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Forum: Latest Industry News   02-01-2015, 12:34 PM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-01-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 18,786
Views: 747,161
Posted By Dan Hitchman
Intersteller was not in Atmos and will never will...

Intersteller was not in Atmos and will never will be as long as Nolan is alive. He's not a fan of surround sound or good sound for that matter (going Woody Allen on us). How to Train Your Dragon 2...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   01-31-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By Dan Hitchman
Day one rental... then maybe a purchase. I'm...

Day one rental... then maybe a purchase. I'm sure they dramatized things that didn't need to be just like they did for Argo. In these instances, sticking with the facts surrounding the real life...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   01-31-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 5,615
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
Not if it costs that much. They barely bother to...

Not if it costs that much. They barely bother to scrape up the money to restore and archive their classics before they're destroyed by the ravishes of time.
Forum: Speakers   01-31-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 31,327
Views: 2,871,622
Posted By Dan Hitchman
Anyone have experience with the Studio Esprit v.4...

Anyone have experience with the Studio Esprit v.4 on-wall's?

I was thinking that they might work for Atmos or DTS:X overheads if properly mounted unless the reviews are bad. I see them for sale...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   01-31-2015, 09:30 AM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
Something like that would cost millions. They...

Something like that would cost millions. They won't do it unless Jackson pays for the re-rendering himself. They will either be 4k upscales or 1080p with 10 bit color and the other advancements...
Forum: Speakers   01-29-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 31,327
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
They'll keep raising them. :rolleyes:

They'll keep raising them. :rolleyes:
Forum: Speakers   01-29-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 31,327
Views: 2,871,622
Posted By Dan Hitchman
I doubt it. The dealer I finally got my new...

I doubt it. The dealer I finally got my new Studio 20's from (a few hours away) couldn't get Paradigm to drop ship the speakers directly to my home even though the dealer was out of stock. The pair...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-29-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 8,542
Views: 788,842
Posted By Dan Hitchman
So, we just roll over and take it? "May I...

So, we just roll over and take it?

"May I have some more hyper compressed garbage, please Mister?"

Currently, the OTA stations in Denver look just about as bad as Comcast and satellite. ...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-28-2015, 08:21 PM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
It's like pixels making up an image. The more...

It's like pixels making up an image. The more pixels, usually the more detail. The same would apply to object audio. The more speakers (given the right sized room), the more precisely sounds are...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-28-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 8,542
Views: 788,842
Posted By Dan Hitchman
What good is OTA HD if it looks terrible? I ask...

What good is OTA HD if it looks terrible? I ask you that. It's almost as if the FCC yahoos destroyed it on purpose rather than allocate enough bandwidth for a high caliber HD station and a couple...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-28-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 8,542
Views: 788,842
Posted By Dan Hitchman
No more f--kin' subchannels and bump the bitrate...

No more f--kin' subchannels and bump the bitrate back up!!!!!!!!!! How about that???
Forum: Latest Industry News   01-28-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 498
Views: 22,849
Posted By Dan Hitchman
Not necessarily. Some of these higher end...

Not necessarily. Some of these higher end companies can be early test beds for the advanced codecs (like Atmos or DTS-X) because they have the DSP muscle to do so... and more speaker outputs too. ...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-27-2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 18,786
Views: 747,161
Posted By Dan Hitchman
Most markets outside "America" getting the...

Most markets outside "America" getting the Diamond Luxe set are getting a 3D disc as well, but will not have an Atmos track included at all. It's one or the other. 3D, for now, is dying out in the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-27-2015, 10:22 PM
Replies: 18,786
Views: 747,161
Posted By Dan Hitchman
The people that do the cover design don't know...

The people that do the cover design don't know Atmos from a hole in their head... it's the most prevalent consumer version right now, so that's what they went with. It still handles up to 24.1.10,...
Forum: Latest Industry News   01-27-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 631
Views: 28,128
Posted By Dan Hitchman
Ah, but the Ultra HD 1080p 3D discs will have 10...

Ah, but the Ultra HD 1080p 3D discs will have 10 bit video, DCI-P3 cinema color space, and possibly HDR, which the regular Blu-ray will not. So, if you buy the Ultra HD version, the studios know you...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-27-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 18,786
Views: 747,161
Posted By Dan Hitchman
This is how DTS's and Dolby's lossless codecs...

This is how DTS's and Dolby's lossless codecs work. Think of it like Russian nesting dolls. A mix within a mix within a mix. Going from stereo to 5.1 to 7.1 to Atmos or DTS:X by adding extension...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-27-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 18,786
Views: 747,161
Posted By Dan Hitchman
From what I gather, the sounds from the 7.1 base...

From what I gather, the sounds from the 7.1 base track that are also objects are reverse-phase canceled, which then creates the 7.1 Atmos "bed." The object extension file is laid on top of the bed...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-27-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 18,786
Views: 747,161
Posted By Dan Hitchman
With the current list of Atmos Blu-ray's... you...

With the current list of Atmos Blu-ray's... you may be right. Hopefully, this situation changes soon.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-27-2015, 10:20 AM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
Sometimes on movie night I don't get to pick the...

Sometimes on movie night I don't get to pick the movie.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-27-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 18,786
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
I know you know this, Keith, but gross profits do...

I know you know this, Keith, but gross profits do not a good movie make. If 5.2 billion people liked basting themselves with butter and baking in the hot sun for four hours, it still isn't a good...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-26-2015, 05:42 PM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
You normally need either true overheads or...

You normally need either true overheads or "enabled" speakers selected in the menu in order to have Dolby Atmos rendering engaged. Otherwise, you just get the normal 7.1 track.

I would agree...
Forum: Latest Industry News   01-26-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 631
Views: 28,128
Posted By Dan Hitchman
Another piece of the discussion might be that it...

Another piece of the discussion might be that it was too costly to implement compared to the slowly increasing consumer apathy toward 3D at home and now in the cinema. When you have companies...
Forum: Latest Industry News   01-26-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 565
Views: 28,623
Posted By Dan Hitchman
I'm pretty sure DTS:X works on a similar basis to...

I'm pretty sure DTS:X works on a similar basis to home Dolby Atmos... there is a 7.1 "base" mix encoded in DTS MA with an object-based extension file attached.

The major differences between the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-25-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 18,786
Views: 747,161
Posted By Dan Hitchman
Glad you liked those particular movies. More...

Glad you liked those particular movies. More power to you. However, that doesn't automatically make them films of merit or high quality. Dumb screenplays and really bad acting to some are not...
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