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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-30-2015, 02:44 PM
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Posted By dschulz
It doesn't matter what I believe, I am simply...

It doesn't matter what I believe, I am simply reporting that there are ongoing installations of Auro-3D equipment going into the facilities that produce and QC movie soundtracks. Somebody somewhere...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-30-2015, 12:35 PM
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I think it's important to note that mixing...

I think it's important to note that mixing studios and the screening rooms used for QC are continuing to retrofit to add Auro-3D mixing and playback capability, just as they have been adding Dolby...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-27-2015, 10:56 AM
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Posted By dschulz
Good question. I would expect in that case the...

Good question. I would expect in that case the Atmos decoder will be working, but things may sound odd with the renderer assuming overhead speakers that then don't play anything. Also I wonder if in...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-26-2015, 10:57 PM
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Posted By dschulz
It is not the case. If you don't have any height...

It is not the case. If you don't have any height speakers (whether actual overheads or Dolby-enabled speakers) then the processor will simply decode the Dolby TrueHD 7.1 soundtrack. It does not apply...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   01-26-2015, 09:51 PM
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Views: 3,341
Posted By dschulz
Not solely a marketing ploy, no; and I don't mean...

Not solely a marketing ploy, no; and I don't mean to overstate what really is a conspiracy theory on my part. I do know there are a lot of engineers at IMAX that care deeply about image quality, and...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   01-26-2015, 06:20 PM
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Posted By dschulz
I have to push back a bit on this. I have never...

I have to push back a bit on this. I have never seen 4K projection come close to what 15/70 IMAX looks like when projected properly. The IMAX showprints for the last three Nolan films were struck...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   01-24-2015, 10:36 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 3,341
Posted By dschulz
Film partisans like Nolan believe that no digital...

Film partisans like Nolan believe that no digital imager currently on the market can capture as much color detail and contrast as film. I tend to agree with him, but I've gotten into flame wars on...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   01-24-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 3,341
Posted By dschulz
The editing is done digitally - the film is...

The editing is done digitally - the film is telecined, dumped into an Avid or Final Cut Pro rig, and the editor and director go to work. The editing software then outputs the cut points, and the...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   01-24-2015, 09:53 AM
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Posted By dschulz
There have been film-based systems that used HFR....

There have been film-based systems that used HFR. Todd-AO was meant to be 5-perf 70m running at 30fps. Showscan was 70mm running at 60fps. Maxivision 48 was 35mm running at 48fps. None of them ever...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   01-23-2015, 11:32 AM
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Posted By dschulz
Mostly because Christopher Nolan is a giant fan...

Mostly because Christopher Nolan is a giant fan of film, and Dolby Atmos and Auro 11.1 are both Digital Cinema sound formats. Although Interstellar was of course released in digital cinemas, Nolan...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   01-21-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 2,125
Views: 103,042
Posted By dschulz
I've been corrected by Engineering - the DTS...

I've been corrected by Engineering - the DTS speaker re-mapping is disabled when AuroMatic is engaged, so in all cases a 5.1 source will be upmixed to 13.1 (including the back surrounds independently...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   01-21-2015, 01:44 PM
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Views: 103,042
Posted By dschulz
That's a bug. Should be fixed on the latest...

That's a bug. Should be fixed on the latest software version that was just posted.
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   01-21-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 2,125
Views: 103,042
Posted By dschulz
The AuroMatic upmixer is using its algorithm to...

The AuroMatic upmixer is using its algorithm to create the 13.1 channel sound track - the back channels are not simple copies of the side surrounds, but are being created as part of the overall...
Forum: Latest Industry News   01-09-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 495
Views: 22,530
Posted By dschulz
I have no doubt that DTS:X will support Front...

I have no doubt that DTS:X will support Front Height, but not because it's an evolution of Neo:X. Totally different technology, Neo:X being an upmix engine and DTS:X being a rendering engine to...
Forum: Latest Industry News   01-01-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 495
Views: 22,530
Posted By dschulz
That's a little unfair - MDA has been in...

That's a little unfair - MDA has been in development for about the same amount of time as Atmos. Both DTS and Dolby have poured a lot of resources into developing these next-generation formats....
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   12-31-2014, 03:33 PM
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Posted By dschulz
Only if the MDA mix is exported to an Atmos file...

Only if the MDA mix is exported to an Atmos file (or an Auro-encoded 5.1 file). An MDA mix could also be exported as a 5.1 or 7.1 file.

If (or when) SMPTE/DCI adopt MDA as a *delivery* format then...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   12-30-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 2,125
Views: 103,042
Posted By dschulz
These are really common misconceptions, but...

These are really common misconceptions, but they're just that - misconceptions. DTS, Inc. sold their cinema division in its entirety to Datasat in 2008. Re-branded as Datasat Digital Entertainment,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-25-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 18,705
Views: 742,138
Posted By dschulz
That's right - I'm being all nostalgic for the...

That's right - I'm being all nostalgic for the old 70mm 6-track mixes - not much applicability to home theater.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-25-2014, 09:09 AM
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Posted By dschulz
I miss this. If you've ever seen a 70mm print of...

I miss this. If you've ever seen a 70mm print of West Side Story or Sound of Music in a cinema you get a sense of what can be done artistically with 5 screen channels and what was lost when we gave...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-25-2014, 09:02 AM
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Posted By dschulz
I've always thought the wrong WWII movie won the...

I've always thought the wrong WWII movie won the Best Director Oscar that year.

But I liked this line I found on a Reddit thread discussing the two films:

"Saving Private Ryan is like a great...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-22-2014, 01:19 AM
Replies: 5,560
Views: 253,142
Posted By dschulz
There's your problem. That's right -...

There's your problem.



That's right - the 1st generation PS3 can't pass the bitstream for Dolby TrueHD or DTS - it decodes in the player and hands off PCM over HDMI to your receiver. Since the...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   12-22-2014, 01:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,402
Posted By dschulz
Actually this is happening all the time. Even...

Actually this is happening all the time. Even films shot on 35mm usually go through a Digital Intermediate stage for color correction, VFX, etc. The 2K or 4K (usually 2K) is then output back to 35mm...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   12-20-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 329
Views: 23,496
Posted By dschulz
No, there's no provision for down mixing the...

No, there's no provision for down mixing the stereo back surround channels into a mono back surround.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-17-2014, 12:48 PM
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Posted By dschulz
That 7 speaker sound stage makes no sense to me....

That 7 speaker sound stage makes no sense to me. The largest of commercial cinemas (including Atmos cinemas) have 5 speakers behind the screen.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-16-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 5,560
Views: 253,142
Posted By dschulz
What generation PS3 do you have (original PS3...

What generation PS3 do you have (original PS3 "fat", PS3 "slim: or the final PS3 "super-slim")?
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