Originally Posted by Pioneer_Elte
Updating an avr to DTS:x would require an additional chip (or two). Thus a board would need to be replaced (since being able to just add a board would require it to be well thought out ahead of time ~6 months earlier & most likely not in the cards) and would probably cost about $400+. Add in labor and your probably at $500+. How many people do you think would shell out $500+ just to upgrade an avr?
It sounded differently in that D & M product manager quote posted in the Denon 5200 thread, but that was a few months ago (now almost sounds like like "We (DTS) have changed our overall strategy and pray that we don't alter it any further")
For the upcoming Denon flagship AVR and the Marantz flagship pre-amp it would be nice to combine a DTS:X upgrade with the HDCP 2.2 upgrade, which I believe won't be happening (both) before Summer 2015.
In general, no offense, I'm somewhat entertained by the conclusions some posters are jumping to regarding DTS:X. The press release from December 30 tells us little to nothing about the actual road map DTS has in mind, and the AVR manufacturers commitment statement ("2015") could
be a deliberate attempt to derail Dolby's momentum and put it to pause (which is exactly what's happening now regarding hardware purchase decisions)
Considering we are within a niché
of a niché
consumer segment, I don't believe, yet, that titles that have not been mixed for DTS:X theatrical release (i.e. older ones) will actually be remixed / redesigned just for Blu-ray home video entertainment.
And if DTS:X requires a processor of its own, how will this reflect in hardware prices? I'd like to think that manufacturers will be forced to offer both DTS:X and Dolby Atmos.
Right now, I'm really and only interested to hear what kind of solid and reliable information DTS is willing to share with us at CES. All we have heard thus far is "We are coming to the immersive sound party, too" but actually with no useful information when exactly and how.