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Forum: HDTV Recorders   08-27-2014, 06:34 PM
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Posted By dschulz
I'm still interested, and I'll try to explain...

I'm still interested, and I'll try to explain why:

1) I'm a cord-never. I live in LA, in an area with good reception.

2) DVR options in the HDTV era have always sucked

3) For a number of...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   08-25-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 435
Posted By dschulz
I don't mean to be pedantic, but Marvel Cinematic...

I don't mean to be pedantic, but Marvel Cinematic Universe is a term of art being used by Marvel themselves to describe the inter-linked films launched by Marvel Studios starting with Iron Man in...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   08-15-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 14,662
Posted By dschulz
Datasat's aware and it is on the engineering task...

Datasat's aware and it is on the engineering task list for a future firmware update.

Dolby Atmos does not have a Center Height. It also doesn't have a VOG as such, instead it uses multiple pairs...
Forum: Latest Industry News   08-09-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 8,000
Posted By dschulz
Remember that DTS and Datasat are completely...

Remember that DTS and Datasat are completely separate entities (DTS having sold their cinema division to Datasat in 2008).

DTS is part of a consortium of companies promoting the adoption by...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-05-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 5,724
Views: 192,091
Posted By dschulz
No, and no. The standards for mixing have long...

No, and no. The standards for mixing have long since been established by SMPTE and others (although with considerable input from Dolby over the years). As others have noted the DCI standard for...
Forum: Latest Industry News   08-05-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 6,071
Posted By dschulz
Bollywood is currently an interesting mix of...

Bollywood is currently an interesting mix of DCI-compliant Digital Cinema, 35mm film and non-DCI-compliant digital projection. The Hollywood studios insist on DCI-spec for their content, with all the...
Forum: Latest Industry News   08-05-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 6,071
Posted By dschulz
Yes. There will be more than a few 15/70 prints...

Yes. There will be more than a few 15/70 prints of Interstellar, and Datasat is in the middle of a 5/70 restoration of a classic 70mm film with them as we speak.
Forum: Latest Industry News   08-05-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 6,071
Posted By dschulz
Fotokem, in Burbank.

Fotokem, in Burbank.
Forum: Latest Industry News   08-04-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 6,071
Posted By dschulz
The vast majority of Digital Cinema Packages...

The vast majority of Digital Cinema Packages (DCPs) are indeed 2K, even if many of the theaters they're going to have 4K projection. Mostly this has to do with the expense and logistics of doing a...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   08-01-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 1,805
Views: 76,927
Posted By dschulz
The Datasat amps are indeed Class AB.

The Datasat amps are indeed Class AB.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-18-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 5,724
Views: 192,091
Posted By dschulz
DTS has an object-based format. The file format...

DTS has an object-based format. The file format is called MDA (Multi-Dimensional Audio), and they are working towards getting it adopted by the movie industry as a file format for object-based...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-18-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 5,724
Views: 192,091
Posted By dschulz
I have no inside information I can share on when...

I have no inside information I can share on when DTS-UHD will be launched, no.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-18-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 5,724
Views: 192,091
Posted By dschulz
They do not; the cinema division was sold in its...

They do not; the cinema division was sold in its entirety to Datasat. We do have a business relationship in that Datasat licenses the DTS codecs for our home theater processors.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-18-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 5,724
Views: 192,091
Posted By dschulz
Just to clarify something here: DTS *sold* their...

Just to clarify something here: DTS *sold* their cinema division to Datasat in 2008, in order to focus on their home theater codec business (DTS-HD Master Audio, Neo:X, Play-Fi, etc.) The sound...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-17-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 1,325
Views: 91,539
Posted By dschulz
An HDCP 2.2 compliant source device will work...

An HDCP 2.2 compliant source device will work just fine with older AVRs or TVs. It's only when the content is encrypted with HDCP 2.2 that the system will refuse to pass the content at full...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-13-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 5,724
Views: 192,091
Posted By dschulz
Close. The objects will be rendered into the room...

Close. The objects will be rendered into the room using all of the speakers. The ceiling channels are needed to be able to to render in x, y and z axes, but all of the speakers (5.1.2, 7.1.2, 7.1.4...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-13-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 5,724
Views: 192,091
Posted By dschulz
Does the room configuration file contain precise...

Does the room configuration file contain precise location and angle measurements for each speaker?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-13-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 5,724
Views: 192,091
Posted By dschulz
I am interested in Dolby's approach to the front...

I am interested in Dolby's approach to the front wides, since they've never been utilized by Dolby in a home theater environment (the only home theater use for wides to date is with DTS Neo:X,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-13-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 5,724
Views: 192,091
Posted By dschulz
Let me take a stab at this. The Atmos format...

Let me take a stab at this.

The Atmos format is object-based, and the objects do contain metadata that positions the objects in 3-dimensional space. The rendering engine knows what your speaker...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-12-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 5,724
Views: 192,091
Posted By dschulz
September 11-13, in Denver.

September 11-13, in Denver.
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   06-29-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 6,588
Views: 120,184
Posted By dschulz
I passed on the IMAX screening - I really wanted...

I passed on the IMAX screening - I really wanted to see and hear how the Prime auditorium is, and I wanted to hear the Atmos soundtrack.
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   06-29-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 6,588
Views: 120,184
Posted By dschulz
I went to the morning show yesterday (Saturday)...

I went to the morning show yesterday (Saturday) at the AMC Prime in Burbank and it was a bust - the projector wouldn't start. After two consecutive 15 minute delays to reboot the server and...
Forum: Latest Industry News   06-28-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 11,928
Posted By dschulz
Ah, I didn't realize the Burbank room was the one...

Ah, I didn't realize the Burbank room was the one that AMC setup for shootouts between Atmos, Auro and MDA. As to the others, Edwards Calabasas is Screen 3 and the Americana is Screen 15. The Grove...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-27-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 624
Posted By dschulz
Good catch! And a reasonable guess on Lts/Rts,...

Good catch! And a reasonable guess on Lts/Rts, though I don't know for sure.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-27-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 624
Posted By dschulz
The OP is actually a good and succinct...

The OP is actually a good and succinct description of the differences between channels and objects - thank you.

Theatrical Atmos white paper:...
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