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Yamaha to update AV Receivers to DTS:X and HDR capability

Free upgrade begins Spring 2016

by Mark Hodgkinson Jan 29, 2016


  • Yamaha has announced that the RX-A1050, RX-A2050, RX-A3050 and the CX-A5100 models from the AVENTAGE range of AV receivers will all receive a firmware update to support the latest High Dynamic Range (HDR) technology with HDMI version 2.0a.
    HDR is of course part of the specification for Ultra HD Blu-Ray and Yamaha receivers will be able to support this new format along with the latest HDMI version and copy protection. In addition to this, these models will also receive support for the new DTS:X immersive audio format at the same time, allowing customers to enjoy newly launched DTS:X titles as they are released.

    The YSP-5600 Atmos soundbar will also benefit from a DTS:X firmware update although this will come later than the AVENTAGE series.

    Finally, Yamaha will be sharing the love to some of the mid- to high-end models of AV receiver from the brand, the RX-V679, RX-V779 and RX-A850 will all receive firmware updates for HDR as well.

    All of these AV receiver and soundbar products feature Yamaha’s MusicCast wireless music system on board, allowing you to stream all audio content all over your home with just a few simple taps of the app.

    All of these updates will be completely free and if you already own one of these products you will be prompted to download the new firmware if your product is networked. If not, just follow the instructions available on Yamaha’s website once the firmware is released to update via other methods. All updates are scheduled to roll out to customers during spring of 2016, though specific dates have yet to be announced.

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