Onkyo delivers free firmware update to enable Dolby Atmos capability on TX-NR636, TX-NR737 and TX-NR838 A/V Receivers

September 29, 2014

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ (9/26/14) — Onkyo is pleased to announce the firmware update enabling Dolby Atmos sound on the Onkyo TX-NR636, TX-NR737, and TX-NR838 network A/V receivers is now available. This free update is available via either a network connection or USB download.

“We are excited to provide this free update to owners of our 2014 network receivers beginning with TX-NR636,” says Onkyo Corporation General Manager, Kevin Miyagi. “Our Dolby Atmos enabled receivers allow Onkyo customers to enjoy not only new content that will be released in Dolby Atmos but will also provide an enhanced experience of their current Blu-ray libraries through Dolby Surround.”

With Dolby Atmos, sound comes alive from all directions, including overhead, to fill the home theater with astonishing clarity, power, detail, and depth. Additionally, a new Dolby surround upmixer allows for legacy channel-based content that has not been mixed for Dolby Atmos to be expanded to fill the flexible speaker layouts of a Dolby Atmos system.

Since its introduction in cinemas in 2012, Dolby Atmos has been embraced by all the major Hollywood studios, seven Academy Award®-winning directors, and 16 Academy Award-winning sound mixers.

“Dolby Atmos transports you from the ordinary into the extraordinary with breathtaking, multidimensional sound that fills your room and flows all around you,” said Craig Eggers, Director, Home Theater, Dolby Laboratories. “That’s the premium entertainment experience we are excited to bring to the consumer through our partners, like Onkyo, both who have come to expect the very best from Dolby.”

All of Onkyo’s 2014-model A/V receivers and controllers, beginning with the TX-NR636, feature Dual 32-bit Processing Engines to decode, scale, and calibrate Dolby Atmos for any home theater configuration.

Onkyo’s high-end TX-NR1030 and TX-NR3030 network A/V receivers along with the flagship PR-SC5530 Network A/V Controller will ship in mid-October with support for Dolby Atmos built in. The HT-S7700 Network Home Theater System will also ship with Dolby Atmos built-in at the end of September.

With Dolby Atmos joining THX®-certified theater-reference audio performance, built-in Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth, support for Hi-Res Audio playback as well as HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2 copy protection, these Onkyo components have power to elevate next-generation media to transcendental heights.

For more information about Dolby Atmos and Onkyo, please visit http://dolbyatmos.onkyousa.com.

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