Dolby True HD, Dolby Digital Plus and DTS HD decoding More Info...
Dolby True HD, Dolby Digital Plus and DTS HD decoding ▲
The ARCAM AVR400 has
Dolby TrueHD which is a next-generation lossless technology developed
for high-definition disc-based media. It delivers sound that is bit-for-bit
identical to the studio master at a bit rate of up to 18 Mbps. It also supports
up to 8 full-range channels of 24-bit/96 kHz audio (although TrueHD can support
more than 8 channels, HD-DVD and Blu-Ray standards limit it to 8) and extensive
metadata including dialogue normalization and dynamic range control all through
an HDMI connection. Dolby TrueHD is compatible with existing and future AV
Dolby Digital Plus
The ARCAM AVR-400 has Dolby Digital Plus decoding. Dolby Digital Plusis a next-generation audio technology for all high-definition programming and media.
Dolby Digital Plus was designed for the delivery formats of the future, but remains fully compatible with all current AV amplifier/receivers.
Dolby Digital Plus is capable of supporting data rates of up to 6Mbps and having a bit rate performance of at least 3Mbps on Blu-ray.
The ARCAM AVR-400 has DTS-HD which has been selected as an optional audio technology for Blu-Ray
Disc and HD-DVD. DTS-HD is a set of extensions to DTS' Coherent Acoustics audio
coding system which encompasses DTS Digital Surround, DTS-ES 6.1 discrete, DTS
Neo:6 and DTS 96/24. As a mandatory technology in the next generation standards,
a DTS decoder will be built into every HD-DVD or Blu-ray Disc player. A single
DTS-HD data stream on a disc can carry everything from standard DTS 5.1 playable
on virtually all existing 280 million plus DTS decoders, all the way to lossless
for next-generation systems.
HDMI 1.4 inputs with support and compatibility with 3D contentMore Info...
HDMI 1.4 inputs with support and compatibility with 3D content▲
High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) v1.4
The HDMI v1.4 connections on the ARCAM AVR-400 allows for the transmission of 1080p 3D content between a
3D-compatible Blu-Ray Disc player and a 3D HD display. It also brings in
an audio return channel allowing for two-way transmission of audio. This
allows your television, for example, to send audio back from its
integrated tuner to the receiver, solving the problem of having to run
more than one cable between your A/V receiver and TV.
HDMI output with Audio Return ChannelMore Info...
HDMI output with Audio Return Channel▲
Audio Return Channel
Included in the specifications of HDMI v1.4, ARC (Audio Return Channel) allows an audio signal to be sent from the TV as
well a video signal is sent towards it. In short, this eliminates the need to connect any extra cables (SPDIF or analogue)
to carry audio from your TV tuner to your receiver. In order for this feature to work, both the AV receiver and television
must be v1.4 compatible.
Upscaling to HDMI 1080p via Torino video processingMore Info...
Upscaling to HDMI 1080p via Torino video processing▲
Video content comes in many different shapes and sizes. A DVD, for example, could come in a 4:3 aspect at 480p whilst a
Blu-ray or computer game may come in a 16:9 aspect at 1080i. Thse signals must first be processed by either an A/V
receiver or by your television in order to display correctly. In the first instance, when upscaling from 480p to 1080p,
an algorithm is used to interpolate the original pixels. The end result is a largely new frame; many of the pixels displayed
are an average of those around them. In the second instance, from 1080i to 1080p, the image is simply deinterlaced. This
process precedes any upscaling, so if you upscale from 480i to 1080p, it will first be deinterlaced before being upscaled.
Ethernet connection for Internet radio and audio streaming across your home network
Integrated DAB tuner
USB input for playback of media from portable flash memory
Toroid based power supplyMore Info...
Toroid based power supply▲
Usually found in higher-end equipment, these transformers are designed around a ring-shaped core, improving efficiency by reducing
magnetic resistance. Effectively, a toroidal transformer helps to reduce the
transference of unwanted noise to the audio circuitry
by retaining the interference in the transformer core. Coils are wound around the surface of the core which minimises the length of
wire needed whilst at the same time screening the core’s magnetic field to reduce electromagnetic interference. These transformers can
also be more efficient than their cheaper counterparts. They produce less mechanical hum and a lower exterior magnetic field,
and have low off-load losses so they are efficient even in standby.
7.1 multichannel analogue inputs
Front line in/digital optical 3.5mm jack input
7.1 pre outs
12v Trigger, RS232 & IR connections
Zone 2 audio/video output
Support for iPod via Arcam irDock/rLead
Supplied with backlit CR-102 learning remote control