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So what is the new reduced price?
It depends on what your dealer will sell one for.
But the price reduction is substantial.
I'd say you should be able to buy a new unit for about the same price or less than a Marantz SR7800.
I'd contact a couple local dealers and let them know you heard of a price reduction and see where things end up.
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What is the best price out there for the 80.3

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When is the new one out?
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With all this talk of Dolby Atmos, I hope Integra/Onkyo will provide the DHC 80.3 with a FW up-grade making it Dolby Atmos capable. There is enough "horsepower under the hood", so to speak, that it is possible.

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Wink Nothing to surpass the Integra DHC-80.3 for 2014!

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With all this talk of Dolby Atmos, I hope Integra/Onkyo will provide the DHC 80.3 with a FW up-grade making it Dolby Atmos capable. There is enough "horsepower under the hood", so to speak, that it is possible.

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I totally agree with you. This year, Integra didn't introduce a more advanced model that usually surpasses the DHC-80.3. Not even a DHC-80.4. So they should produce some type of a firmware update to utilize the new Dolby Atmos format to those who may need that feature. It's the least they should do.
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What is the best price out there for the 80.3

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DHC or DTR?
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With all this talk of Dolby Atmos, I hope Integra/Onkyo will provide the DHC 80.3 with a FW up-grade making it Dolby Atmos capable. There is enough "horsepower under the hood", so to speak, that it is possible.

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Dream on, as that is no doubt not going to happen.
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^ I thought as much......I don't know about you Johnla, but there is no way I am spending more money on a new AVR or pre pro that is Dolby Atmos enabled. Now, if they were able to provide us with a FW up-grade to allow Dolby Atmos (DA) I would certainly consider maybe adding 4 ceiling speakers to my existing 5.1 set up.
If these companies were smart they would do so, at least they would sell more speakers.

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Man that would be nice if the Integra could be upgraded like the above have mentioned but they would not make any money that way. I have been very satisfied thus far with mine and to be honest my room is not set up to support Atmos it would be crazy overkill to start adding additional speakers.
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I totally agree with you. This year, Integra didn't introduce a more advanced model that usually surpasses the DHC-80.3. Not even a DHC-80.4. So they should produce some type of a firmware update to utilize the new Dolby Atmos format to those who may need that feature. It's the least they should do.
The DHC-80.6 will be out this year with Atmos.
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That's nice to hear. The last electronic show in January, they didn't have any plans on upgrading the DHC-80.3. I'm glad they are.
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The DHC-80.6 will be out this year with Atmos.
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That's nice to hear. The last electronic show in January, they didn't have any plans on upgrading the DHC-80.3. I'm glad they are.
Yes, but with AccuEQ...

I personally will either switch to D&M with Audyssey MultEQ XT32 or wait for next gen Atmos pre-pros to become available with more capabilities than are currently being touted.
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Yes, but with AccuEQ...

I personally will either switch to D&M with Audyssey MultEQ XT32 or wait for next gen Atmos pre-pros to become available with more capabilities than are currently being touted.
The reason that Onkyo/Integra gave for going away from Audyssey is that it downsamples hi-res multi-channel audio in order to do real-time processing. I don't know if that is an issue with Audyssey or with the DSPs and processors that Onkyo/Integra chose to use.
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The reason that Onkyo/Integra gave for going away from Audyssey is that it downsamples hi-res multi-channel audio in order to do real-time processing. I don't know if that is an issue with Audyssey or with the DSPs and processors that Onkyo/Integra chose to use.
I think that is what they want you to believe as a consumer. OTOH, could Onkyo/Integra's decision to drop Audyssey be due to the massive amount of processing power required to have an Audyssey XT32 and Atmos combo setup?! I think I read somewhere that D&M have upgraded their DSP hardware to accommodate and we'll likely see higher price points from them as a result.

EDIT: Here's a link to a post I read in the Denon thread regarding Onkyo's decision to abandon Audyssey.

As far as I'm concerned, any EQ system that doesn't touch the mains (L and R actually) and treats the surrounds with only one EQ curve (as AccuEQ is reported to do) is not worth paying less just to get Atmos. With the recent news of the Pio acquisition, perhaps they just needed a stop-gap before MCACC is implemented into their gear?! Like I said before, I think I'll sit this first round out and let the early adopters report on the performance. The whole discussion in the Atmos thread around how the "objects" are being processed (i.e. no angle information with respect to the speaker locations as compared to the cinema implementation of Atmos where the locations are predetermined) is also somewhat concerning for anyone with less than an optimal setup for Atmos.

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I think that is what they want you to believe as a consumer. OTOH, could Onkyo/Integra's decision to drop Audyssey be due to the massive amount of processing power required to have an Audyssey XT32 and Atmos combo setup?! I think I read somewhere that D&M have upgraded their DSP hardware to accommodate and we'll likely see higher price points from them as a result.

As far as I'm concerned, any EQ system that doesn't touch the mains (L and R actually) and treats the surrounds with only one EQ curve (as AccuEQ is reported to do) is not worth paying less just to get Atmos. With the recent news of the Pio acquisition, perhaps they just needed a stop-gap before MCACC is implemented into their gear?! Like I said before, I think I'll sit this first round out and let the early adopters report on the performance. The whole discussion in the Atmos thread around how the "objects" are being processed (i.e. no angle information with respect to the speaker locations as compared to the cinema implementation of Atmos where the locations are predetermined) is also somewhat concerning for anyone with less than an optimal setup for Atmos.
The other thing that worries me is that the 80.6 will implement a low grade (10.2Gbps) implementation of HDMI 2.0, not the full 18Gbps version, in order to comply with HDCP 2.2 vs HDCP 2.0. We really need a product that will do both. They also do not mention if their network streaming is for stereo only or multichannel. It seems that Onkyo/Integra is taking shortcuts with their flagship processor in this iteration.
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The other thing that worries me is that the 80.6 will implement a low grade (10.2Gbps) implementation of HDMI 2.0, not the full 18Gbps version, in order to comply with HDCP 2.2 vs HDCP 2.0. We really need a product that will do both. It seems that Onkyo/Integra is taking shortcuts with their flagship processor in this iteration.
I missed that tidbit. Yet another reason to wait and see how this all plays out. Thanks.
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