Onkyo and Pioneer, two leading AV receiver makers, have announced Dolby Vision updates for a number of their models. These firmware refreshes are set to become available by the end of December.
And will finally bring the technology to a number of 2016 models.
Both companies have confirmed that their respective updates will enable the passthrough of high dynamic range (HDR) content encoded in the Dolby Vision format. This is one of the two major competing content mastering formats that are currently vying for consumer attention.
The other being HDR10.
Both these formats are widely used, with Dolby Vision finding availability in TV and monitors, as well as mobile devices and, of course, theaters.
Getting back to the AV receiver models that are set to be updated, we have the PR-RZ5100 AV controller and eight AV receivers on the Onkyo side. These are the TX-RZ3100, TX-RZ1100, TX-RZ810, TX-RZ710, TX-RZ610, TX-NR757, TX-NR656, and TX-NR555.
On the Pioneer side of things, we have eight AV receivers that are slated for this highly anticipated update. These being the Elite SC-LX901, Elite SC-LX801, Elite SC-LX701, Elite SC-LX501, Elite VSX-LX301, Elite VSX-LX101, VSX-1131, and VSX-831.
You can find out more on these product updates by visiting the website of either company.
Onkyo support page provides the details here, while Pioneer lists the details here.