Dolby Surround: How Do Your Favorite Legacy Blu-rays Sound? - AVS Forum | Home Theater Discussions And Reviews
Baselworld is only a few weeks away. Getting the latest news is easy, Click Here for info on how to join the Watchuseek.com newsletter list. Follow our team for updates featuring event coverage, new product unveilings, watch industry news & more!


Forum Jump: 
 93Likes
Reply
Thread Tools
post #1 of 172 Old 01-12-2015, 11:20 AM - Thread Starter
Blu-ray Reviewer
 
Ralph Potts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Middletown NY
Posts: 10,464
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 514 Post(s)
Liked: 1291
Dolby Surround: How Do Your Favorite Legacy Blu-rays Sound?




With the limited quantity of Dolby Atmos encoded Blu-ray titles currently available early adopters of the immersive sound format looking to utilize all of the speakers in their new multi-channel system have few options. Or do they? Every Dolby Atmos ready AVR/Prepro comes equipped with Dolby Surround which replaces the Pro Logic chipsets of old. The Upmixer or “DSU” can be used to convert two channel sources and above to take advantage of the Atmos platform spreading the recording’s elements over the entire range.

I have found that using Dolby Surround in my 7.1.4 channel system can make subtle or noticeable improvements when fed Stereo or multi-channel tracks in either lossy or lossless Dolby/DTS flavors. As most reading this are aware I have added an additional non-rated parameter to the audio portion rating which will now appear in every Blu-ray review. It will be called DSU Rating and will be scored on the same rating scale as the others. The purpose is to provide a point of reference for those that utilize the Dolby Surround setting in their new AVR/Prepro and want to know my opinion regarding how well it works in conjunction with a non-Atmos encoded title. With that in mind I decided to start a thread that would enable me as well as forum members to discuss non-immersive formatted titles that benefit the most from applying Dolby Surround or immersive post-processing. In most instances this will apply to 5.1 and 7.1 channel sourced Blu-rays but feel free to discuss what you deem worthy, including music titles.

I will keep the first post in this thread updated with a list of the titles that garner the aforementioned DSU Rating of 4 and above from me. In addition to that I will add a separate list for the titles that receive the majority vote from among those recommended by the membership. This can be a fun and informative way to provide everyone with a place to check out the best Blu-rays from your collection to test your new Dolby Atmos/immersive sound ready system as we await the release of more titles presented in the new format.

Of the handful of Blu-rays I have run through my system thus far the title that has provided the most impressive results from Dolby Surround is Prometheus. This would garner a Five Star DSU Rating from me and sounded absolutely fantastic. Below is my list of recommended Blu-ray titles, along with their respective DSU Rating. Stay tuned as more legacy and new release review titles will be added as I put them through the paces. Join in the discussion and let others know which titles you have found to sound the best.




Ralph’s Picks:

  • Prometheus (DSU Rating: )
  • Dredd (DSU Rating: )
  • Ender's Game (DSU Rating: )
  • Oz The Great and Powerful (DSU Rating: )
  • Elysium (DSU Rating: )
  • Armageddon (DSU Rating:
  • Exodus: Gods and Kings (DSU Rating:
  • Big Hero 6 (DSU Rating:
  • Into the storm (DSU Rating: )
  • The Maze Runner (DSU Rating: )
  • Super 8 (DSU Rating: )
  • Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow (DSU Rating: )
  • The Croods (DSU Rating: )
  • Seventh Son (DSU Rating: )
  • Skyfall (DSU Rating: )
  • Twister (DSU Rating: )
  • Godzilla - 2014 (DSU Rating: )
  • Resident evil: Retribution (DSU Rating: )
  • Tron Legacy (DSU Rating: )
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl (DSU Rating: )
  • Olive Kitteridge (DSU Rating: )
  • Riddick (DSU Rating: )
  • The Day after tomorrow (DSU Rating: )
  • Finding Nemo (DSU Rating: )
  • Moulin Rouge (DSU Rating: )


AVS Forum Member Recommendations:

