Yamaha Announces "Affordable" Dolby Atmos Receivers

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Yamaha has announced its entry-level RX-V series of receivers for 2016 and one of the biggest changes over last year is the inclusion of Dolby Atmos in three of the models.

After unveiling the RX-V381 last week the company has now added the 5.1-channel RX-V481 ($449.95) in addition to the 7.2-channel RX-V581 ($549.95), RX-V681 ($649.95) and RX-V781 ($849.95).

While all four models feature Internet connectivity as well as the company's own Wi-Fi MusicCast system, only the last three will include Dolby Atmos. Dolby Atmos originally appeared in high-end 2014 receivers from the likes of Yamaha and Onkyo, but this is the first time the surround sound standard has appeared in Yamaha's entry-level range.
 

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http://www.cnet.com/news/yamaha-announces-affordable-dolby-atmos-receivers-for-2016/

Yamaha has announced its entry-level RX-V series of receivers for 2016 and one of the biggest changes over last year is the inclusion of Dolby Atmos in three of the models.

After unveiling the RX-V381 last week the company has now added the 5.1-channel RX-V481 ($449.95) in addition to the 7.2-channel RX-V581 ($549.95), RX-V681 ($649.95) and RX-V781 ($849.95).

While all four models feature Internet connectivity as well as the company's own Wi-Fi MusicCast system, only the last three will include Dolby Atmos. Dolby Atmos originally appeared in high-end 2014 receivers from the likes of Yamaha and Onkyo, but this is the first time the surround sound standard has appeared in Yamaha's entry-level range.
Aren't there some add-on units out there that let you add Atmos to your existing receiver?
I am not really that interested in upgrading yet (too many new other surround sound flavors on the horizon)
But I know that a lot of us have killer receivers that simply would rather have an add-on than have to grab a new receiver. And Atmos may not be king of the hill for very long anyway...
 

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