Originally Posted by FilmMixer
Rich. A counterpoint and some clarification
Atmos for the theater works incredibly well because Dolby approves and certifies all installations. While this adds cost, it makes for a better consistency of the product.
But they don't do any kind of speaker remapping...
It isn't part of the feature set for theatrical Atmos today.
So to imply it will be an omission isn't factual... It doesn't exist in the theatrical world, so it's not being left out. (I might be misinterpreting your comment...)
I don't see how translating Atmos soundtracks for home users in a 7.1.4 to start with narrows the market.
What I think will be the next step after this initial launch is a product with 9.1.4. Front wides will really enhance the way objects move off the screen and into the room. I think one of the manufactures confirmed they will have a 9.1.2 setup at launch however.
I agree there are those around here who are just the types who might want to install 34 speakers and amps. However for this to succeed and make the studios get behind the format requires a large user base, not the niche enthusiasts crowd.
Again, just my .02, but I think this is the perfect way to launch and to test the waters.
You'll have to excuse me but I'm not an expert on what we need 2.2 for.
Regardless, as a beta tester for Oppo you could elaborate on this, I would guess two HDMI outputs will work just as it has for those without 3D AVR support.... One to AVR for bitstream and one to display for video.
Again you'll have to educate me as to what sources will need 2.2 and what it can add.
This is probably my unartful wording, but the benefit of is that audio objects are encoded with position information.
When played back in a particular theater, the sounds using the speakers and positions present the sounds in the proper locations.
Initially, I and others thought that the home Atmos would know the speaker layout in the home and perform the same function for the X.1 channels present.
Some home theaters diverge from ideal placement, so it might be possible, to use positional information improve existing sound tracks as well.
Concerning HDCP 2.2, I have no specific information, but it has been reported that 4K Blu-Ray will require the new copy protection. Lord knows why, it never stop piracy but does a pretty good job of inconveniencing (incompatibility, slow switching, handshake errors, etc.) the paying customers
Here is a post my the HDGuru:
HDCP 2.2 (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection) is the latest version of the encryption/decryption scheme used by HDMI to prevent copying of audio/video content as it travels from a source through additional devices (an A/V receiver, for example). At present, there is no content containing HDCP 2.2 encryption, though we expect that next-generation 4K Blu-ray discs and players will use it.
The streaming 4K solutions appear to be implemented within the display, thereby bypassing any need for a particular HDCP level.
Dual output form a 4K player can definitely accommodate a 4K display with HDCP using dual output (as it did with 3D).
There is little doubt the 4K will be a big deal at the next CES and as more sources come online, switching is desirable.
Unfortunately, the timing of new Audio features like Atmos and 4K are not occurring together as they did with say Blu-Ray and True-HD.