  • War of the worlds
  • Saving Private Ryan
  • Aliens
  • A good day to die hard
  • Sunshine
  • Dawn of the planet of the apes
  • Godzilla 2014
  • Captain American: The Winter Soldier
  • Star Trek Into Darkness
  • Skyfall
  • Jack Reacher
  • Prometheus
  • The fifth Element
  • Seventh Son
  • Man of Steel
  • U-571
  • Cloverfield
  • Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace
  • The day after tomorrow
  • Gravity
  • Jurassic Park
  • Pacific Rim
  • The Croods
  • Frozen
  • The Incredibles
  • The Lorax
  • Planes
  • Turbo
  • Cars
  • Black Hawk Down
  • Battleship
  • Total Recall 2012
  • Act of Valor
  • Fury
  • How to train your dragon
  • Band of Brothers
  • The Book of Eli
  • Brave





Ralph Potts
AVS Forum Blu-ray Reviews



Reference Review System:

JVC DLA-RS4910 3D Ready 1080p High Definition Front Projector
(Calibrated with Calman 5 & C6 Meter from Spectracal)
Stewart Filmscreen - Studiotek 130 G3 100” 16x9 Screen
Carada Masquerade Horizontal Masking System
Marantz AV7702 11.2 Channel Audio/Video Processor
Sherbourn Technologies - 7/200 Seven Channel Amplifier
B&K Reference 200.7 Series 2 Seven Channel Amplifier
Oppo BDP-103D Universal Disc/3D capable Blu-ray Player (With Darbee video processing)
Panasonic DMP-BDT310 3D capable Blu-ray Player (HDMI Audio/Video)
Toshiba HD-XA2 HD DVD Player (HDMI Audio/Video)
Sony Playstation 3 Blu-ray disc Player (HDMI Audio/Video)
System Controller: Apple iPad/iRule Pro HD Universal Remote Control
Canton "Ergo" and In-Ceiling series speakers
Axiom Audio QS8 Quadpolar speakers
SVS PB-13 Ultra (Rosenut finish)
SVS PC12-NSD
Panamax M5400-PM Power Conditioner/Surge Protector
Wireworld, Better Cables (Silver Serpent) - Audio/Video/Speaker Cabling
Cool Components - CP-CP102 cooling package

Ralph C. Potts
Blu-ray Reviews
AVS Forum
My Home Theater
My DVD/HD DVD/Blu-ray Collection

Last edited by Ralph Potts; 07-26-2015 at 04:26 AM.
Ralph Potts is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 172 Old 01-12-2015, 11:35 AM
Member
 
DAK4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Peoria, Arizona
Posts: 92
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 38 Post(s)
Liked: 29
Guardians of the Galaxy was excellent and I'm not afraid to admit Mr. Peabody and Sherman was pretty fun too. :-)
Ralph Potts and cholmes1 like this.

Projector: Panasonic PT-AE8000 | Screen: DIY 122" 21:9 | AVR: Onkyo TX-NR1030 w/ Ext NAD 2ch Amp for Dolby Atmos 7.2.4 |Blu-ray: PS3 | Speakers: Infinity Primus Fronts/Center and Micca M-6S in-wall/in-ceiling surrounds| Subs: (1)Inifinity PS-12 and (1)DIY 12"
My Home Theater:
http://www.blu-ray.com/community/gal...hp?member=DAK4
DAK4 is offline  
post #3 of 172 Old 01-12-2015, 11:39 AM - Thread Starter
Blu-ray Reviewer
 
Ralph Potts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Middletown NY
Posts: 10,464
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 514 Post(s)
Liked: 1291
Quote:
Originally Posted by DAK4 View Post
Guardians of the Galaxy was excellent and I'm not afraid to admit Mr. Peabody and Sherman was pretty fun too. :-)
Greetings,

No shame in that DAK4! I haven't seen Peabody but will see about checking it out..


Regards,
DAK4 likes this.

Ralph C. Potts
Blu-ray Reviews
AVS Forum
My Home Theater
My DVD/HD DVD/Blu-ray Collection
Ralph Potts is offline  
post #4 of 172 Old 01-12-2015, 12:15 PM
AVS Special Member
 
PeterTHX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 1,956
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 99 Post(s)
Liked: 56
Quote:
Originally Posted by DAK4 View Post
Guardians of the Galaxy was excellent and I'm not afraid to admit Mr. Peabody and Sherman was pretty fun too. :-)

I have a feeling films originally mixed and released in Dolby Atmos will benefit most from having the 5.1/7.1 "core" tracks played through DSU.

