Bryston SP3 4K passthru

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DRC

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Bryston SP3 4K passthru
« on: 28 Oct 2016, 04:05 pm »
Hi
I have not been on this thread for a while and am looking for advice. I have 1 of the original SP3's with Serial no 112.
I am moving to 4K and would like to continue to use the SP3 as it was intended for video pass thru. I see that they have replaced the original HDMI board which was a Momentum Data Systems HSR8-3D around 2015 with the HSR-82.2 HDMI board.
Has anyone upgraded their SP3 with this new HDMI board?
I ask because this new board still does NOT support HDR and is NOT HDMI 2.0a.
I realize it is almost impossible for Bryston to "chase" HDMI's always changing specs. But a few things, especially HDR are critical to get the full benefits of SUHD.
My question is, has anyone used their SP3 with the new HDMI board and passed thru HDR? What errors would I expect if the projector and source both support HDR? HDMI 1.4 does not support Rec 2020 colour space or HDR.
Is anyone aware of if or when Bryston will ever offer the ability to pass thru HDR?

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Re: Bryston SP3 4K passthru
« Reply #1 on: 2 Nov 2017, 03:18 pm »
Hi James

Just want to let you guys know the SP3 hdmi 2.2 upgrade was a complete success.

Manage to connect the modified SP3 to our JVC Z-1 (RS-4500 over your place) and it pass through 4K HDR with no issues using our Oppo 203 and Panasonic UB-400 UHD disc players.

Switching between normal Bluray and 4K Bluray HDR content were hassle free, switching between the hdmi inputs of the SP3 were again problem free, maybe just a tad slow for 4K HDR picture to lock but nothing to complain.

Picture performance was brilliant through the SP3 and of course you have the usual brilliant SP3 sound for blurays and 4K blurays all through just a single hdmi cable to the SP3.

Again a fantastic job done for which we will whole heartily recommend this upgrade to our existing SP3 customers.

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James Tan
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jklowan

Re: Bryston SP3 4K passthru
« Reply #2 on: 20 Nov 2017, 07:42 pm »
So you can upgrade to 4k and HDMI 2.2 on any version board? I ask as I have a 2011 SP3 and would love to upgrade it but thought I read only the 2016 or later units could be upgraded.

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Re: Bryston SP3 4K passthru
« Reply #3 on: 20 Nov 2017, 08:29 pm »
Hi

I think you can. Email Mike. mpickett@bryston.com

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Re: Bryston SP3 4K passthru
« Reply #4 on: 7 Dec 2017, 01:18 am »
I had this upgrade just done on my SP3. Works perfect with all my 4K UHD sources output to JCV 770 projector.
Bryson turned around very quickly. Could not have turned out any better.wp

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Re: Bryston SP3 4K passthru
« Reply #5 on: 9 Dec 2017, 05:21 pm »
Hi James, just to clarify, you are calling this an HDMI 2.2 upgrade. Does that mean that it is the most currently available 4k spec i.e., HDMI 2.0b with HDCP 2.2 or what?

Reference:  https://www.cnet.com/how-to/what-is-hdmi-2-0b/

If I purchase a used SP3 right now can any historical SP3 be upgraded or will it only work with more recent production? Range of serial numbers?

How much does the upgrade cost in US$

Thanks,  Al

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Re: Bryston SP3 4K passthru
« Reply #6 on: 10 Dec 2017, 10:43 pm »
Hi James, just to clarify, you are calling this an HDMI 2.2 upgrade. Does that mean that it is the most currently available 4k spec i.e., HDMI 2.0b with HDCP 2.2 or what?

Reference:  https://www.cnet.com/how-to/what-is-hdmi-2-0b/

If I purchase a used SP3 right now can any historical SP3 be upgraded or will it only work with more recent production? Range of serial numbers?

How much does the upgrade cost in US$

Thanks,  Al

Hi Al

From Engineering:


SP3 currently ships with HDMI 2.0 (cant't remember is a or b) and HDCP 2.2

Old SP3 can be upgraded (HDMI card swap) but it is expensive because it involves replacing the rear panel due to a different layout of the input ports on the new board. 

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Re: Bryston SP3 4K passthru
« Reply #7 on: 13 Dec 2017, 10:27 pm »
Hi Al

From Engineering:


SP3 currently ships with HDMI 2.0 (cant't remember is a or b) and HDCP 2.2

Old SP3 can be upgraded (HDMI card swap) but it is expensive because it involves replacing the rear panel due to a different layout of the input ports on the new board.

It must be HDMI 2.0a as the post above stated his unit was upgraded by Bryston and it passed HDR. :o