AVR-X8500H HDMI 8K Upgrade

Module upgrade for AVR-X8500H to HDMI 2.1 specifications

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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

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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: 2023-07-31

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

I will like to know if upgrading from 4k to 8k it will also improve the sound quality on the system because I check some of your reviews people talking about the improvement they experience their upgrade or that's just pure imagination?

Asked by: Murano
Hi Murano, 4k and 8K refer only to a video specification (eg. 8K native resolution is 7680 x 4320 pixels, which equates to 33,177,600 total pixels). Neither are related to audio specifications in any way. That's not to say upgrading form a 4K receiver to an 8K won't yield any sonic reward. Some 8k receivers could well feature audio advancements over a 4K compatible AVR (this is usually down to the AVR being newer or higher-end), but it won't have anything to do with the video specification necessarily.
Answered by: Denon Response
Date published: 2023-06-21
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