My opinions do not reflect the policies of my company
PeterTHX is offline  
post #5 of 172 Old 01-12-2015, 12:18 PM
Advanced Member
 
briansxx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 590
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 95 Post(s)
Liked: 70
Thanks for the recommendations! I'll try Twister and Into the Storm tonight. Independence Day might be one to try, too. Right now, I spend most of my time enjoying the magical effect DSU has on my music collection...
soapbox likes this.
briansxx is offline  
post #6 of 172 Old 01-12-2015, 12:33 PM
AVS Special Member
 
Brian Fineberg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 5,849
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1909 Post(s)
Liked: 1722
Best one so far is Maze runner
Brian Fineberg is online now  
post #7 of 172 Old 01-12-2015, 12:55 PM
Member
 
BillyNedwell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Dorset UK
Posts: 54
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 32 Post(s)
Liked: 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by briansxx View Post
Thanks for the recommendations! I'll try Twister and Into the Storm tonight. Independence Day might be one to try, too. Right now, I spend most of my time enjoying the magical effect DSU has on my music collection...
Same here. Most of my time has been spent listening to music, but some of the most memorable DSU moments have come from my old blu ray collection. Inglorious Basterds was absolutely fantastic and as already mentioned Guardians of the Galaxy was another great watch. Will be trying Skyfall this week.
BillyNedwell is offline  
post #8 of 172 Old 01-12-2015, 12:59 PM - Thread Starter
Blu-ray Reviewer
 
Ralph Potts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Middletown NY
Posts: 10,464
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 514 Post(s)
Liked: 1291
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brian Fineberg View Post
Best one so far is Maze runner

Greetings,

Thanks Brian. The Maze Runner is definitely among the best and has been added...


Regards,

Ralph C. Potts
Blu-ray Reviews
AVS Forum
My Home Theater
My DVD/HD DVD/Blu-ray Collection
Ralph Potts is offline  
post #9 of 172 Old 01-12-2015, 01:18 PM
AVS Special Member
 
ThePrisoner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Jupiter and beyond infinite
Posts: 2,293
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 90 Post(s)
Liked: 46
Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes sounded fantastic! I'm going to give Prometheus spin for sure now
Ralph Potts likes this.

Dolby Atmos 5.2.4
Denon AVR-4100X - Oppo BDP-103 - Panasonic 60GT30 - Definitive Technology BP-8060ST
Definitive Technology CS-8060HD - Definitive Technology SR-8040BP -
Definitive Technology PM800 (4) ceiling mounted - SVS PC12-NSD (2)


2 Channel Marantz PM8004 - Oppo BDP-105D - Music Hall MMF-5.1 - Pioneer SP-BS22LR
ThePrisoner is online now  
post #10 of 172 Old 01-12-2015, 01:32 PM
Advanced Member
 
Cal68's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Maryland
Posts: 640
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 53 Post(s)
Liked: 75
It would be a lot of fun to see how the depth charge attack scene from U-571 sounds like with DSU engaged.

Cal68
Ralph Potts likes this.

Cal68
Cal68 is offline  
post #11 of 172 Old 01-12-2015, 01:37 PM - Thread Starter
Blu-ray Reviewer
 
Ralph Potts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Middletown NY
Posts: 10,464
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 514 Post(s)
Liked: 1291
Greetings,

Quote:
Originally Posted by ThePrisoner View Post
Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes sounded fantastic! I'm going to give Prometheus spin for sure now
I will have to replay Dawn of the planet of the apes...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cal68 View Post
It would be a lot of fun to see how the depth charge attack scene from U-571 sounds like with DSU engaged.

Cal68
I will give this one a spin soon and report back to this thread..

