Your browser is not Javascript enable or you have turn it off. We recommend you to activate for better security reasonSony finally releases Dolby Vision update but something is wrong - FlatpanelsHD

Sony finally releases Dolby Vision update but something is wrong

17 Jan 2018 | Rasmus Larsen |

Sony has finally released the long-awaited Dolby Vision update for its high-end OLED and LCD TVs in the US but owners are reporting that Dolby Vision works only via streaming apps – not via HDMI.

Update 1.2.2018: Sony has delayed roll-out of Dolby Vision firmware in Europe. "We would like to inform you that the below announced firmware update will be delayed. Our engineers are still fine-tuning the firmware to ensure the best possible experience with the new release. We will update this article with a new update schedule as soon as possible." Source: Sony support
Update 22.1.2018: Sony has responded to the controversy
Update 19.1.2018: Oppo, the Blu-ray manufacturer, has added some color to the story claiming that Sony has implemented a new, lower profile that offloads the dynamic metadata processing to the player. Sony has yet to comment on the matter.

Disappointed owners

A little over a year ago, Sony announced that Dolby Vision support would be coming to its 2016 flagship Z9D along with its 2017 high-end OLED and LCD TVs. Owners have been eagerly awaiting the update that was scheduled for release in 2017 but was later postponed to this month.

The Dolby Vision firmware (version number PKG6.2818.0070NAA) was finally released today in the US for the A1 OLED, X93E, X94E, and Z9D. The European release is still pending. The releases notes states that the update "Adds support for Dolby Vision™ content".


Sony A1 OLED


Several Sony TV owners have gotten in touch with us to say that while the update works as expected via streaming sources such as Netflix, providing pristine Dolby Vision video playback, it does not appear to work via HDMI sources such as UHD Blu-ray players and Apple TV 4K.

It appears to be general problem when you read forum posts on a number of sites (1, 2, 3). No one can get Dolby Vision to work via HDMI.

After such a prolonged wait, this is of course very disappointing for owners. We have already reached out to Sony to learn what exactly is going on and will update this article as soon as we hear back.



Latest news

LG Gallery OLED TV

LG 'Gallery' & 'Wallpaper' 2020 OLED TVs now available

29 May 2020 | Rasmus Larsen |
Tidal Dolby Atmos TV

Tidal debuts Dolby Atmos music support for Apple TV 4K, Android TV, FireTV

29 May 2020 | Rasmus Larsen |
Philips Hue Sync box

Philips Hue box gains support for Dolby Vision, HDR10+

29 May 2020 | Rasmus Larsen |
B&O 8K OLED TV

Bang & Olufsen debuts Beovision Harmony 88", its first 8K OLED TV

28 May 2020 | Rasmus Larsen |
Twitch LG TV

Twitch app arrives on LG TVs

28 May 2020 | Rasmus Larsen |
YouTube Kids Apple TV

YouTube Kids app debuts on Apple TV

28 May 2020 | Rasmus Larsen |
HBO Max

HBO Max delivers 1080p at 2x bitrate compared to HBO Now

27 May 2020 | Rasmus Larsen |
HBo Max

HBO Max is live – without 4K HDR

27 May 2020 | Rasmus Larsen |