Originally Posted by cwt
Nice idea ; or maybe an opportunity for oppo to build in an atmos decoder with proper xyz rendering that is lacking atm due to dsp horsepower currently ; either would do to feed a xmc1
Oh and hdcp2.2 as well ..
What would simplify things [can dream ] is that one codec [atmos ] supplants dts-uhd/mda completely but that may be wishful thinking after reading what Filmmixer said
I would also like many more 7.1 remixes than exist now thanks to atmos
; a lot of bd's get downmixed to 5.1 in Aus from 7.1 for the US release .. Cedia should enlighten .
Oppo is another possible candidate of an Atmos decoder box. Actually they would be the ideal manufacturer since Oppo already makes the gold standard in universal blu-ray players in the BDP series.
The current BDP-10X series has multiple HDMI and digital inputs. The players can already decode DTSMA / TrueHD and output via PCM to the legacy pre/pro such as the XMC-1. Wondering how hard it would be to decode Atmos and output the top speakers as analogue signals? Current thinking is put enough DSP muscle behind it to make it work.
The only issue I can see is room equalization built into the existing legacy AVR and implementation with Atmos. How would it be done for the separate analogue top speakers? Think the only way is to include manual measurement and settings. Atmos might sound a bit off if the settings are not right.
A thought none the less that allows legacy gear such as the XMC-1 to work with Atmos.
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