Regards,

Ralph C. Potts
Blu-ray Reviews
AVS Forum
My Home Theater
My DVD/HD DVD/Blu-ray Collection
Ralph Potts is offline  
post #12 of 172 Old 01-12-2015, 01:52 PM
AVS Special Member
 
blastermaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Sunny Okanagan
Posts: 1,272
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 163 Post(s)
Liked: 246
Just the thread I hoped would get started. I unfortunately don't have a new AVR yet, but out of my collection, I would guess that these would be insane in DSU:

Bourne Legacy

Need for Speed

Tron: Legacy

Oblivion

Terminator: Salvation

Anyone care to report on these??
blastermaster is offline  
post #13 of 172 Old 01-12-2015, 02:11 PM
Advanced Member
 
Orbitron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 819
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 357 Post(s)
Liked: 234
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cal68 View Post
It would be a lot of fun to see how the depth charge attack scene from U-571 sounds like with DSU engaged.

Cal68
Especially as the charges explode from above - they had to dive the sub 400 meters beneath the surface to avoid detection!

Last edited by Orbitron; 01-12-2015 at 02:14 PM.
Orbitron is offline  
post #14 of 172 Old 01-12-2015, 02:13 PM
Member
 
groBschizer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 74
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 67 Post(s)
Liked: 11
Great thread!

I watched Heat (DeNiro/Pacino) in Dolby Surround. My buddy and I were BOTH blown the F away with how fantastic the sounds were. Of particular note, the Robbery shootout scenes and the final scene at the airport. Noticeable differences were the power of the gun fire and rear surround performance.

I have an AV7702 with a 9.2.2 configuration with in-ceiling speakers as overhead (top middle). I'm adding Top Rear in one week.

-Dave
groBschizer is offline  
post #15 of 172 Old 01-12-2015, 02:17 PM
Advanced Member
 
Cal68's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Maryland
Posts: 640
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 53 Post(s)
Liked: 75
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ralph Potts View Post
Greetings,


I will have to replay Dawn of the planet of the apes...


I will give this one a spin soon and report back to this thread..

Regards,
Great, thanks Ralph. I remember using this scene in the movie as a home theater demo even before BluRay came along and so I'm hoping that it will sound even more awesome in Dolby Atmos/DTS-X. Like you, I'm waiting for the Marantz 8802 to come along before I invest in this new technology.
Ralph Potts likes this.

Cal68
Cal68 is offline  
post #16 of 172 Old 01-12-2015, 02:28 PM
Senior Member
 
soapbox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Dunedin, New Zealand
Posts: 233
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 112 Post(s)
Liked: 64
I have Denon X4100W and I use DSU on all audio, music, games, series, sports, and movies, as it simply makes every stereo track so much more immersive with the Dolby Surround upmix to my 5.2 SVS system.

One thing I'm not sure of is, how does DSU make a difference on tracks that are already multichannel?
soapbox is offline  
post #17 of 172 Old 01-12-2015, 03:03 PM
Member
 
nikolouzosr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 40
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)
Liked: 19
Very nice addition to your reviews Ralph! I base my movie viewing based on your reviews. Keep up the great work. Thanks.
Ralph Potts likes this.

Projector: Epson EH-TW3200, Screen: Visivo Electric Screen PRO 117"
AVR: Pioneer Elite SC-35 (SC-LX73)
L/R Speakers: Yamaha NS-690III, Center: Klipsch RC-52 ii,
L/R Surrounds: Yamaha NS-333, Front Heights: Klipsch RS-25
Subs: Klipsch RW-12D, Crystal Acoustics THX-12 SUB
Source: Laptop - MPC-HC & ffdshow, Console: XBOX 360
nikolouzosr is online now  
post #18 of 172 Old 01-12-2015, 03:11 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 28
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
Liked: 4
My go-to demo usually is the asteroid sequence from Attack of the Clones, purely for this effect.
1UpRusso is offline  
post #19 of 172 Old 01-12-2015, 04:34 PM
Member
 
theoone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 23
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9 Post(s)
Liked: 14
DSU makes a difference! I am amazed with what it can do with the sound tracks.


Lord of the Rings, Terminator 2, Predator, Titanic sounded fantastic.

