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SONY ATMOS PLEASE!!

I have always used Sony products and never had any issues, have spent well over 10,000$ over the years on all my Sony products. Has anyone heard if Sony plans to do a firmware update for Dolby atmos or dts-x on older models? I have the str-dn1070 and I love it but I must admit that I will no longer be buying Sony products if atmos is not added. All other brands have atmos even in the 300-600$ range. Sony must realize how much it's going to hurt their sales if they don't add it. Any info would be great! Thanks in advance!
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Registered: ‎03-10-2014
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Re: SONY ATMOS PLEASE!!

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Hello Zte1133,

 

Unfortunately a firmware update would not be feasible to support Atmos mutlichannel audio on older models due to the hardware requirements to process the signal.

 

Additionally the STRDN1070 is a 7.1 surround system and would "throw away" the additional audio channels that the 11.2 channels that Atmos supports.

 

Sony does support Atmos on our ES line of recievers.  For example the STRZA5000ES.

 

I hope that this information helps,

Chris

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Re: SONY ATMOS PLEASE!!

There is plenty of 7.2 channeled receivers out there with atmos. Yes you wouldn't be able to utilize atmos to its full capability but it's still worth doing and many do it. Sorry but looks like I'll be getting a different brand receiver.
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Re: SONY ATMOS PLEASE!!

Hi Zte1133,

 

Welcome and thank you for considering SONY Community!

 

Please check the Sony STR-DN1080.

 

Specifications in the link below.

http://www.sony.com/electronics/hd-home-cinema/str-dn1080

 

 

 

Thanks,

>Joffrey

 

 

 


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Re: SONY ATMOS PLEASE!!

Already got an onkyo. Thanks though.

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