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Forum: Speakers   03-29-2015, 11:58 AM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
Yes, I agree that if the idea is to use one as a...

Yes, I agree that if the idea is to use one as a timbre matched center speaker, that's your only other option, unfortunately.
Forum: Speakers   03-29-2015, 11:46 AM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
The problem with Paradigm's in-wall speakers is...

The problem with Paradigm's in-wall speakers is their relative high cost vs. their performance. Plus, if you want the necessary backer box, it'll cost you more. Triad in-wall's/in-ceiling's are a...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-29-2015, 10:24 AM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
It's almost never about what's best for...

It's almost never about what's best for consumers, that's for sure. Region/Zone locking is also the work of the devil. Hyperbole? Yes. The truth, probably... :devil:
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-29-2015, 10:13 AM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
Stupid studios... ;)

Stupid studios... ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-29-2015, 10:03 AM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
You have to go to websites like blu-ray.com and...

You have to go to websites like blu-ray.com and search in their database. The Amazon version of Unbroken includes Dolby Atmos as does the version from Best Buy. Don't rely on Amazon or Best Buy's...
Forum: Latest Industry News   03-29-2015, 09:24 AM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
DTS did say at the AES meet that their consumer X...

DTS did say at the AES meet that their consumer X codec (offshoot of MDA) handles 32 positions, so two may be LFE outputs. The demo lab being built here may be what DTS considers the best immersive...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-28-2015, 05:13 PM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
I meant the receivers and pre-amps with improved...

I meant the receivers and pre-amps with improved HDMI 2.0a (18 Gb/s) and HDCP 2.2 support along with DTS:X, not the next Blu-ray format. Sorry to get your hopes up. :D
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-28-2015, 04:10 PM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
If you mean UHD Blu-ray friendly... not yet. ...

If you mean UHD Blu-ray friendly... not yet. This summer/fall along with DTS:X.
Forum: Speakers   03-28-2015, 02:52 PM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
Does a bear ---- in the woods? That would be...

Does a bear ---- in the woods?

That would be a yes. :D

They ceased to be a "good deal" a while ago.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-28-2015, 01:25 PM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
I'd love to attend. Any manufacturers giving out...

I'd love to attend. Any manufacturers giving out non member invitation codes again? Tickets this far out are super inexpensive and I've never been to Texas.

This time, hopefully, both DTS and...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-28-2015, 11:08 AM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
I too had a very difficult time suspending my...

I too had a very difficult time suspending my disbelief that Sandra's character could have made it out of space training. Also, Clooney's departure was totally unnecessary and completely...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-28-2015, 10:17 AM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
Too bad Palmer had to settle for listening with...

Too bad Palmer had to settle for listening with Atmos enabled speakers. You need precise localization for this Atmos track in particular and real overheads would have made things much, much better...
Forum: Latest Industry News   03-28-2015, 12:26 AM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
Patience is a virtue and hasty decisions usually...

Patience is a virtue and hasty decisions usually always backfire.

I don't think we have a set date in April yet. That's just speculation.

Even if they announced tomorrow, the DTS:X codec...
Forum: Speakers   03-27-2015, 09:04 PM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
Nothing personal, but it's almost painful to look...

Nothing personal, but it's almost painful to look at the pictures of that wonderful center channel speaker sitting over in the corner. Maybe a rolling cart is the ticket.
Forum: Latest Industry News   03-27-2015, 07:22 PM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
If DTS's MDA platform is as flexible and agnostic...

If DTS's MDA platform is as flexible and agnostic and open as they say it is (perhaps even less expensive), there may be more than a little interest in the post house divisions of some of these...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-27-2015, 06:13 PM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
Into the Woods is DVD only too. :rolleyes:

Into the Woods is DVD only too. :rolleyes:
Forum: Speakers   03-27-2015, 09:22 AM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
However, the left and right speakers are close...

However, the left and right speakers are close enough to get too much heatwave splash when the fire is roaring in the hearth. Not good for them either.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-27-2015, 07:42 AM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
If I ever met him, I would beg Walter Murch to...

If I ever met him, I would beg Walter Murch to remix Apocalypse Now into Dolby Atmos or DTS MDA. That movie is absolutely perfect for 3D audio.
Forum: Speakers   03-27-2015, 07:35 AM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
I also have to lend my strong support for getting...

I also have to lend my strong support for getting a good stand for your CC-690 and placing it in between the left and right in front of the fireplace (who really needs a fireplace anyway? They just...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-27-2015, 07:15 AM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
It's called a balanced mixed... or possibly the...

It's called a balanced mixed... or possibly the lack thereof. They probably should have lowered the action scenes a tad and raised the dramatic scenes a little to help even things out. They...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-26-2015, 03:38 PM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
Meh. I'll take the disc version with lossless...

Meh. I'll take the disc version with lossless audio and better over all video.
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-26-2015, 03:12 PM
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Views: 1,820
Posted By Dan Hitchman
All initial signs point to yes. DTS:X should...

All initial signs point to yes. DTS:X should integrate into your Atmos configuration without a problem.
Forum: Latest Industry News   03-26-2015, 02:56 PM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
I'm going off of supposedly successful re-mapping...

I'm going off of supposedly successful re-mapping attempts by DTS when showing off their MDA object/metadata infused bitstream to the SMPTE working group trying to come up with a single,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-26-2015, 02:29 PM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
If it's a new format then no, the current Atmos...

If it's a new format then no, the current Atmos renderers won't handle it, however it seems that Dolby likes Atmos as is (they spent years designing it) and has no plans to upgrade or overhaul it...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-26-2015, 01:14 PM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
Sorry, that's "Amerr-ican" propaganda film. Get...

Sorry, that's "Amerr-ican" propaganda film. Get it right... jeez! ;) I've heard that said a few times about A.S.'s Atmos mix - very ho-hum. Have yet to see Birdman, but looking forward to it. ...
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