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So with the advent of Dolby Atmos is Neo X pretty much a dead format now? I mean you can still have a stellar listening experience with it...but as far as future movies that will be released...will any support the format? We only got a handful of movies with Neo X encoding am I right...

As a discrete 11.1 format (7.1 plus wides/heights) it looks that way, however as up-mixing 7.1 to 11.1 NeoX still is very worthy.

Very few discrete Atmos blurays out there and even projected for 2015.

It could even be debatable that as up mixing NeoX may be "better" than DSU (Dolby Surround Upmixing), since putting sounds into ceiling speakers may be more difficult to get "right" than wides/front heights.

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I asked DTS if there were any plans on releasing any future blu-rays with neo:x. They said no.
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I asked DTS if there were any plans on releasing any future blu-rays with neo:x. They said no.

Yep the market has shifted to object sound, now ask them about DTS-UHD and CES 2015, just 3 weeks away...
Speaker layout strategy, install guidelines, etc.
And what sorta Upmixing algorithm they will use on non DTS-UHD sources.


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So with the advent of Dolby Atmos is Neo X pretty much a dead format now? I mean you can still have a stellar listening experience with it...but as far as future movies that will be released...will any support the format? We only got a handful of movies with Neo X encoding am I right...
There is no need for Neo:X going forward except as a competing upconverting, post processing feature like Dolby Surround.

Dolby Atmos, Auro3D, and DTS MDA, all with discrete audio information rather than matrixing, are the new games in town.

Listen up, studios! Just say "NO" to DNR and EE!!
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Is there a list of which movies were actually encoded with DTS Neo X?
I know the Expendables 2 was, any others?

Also the newer versions of The Expendables 2 on Blu Ray no longer say DTS NEO:X on the slipcovers??? Is it the same track as the older versions?
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Mine did not say it on the slipcover, but it did contain the same track and the testing tool that comes with it.

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Is there a list of which movies were actually encoded with DTS Neo X?
I know the Expendables 2 was, any others?
Dredd and Step Up: Revolution.

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The list:

http://www.dts.com/consumers/enterta...recentReleases

And this german release has Neo:X:

http://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B00I...w_bottom_linksm


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As a discrete 11.1 format (7.1 plus wides/heights) it looks that way, however as up-mixing 7.1 to 11.1 NeoX still is very worthy.

Very few discrete Atmos blurays out there and even projected for 2015.

It could even be debatable that as up mixing NeoX may be "better" than DSU (Dolby Surround Upmixing), since putting sounds into ceiling speakers may be more difficult to get "right" than wides/front heights.

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I would agree that it is still worthy. I use it all the time and knowing there is a limited release of ATMOS and DTS:X is coming I am in no rush to get a new receiver just for the Dolby DSU option. Neo:X does a pretty fine job. Maybe not as good but I don't really know because I can't do any A/B comparing. All I do know is I have Neo:X and it ain't bad.

I have moved my front high speakers to the ATMOS top front position and do like what I hear using Neo:X processing with the speakers in this new position. I played the DTS:X demo disc and processed the audio using Neo:X. The expected overhead sounds, like circling birds, were overhead in my room.

I do expect that by winter 2015 I very well may have a new processor depending on what DTS and various manufacturers release by then. So my room has had speakers moved and hung getting ready for Atmos. I am looking forward to what DTS has to say in March about overhead speaker locations. Meanwhile I am enjoying my room very much.

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