Posted Thu Sep 4, 2014 at 03:00 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
An Atmos firmware update for several existing receivers will be available later this month.
Onkyo has announced a launch date for its Dolby Atmos firmware update. The free download will be available on September 29 and will be compatible with the company's mid-range TX-NR636, TX-NR737, and TX-NR838 receivers.
Dolby Atmos home theater technology uses object-based mixing to expand audio design beyond the traditional limitations of channel-based systems, and incorporates the inclusion of overhead sound. In addition to the aforementioned devices, Onkyo is also releasing the high-end TX-NR1030 ($1,699) and TX-NR3030 ($2,399) receivers, and the PR-SC5530 Network A/V Controller ($2,499) with Atmos support built-in this October. Likewise, the HT-S7700 Network Home Theater System will also feature integrated Atmos support and will ship at the end of September. For more details on Dolby Atmos and Onkyo's implementation of the technology, check out the company's Atmos website.
The TX-NR636 ($549), TX-NR737 ($699), and TX-NR838 ($899) receivers are all available for purchase now.
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