Entries Tagged as 'Surround Sound Systems'

Denon, Integra Add Atmos, DTS:X AV Receivers

July 24th, 2015 · No Comments · Audio, HDMI, HDR, News, Sound Systems, Surround Sound, Surround Sound Systems

The Denon and Integra AV receiver brands recently unveiled new additions to their AVR lines, bringing support for both Dolby Atmos and DTS:X object-based surround sound. Denon said that in August it will deliver the AVR-X3200W ($999) and AVR-X4200W ($1,499) [pictured at top] AVRs that will ship with Dolby Atmos support on board, and will […]

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Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, HDMI 2.0a Appear In 2015 AVRs

July 4th, 2015 · 1 Comment · 2160p, Audio, HDMI, HDR, News, Sound Systems, Surround Sound, Surround Sound Systems, UHDTV

The inclusion of object-based surround sound capabilities and updated inputs supporting HDMI 2.0a with HDCP 2.2 copy protection, mark some the latest advances in a spate of recent audio/video receiver (AVR) unveilings. Targeting retail deliveries this month and into the fall are new models from: Denon, Marantz, Onkyo, Pioneer and Yamaha. For our roundup of some of the […]

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Denon Unveils HDMI 2.0a Updatable Entry AVR

May 20th, 2015 · No Comments · 2160p, Audio, HDMI, HDR, News, Sound Systems, Surround Sound, Surround Sound Systems, UHDTV, Wireless Audio

Denon introduced this week its 2015 S-series entry AV receiver model AVR-S510BT, bringing compatibility with HDCP 2.2 and HDMI 2.0, with the ability to upgrade to HDMI 2.0a (supporting high dynamic range video). Denon said the AVR-S510, which goes on sale in June at a $279 suggested retail, will ship with HDMI 2.0 ports that […]

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Yamaha Expands Line of HDMI 2.0/HDCP 2.2 A/V Receivers

May 19th, 2015 · No Comments · Audio, HDMI, News, Sound Systems, Surround Sound Systems, UHDTV

Yamaha on Tuesday filled out the rest of its RX-V 79-series AV receiver line, bringing step-up models with HDMI 2.0 with HDCP 2.2 support for use with 4K Ultra HD TV-equipped home theater systems. The 2015 models, which join the series’ entry model RX-V379 introduced last month, include: the 7.2-channel RX-V779, RX-V679 and RX-V579, and […]

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Yamaha Rolls Out HDMI 2.0/HDCP 2.2 A/V Receiver

April 29th, 2015 · No Comments · 2160p, Audio, HDMI, News, Sound Systems, Surround Sound, Surround Sound Systems, UHDTV

Yamaha introduced Tuesday its first A/V receiver offering 4K Ultra HD video pass-through with support for the HDMI 2.0 with HDCP 2.2 connection and copy protection standards. Model RX-V379 (available in May at a $299.99 suggested retail price), which is the new entry level model to the RX-V receiver line, supports 5.1-channel surround and is […]

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Ready For That HDR-Ready Home Theater? Hold On

April 23rd, 2015 · No Comments · 4K Flat Panel, Blu-ray Titles, Connected TVs, HDMI, HDR, LCD Flat Panel, LED LCD Flat Panels, News, Sound Systems, Surround Sound Systems, UHD (4K) Media Players, UHDTV, Video Processors

From the hurry- up and-wait department: a recent HDMI 2.0a spec. extension, which supports metadata for high- dynamic range (HDR)-encoded 4K Ultra HD video passed over HDMI connectors may not be as seamlessly updatable as generally expected for some home theater components. Jeff Park, senior technical specifications manager for the HDMI LLC, told HD Guru […]

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Sony Prices Sound Bars, A/V Receivers

April 20th, 2015 · No Comments · Audio, News, Sound Bars, Sound Systems, Surround Sound, Surround Sound Systems, Wireless Audio

On the heels of the sendoff of its spring TV line, Sony took the wraps off its latest sound bar and A/V receiver assortment to help complete the home theater experience. The company announced retail availability and pricing on four new Sound Bars – the HT-ST9 (pictured above), HT-NT3, HT-CT780, and HT-CT380, as well as […]

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Review: Vizio SB4051-C0 40″ 5.1 Sound Bar System

April 15th, 2015 · 7 Comments · Audio, Product Reviews, Sound Bars, Sound Systems, Surround Sound, Surround Sound Systems

The humble AV receiver (AVR) remains the prime choice for audiophiles that desire a surround sound experience. However, the web of wires and added complexity of AVR ownership isn’t for everyone and that’s where the new Vizio 40″ 5.1 Sound Bar System (SB4051-C0) saves the day. The SB4051 offers easy setup, convenient connection options, and […]

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