So in reply to my weekly tweet about when is the Q90R going to receive our promised eArc firmware update, Samsung UK business Twitter handle replied back that the Q90r just received it's eArc update, please see attached pic. If this is true, when will the US support site receive our long awaited, but better late than never eArc update for our Q90R?
After looking up the post, I verified that UK version has a new firmware released on Dec.29.2020.
Has anyone tested this firmware on the NA version of the TVs?
Same here. Downloaded and added the new firmware but only have a sonos beam which can't handle the HD audio formats. There's no obvious change to the audio menus that I can see though.
Just looked through all the audio expert menus with both Netflix and an external movie player as sources. Nothing obviously displaying eArc (there is a 'Dolby Atmos Compatibility' toggle, but that was there previously). With my media player as source the Expert Settings selection for Digital Output Audio Format allows PCM or DD, but DD+ is grey'd out. The best I can see on the Sonos appps info is DD 5.1 as previous. However, If I select a higher audio stream on the player then the app indicates 'Silence' as source. With Netflix selected I do have the option to select DD+ (I don't know if this has changed or not) and the Sonos app now displays ''You are receiving an audio signal that is not supported (Dolby Digital Plus). So has something changed/improved?
I think they mean the q90 soundbar, that one is upgraded to Earc last year
No, they specifically state it's the TV as someone on Twitter said they might have meant the soundbar and they confirmed they were referring to the TV.