#01 - The MP-50 and the MP-60 have the same number of outputs with the same labels on each connector. How can the MP-60 then have two more audio output channels that can be assigned to/for immersive object-oriented soundtracks?
On the MP-50, there are 16 outputs, but the DSP can only decode 12 channels. The rest can be used for woofers, bi-amping, and matrixed channels (mixed channels). On the MP-60, the DSP can decode 16 channels – for example, wide or top middle speakers.
#2 - Does the MP-60 feature just one processor for all 12 of the inputs and outputs? Or is there more than one processor?
There is one processor for each input/output, so there is a total of 15 Lattice SiI9396 in the BOM.
#3 - Besides HDR10 and Dolby Vision, does the MP-60 support HDR10+, HLG, or Advanced HDR by Technicolor?
Dolby Vision is supported, both standard and low latency.
- HDR10 is supported.
- HDR10+ is not supported.
- HLG is supported.
- Advanced HDR by Technicolor is not supported.
#4 - Does the MP-60 have 3D video pass-through like the MP-50?
#5 - Does the MP-60 feature a video scaler?
No. The source and the TV communicate through the processor in order to find the optimal video resolution. The video settings of the processor are for handling specific problems in this communication as well as controlling situations where two televisions are connected to the HDMI outputs of the processor and there are conflicts in what video resolutions these televisions will accept.
#6 - Does the MP-60 have a color space spec like “Rec. 2020” ?
No. The device can support any video resolution or color space in HDMI pass-through mode, provided the total bandwidth for the resolution is less than 18 Gb/s.
#7 - Does the MP-60 support HDCP 2.3?
HDCP 2.2 and HDCP 2.3 are the same for the user. The only difference is in the handling of chips for the manufacturer. First versions will feature HDCP 2.2 and, when ready, we will change to HDCP 2.3. There is no difference in functionality for the user, only in the way we handle the chips in production.
#8 - Will it be possible to stream films to the MP-60?
No. The MP-60 does not feature a video media player, so you need to stream to the television and have the audio extracted by the television like with a normal TV show.
#9 - How can I stream music to the MP-60?
You can use the Lyngdorf Remote App (Android and IOS) for playing audio files from a USB drive or NAS (Network Attached Storage). A Roon server setup and Spotify apps will be able to connect directly, whereas all media player applications based on the universal DLNA communication will be able to connect to the processor and activate playback. AirPlay functionality will allow you to stream audio from your portable Apple device to the processor.
#10 - Will the MP-60 be able to handle HDMI 2.1?
Not without a hardware upgrade. HDMI 2.1 relates to having a pass-through of 8K video signals, and the MP-60 will allow for 4K video pass-through only. An upgrade later will be available. The MP-60 features eARC, which will allow you to connect a future 8K video source directly to the television and have the full audio signal extracted by the television and sent to the MP-60 through the HDMI cable.
#11 - What is supported on the HDBaseT output?
4K60 4:4:4 support is achieved via DSC compression. This means the receiver needs to support this (the output does not support PoE, Power-over-ethernet, so the receiver needs to be externally powered). We have cooperated with Pulse eight to create a receiver that fits:
#12 - How do I upload the latest software?
The software can be uploaded on the processor from the remote server through the setup page, if the amplifier is connected to your local network – or via file transfer.
- Find the IP address by pressing the OK button on the remote twice.
- Enter the IP address in the browser of a PC or handheld device on the same network
- Follow the instructions under the Manage Software and select Update Software
- Download the new software from www.lyngdorf.com
- Save the .gpg file on your PC or an USB stick
- Make sure you ‘eject’ the USB stick correctly from the PC
- Connect the USB stick to the usb input of the processor
- Go into Manage Software and select Update Software
- Select the software either from the remote server or from file and Start Update
#13 - Will using the digital output module to connect to the SDA-2400 amplifier result in a better audio quality?
It is theoretically better to keep the signal in the digital domain as far as possible to avoid noise/distortion being collected by analog cables. If your processor is close to the amplifiers, the balanced analog connections are extremely good. If you need to have long cables between the processor and SDA-2400, digital cables are preferred.