Originally Posted by psychdoc
TMcG.... Great to see you still working on the house. I'm really interested in your opinion of atmos. As you know, I love blowing my hard earned cash on the latest home theater mousetrap. What I'd love to see is a combination of neo x and atmos for a 9.2.6 setup (using the wide channels of Neo x and 6 object based speakers on the ceiling). I'm also really interested in seeing what type of speakers will look best and work best with my Aerial Acoustics setup.
I look forward to reading your CEDIA report.
In the interim..... GET GOING ON YOUR THEATER!!! Seriously though, keep up the great work.
Yes, I'm not sure there's a cure for upgrade-itis, just a momentary period of calm until you see the next big thing. By the way, have you heard Oppo will be working on a new native 4K Bluray player for proposed release sometime next year?
DTS Neo-X as a processing codec will probably go away (just like DTS-ES) in favor of DTS-UHD
, their new multi-dimensional audio (MDA) format which will include their version of object-based audio. DTS made the announcement at this year's CES, but has since been completely silent about any
specifics, including recommended speaker setup. Inside word is that they have a technology, but are still hashing out the details as we speak. I posted a bunch of links just a page or two back if you'd like to dig through the posts to find out more.
As of now, my plan is to wire for an 11 speaker main bed (LCR, 3 pairs of sides, 1 pair of rears), prewire for 6 in-ceiling speakers with plans to install 4 initially, 3 balancing subs and 4 LFE subs for a 11.7.4 system (or 11.4.4 if balancing subs aren't officially mentioned in the equation). I feel the 'strategic delay' with my theater build has really paid off because I'll be able to easily incorporate the new object-based audio platform(s) prior to closing up the walls.
It's been a while since I've been to CEDIA, but I think this year will be a watershed year of new product announcements and technologies to view and experience. I'll mainly be on the prowl for 4K projectors and object-based audio preamplifiers, but will certainly post my findings and/or impressions of anything interesting I happen to find.