A home theater processor basically acts as a preamplifier for your A/V system. Your processor's job is to decode the various multichannel digital formats and convert them into analog signals for each channel of your surround-sound system, as well as directing video signals to your display (TV, projector, etc). You can think of your processor like a brilliant traffic director, who's scanning digital data, then upsampling & assigning it to each speaker channel. A high-end theater processor is a dedicated component that also requires a surround-sound amplifier to power your speaker channels. The benefits to having a dedicated theater processor are expanded number of surround-sound channels, as well as extensive format capabilities - while avoiding noise and interference that comes from an amplifier section - leading to the highest possible visual & sonic performance. Our top-of-the-line home theater processor offers up to 24-channels of audio output, while decoding and upmixing the most sought after immersive surround formats, such as Dolby Atmos, DTS:X Pro, Auro-3D and IMAX Enhanced, and video formats like 4K UHD, High Dynamic Range (HDR10), and Dolby Vision. All of our home theater processors are in-store only products, because Paragon custom-orders and hand-installs these products. If you have questions, please contact us
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