Last week there was a new certificate for home cinema equipment, called IMAX Enhanced . This certificate is a result of a collaboration between IMAX and DTS, and has to bring an even better cinematic experience to the living room. Today, the first products have been announced to carry the certificate.
IMAX Enhanced hardware
It is not yet clear what IMAX Enhanced is exactly. In any case, it is a certificate that you as a maker of content or maker of hardware can stick to your product, provided you meet various requirements. One of the requirements for hardware is a special IMAX mode, while 4K HDR films and series need to be optimized for audio and video.
Meanwhile, the first manufacturers have made themselves heard. Sony says that its OLED televisions (the A1, AF8 and AF9) are allowed to carry the IMAX Enhanced certificate. This also applies to the ZF9 and XF900 LCD LED TVs, and various projectors. A special IMAX mode on these devices should ensure that digital remastered IMAX content can be displayed as intended by the filmmaker.
Sound United also has IMAX Enhanced in its arms. Several receivers of Marantz and Denon are labeled, albeit after a firmware update and only on receivers that can control more than 9 channels. In addition, two new Denon receivers are announced that can carry the logo from the box. The big advantage for receivers is still a bit vague at the moment. DTS has indicated that there is a special version of DTS: X mixed by Hollywood studios, so that mix can probably be played by certified receivers. Below is an overview of the products that will support IMAX Enhanced.
- Sony A1 OLED
- Sony AF8 OLED
- Sony AF9 OLED
- Sony XF90 LCD
- Sony ZF9 LCD
- Sony VPL- VW285ES
- Sony VPL-VW295ES
- Sony VPL-VW385ES
- Sony VPL-VW675ES
- Sony VPL-VW695ES
- Sony VPL-VW885ES
- Sony VPL-VW995ES
- Sony VPL-VZ1000ES
- Sony VPL-VW5000ES
- Marantz SR6013 – firmware update (January 2019)
- Marantz SR7013 – firmware update (January 2019)
- Marantz AV7705 – firmware update (January 2019)
- Marantz AV8805 – firmware update (October 2018)
- Denon AVR-X4500H
- Denon AVR-X6500H
- Denon AVC-X8500H – firmware update (October 2018)