Sony announces this week an important update for the HT-ST5000. The HDMI eARC to HT-ST5000 Soundbar is added, the function that allows high-resolution audio formats to be sent back to the soundbar from the TV.
Sony adds HDMI eARC to HT-ST5000 Soundbar
With the new firmware update, the HT-ST5000 becomes the first soundbar with support for HDMI eARC. Thanks to this support, you can now send formats such as Dolby Atmos and DTS: X to the soundbar via the TV. This applies to media that is played via streaming services (eg Netflix) as well as equipment connected to the TV (eg a Blu-ray player). However, the TV must also support the eARC function.
In addition, Sony has confirmed that the HT-XF9000 and HT-ZF9 soundbar systems can also expect an update that adds support for HDMI eARC. When these updates are rolled out is not yet known.
Also read our review of the Sony HT-ST5000.
Are you looking for a 2.1 system where you do not have to compromise, then we can wholeheartedly recommend the HT-ST5000. This system offers an overwhelming sound experience with enormous depth and dynamic features. It does not matter how hard you put the soundbar, it goes well and tightly with the sound.