Yamaha preps HDR and DTS:X AVR firmware upgrades for 2015 AV receivers

posted on Friday, 29th January 2016 by Steve May

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Yamaha has confirmed a firmware update which will bring HDR support and DTS:X compatibility to a number of its 2015 Aventage AV receivers. The RX-A1050, RX-A2050, RX-A3050 and the CX-A5100 models from the Aventage range of AV receivers will all receive the update in the Spring. An update to HDMI v2.0s will usher in support for High Dynamic Range (HDR) with HDMI version 2.0a. HDR is part of the Ultra HD Blu-ray specification and looks likely to be part of the 4K broadcast landscape too.  In addition, these models will also receive support for new DTS:X content platform at the same time.

The YSP-5600 Atmos soundbar will also benefit from a DTS:X  firmware update although this will come later than the Aventage series. Inside CI has had an exclusive preview of the YSP-5600 running Beta DTS:X firmware, and the results were spectacularly good. 

Yamaha is also planning to deliver HDR updates to its mid-range models, specifically the RX-V679, RX-V779 and RX-A850. All feature Yamaha’s MusicCast wireless music system on board, allowing users to stream all audio content around the home. Users will be prompted to download the new free of charge firmware when it becomes available.

 

Steve May

Steve is a veteran of the UK consumer electronics industry, having covered it for
various media outlets for more than 20 years.

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