With the upcoming Fusion 8100 availability, what will the upgrade/trade-in path be in anticipation for Dolby Atmos decoding in the future (far-far future may be). Will Emotiva give out upgrade voucher/coupons like it did to some of the Processor products in the past, or firmware flush upgrade? Thanks.
Good question. I'm not positive but I don't think the Fusion qualifies you for any future upgrades - processors - Atmos - or anything else since it is a receiver and not a preamp processor. As for Atmos it may be the next bust - who knows? AFAIK Dan hasn't even committed to implementing Atmos in the future.
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True the Fusion 8100 is not a 'true' standalone Processor. However is does exactly what a Processor does (and then some - 7 speaker level outputs among all other things): Decoding signals on different algorithm/standards/licensing/technology and is prone to emerging technologies updates, just like other standalone Processors do (XMC-1, UMC-200). I really hope Fusion 8100 does indeed enter us in the Upgrade For Life Program as this will be a major deciding factor for some prospect customers in choosing Emotiva's Fusion receivers over other AV/R brands (NAD, Arcam, Anthem, Yamaha, Marantz, Denon, Integra, etc.. - no one has upgrade for life program out there).
Any Emotiva Officials are welcome to comment :-)
Last Edit: Feb 11, 2015 11:41:09 GMT -5 by wilogic