Which televisions from 2019 have which HDMI 2.1 features? The specifications of HDMI 2.1 allow manufacturers to provide HDMI 2.0 connections with HDMI 2.1 features, but it does not make things easier for the consumer. Therefore this overview for the 2019 TVs.
What does HDMI 2.1 offer?
HDMI 2.0, HDMI 2.1. What are the main differences? The main feature of new HDMI is its increased bandwidth. It rises from 18 Gbps (HDMI2.0) to a maximum of 48 Gbps (HDMI2.1), and is necessary for 8K60 and 4K120 resolutions. However, manufacturers are not required to provide the maximum bandwidth, they may choose to deliver less. Here you can read about HDMI 2.1 features for the 2020 TVs.
Furthermore, HDMI introduces its upgraded model of 2.1 some new features. They are all optional, and some can also be combined with HDMI 2.0 connections. These are ALLM (Auto Low Latency mode), VRR (Variable Refresh Rate), eARC (Enhanced ARC), and the features not yet used QFT (Quick Frame Transport), QMS (Quick Media Switching) and DSC (Display Stream Compression).
For a complete overview of what each of these features means, please refer to our HDMI 2.1 background article .
Because a wide combination of features is therefore possible, and because manufacturers often very unclear about communicating, it is very difficult to know whether a particular model supports this or that feature. We will try to fix this with the following overview.
Model not found?
The information below is based on what manufacturers have provided us, and concerns only 2019 models. We have no information about models that are not in the list
LG is the manufacturer who has the most extensive support for HDMI upgraded model of 2.1 features. All OLED models and top LCD models are equipped with latest HDMI connectors with higher bandwidth and they support all or almost all features.
|W9||Z9, E9, C9, B9||SM990||SM980 , SM90||SM860, SM850|
|HDMI 2.0 (18Gbps)||N / A||N / A||N / A||N / A||Yes|
|HDMI 2.1 (48Gbps)||Yes  yes||yes||yes||no|
|2K HFR||yes  yes||yes||yes||yes|
|eARC (Enhanced ARC)||yes||yes||yes||yes||no|
|VRR (Variable Refresh Rate )||no||yes||no||yes *||no|
|ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode)||yes||yes||yes||yes  yes|
*: not on the 86 and 75 inch SM90
At Panasonic the situation is clear k. No model has an HDMI 2.1 connection with higher bandwidth, and in terms of features only ALLM is available.
The model numbers in the table are for Belgium. In the Netherlands, these are the GZW2004, GZT1506, GZW1004, GZW954, GXW904, GXW804 and GXW704.
Also Philips does not supply HDMI 2.1 connections with higher bandwidth on 2019 models and only supports ALLM.
|OLED934, OLED984, OLED854, OLED804, OLED754||8804, 7504, 7304, 6814, 6704, 6504|
|HDMI 2.0 (18Gbps)||yes||yes|
|HDMI 2.1 (48Gbps)||no||no|
|eARC (And hanced ARC)||no||no|
|VRR (Variable Refresh Rate)||no||no|
|ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode)||yes|
At Samsung, the situation is somewhat more complex. The Q950R is equipped with one higher bandwidth connection that supports 8K60 and 4K120. 4K120 is possible on the Q90R and Q85R, but according to the manual only in 10 bit, 4: 2: 0. That’s less than on the Q950R (which supports 4K120 10 bit 4: 4: 4), but still more than what fits in an HDMI 2.0 bandwidth. Samsung does not provide further details, but it seems that this may be an HDMI 2.1 connection. On the Q80R and lower models you only get ALLM and possibly VRR.
|Q950R||Q90R, Q85R||Q80R, Q70R, Q60R, RU8000||RU7400, RU7300, RU7100|
|HDMI 2.0 (18Gbps)||yes||yes||yes||yes|
|HDMI 2.1 (48Gbps)||yes||yes?||no||no|
|4K HFR||yes||yes ***||no||no|
|eARC (Enhanced ARC)||no **||no **||no||no|
|VRR (Variable Refresh Rate)||yes *||yes *||yes *||no|
|ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode)||yes||yes||yes||yes|
**: possibly via future firmware update.
***: limited to 4K @ 120fps, 10 bit 4: 2: 0
HDMI on Sony 2019
Sony provides one HDMI 2.1 connection to the 8K ZG9, but ignores all gaming features. On the 4K models we only find eARC on three models.
|ZG9||AG9, XG95, XG85||AG8, XG90, XG83, XG81, XG80, XG70|
|HDMI 2.0 (18Gbps)||N / A||Yes||Yes|
|HDMI 2.1 (48Gbps)||Yes (40Gbps)||No||No|
|4K HFR||Yes||No  2K HFR||yes||no||no|
|eARC (Enhanced ARC)||yes||yes||no|
|VRR (Variable Refresh Rate)||no  no||no|
|ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode)||no||no||no|