Pioneer and Onkyo Prep Dolby Vision Firmware Update for Select 2016 A/V Receivers

Posted Fri Sep 29, 2017 at 12:30 PM PDT by
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Several 2016 A/V components will receive Dolby Vision support before the end of the year.

Pioneer and Onkyo have announced plans to release a Dolby Vision HDR firmware update for select 2016 A/V models. The update is set to be available by the end of December.

Dolby Vision is an advanced display and image mastering technology that offers expanded brightness to improve contrast between dark and light aspects of an image, bringing out deeper black levels and more realistic details in specular highlights -- like the sun reflecting off of an ocean -- in specially graded Dolby Vision material. In order to passthrough Dolby Vision video content from connected Ultra HD Blu-ray players, set-top boxes, and streaming devices, 2016 Pioneer and Onkyo components will need to download the upcoming firmware update. 

Here's a rundown of 2016 Pioneer and Onkyo A/V models set to receive the Dolby Vision firmware update:

Onkyo A/V Receivers & Pre-Amp

TX-NR555

TX-NR656

TX-NR757

TX-RZ610

TX-RZ710

TX-RZ810

TX-RZ1100

TX-RZ3100

PR-RZ5100

Pioneer Elite A/V Receivers

VSX-LX101

VSX-LX301

SC-LX501

SC-LX701

SC-LX801

SC-LX901

Pioneer A/V Receivers

VSX-831

VSX-1131

Meanwhile, current Pioneer and Onkyo A/V devices already equipped with Dolby Vision support include:

Onkyo

TX-NR676

TX-NR575

TX-RZ920

TX-RZ820

TX-RZ720

TX-RZ620

TX-NR777 

Pioneer

Elite SC-LX502

Elite VSX-LX302

Elite VSX-LX102

VSX-932 

VSX-832

In addition to Pioneer and Onkyo, Integra also recently announced plans to release a Dolby Vision firmware update for select A/V devices before the end of the year.

Sources: Onkyo, Pioneer

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Tags: Onkyo, Pioneer, Dolby Vision, Receivers, HDR, Firmware Updates (all tags)