DX-5DSD : A/V engine

Ayre DX-5 Universal A/V Engine Firmware Revision History

Release Information:

Release date: November 26, 2014.
Category: Latest Official Release

Main Version: AYDX5-60-1110
Loader Version: BE2800 or BT0500
Sub Version: MCUD5-27-0326

Release Notes:

This firmware version is designed only for the Ayre DX-5. Comparing to the previous official release version AYDX5-59-0117, this version focuses on improving the physical disc compatibility:

  1. Resolved a disc loading failure issue with the "X-Men: Days of Future Past (BD)" released by 20th Century Fox. Customers reported that after inserting the Blu-ray disc, the player would report a "Wrong Disc" error and eject the disc. This is caused by the new "BD+" protocol (or Digital Rights Protection system) applied to this title which requires longer decryption time than the value allowed by the player. This firmware adjusted the decryption time and resolved this issue.
All features and improvements of the previous firmware are also included in this version.

  • For proper operation of the HDMI Audio Output and LFE Mixdown feature, the Speaker Configuration settings must be correctly set as it comes from the factory. Using the Reset Factory Defaults will result in improper settings. Please refer to the owner's manual for the correct settings.

Release Information:

Release date: March 13, 2012.
Category: Latest Official Release

Main Version: AYDX5-59-0117
Loader Version: BE2800 or BT0500
Sub Version: MCUD5-27-0326

Release Notes:

This firmware version is designed only for the Ayre DX-5. Comparing to the previous official release version AYDX5-58-1215, this version focuses on improving the physical disc compatibility:

  1. Resolved the random image freezing issue observed on several Warner Brothers Blu-ray movies. The problem happens when "BD-Live Network Access" is set to "ON" in the player's setup menu. Sample titles include "Sex and the City 2 (BD, 2011)" and "Inception (BD, 2011)". This issue has been resolved in this release.

  2. Resolved the loading failure issue observed on several recently-released Blu-ray series, including "Fringe" (Season 3, 2011), "Chuck" (Season 4, 2011), "Dexter" (Season 5, 2011), "Star Wars" and "Lord of the Rings". Normally, these movies can be played with no problems when initially loaded. However, if disc playback has been stopped or the disc ejected, the disc would fail to load again the next it is played. The TV would get a black screen and the front panel display would remain at 00:00:00. The cause of this error is related to the discs' resume function implemented in BD-Java. This firmware properly handles the resume function.
  3. Other general disc compatibility improvement based on recent and upcoming releases. Sample titles include "Contagion (BD, 2012)" and "Mildred Pierce (BD, 2012)".
All features and improvements of the previous firmware are also included in this version.

  • For proper operation of the HDMI Audio Output and LFE Mixdown feature, the Speaker Configuration settings must be correctly set as it comes from the factory. Using the Reset Factory Defaults will result in improper settings. Please refer to the owner's manual for the correct settings.

Release Information:

Release date: December 21, 2011.
Category: Latest Official Release

Main Version: AYDX5-58-1215
Loader Version: BE2800 or BT0500
Sub Version: MCUD5-27-0326

Release Notes:

This firmware version is designed only for the Ayre DX-5. Comparing to the previous official release version AYDX5-55-0226, the major changes included in this version are:

  1. Resolved the disc loading issue reported on several recently released DVD movies. These DVD discs come with their Blu-ray package and sample titles include "True Grit", "Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon" and "Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides". The reason for this issue is related to the new anti-copy strategy implemented on these DVDs which keeps the DX-5 searching for non-existing contents. This problem has been solved.

  2. Other general disc compatibility improvement based on recent and upcoming releases. Sample titles included "Rory Gallagher: Live in Montreaux (DVD)", "Avatar" (Blu-ray included in the Panasonic 3D Kit Bundle), "OTAKU (DVD)", "Fantasia 2000 (BD, European version)", "Alban Berg Quartet: Beethoven String Quartets, Vol. 1 (DVD-A)" and "Live! (DVD, 2007)".
All features and improvements of the previous firmware are also included in this version.

  • For proper operation of the HDMI Audio Output and LFE Mixdown feature, the Speaker Configuration settings must be correctly set as it comes from the factory. Using the Reset Factory Defaults will result in improper settings. Please refer to the owner's manual for the correct settings.

Release Information:
Release date: May 17, 2011.
Category: Latest Official Release

Main Version: AYDX5-55-0226
Loader Version: BE2800 or BT0500
Sub Version: MCUD5-27-0326

Release Notes:

This firmware version is designed only for the Ayre DX-5. Comparing to the previous official release version AYDX5-50-0424, the major changes included in this version are:

  1. Certain SACD discs with many short tracks or with a long track following several short tracks can cause the player to freeze during playback. This version fixes the issue. The crackles and pops that happened occasionally between tracks on some discs are also eliminated.

  2. Fix for the issue of incorrect video size when playing some Blu-ray discs, such as "Patton", "Time Bandits" and "Date Night".

  3. A small number of Blu-ray discs with Dolby TrueHD audio exhibit a momentary audio drop-out issue if the player is connected to an A/V receiver via the main HDMI A/V Output (not recommended -- see the owner's manual) and bitstream is selected as the HDMI Audio format. This version fixes the issue.

  4. Support for LPCM audio streaming over home network is restored. The previous firmware did not carry this feature over from older versions. Please note that home network streaming is an experimental feature. You will need a computer running UPnP or DLNA streaming server software that can support transcoding to LPCM in order to use this feature.

  5. The previous firmware version displays the time counter slightly too fast when playing SACD. This version fixes the issue.

  6. Quieter laser head movement for CD playback.

  7. Other general disc and media file compatibility improvement based on recent and upcoming Blu-ray releases as well as user-submitted samples.
All features and improvements of the previous firmware are also included in this version. This version has a known issue - When the TV aspect ratio is set to "16:9 Wide/Auto", MKV files may be played back with an incorrect aspect ratio. The workaround is to set the TV aspect ratio to "16:9 Wide". We hope to resolve this issue with a future firmware update.

  • For proper operation of the HDMI Audio Output and LFE Mixdown feature, the Speaker Configuration settings must be correctly set as it comes from the factory. Using the Reset Factory Defaults will result in improper settings. Please refer to the owner's manual for the correct settings.

Contact Ayre Support:

Ayre Acoustics, Inc.
2300-B Central Avenue
Boulder, CO 80301 USA

Phone: (303) 442-7300