To be honest the answer is no, the technology has not matured around 2.0 and it will take some time.
Indeed, what a mess and headache it could potentially become.I have a 2013 4K LG LED tv that LG is supposedly developing an HDMI 2.0 update package for (currently only HDMI 1.4). So if I can upgrade my TV to HDMI 2.0 (with HDCP 2.2?) then I'm very hesitant to buy an AVR or pre/pro without the same. There might be the possibility of running just the sound to the audio processor (with HDMI 1.4 or 2.0 but without HDCP 2.2) and the 4K picture via HDMI 2.0 with HDCP 2.2 to the TV but that means the player would need two HDMI outputs with at least one HDMI 2.0 HDCP 2.2 combination.
From another forum (AVS) that I visit is a quote from the following receiver section post (1st post in Dolby Atmos Comes Home in New Onkyo AVRs, Pre/Pro ):Thanks guys for your responses. Dodaleca, I see that you have the exact same concerns that I have. :dontknow: :crying:
As HDMI 2.0 is a hardware change/upgrade with specifications I am surprised Onkyo could have a lower bandwith version under the 2.0 naming. It would be interesting if someone could actually confirm this point with certainty as it could also be a potential deal breaker.
But to my knowledge HDCP 2.2 (copy protection) is on our way for the new higher resolution content that will come out of the movie industry. It will be random 128 bit encryption checking the path every second or so. And we'll have to deal with it in the near future lddude:
I disagreeI can see Atmos being the wave of the future, but with the criteria of having to ad some overhead speakers it may be a waste of money for many "at the moment"...sort of like the 5k TV