Onkyo Network A/V receivers DTS:X firmware update

Onkyo-TX-NR656Onkyo has announced that selected 2015-model and 2016-model network A/V receivers will receive a firmware update enabling DTS:X later this month.

The update, originally announced for the last quarter of 2015, will be available for download and installation on Wednesday, August 31st, 2016.

The firmware update is supported on the following Onkyo products:

2016-model Network A/V Receivers

• TX-NR555, TX-NR656, HT-R695, TX-RZ710, and TX-RZ810

2015-model Network A/V Receivers

• TX-NR646, TX-NR747, TX-RZ800, and TX-RZ900

onkyo tx-rz810DTS:X is an object-based format that allows audio elements in movie and game soundtracks to be played through any channel, freeing sound to move naturally above and around the audience.

The format is playable on DTS:X-enabled A/V receivers through any surround-sound speaker layout, but works to maximum effect with the inclusion of height channels featured on the above Onkyo AVRs.

Following the update, these Onkyo home theater products support the most popular object-based, high-resolution, and lossless multichannel surround-sound formats including Dolby Atmos, DTS-HD Master Audio, and Dolby TrueHD.

For more information concerning firmware updates, please visit the Onkyo website.