As far as the not being able to use the streaming feature on the 500 I think it sucks, but time marches on. After a little searching around, I see it's not only Anthem users that are experiencing the problem with v tuner. Marantz, Yamaha & Denon are affected as well. In the forum I found it said if they paid a fee to v tuner they could continue. However, that seems to have problems as well. My solution (at least for the past couple of days) has been to stream v tuner through my tablet and use a Bluetooth speaker. Not ideal, but it works ok.
As far as the link goes, it's an interesting product. Thanks for sending it. Although I don't think it's for me. I would just as soon upgrade my AVR eventually, and get Atmos as well.