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Firmware Update for IMAX® Enhanced and Dolby Atmos Height Virtualizer Released for Select Pioneer AV Components


Onkyo & Pioneer Corporation is pleased to release a firmware update that activates IMAX® Enhanced and Dolby Atmos Height Virtualizer on selected Pioneer network A/V receiver models.

IMAX® Enhanced
By combining a TV display with an IMAX Enhanced certified Network A/V Receiver that’s optimized to reproduce the full-dynamic-range IMAX signature sound experience in the home, cinephiles can enjoy IMAX Enhanced content at the highest levels, just as the filmmakers intended. IMAX Enhanced versions of films are scheduled for 4K HDR streaming and Ultra HD Blu-ray™ release.

Dolby Atmos Height Virtualizer
Dolby Atmos Height Virtualizer, the latest surround technology developed by Dolby Laboratories, enables immersive listening with Dolby® formats by creating a virtual surround and height effect from traditional speaker layouts. Now Dolby Atmos® can be enjoyed without height speakers or Dolby Atmos enabled speakers in layouts featuring more than two channels.

Firmware Compatibility
Firmware enabling IMAX Enhanced and Dolby Atmos Height Virtualizer is now available for the following Pioneer models:
Network AV receiver: VSX-LX504, VSX-LX304

Firmware can be downloaded and installed directly on network-connected components via the GUI, or downloaded to USB memory from the Pioneer website and installed via the receiver’s USB input. For more information, please visit the Pioneer firmware support page:

IMAX® is a registered trademark of IMAX Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All Rights Reserved. Dolby, Dolby Atmos, and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective holders. Blu-ray Disc™, Blu-ray™, Ultra HD Blu-ray™ word marks and logos are trademarks of the Blu-ray Disc Association.

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