Originally Posted by DRaven72
I wonder if Steaming networks like Vudu instead of the HDX format will have an Atmos selection?
I doubt it, at least not for quite a while. I like Vudu HDX a lot, in fact its the only streaming service I find acceptable... especially on my projector. Right now the highest they offer is of course the lossy DD "Plus". It's not horrible, but it still falls well short of True HD and DTS MA. I guess my my logic here is that if they don't support those HD lossless codecs, why would they turn around and support a sure-to-be (right now) super niche Atmos? Theoretically I doubt they'd want to have to store so many versions of the audio as right now it's basically stereo or DD Plus. All that said, I hope I'm wrong!
Originally Posted by Sean Spamilton
This is all very intriguing. The only Atmos presentation I've seen thus far in the theaters was the 'new' Superman. It's the best sound I've ever heard in a theater, which is saying something because usually it's abysmal and this Atmos presentation was over the top and very satisfying. It's been the only thing I've seen/heard where I left the theater and thought, my theater can't do that.
I just saw Edge of Tomorrow a week or so ago and the audio in my local theater was so weak I think a mid level soundbar at home would have rivaled it. Disappointing, to say the least.
As long as it's semi affordable and I can jump through the hoops of getting additional speakers wired which is no easy feat in the angled vaulted ceilings in my room that house a few feet of height worth of jungle gym to fight through while not falling through the ceiling.
The only concrete AVR pricing I've seen is Onkyo's which doesn't look that bad but the EQ looks weak, Denon's seems to be reasonable based on the speculation of their Atmos line but hasn't been confirmed, and hopefully Pioneer undercuts them with their just announced Elite Atmos line. All in all, it doesn't seem THAT bad for the potential upside to be gained with Atmos. I'm in when I know the content exists in decent quantity, versus whats currently available for native 9.x+ tracks. Even 7.x isn't guaranteed with all of today's new releases, so hopefully Atmos gets the backing it deserves with the content makers.