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Denon has released a firmware update for the 7.2-channel AVR-X4200W and the 11.2-channel* AVR-X6200W that enables DTS:X decoding and support for HDMI 2.0a (which enables HDR playback). In doing so, the company held to the date they announced in December for the DTS:X firmware updates.
Denon hasn't published any information officially, but owners of these models have begun to see the update available when checking for updates on their equipment. We expect that the information and list of changes will be identical to what was done for the AVR-X7200W(A) when it was updated in January:
For more information about the update and how to apply it to your receiver, Denon has created the AVR-X7200W(A) DTS:X Update guide. That document mentions that the following features have been added:
- DTS:X decoding
- DTS Neural:X upmixing to enjoy non DTS:X content (in PCM or DTS format) using the full DTS:X speaker configuration
The following changes are included in this update as well:
- DTS Neo:X will be replaced by DTS Neural:X
- Dolby Surround mode usage will be limited to PCM and Dolby content
Additionally, the update includes support for HDMI 2.0a, which enables HDR playback from media devices, such as the new Samsung UBD-K8500 Ultra HD Blu-ray player.
Enthusiasts on the AVS Forum have begun to download the update and the first impressions of playing the already-released DTS:X titles on Blu-ray, so if you're interested, select the link below:
* While the Denon AVR-X6200 can process 11.2 channels, it only has amplifiers for 9 channels, so an additional stereo amplifier is necessary to power the second set of height channels.
More DTS:X Information
For more information about DTS:X for home theater, please see the DTS:X Resources page in the Home Theater area of our Help Section!
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