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