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All future HDMI 2.0 products will fall under 2.1 no matter what for now even without any 2.1 features.I have a question for you.
A friend of mine wanted to buy a 1440p 120hz HDMI 2.0 monitor for his PS5 since his 80" 1080p HDTV is pretty old and doesn't have a good response time for gaming. He asked my advice and I did a bit of research to find that the PS5 only supports 1080p 60/120hz or 4K 60hz over HDMI 2.0 and the higher resolutions/refresh rates need 2.1, 1440p might be enabled at a later date, but no promises or info on what HDMI gen would be needed.
On further digging I also found that to use a 1440p monitor you'd have to have one that up and/or downscales. More importantly it wouldn't change the output from the PS5, so he could have 1080p 120hz upscaled which would look like crap or he could have 4K 60hz downscaled which would look good but wouldn't give him the refresh rate and fps he wants for a better response rate.
I told him his best bet was to just get a 1080p 120hz monitor. But am I to understand that 2.0 is being fazed out and future 1440p monitors should come with 2.1 instead? More importantly does this mean that he could have a PS5 4K 120hz input into one of these future 2.1 1440p monitors giving him the downscaled 4K to 1440p picture with his desired 120hz refresh?
If downscaling from 4K to 1440p is too much loss of performance, I would look towards a monitor or tv that supports VRR.
My current tv is a $150 RCA w/Roku, so I'm no expert in current gen consoles or what exactly to look for in a tv to guarantee a good experience. I've personally bought a monitor recently that was pure trash. My mistake was going off one good review and not much else, so it wasn't a great experience. I could only say read a lot of professional TV reviews from sources such as rtings dot com, and as many customer reviews from as many sources as possible and compare them to find consistencies.
Wish I had more for you.