Originally Posted by Aras_Volodka
Please do ask... I'd be really happy if the X5200W could upgrade to DTS:X... crossing fingers. The X5200W was a very huge investment for me, it would be a massive disappointment if it won't
If a disc comes out in DTS:X format the Atmos processing won't be able to decode it in any way, correct? Man that would suck if the BD discs were all just DTS:X if the BD/ no more Atmos releases.
I don't see why so many people are resentful of Atmos early adopters... I think we all benefit from 3D sound no matter what format is used. If a receiver can house all 3 then who cares what format one uses?
Why did you adopt with a very expensive receiver before it really became a standard? The real issue is that you made a very expensive "vote" for Atmos before is was ready, or even clearly explained.
It's pretty obvious that something obvious, like object-based mixing, was going to interest various companies and engineering groups. With patent wars and licensing schemes, it's best to let everybody involve have their phone-booth knife fights before sinking a bundle into one contestant or another.
We are all marketing fodder. I don't think that Dolby, a reputable and innovative company, deliberately lied to anyone. Quite the opposite; they made it clear that they are selling licenses to manufacturers, for a proprietary scheme, just as they've done for decades. But why buy into that? They were hoping they could do it again, and it your case, it worked.
It really creates hurdles for the consumer, no matter how financially well off they are. I hope there is a path to compatibility for you, but Dolby is notorious for cutting those off to ensure licensing revenue. While I would like to see them get paid for a nice piece of engineering work, telling me to toss my old equipment before HDCP 2.2 (another licensing hustle) is settled, simply isn't good technical or financial advice.
The whole thing smacks of desperation, now cascaded down to you.