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Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   06-29-2014, 09:34 AM
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Views: 115,154
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: 6,519
Views: 115,154
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: 10,349
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: 530
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: 530
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:...
Forum: Latest Industry News   06-27-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 13,667
Posted By dschulz
A 5.1 or 7.1 auditorium could still have 22...

A 5.1 or 7.1 auditorium could still have 22 speakers, depending on the size of the theater.

Transformers: Age of Extinction has both Dolby Atmos and Auro-3D mixes, as well as a conventional 5.1...
Forum: Latest Industry News   06-27-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 10,349
Posted By dschulz
Advertising at the cinema level certainly leaves...

Advertising at the cinema level certainly leaves a lot to be desired (I have found this to be true of Atmos as well). I miss the days of newspaper ads that indicated which showtimes were in DTS,...
Forum: Latest Industry News   06-26-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 10,349
Posted By dschulz
Pretty routinely, though obviously you need for...

Pretty routinely, though obviously you need for them to have booked a movie that was mixed in Auro-3D. The next big title releasing with an Auro 11.1 soundtrack is Transformers: Age of Extinction.
Forum: Latest Industry News   06-26-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 10,349
Posted By dschulz
There are three cinemas in the LA area equipped...

There are three cinemas in the LA area equipped with Barco's Auro 11.1 - The Grove, The Americana and the Edwards Calabasas.
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   06-26-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 816
Posted By dschulz
Thanks for your post, it adds some much-needed...

Thanks for your post, it adds some much-needed reality.

One quick note, Digital Cinema distribution has indeed surpassed 35mm (and by a wide margin). 90% of the screens in North America have...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   06-25-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,019
Posted By dschulz
I have friends in Vancouver, and my take is that...

I have friends in Vancouver, and my take is that if I had to leave Los Angeles, and could afford to live in Vancouver, it would be mighty tempting. I have really enjoyed my time up there.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-24-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 846
Views: 53,118
Posted By dschulz
Because the mix-once / play-anywhere Atmos...

Because the mix-once / play-anywhere Atmos bitstream needs to be able to play back correctly in 5.1.2, 5.1.4, 7.1.2 and 7.1.4 speaker configurations. One suspects that that same bitstream will be...
Forum: Latest Industry News   06-23-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 7,694
Posted By dschulz
SRS Labs was acquired by DTS, Inc. and the...

SRS Labs was acquired by DTS, Inc. and the technology you are referring to became MDA, which DTS has submitted to the motion picture industry for use as a file format for creating object-based mixes....
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   06-21-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 2,315
Views: 153,693
Posted By dschulz
I have a really noob question, but I've been...

I have a really noob question, but I've been searching and can't find the answer:

What is the difference (if any) between the RS46 and X35 ?
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   06-21-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 816
Posted By dschulz
Here is a link to the original ITU-R document...

Here is a link to the original ITU-R document that the ETC Consultant paper refers to: http://www.motionfx.gr/files/35mm_resolution_english.pdf

If you read through carefully, you'll see they agree...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   06-18-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 816
Posted By dschulz
Sorry, this is just factually wrong. A clean 35mm...

Sorry, this is just factually wrong. A clean 35mm print on a properly calibrated and maintained projector has better contrast and resolution than 2k Digital Cinema, and to compare it to DVD is a...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-17-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,253
Posted By dschulz
Atmos has overheads in its theatrical...

Atmos has overheads in its theatrical implementation, and I don't think Dolby has publicly told us anything about the speaker configuration for home theater. Have you seen something confirming...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   06-13-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 705
Views: 26,758
Posted By dschulz
I have been pleasantly surprised by how good...

I have been pleasantly surprised by how good streaming has become, quality-wise, and I happily use Netflix Streaming, Amazon Instant Video and iTunes for catching up on TV and the occasional...
Forum: Community News & Polls   06-13-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,582
Posted By dschulz
Apple TV for Netflix Streaming and iTunes store...

Apple TV for Netflix Streaming and iTunes store content
Playstation 3 for Amazon Instant Video

Most movie viewing is done via Blu Ray in the mail from Netflix, though - streaming is for catching...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-12-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 11,349
Posted By dschulz
Our closest dealer to San Diego is in Torrance,...

Our closest dealer to San Diego is in Torrance, though there is also a showroom coming together in Huntington Beach. PM me your contact details if you are interested in either.
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   06-06-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,116
Posted By dschulz
Baraka. The original image capture was done on...

Baraka. The original image capture was done on 5-perf 65mm film. In 2007 the original 65mm negative was scanned at 8k, and the 8k files were used for image restoration and cleanup before being...
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   06-06-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,757
Posted By dschulz
I understand why the TV manufacturers don't do...

I understand why the TV manufacturers don't do this, but I *wish* they would do a panel that catered to the custom-install and enthusiast market - a reference monitor with no built-in speakers and...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-05-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 1,710
Views: 68,401
Posted By dschulz
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by thebland http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-03-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,978
Posted By dschulz
I am assuming their logic is that DTS-HD is the...

I am assuming their logic is that DTS-HD is the premium soundtrack for HD Video, so DTS-UHD will be the premium soundtrack for UHD video.
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-03-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,978
Posted By dschulz
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by CINERAMAX http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1534192/dolby-atmos-vs-auro#post_24785413)

I thought they dropped the MDS as it...
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