some people think receivers are computers with CPU's. just download OS updates and all is well. they are not, never have been despite being computer-like. so the crowd thinking that all the company has to do is update some FW plus offer it for free are not being realistic or don't understand the business & techical practicalities.
the DSP chips in the SC-80 series are newer and have new code.
I went thru this thought process myself with the original Ice amp flagship, the $7K SC-09TX. but SC-09 owners also knew it would take wholesale circuit board & processor swaps to get some of the features that people who bought the next year's SC-07 for less than half the price got. that's the way it is.
when Denon offered the upgrade package for the $7500 AVP prepro & $5500 AVR5308 that included Audyssey Multi32XT, the hardware/software update kit was over $1000 and owners had to send it to an auth. service center.
I highly doubt people like jer181 are going to spend that kind of money for an upgrade even if Pioneer could make it available.
the new AVRs have 2 independent subs to calibrate, sub EQ, delays, distance, levels for both, so even if Pioneer could make it an update, it would have to be modified for older, current AVR's.
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