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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-01-2015, 09:32 PM
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Posted By dschulz
In my opinion what we need is 9.1.6 for a great...

In my opinion what we need is 9.1.6 for a great Atmos experience - 7.1, plus additional side surrounds (not Front Wides, but an additional side surround to be used as an array for multi-row home...
Forum: AVS Forum Podcasts   09-01-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 508
Posted By dschulz
The largest of home theaters is quite a bit...

The largest of home theaters is quite a bit smaller than the smallest of commercial cinemas. The theatrical mix is done in a large dubbing stage closer in size to a movie theaters, with full range...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-01-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 1,389
Views: 34,695
Posted By dschulz
Another possible (though even more subtle) change...

Another possible (though even more subtle) change could happen in the base 5.1/7.1 speakers - placement of an object in 3D space uses both the side and top speakers, so giving the renderer different...
Forum: AVS Forum Podcasts   09-01-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 508
Posted By dschulz
They don't mix for a lowest common denominator,...

They don't mix for a lowest common denominator, that would be TV speakers or sound bar. They mix for a competent 5.1/7.1 home theater setup, which IMHO is a good thing. A theatrical mix played back...
Forum: AVS Forum Podcasts   09-01-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 508
Posted By dschulz
Can you describe (briefly) those fundamental...

Can you describe (briefly) those fundamental differences in the theatrical systems, and how they may affect mixing decisions? Currently there are different mixes delivered for Atmos, DTS:X and...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-01-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 29,064
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Posted By dschulz
I don't think we'll see AuroMax rendering on...

I don't think we'll see AuroMax rendering on consumer products - AuroMax is a format for rendering the proposed SMPTE standardized immersive, object-based bitstream for Digital Cinema to an Auro...
Forum: Latest Industry News   08-29-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 2,023
Views: 108,424
Posted By dschulz
Not that confusing once we remember that all of...

Not that confusing once we remember that all of these releases also had Dolby Atmos tracks in theaters. It's probably more accurate to say that the Dolby Atmos mix was ported to DTS:X for the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-29-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 5,812
Views: 326,521
Posted By dschulz
96/24 with Dirac enabled. One reason that Datasat...

96/24 with Dirac enabled. One reason that Datasat included so many DSPs in the RS20i was to be able to run Dirac at 96/24.
Forum: Speakers   08-29-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 59
Posted By dschulz
I think so, though it's not clear from the...

I think so, though it's not clear from the description if they're selling just the jumper or also the binding posts.

Here's another example: http://www.cardas.com/jumpers.php
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-29-2015, 09:46 AM
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Posted By dschulz
The RS20i runs at 96/24 internally.

The RS20i runs at 96/24 internally.
Forum: Speakers   08-29-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 59
Posted By dschulz
I usually see them referred to as jumpers. ...

I usually see them referred to as jumpers.

In a pinch you can use a short bit of speaker wire, but you'll be able to find them online easily enough.
Forum: Speakers   08-27-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 21,185
Views: 2,117,586
Posted By dschulz
Anyone else notice that Daredevil's arch-nemesis...

Anyone else notice that Daredevil's arch-nemesis Wilson Fisk has a B&W setup in his loft?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-27-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 1,389
Views: 34,695
Posted By dschulz
*jumps up and down* This This This This This...

*jumps up and down* This This This This This This. All day long.

Back when everyone first started getting worked up about the lack of full positional rendering of Atmos in AVRs I was all "why...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-27-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 1,389
Views: 34,695
Posted By dschulz
Yes, and with the 8-channel expansion card you...

Yes, and with the 8-channel expansion card you can go up to 24 total output channels. However, when using multiple side surrounds in an array you risk "smearing" of the objects panning around the...
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   08-26-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 7,112
Views: 143,551
Posted By dschulz
No dice, they finally put up showtimes, and...

No dice, they finally put up showtimes, and Jurassic World is moving into that auditorium on Friday. I may try to run out tomorrow, but I'm not sure if I'll have time.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-21-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 1,389
Views: 34,695
Posted By dschulz
Not yet, but thanks for the heads-up, will try to...

Not yet, but thanks for the heads-up, will try to get out there!
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   08-21-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 7,112
Views: 143,551
Posted By dschulz
Over the Immersive Audio thread SoundChex noted: ...

Over the Immersive Audio thread SoundChex noted:

Assuming it's still playing next weekend, anyone wanna join me out there on Sunday afternoon or evening? That'd be 8/30.
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   08-16-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 454
Posted By dschulz
The Ultra Panavision aspect ratio is 2.76:1 ...

The Ultra Panavision aspect ratio is 2.76:1



You're thinking of the Arri Alexa 65, which indeed uses a large format imager, similar in size to a 70mm film frame. It's a nifty camera, but...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   08-14-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 432
Views: 30,600
Posted By dschulz
Yes. The original fan was the same one used in...

Yes. The original fan was the same one used in the AP20, a commercial cinema processor that is found in the sound rack in a projection booth (an environment where fan noise does not matter). It was...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-14-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 29,064
Views: 1,195,155
Posted By dschulz
You'll lose the DialNorm metadata. Not that many...

You'll lose the DialNorm metadata. Not that many people care.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-14-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 29,064
Views: 1,195,155
Posted By dschulz
On the question of whether a Dolby Atmos...

On the question of whether a Dolby Atmos soundtrack should sound different when rendered out to a 7.1 playback system (when compared to the standard Dolby TrueHD 7.1 track) I am fairly confident the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-12-2015, 11:03 AM
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Views: 1,195,155
Posted By dschulz
But there are no available chipsets with...

But there are no available chipsets with sufficient capacity. It's not as though Denon, or Yamaha, or Datasat can abandon their DSP-based architecture and move to an Intel PC-style platform.


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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-11-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 29,064
Views: 1,195,155
Posted By dschulz
Dolby does not manufacture boards for consumer...

Dolby does not manufacture boards for consumer products. They don't even manufacture the DSPs used in consumer products - they license the software, that's all.



This is correct, although I'd...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-11-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 29,064
Views: 1,195,155
Posted By dschulz
100% sure you are correct. We're just waiting for...

100% sure you are correct. We're just waiting for Moore's Law to catch up with the desired channel count.

I will be curious to see if we see a return to the pre/pro - with say a 9.1.6 channel...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-11-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 29,064
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Posted By dschulz
It's not a Dolby issue, it is a DSP issue. There...

It's not a Dolby issue, it is a DSP issue. There are no DSPs currently available that support more than 11 channels of Atmos. Trinnov is able to support more than 11 channels because their box is not...
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