Originally Posted by kbarnes701
Roger Dressler pretty much booted FM out of the park on that one. FM knows a lot about the commercial side of Atmos but that isn't the same thing as the domestic side.
Care to revise that comment on how I was "booted out of the park" by Roger?
Again..... For the cheap seats....
Home Atmos offers no benefit for those with only 5.1, or even 7.1, setups.
At this time, "legacy" systems will get legacy payload playback.
While there are difference in the maximum number of objects and outputs in the consumer versions, the way in which objects will be encoded and rendered should create virtually no audible subjective difference.
Because of the vast size differences between almost any cinema and 99% of home theaters, the scale of the changes won't be detrimental.
Dolby spent plenty of time with the cinema professionals in developing the home iteration. Many of us were invited to see the system as it has been developed and the company was very open to feedback and comment along the way.... Since all of the current content came from the cinema side, I'm not quite sure why you think I wouldn't have any insight into what was coming home.
There are other things yet to be revealed about Home Atmos, and I am ultra excited about it.
They still have some really cool tricks up their sleeves that will be revealed in the coming months.