Good question General Custer. DolbyIIz is a nice feature IF your reciver has 9 channels of amplification. How would you ever get the Audyssey thing to work properly?
Anybody heard any prices yet?
I wired my theater for 15 channels when I built it in 2005 (including a wire set hidden up in the ceiling just behind the seating, just waiting in case they invent a stereo pair "fly-over" channel set up for anywhere above and between the seating and rear wall. The other two extra channels are for another pair of mid-side speakers located about halfway further back towards the rear wall than my current side dual projecting surrounds, and of course the front uppers as mentioned. Dual subs make it fifteen channels.
Now that will be a nice sytem ...someday.
Here's a question for someone. I've got an AVR-4308ci bought sometime between mid-October to early November. It's never been fired up and brought online. According to the serial numbers I input at the Denon website for the unit, it says I don't need to update anything firmware wise.
Does this seem plausible that there has been no firmware updates since the original one done in October for the earlier release 4308ci models?
Also, This unit was bought at Costco. Do you think I can still get the free Audessy upgrade? Is Costco not considered an authorized dealer?
Darn, I think I just remembered something about having to activate it within 60 days of purchace.
I gather I'd get a yes from everyone to any question as to the Audyssey upgrade even if I have to pay for it myself (I'd only really be using the audio setup and EQ stuff. Don't listen to much internet radio down in the HT.)
I have dual Paradigm subs, not sure how it would deal with that.
Thanks for any firmware answers. I find a lot of conflicting info on this around here.