Tech enthusiasts love living on the edge with the kinds of fancy, mechanical devices available today. And when better is the only inclination customers lean towards, companies have to be on their toes in coming out with improvements on the predecessors.
The Yamaha Aventage, one of the top-rated AVRs in the market today, does exactly that. Yamaha Aventage, and with its latest firmware augmentation update, make smart home living even savvier.
The new firmware version V1.65 is available for the RX-A8A, RX-A6A, and RX-A4A models. Yamaha’s latest update for the Aventage amplifiers will enhance the functionality for some specific gaming and display features.
The Aventage amplifiers bring studio-grade sound and superior video enhancements to the home. Consumers praised Yamaha’s supreme attention to detail when it comes to design and engineering.
The latest update to the top 3 lines of amplifier models will unlock the capability for the AVRs to pass through 4K at 120Hz (12 bit 4:4:4), and 8K at 60Hz signals (10 bit 4:4:4) without DSC.
The update is compatible with devices such as personal computers, and gaming consoles like PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X. Additionally, HDR10+ video format has also been added for support.
Gamers will be elated as the new firmware version is targeted toward their niche. As high frame rate gaming has become progressively popular over the last couple of years, the Yamaha Aventage upgrade increases the proximity and immersion of graphics, with smoother gameplay and heightened accuracy, giving gamers a competitive edge.
Furthermore, the HDR10+ that rounds out Yamaha Aventage’s HDR format support includes some dynamic metadata in its HDR signal.
This means the brightness margins can be set and changed on a frame-by-frame basis. This will pave the way for a full-color range that will be in visual scenes that are dark or have dimly lit elements. As a result, this will bring a more subtle gradient and improved detail.
Features such as QFT (Quick Frame Transport), Quick Media Switching, and Auto Low Latency Mode switching that further enhances the visual are still absent, with tech enthusiasts like gamers waiting eagerly for these updates.
John Archer, a senior contributor at Forbes wrote ‘he has checked in with Yamaha about this key quartet of features, and the brand assures him that they are all in the pipeline and that the updates are expected to roll out.’
Users have to update the RX-A8A, RX-A6A, and RX-A4A, for the 1.65 firmware version download, via network update or USB and ensure that the 8K mode is in the HDMI Video Format menu.
At the same time, users will require a powerful display capable of handling 4K/120Hz feeds over HDMI for this new Aventage feature to perform to its fullest potential.
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