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HDMI 2.1 eARC Update for Soundtouch 300

Can we expect a firmware update to enable eARC features on the Soundtouch 300 once HDMI 2.1 starts being implemented on TVs in 2018? I know not all features of HDMI 2.1 can be added via firmware update, however it is my understanding that non-bandwidth related functions could be enabled with a firmware update.

I hope Bose will do this so we can send LPCM HD Audio signals to the TV for pass through via eARC to the soundbar. (Regular ARC doesn't support HD Audio Signals).
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Brent_B
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Re: HDMI 2.1 eARC Update for Soundtouch 300

Hi sta20in, 

 

Thank you for the post! That's a great question. I'm curious about this as well. I've sent this up to the software team to see if this is on the roadmap, or if I should submit it as a feature request. When I have more information, I will let you know! 

 

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Re: HDMI 2.1 eARC Update for Soundtouch 300

Thanks a lot, I really appreciate you passing it onto the software team! Can't wait to hear their answer.
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Re: HDMI 2.1 eARC Update for Soundtouch 300

Any news on this?
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Re: HDMI 2.1 eARC Update for Soundtouch 300

Hi sta20in,

 

Thanks for checking in with this. I took a look at the ticket and there isn't an update just yet. When I hear back from the software team, I will let you know. 

 

 

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Hi sta20in, 

 

I did hear back regarding this. Unfortunately, there will not be a firmware update that will allow eARC. As configured, The SoundTouch 300 can not support it.

 

Thank you 

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@Brent_B wrote:

Hi sta20in, 

 

I did hear back regarding this. Unfortunately, there will not be a firmware update that will allow eARC. As configured, The SoundTouch 300 can not support it.

 

Thank you 


 

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What about the Lifestyle 650?

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Re: HDMI 2.1 eARC Update for Soundtouch 300

How about a firmware update that just fixes the normal st300 ARC issues?
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Re: HDMI 2.1 eARC Update for Soundtouch 300

Hi GuyinPA75, 

 

That's a great question. I've sent a message to the software team asking if the 650 can support this. When I hear back, I'll update the thread. 

 

 

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Re: HDMI 2.1 eARC Update for Soundtouch 300

I did hear back on this.. As configured, the LS600/650 can not support it either.

 

Thank you