Denon® offers HDCP 2.2 upgrade for its flagship AVR-X7200W Network A/V Receiver available soon and DTS:X planned for later this year.

April 09, 2015

Mahwah, NJ – April 9, 2015 - Denon, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high-quality home entertainment products, just confirmed the availability of a hardware upgrade for their AVR-X7200W flagship Network A/V Receiver. As promised by Denon last November, current owners of this AVR will be able to upgrade their unit to support future-proof HDCP 2.2 copy protection protocol, needed for copy-protected 4k Ultra-HD content playback. The HDCP 2.2 Upgrade is expected to be available for owners of the AVR-X7200W beginning May 1st.


The unit needs to be sent back to a designated Denon service location for hardware upgrade. More details will be announced on a FAQ section of the Denon website prior to May 1st. At the same time, Denon expects to start shipping the factory-upgraded AVR-X7200W which will be referenced as “AVR-X7200WA” (MSRP $2,999) beginning in the middle of May.


The AVR-X7200W already shines with ultimate build quality, outstanding features and the finest in Denon audio quality for the most demanding home theater enthusiasts. Current owners are thrilled by the impeccable audio and video performance and the nearly unlimited feature set of their home theater center. As announced by Denon at the launch of the AVR-X7200W in November, the company did not want to compromise on the limited bandwidth and color capability of HDCP 2.2 implementations available at that point in time. Therefore, Denon did not equip the HDMI board of the AVR-X7200W with the HDCP 2.2. upgrade features from the start. The AVR-X7200WA will have the ultimate in future-proofness and the most unique in 3D Audio options available worldwide.


For the owners of either AVR-X7200W or AVR-X7200WA, the Auro-3D software upgrade will continue to be available via

http://upgrade.denon.com/na/denon/pages/home.aspx.


On a different note, Denon also shared a plan to offer a software update to bring new DTS:X immersive surround sound format to the AVR-X7200W and the AVR-X7200WA later this year. Details will be revealed when the time approaches.


At a glance:

Denon AVR-X7200W 9.2ch Network A/V Receiver - Key Features


  • 150W x 9ch high quality discrete power amplifier for powerful and detailed sound
  • Symmetrical monolithic amplifier design with Denon custom made transistors
  • D.D.S.C.-HD32 with AL32 Processing Multichannel, Denon Link HD
  • Built-in Wi-Fi with dual antenna, built-in Bluetooth®
  • Latest HDMI standard with 4K Ultra HD 50/60 Hz Pass-through and 4:4:4 color resolution
  • Full HDCP 2.2 compatibility for all 8 HDMI inputs
  • Advanced Video Processing with upscaling up to 1080p and 4k Ultra HD 50/60Hz
  • 8 HDMI inputs (incl. 1 front), 3 HDMI outputs (2 main + zone)
  • Dolby Atmos®. (5.1.2, 5.1.4, 7.1.2, 7.1.4*, 9.1.2* configuration)
  • Auro-3D® upgradable (9.1ch, 10.1ch* with VOG (Voice of God) configuration)
  • Audyssey DSX and DTS Neo:X 11.1ch processing
  • Wide support for streaming formats including DSD and AIFF streaming
  • AirPlay® and DLNA® music streaming; Spotify Connect®* (*where available, subscription may be required)
  • Advanced ECO mode with off/on/auto setting
  • Audyssey MultEQ XT32 / Sub EQ HT / LFC (Pro ready)
  • Audyssey Dynamic Volume and Dynamic EQ
  • RS232 control
  • Phono input
  • 11.2ch processing and 13.2ch pre-out; gold-plated terminals
  • 3 source, 3 zones
  • ISF calibration
  • Improved Setup Assistant and Graphical User Interface (Hybrid GUI, 9-languages)
  • Available in black

*With additional power amplifier sold separately

Images:

Denon AVR-X7200W Black angled right


Denon AVR-X7200W Black angled left


Denon AVR-X7200W inside


Denon AVR-X7200W Inside


Denon AVR-X7200W Power Transformer


About Denon Electronics:

Denon is a world leader in the manufacture of the highest-quality home theater, audio and software products. Denon is recognized internationally for innovative and groundbreaking products and has a long history of technical innovations, including the development and groundbreaking commercialization of pulse-code modulation (PCM) digital audio. Denon Electronics is owned by D+M Group. For more information visit www.usa.denon.com.


About DTS:X:

DTS:X is the next generation object-based, multi-dimensional audio technology from DTS. Unbound from channels, DTS:X conveys the fluid movement of sound to create an incredibly rich, realistic and immersive soundscape - in front of, behind, beside and above the audience - more accurately than ever before. DTS:X offers the ability to automatically adapt the audio to the speaker layout that best fits the space, from a television’s built-in speakers to a home surround theater system to a dozen or more speakers in a commercial cinema. Brands representing more than 90 percent of the home AVR market will launch DTS:X-enabled products in 2015. For the most engaging experience on mobile devices, DTS Headphone:X delivers a spatially distinct, immersive audio experience over any set of headphones. With DTS technology, even the smallest screens will sound huge. Immerse yourself at www.dts.com/dtsx and www.dts.com/headphonex.


About D+M Group:

D+M Group is a global company dedicated to enhancing life through inspired sound solutions delivered anytime, anywhere. With a strong belief that “Performance is everything,” D+M is focused on innovation to meet the needs of customers in an increasingly digital world. Serving the consumer and professional markets, D+M Group brands include Boston Acoustics®, Denon®, and Marantz®. D+M Group has approximately 900 employees worldwide, with products and services marketed in more than 45 countries.


All product and brand names with a trademark symbol are trademarks or registered trademarks of D+M Holdings, Inc. or its subsidiaries except Dolby Atmos which is a registered trademark of Dolby Laboratories, Inc.; Bluetooth which is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc.; Spotify which is a registered trademark of Spotify AB; AirPlay which is a registered trademark of Apple Inc.; DLNA which is a registered trademark of Digital Living Network Alliance; Auro-Matic and Auro-3D which are registered trademarks of Auro Technologies NV.


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