I was excited when it became known that the Apple TV 4K would support HDR, including Dolby Vision. That was one of the main reasons I went to the purchase of a new TV and receiver after the summer. Now I have the following setup:
- Apple TV 4K
- Yamaha RX-A3070 (2017 top model)
- LG OLED65B7V (2017 European version)
When I set up the Apple TV 4K everything looked right except one thing: Dolby Vision option was missing. However, HDR option was there.
This was disappointing as the RX-A3070 specifications states clearly that Dolby Vision is supported, quote: “4K Ultra HD Pass-through with HDCP 2.2 support, HDR Video including Dolby Vision and Hybrid Log-Gamma, and BT.2020”.
I was initially unsure if the latest firmware was installed on the Yamaha. It turned out it was. The next thing I tried was to investigate if there are any settings that must be tweaked, but no luck. My HDMI cables are of the highest quality so they are not the problem.
When I connect the Apple TV directly to the TV, Dolby Vision immediately shows up as an option. Thus, everything works, except the Yamaha passthru.
After having googled a lot on various AV forums and the like (Yamaha sites are lacking information), there seems to be a lot of confusion about this. Despite the fact that Yamaha has clearly established in the specifications that Dolby Vision is supported, I found several threads where it was claimed that support is not currently there, but will come in a future firmware update.
Yamaha sent a press release this spring which stated that selected 2016 models would get Dolby Vision through firmware update soon. According to owners of these models, this update has not yet come. 2017 models, which were not yet released at the time of the press release, were not mentioned. I thought the 2017 models would have support out of the box.
Furthermore, I’ve seen sources claiming to quote Yamaha on that 2017 models also need a firmware update to support Dolby Vision. One message mentioned “in the fall” as ETA, while another mentioned “by the end of the year”.
Anyway, I’m disappointed with Yamaha because of the misleading marketing. But if I find that there is an update that will fix this later this year, I can at least avoid further frustrating investigation.
Are there anyone here who can confirm, or most possibly reject, that Yamaha’s 2017 models currently do support Dolby Vision? Or may I look for other sources of error?
All good knowledge and suggestions are highly appreciated.