System: Onkyo Receiver TX-NR3030, Klipsch Speaker System 7.2.4, Epson Projector TW4500 with a 110" 16.9 Screen
Panasonic 3D BluRay Player DMP-BDT300 upgrading to 4k BluRay Player and Panasonic HDD Recorder DMR-HW220
theoone is offline  
post #20 of 172 Old 01-12-2015, 05:16 PM
Senior Member
 
Lazarus Dark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 323
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 49 Post(s)
Liked: 85
One of the best moments I ever heard was the dragon in Mordor in Return of the King. That is perhaps the best surround sound experience I ever heard on my system, it literally gave me chills and as a grown man I hate to admit it almost scared me. I'm most curious to know if this could get any better in Dolby Surround Upmix and will surely be one of my first tries whenever I do get around to 3d sound upgrade.
Lazarus Dark is offline  
post #21 of 172 Old 01-12-2015, 05:20 PM
AVS Special Member
 
thehun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Wine country CA
Posts: 7,767
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 232 Post(s)
Liked: 163
Das Boot, M&C, Tron Legacy, Wanted, Titan A. E.,Se7en,Apocalypse Now,John Carter, Gamer. Those would be my first in line for a demo If I had DSU.

sent via Morse code...........

The Hun
thehun is online now  
post #22 of 172 Old 01-12-2015, 06:30 PM
Toe
AVS Addicted Member
 
Toe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 14,082
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 795 Post(s)
Liked: 995
Thanks for the reports on DSU with these movies Ralph. With all this positive feedback on Atmos, I don't know how much longer I can wait before upgrading! I am curious how Star Trek (2009) does with DSU enabled.
Ralph Potts and morbidcorpse like this.

JVC 3D: Been there, done that, bought a DLP

Last edited by Toe; 01-12-2015 at 06:35 PM.
Toe is offline  
post #23 of 172 Old 01-12-2015, 06:46 PM
Member
 
ssb201's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 55
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Liked: 19
Question

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ralph Potts View Post

I have found that using Dolby Surround in my 7.1.4 channel system can make subtle or noticeable improvements when fed Stereo or multi-channel tracks in either lossy or lossless Dolby/DTS flavors.
I am glad this topic was raised because it has been causing me a lot of confusion. How does DSU work?


The manuals for Onkyo, Denon, and Marantz imply that the Dolby Atmos mode can only be selected when the multi-channel input signal is Dolby TrueHD or Dolby Atmos. (e.g. Marantz 7702 manual pages 147-149 and 301).


Does it actually work with other inputs like 2 channel, DTS, and PCM Multi-Channel? How can we be sure?
ssb201 is offline  
post #24 of 172 Old 01-12-2015, 06:55 PM
Senior Member
 
johnnymacIII's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 215
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 127 Post(s)
Liked: 42
What is Legacy? Thanks.
johnnymacIII is offline  
post #25 of 172 Old 01-12-2015, 08:31 PM
AVS Special Member
 
Selden Ball's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: upstate NY
Posts: 8,667
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1309 Post(s)
Liked: 697
Quote:
Originally Posted by ssb201 View Post
I am glad this topic was raised because it has been causing me a lot of confusion. How does DSU work?
The details seem to be a trade secret, but it apparently makes steering decisions based on phase, amplitude and frequency bands.

Quote:
The manuals for Onkyo, Denon, and Marantz imply that the Dolby Atmos mode can only be selected when the multi-channel input signal is Dolby TrueHD or Dolby Atmos. (e.g. Marantz 7702 manual pages 147-149 and 301).
Fortunately, that's incorrect. DSU works fine with DTS and LPCM audio, too. Perhaps you're being mislead by the fact that it's not shipped as the default. You have to manually select it the first time. Afterward DSU continues to be the default used for that type of audio.

Quote:
Does it actually work with other inputs like 2 channel, DTS, and PCM Multi-Channel?
Yes.
Quote:
How can we be sure?
By listening. I actually preferred the DSU-upmix of the Elektra Powaqqatsi CD's stereo soundtrack to the 5.1 soundtrack provided on the Criterion BD.

Selden

Marantz SR7009+MM9000/Atmos 7.1.4 (FH+TM:DefTech PM1000)/LCR+TM amped
Selden Ball is offline  
post #26 of 172 Old 01-12-2015, 08:33 PM
AVS Special Member
 
Selden Ball's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: upstate NY
Posts: 8,667
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1309 Post(s)
Liked: 697
Quote:
Originally Posted by johnnymacIII View Post
What is Legacy? Thanks.
Technologies which have been superseded but still are in use. The Dolby ProLogic IIz upmixer is "legacy" now that the new Dolby Surround upmixer is available.
Tom Riddle likes this.

