Will Denon X250BT be able to pass through dolby vision?

BobaFettuchine

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Im about to buy this receiver but notice it doesn’t have dolby vision, does that also mean it can’t pass through dolby vision?
I have an LG CX OLED and am using an apple 4k tv. Hope you guys know the answer to this or know how i can set it up so i can play dolby vision content.
 

dante01

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The AV receiver in question has no ability to passthrough Dolby Vision. You'd get HDR10 instead of Dolby Vision if passing the video through this AV receiver.

An AV receiver doesn't play video and simply acts as a repeater in order to conveying the video to your display. The source device is the device playing the source. The Denon X250BT hasn't any ability to handle or passthrough Dolby Vision metadata so cannot convey such metadata through to your TV which would then utilise it.

You'd need at least the AVR-X550BT if wanting suppost for Dolby Vision via a Denon AV receiver.

Here's a side by side comparison of the X550BT and the X250BT:
 
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BobaFettuchine

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The AV receiver in question has no ability to passthrough Dolby Vision. You'd get HDR10 instead of Dolby Vision if passing the video through this AV receiver.

An AV receiver doesn't play video and simply acts as a repeater in order to conveying the video to your display. The source device is the device playing the source. The Denon X250BT hasn't any ability to handle or passthrough Dolby Vision metadata so cannot convey such metadata through to your TV which would then utilise it.

You'd need at least the AVR-X550BT if wanting suppost for Dolby Vision via a Denon AV receiver.

Here;s a side by side comparison of the X550BT and the X250BT:
Okay thanks for the help, i will be buying the x550bt then!
 
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BobaFettuchine

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The AV receiver in question has no ability to passthrough Dolby Vision. You'd get HDR10 instead of Dolby Vision if passing the video through this AV receiver.

An AV receiver doesn't play video and simply acts as a repeater in order to conveying the video to your display. The source device is the device playing the source. The Denon X250BT hasn't any ability to handle or passthrough Dolby Vision metadata so cannot convey such metadata through to your TV which would then utilise it.

You'd need at least the AVR-X550BT if wanting suppost for Dolby Vision via a Denon AV receiver.

Here's a side by side comparison of the X550BT and the X250BT:
If i connect my apple tv 4k directly to the tv i would be able to play dolby vision though right?
 
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dante01

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Yes, you'd be able to convey the Dolby Vision metadata directly to the TV. The issue would then be the audio which would need to be passed through the TV and out to the AV receiver. You'd have 2 options by which to do this. You can either make a seperate optical audio connection from the TV to the AV receiver or you could use HDMI ARC. HDMI ARC uses the HDMI cable between the TV and the AV receiver to convey audio from the TV out to the AV receiver. You are probably going to be using this anyway if wanting to use the TV's own smart apps?

You'd need to ensure that the ATV is configured to bitsream the audio or it would convert multichannel Dolby Digital sources to multichannel PCM. Neither S/PDIF optical or conventional ARC can convey more than just 2 channels of PCM data,. They can however convey multichannel Dolby Digital encoded audio and in the case of ARC, multichannel Dolby Digital Plus encoded audio. eARC (enhanced ARC) can carry multichannel PCM, but neither of the 2 AV receivers include support for eARC despite your TV being eARC enabled.

What sources are you wanting to access via the ATV that are encoded with Dolby Vision? It may be easier to simply access this content via the TV's own smart apps as opposed to using the ATV to access this?
 
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BobaFettuchine

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Yes, you'd be able to convey the Dolby Vision metadata directly to the TV. The issue would then be the audio which would need to be passed through the TV and out to the AV receiver. You'd have 2 options by which to do this. You can either make a seperate optical audio connection from the TV to the AV receiver or you could use HDMI ARC. HDMI ARC uses the HDMI cable between the TV and the AV receiver to convey audio from the TV out to the AV receiver. You are probably going to be using this anyway if wanting to use the TV's own smart apps?

You'd need to ensure that the ATV is configured to bitsream the audio or it would convert multichannel Dolby Digital sources to multichannel PCM. Neither S/PDIF optical or conventional ARC can convey more than just 2 channels of PCM data,. They can however convey multichannel Dolby Digital encoded audio and in the case of ARC, multichannel Dolby Digital Plus encoded audio. eARC (enhanced ARC) can carry multichannel PCM, but neither of the 2 AV receivers include support for eARC despite your TV being eARC enabled.

What sources are you wanting to access via the ATV that are encoded with Dolby Vision? It may be easier to simply access this content via the TV's own smart apps as opposed to using the ATV to access this?
Yes, you'd be able to convey the Dolby Vision metadata directly to the TV. The issue would then be the audio which would need to be passed through the TV and out to the AV receiver. You'd have 2 options by which to do this. You can either make a seperate optical audio connection from the TV to the AV receiver or you could use HDMI ARC. HDMI ARC uses the HDMI cable between the TV and the AV receiver to convey audio from the TV out to the AV receiver. You are probably going to be using this anyway if wanting to use the TV's own smart apps?

You'd need to ensure that the ATV is configured to bitsream the audio or it would convert multichannel Dolby Digital sources to multichannel PCM. Neither S/PDIF optical or conventional ARC can convey more than just 2 channels of PCM data,. They can however convey multichannel Dolby Digital encoded audio and in the case of ARC, multichannel Dolby Digital Plus encoded audio. eARC (enhanced ARC) can carry multichannel PCM, but neither of the 2 AV receivers include support for eARC despite your TV being eARC enabled.

What sources are you wanting to access via the ATV that are encoded with Dolby Vision? It may be easier to simply access this content via the TV's own smart apps as opposed to using the ATV to access this?
Thanks for the very detailed response.
The sources with dolby vision are some movies with dolby vision i have on there.
if i use the tv’s internal apps with the x250bt would that allow dolby vision on lets say netflix? Sorry for all these questions im quite new to all of this.
 
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dante01

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If accessing Netflix via the TV's own Netflix app then you'd get Dolby Vision in associatiom with any content including it. THe AV receiver wouldn't be handling the video if the source is the TV. You'd obviously need to output the audio to the AV receiver. AS menyioned previously, theis can be done using either the TV's optical audio output or using the HDMI cable between the AV receiver and the TV using ARC.
 
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BobaFettuchine

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If accessing Netflix via the TV's own Netflix app then you'd get Dolby Vision in associatiom with any content including it. THe AV receiver wouldn't be handling the video if the source is the TV. You'd obviously need to output the audio to the AV receiver. AS menyioned previously, theis can be done using either the TV's optical audio output or using the HDMI cable between the AV receiver and the TV using ARC.
Okay, is there any thing signicany i will miss out on by letting the tv and apple tv handle the video instead of the receiver?
 
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dante01

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Performance wise, no.
You may however experience issues with audio delay and syncronisation and you'd obviously need to select the source via the TV as opposed to using the AVR for video source switching. If using ARC then the AV receiver should suto switch to the ARC source though.
 
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