DV pass through on MX160 and MX122
Hi, I have an MX122, but it may be of some relevance to the MX160 community, so I am posting here as well. McIntosh told me some months ago that the MX122 (and I believe MX160) would not pass DV signals, which removed the possibility of connecting an Apple TV 4K or other DV streamer, easing the problem of getting all available audio formats into the AVR. Since ATV 4K has recently implemented a low latency DV stream over HDMI (which I can confirm is working with my Sony A1E), I just emailed McIntosh to ask if this would make a difference in the ability to implement a pass through. Anyway, FWIW, below is email and I will update with their response:
"Hi Jordan, thanks for your help in the past on various questions. I recall from prior emails that the MX122 would not pass through Dolby Vision signals. I wanted to do that to minimize cabling and also get uncompressed audio signals to my MX122 rather than having to use a toslink cable from my TV to the MX122. Recently, Apple TV 4K has modified its HDMI output to send a 'low latency' Dolby Vision stream. Do you think that it would be possible now for McIntosh to implement pass through of that DV stream? It would be greatly appreciated by users of the MX122, as many of them are using the Apple TV 4K for DV content, which is expanding. The ability to connect the Apple TV 4K to the MX122 would be a marketing plus for McIntosh I believe.
Thanks for checking on this for me,