Selden

Marantz SR7009+MM9000/Atmos 7.1.4 (FH+TM:DefTech PM1000)/LCR+TM amped
Selden Ball is offline  
post #27 of 172 Old 01-12-2015, 08:33 PM
Advanced Member
 
stef2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Canada
Posts: 661
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 99 Post(s)
Liked: 63
Quote:
Originally Posted by johnnymacIII View Post
What is Legacy? Thanks.
or, adjective: of or relating to old or outdated computer hardware, technology, software, or data that, while still functional, does not work well with up-to-date systems.

Stef
stef2 is offline  
post #28 of 172 Old 01-13-2015, 01:27 AM
Senior Member
 
Frank714's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Berlin
Posts: 435
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 300 Post(s)
Liked: 133
This DSU experience thread is a fantastic idea!

Quote:
Originally Posted by blastermaster View Post
Tron: Legacy

Oblivion
As a Joe Kosinski fan, these two are top on my list for DSU testing, once I'm done with my speaker installations.

But frankly, I'm already scared to give Tron: Legacy a spin. This film had such a dynamic sound design that I hope I will not suffer a heart attack in DSU.

"It is only about things that do not interest one that one can give a really unbiased opinion, which is no doubt the reason why an unbiased opinion is always absolutely valueless." Oscar Wilde
Frank714 is offline  
post #29 of 172 Old 01-13-2015, 04:46 AM
Member
 
BillFree's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Round Rock, Texas
Posts: 130
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 31 Post(s)
Liked: 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Selden Ball View Post
The details seem to be a trade secret, but it apparently makes steering decisions based on phase, amplitude and frequency bands.

Fortunately, that's incorrect. DSU works fine with DTS and LPCM audio, too. Perhaps you're being mislead by the fact that it's not shipped as the default. You have to manually select it the first time. Afterward DSU continues to be the default used for that type of audio.

Yes. By listening. I actually preferred the DSU-upmix of the Elektra Powaqqatsi CD's stereo soundtrack to the 5.1 soundtrack provided on the Criterion BD.
Fortunately, that's incorrect. DSU works fine with DTS and LPCM audio, too. Perhaps you're being mislead by the fact that it's not shipped as the default. *You have to manually select it the first time. Afterward DSU continues to be the default used for that type of audio. *What are you selecting? I can see why for some it is confusing.
BillFree is offline  
post #30 of 172 Old 01-13-2015, 05:19 AM - Thread Starter
Blu-ray Reviewer
 
Ralph Potts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Middletown NY
Posts: 10,464
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 514 Post(s)
Liked: 1291
Greetings,

Quote:
Originally Posted by ssb201 View Post
The manuals for Onkyo, Denon, and Marantz imply that the Dolby Atmos mode can only be selected when the multi-channel input signal is Dolby TrueHD or Dolby Atmos. (e.g. Marantz 7702 manual pages 147-149 and 301).

Does it actually work with other inputs like 2 channel, DTS, and PCM Multi-Channel? How can we be sure?

Quote:
Originally Posted by BillFree View Post
Fortunately, that's incorrect. DSU works fine with DTS and LPCM audio, too. Perhaps you're being mislead by the fact that it's not shipped as the default. *You have to manually select it the first time. Afterward DSU continues to be the default used for that type of audio. *What are you selecting? I can see why for some it is confusing.
You're confusing Dolby Atmos decoding with the Dolby Surround processing. They are two separate things. Upon sensing a bitstream containing the Atmos metadata the A/V processor will automatically be set to the Dolby Atmos mode.

In order to select the Dolby Surround processing you would need to press the 'Movie" mode button on the remote control which would bring up onscreen the processing options available based upon your speaker configuration (done during the initial set up). One of the options would be Dolby Surround. Upon selection you can verify it by pressing the Info button on the remote. This would bring up an onscreen overlay that would show the type of incoming signal, applied processing, and number of speakers being used.

Hope this helps..


Regards,

Ralph C. Potts
Blu-ray Reviews
AVS Forum
My Home Theater
My DVD/HD DVD/Blu-ray Collection
Ralph Potts is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply Official AVS Forum Blu-ray Disc Reviews

Tags
frontpage

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off