - 5.2 ch AV receiver with CINEMA DSP 3D, HDMI™ 4-in/1-out, wireless surround.

Yamaha RX-V6A V6A Receiver Amp


V6A - 7.2 ch AV receiver with CINEMA DSP 3D, HDMI™ 7-in/1-out, wireless surround.

Yamaha RX-A2A A2A AVENTAGE Receiver Amp


A2A - 7.2 ch AVENTAGE with CINEMA DSP 3D, HDMI™ 7-in/1-out, Special A.R.T technology.