Yamaha revealed a brand new line-up of AV Receivers in 2015 and as of now, the RX-A1050, RX-A2050, RX-A3050 and the CX-A5100 models from the Aventage range of AV receivers will all receive a firmware update to support the latest High Dynamic Range (HDR) technology with HDMI version 2.0a.
HDR is part of the specification for Ultra HD Blu-Ray and now, Yamaha receivers will be able to support this new format along with the latest HDMI version and copy protection.
In addition to this, these models will also receive support for new DTS:X content platform at the same time, allowing customers to enjoy newly launched DTS titles as they are released.
The YSP-5600 Atmos soundbar will also benefit from a DTS:X firmware update, although this will come later than the Aventage series.
Finally, the mid-range to high-end models, the RX-V679, RX-V779 and RX-A850, will all receive firmware updates for HDR as well.
All of these AV receiver and soundbar products feature Yamaha’s MusicCast wireless music system, allowing a user to stream audio content throughout their home with just a few simple taps.
These updates are completely free and if a customer already owns one of these products, they will be prompted to download the new firmware if their product is networked.
If not, then they are advised to follow the instructions available on the manufacturer’s website once the firmware is released to update via other methods. All updates are scheduled to roll out to customers during spring 2016, although specific dates have not been announced yet.