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Sony Soundbars Now Support VRR and ALLM with Latest Update

Sony's popular soundbars, including the HT-A7000, HT-A5000, and the HT-A9 wireless home theatre system, have just received a significant update. The update adds support for Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) and Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM), allowing gamers to connect their PS5, Xbox Series X, or gaming PC to the soundbars and enjoy smooth gameplay with reduced input lag.

Many TVs have limited HDMI 2.1 ports that support 4K/120Hz, VRR, and ALLM. This means that connecting a soundbar or home theatre system can often result in sacrificing one of these high-end features. However, with the new update, the Sony soundbars can now pass through VRR and ALLM signals without compromising on video quality or audio performance.

Our review of the HT-A9, which received a five-star rating, confirmed that the update seamlessly integrates VRR support. By connecting a PS5 to the HT-A9 and then to an HDMI 2 port on a Panasonic LZ1500 OLED TV, it was verified that VRR works flawlessly, enhancing the gaming experience.

The firmware update is automatically downloaded and applied to the soundbars, although users can manually trigger the update through the system menu settings. The update has been confirmed to be version 001.779 for the HT-A9 and HT-A7000, and version 1.769 for the HT-A5000.

This update further enhances the appeal of these Sony soundbars, with the HT-A7000 having already secured a top spot on our best soundbars list. For gamers looking for immersive audio experiences, these soundbars provide an excellent solution with added support for VRR and ALLM.

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