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04-04-2017, 05:59 PM #1Member
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New under $500 2017 Pioneer A/V receiver with HDMI 2.0b DolbyVision and virtual ATMOS
The new 2017 Pioneer VSX-832 for $479 offers true HDMI 2.0b with HDCP 2.2. This is one of the very first A/V receivers on the market that will pass both HDR10 and Dolby Vision. Last years models of A/V receivers from Pioneer and other brands only offered HDR10 passthrough. Later on in the year 2017 Pioneer should be releasing its flagship $3,000+ Elite 11.1 A/V receiver and other Elite A/V receivers that offer full DolbyVision passthrough over HDMI 2.0b.
Hopefully in the year 2017 or in the year 2018 flagship A/V receivers from Pioneer and others will offer all 3 object based surround sound formats including Auro-3D sound decoding. One will have to see what happens, but it sounds like by 2018 Auro-3D will become a standard feature in many A/V receivers just like Dolby ATMOS and DTS X is standard in many modern models.
The low cost Pioneer VSX-832 for $479 is the very first 5.1 surround sound receiver that supports virtual Dolby ATMOS with a future firmware update (virtual ATMOS, plus DTS X is supported). The ideal A/V receiver should have 11.1 channels or more for object based surround sound formats like Dolby ATMOS, however many consumers do not want to have more then 5.1 or 7.1 speakers connected in their living rooms or bedrooms, therefore A/V receivers that give a virtual Dolby ATMOS surround sound effect are being created for people that want only 5.1 or 7.1 speakers in their home.
“Pioneer has announced two 5.1-channel AV receivers, one of which will be the first to feature Dolby Atmos virtual surround processing."
"In addition to being one of the first receivers to pass Dolby Vision high dynamic range (HDR) content, the VSX-832 ($480) is the first receiver to employ virtual surround processing technology developed by Dolby.”
Read more at http://www.soundandvision.com/content/pioneer-avr-features-%E2%80%98virtual%E2%80%99-atmos-under-500#me3ciRPOSr4WkWyM.99
04-04-2017, 07:35 PM #2
I have seen some impressive "3d" sound effects with certain dsps or other hardware. Interesting idea - wonder how practical it will be.Keep Physical Media Alive, Just say NO to digital "ownership"