AVR-X8500H HDMI 8K Upgrade

Module upgrade for AVR-X8500H to HDMI 2.1 specifications

$599.00
5 out of 5 Customer Rating
AVR-X8500H HDMI 8K Upgrade is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 19.
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The AVR-X8500H delivers the most cutting-edge home theater technology to-date. To build on its robust capabilities, you can now upgrade to the latest HDMI specification to experience superior picture quality, enhanced gaming options and other convenient features to match the uncompromising audio performance. We are excited to offer an HDMI 8K Upgrade for Denon AVR-X8500H owners. It couldn’t be easier. By purchasing the HDMI 8K Upgrade on Denon.com, you will receive a box to safely send your AVR-X8500H to our service center, which will then upgrade your unit and return it to you. This upgrade will enable you to enjoy the following benefits of that adhere to the latest HDMI specifications.


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AVR-X8500H HDMI 8K Upgrade

AVR-X8500H HDMI 8K Upgrade

$599.00
$599.00
Estimated to ship on Preorder: Estimated to ship 04/14

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from I am loving it so far. The upgrade did improve the audio and video quality of the unit. The sound is much better. Movies sound much more alive than before. I can hear the little things I never noticed before. The surround environment is incredible. I am using a 7.2.2 setup and it's sounds great. The video is crisper and football in 1080p is just as clear as 4k. My tv is Sony 4k and it's fine for me because there is not that much available in 4 or 8k. My opinion is 1080p/i is just fine if you have a premium television. I'm still having a few glitches with the setup but I think it will cure itself shortly. If not, I'll call customer support and see what they have to say about it. Maybe not so much setup. When I turn on the unit using the remote, sometimes it doesn't turn on the rest of the inputs that assigned. For instance if I am wanting to watch tv. Sometimes everything power ups except the tv and I will need use the tv remote to turn it on. I shouldn't need to do that.
Date published: 2021-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Omg 9.2.4 system sounds like T-Rex is coming I have this hooked up to 13 Klipsch speakers for a 9.2.4 setup and it sounds amazing
Date published: 2021-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth it Upgrade works like a champ. No issues using xbox series x or ps5.
Date published: 2021-07-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 8K upgrade board. I give it four stars because there's only one 8K input. The upgrade seems to work as it should with no issues using my XBSERIESX at 4k120.
Date published: 2021-08-03
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Questions

Will this hdmi board have eARC ?

Asked by: Ozman
Hello, Yes - the AVR-X8500H HDMI upgrade board supports eARC.
Answered by: Denon Response
Date published: 2024-01-03

is this board compatible to install on the AVR x4700h receiver

Asked by: Panda
Hello, Unfortunately, the only model this board is supported by is the AVR-X8500H.
Answered by: Denon Response
Date published: 2024-01-09

Is it necessary to send the whole amp what if i just need the upgrade kit and instal by my own as i am certified technician

Asked by: Juni
Hello, Yes - it is necessary to send the unit in. The HDMI board would need to be installed at one of our service centers.
Answered by: Denon Response
Date published: 2023-12-04

I have the x8500h if I get this board there's only 1 2.1 hdmi port even though the new ones have more 2.1 ports. I have the play station and am getting a 8k tv I can only use 1 at a time

Asked by: Truckdude1
Hello, Yes - the HDMI board upgrade offers only one HDMI 8K input.
Answered by: Denon Response
Date published: 2023-10-26

What is the turnaround time for this upgrade?

Asked by: Art90notch
Hello, If you live in continental USA, once the Service Center receives your AVR with the HDMI board, you would be looking at about 4-6 weeks.
Answered by: Denon Response
Date published: 2023-09-06

Is there a difference between the avr-x8500h with the upgrade board and the avr-x8500ha? I currently own the H, and would like to know if it would be better to upgrade my existing unit or upgrade to the HA. Thank you.

Asked by: Reddog
Hello, The upgrade board allows for your AVR-X8500H to be HDCP 2.3 compliant, and also offers a 4K/120Hz (8K) HDMI input and 2x 8K Monitor outputs, one of which handles an eARC feed from a TV. Unfortunately, availability for the upgrade board for the AVR-X8500H is currently inconclusive.
Answered by: Denon Response
Date published: 2024-02-20

How many 8k @ 60hz/4k @ 120hz hdmi 2.1 inputs/outputs and is it earc?

Asked by: Raveguy4lyfe1
Hello, With the upgrade board, among the seven HDMI inputs there is 1 x 8K/60Hz (4K/120 Hz) HDMI input. There are 2 x 8K/60 Hz (4K/120Hz) outputs (Monitor 1 & 2). eARC is supported.
Answered by: Denon Response
Date published: 2023-07-28

I have a denon receiver that I bought a year plus back but never got to use it . How do I know whether I need the HDMI 2.1 spec board upgrade? My model number is AVR8500HBKE3. I have 2 weeks till I power it up and want to send it in for upgrade if need be

Asked by: Jmam
So Clint this question is regarding if I need the 8K hdmi 2.1 board upgrade for the AVR-8500H (which i bought early last year (2021) and I am going to set it up now. https://www.denon.com/en-us/product/av-receivers/avr-x8500h-hdmi-8k-upgrade
Answered by: jmam
Date published: 2022-09-26
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