Originally Posted by 850cc
"Legacy Product Compatibility:
The new 4k MDC Modules will also provide the 4K / UHD upgrade for legacy T xx5 AVRs and pre-pros and this will become available in Q1 2017. "
Good news for those of use with the older xx5 receivers.
This is an answer i got from NAD
Thank you for contacting NAD Support regarding support for the VM300 in your T765HD.
The firmware is still being written for the newly released 4K cards to function in older receivers. Yes we are hoping the AM230 with Atmos can be accommodated in the T765HD, however that software has yet to be developed as well.
Please continue to keep in touch with your countries Distributor for updates on the TXX5 4K firmware and AM230.
We hope this information is helpful.
If this ever comes along it will cost me around $1200 to have the VM300 and AM230
My receiver is 7 years old, is it worth spending that ?
I only have a 5.0 setup with big B&W speakers and the newest audio formats are decoded in my oppo 203 anyway.
I can run 6 RCA cables from oppo to nad and enjoy
Any advice which brand/model of RCA cable to use ?[/QUOTE]
Just happened to see a review of the vm300 board on Crutchfield by a buyer. One problem is probably hardware-related: video overlays are no longer supported. Now 'Info' is only indicated on the T777 front display -- it does not appear on the TV. Also, the AVR menu, when accessed, replaces the existing video rather than overlaying it. Other functions like source table view are missing. And you can't reset the Audyssey calibration. All of this is a big, unadvertised, step backward in usability.
Interesting... perhaps all this is due to first crack at fimware but who knows. Funny that they are selling the board but the new 777v3 is not available. Although the audio board is still not listed for sale so maybe thats the hold up?
You also lose a hdmi port, optical in,and optical out. At least when looking at the 777v3 pictures they show.
If you want the bluesound kit, that's akso another $200.
I've been debating about doing this upgrade too. I just got an Anthem 720 to try out. It's nice, a few things I wish were different, but I'm being nit picky about that.
They have a 20% sale now so I got a good price. A slight bump to buying all three mdc cards. Maybe the power is a little less than the NaD, not a toroidal unless you bump up to the 1120. The only thing nagging me is trying to sell the 787 and getting decent return on it. One dealer's offer was <$1k. They sell a lot of used equip and claim older surround receivers don't sell.