Dear Mr. Brockhouse,

Thank you very much for your thorough review of the Bryston BDA-3.14 streaming DAC-preamp. Unlike other reviewers, you mentioned that its HDMI circuitry is based on the HDMI 1.4 standard. Bryston’s current specs for the BDA-3.14 state that its HDMI ports are still based on HDMI 1.4.

In your review, you said that Bryston plans to upgrade the BDA-3.14’s HDMI ports, so that they will pass through HDR video and support HDMI ARC/eARC. I am thinking of buying this product, but want the more advanced HDMI connectivity. Do you have any more information about Bryston’s plans?

Thanks in advance for your help.

Kind regards,
Peter Eder

Hello Peter,

I couldn’t answer your question about when Bryston plans to upgrade the HDMI board in the BDA-3.14, so I asked my contacts at the company to provide the information you need. Gary Dayton, VP Sales at Bryston, replied: “We will most likely update the unit to include HDMI 2.0a on all four ports and include ARC on the output. It's not clear yet when that will happen since we’re still trying to understand how much software development is required to enable that on an HDMI board upgrade coming later this year.”

Thanks for writing.
Kindest regards,
Gordon Brockhouse

Hello Gordon,

I want to thank you and Gary Dayton of Bryston for your quick reply to my question about HDMI updates to the Bryston BDA-3.14. The Bryston BDA-3.14 would match the rest of my system very well, and I will follow the development of this feature closely. If this update could be realized sometime this year I would be very happy.

Best regards,
Peter Eder