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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-28-2015, 09:47 AM
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Posted By SoundChex
Perhaps it's just my vision problems, but the...

Perhaps it's just my vision problems, but the studios don't seem to be "stamping Atmos on the BD box" in very large letters...?! :eek: :cool: :D

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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-28-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 164
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Posted By SoundChex
According to a 1/12/2015 news item in...

According to a 1/12/2015 news item in TVNewsCheck, 'Tech Companies Submit Three Proposals for Next-Gen TV Sound' (link)...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-26-2015, 11:43 AM
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Posted By SoundChex
It's hard to guess how soon after ATSC selects a...

It's hard to guess how soon after ATSC selects a "recommended codec+technology" to provide the audio system for ATSC3.0 TV (in August 2015) we might see 'compliant encoded content' created . . ....
Forum: Latest Industry News   01-22-2015, 03:29 PM
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Views: 27,198
Posted By SoundChex
If they were smart the disc vendors would...

If they were smart the disc vendors would replicate the Hybrid SACD model and press UHD BDs with a 'backward compatible' (1080) BD layer . . . or make all UHD BDs "4K+1080 flippies".

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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-22-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 11,710
Posted By SoundChex
For an "exciting" and|or "challenging"...

For an "exciting" and|or "challenging" experience, you might want to see what the ITU "recommends"...

Recommendation ITU-R BS.2051-0 (02/2014) Advanced sound system for programme production (link)...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-22-2015, 11:10 AM
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Posted By SoundChex
I'm inclined to agree about the importance of...

I'm inclined to agree about the importance of finding "a good upmixer" and that new, immersive content might achieve (only) 1% of many listeners collections over the next few years.

However,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-15-2015, 12:29 PM
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Posted By SoundChex
I recall reading a couple of papers from the...

I recall reading a couple of papers from the 1990's which "suggested" that 'acoustical space perception' during playback of content set in large enclosed spaces (think catacombs!) might be enhanced...
Forum: Latest Industry News   01-14-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 493
Views: 21,973
Posted By SoundChex
According to a 1/12/2015 news item in...

According to a 1/12/2015 news item in TVNewsCheck, 'Tech Companies Submit Three Proposals for Next-Gen TV Sound' (link)...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-14-2015, 11:03 AM
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Posted By SoundChex
According to a 1/12/2015 news item in...

According to a 1/12/2015 news item in TVNewsCheck, 'Tech Companies Submit Three Proposals for Next-Gen TV Sound' (link)...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-12-2015, 12:46 PM
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Posted By SoundChex
The decision about which "working technology"...

The decision about which "working technology" proposal will be recommended to provide the ATSC 3.0 TV Audio System will be made on August 14, 2015 . . . just in time for the results to be turned into...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-11-2015, 11:50 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 9,626
Posted By SoundChex
However, since we are unlikely to see...

However, since we are unlikely to see "affordable" AVRs before CEDIA 2015 in September, it may be advantageous to defer a decision until the AVR vendors make their list of supported DTS:X speaker...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-10-2015, 12:48 PM
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Posted By SoundChex
Someone must have been reading your mind . . ....

Someone must have been reading your mind . . . Layout "G" in Recommendation ITU-R BS.2051-0 (02/2014) Advanced sound system for programme production (link)...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-10-2015, 10:54 AM
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Posted By SoundChex
"An interesting coincidence of timing, your...

"An interesting coincidence of timing, your statement . . . but this week hard to see the future is..." :cool:


Next Monday (1/12/2015) is the closing date by which to register a ("working...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-09-2015, 07:39 PM
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Views: 734,720
Posted By SoundChex
My understanding is that the (English language)...

My understanding is that the (English language) dialog for current 5.1|7.1 channel based movies is kept on a separate stem to allow for 'alternate language' dubbing. It seems to me that any such...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-09-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 18,511
Views: 734,720
Posted By SoundChex
Dialog management is one example of...

Dialog management is one example of "personalization", in contrast to the more familiar "immersion".

With it's theatrical cinema origins, Atmos directly addresses "immersion", but in its current...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-09-2015, 10:27 AM
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Posted By SoundChex
The number one consumer requested feature for...

The number one consumer requested feature for home object-based audio is dialog management . . . which Dolby demo'd as part of AC4 but which I have not seen mentioned as present in (the current...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-09-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 11,710
Posted By SoundChex
Eight height speakers located in a circle at 45...

Eight height speakers located in a circle at 45 degree intervals around a Top Center (TpC) speaker directly over the MLP is the top layer arrangement of the Hamasaki 22.2 speaker configuration. If...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-08-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 18,511
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Posted By SoundChex
Unfortunately, when I 'liberated' that image (or...

Unfortunately, when I 'liberated' that image (or an identical one!) on 1/13/2011, it was contained in a blog which IIRC was in Chinese . . . Actually, it's just a "poorly drafted" graphic of the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-08-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 18,511
Views: 734,720
Posted By SoundChex
An alternative way for MDA to co-exist with...

An alternative way for MDA to co-exist with 'closed' architectures--like Atmos--has been developed by Fairlight (and others?) "in consultation with" DTS...

From a recent article Fairlight...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-08-2015, 01:16 PM
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Views: 734,720
Posted By SoundChex
A great deal of scripted video content--such as...

A great deal of scripted video content--such as NCIS, House of Cards, or Game of Thrones--does not appear on screen in a movie theater, rather it is mixed|authored for OTA|CATV and|or mobile|IP...
Forum: Latest Industry News   01-08-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 493
Views: 21,973
Posted By SoundChex
QuickQuoting(TM Harry Potter) myself from another...

QuickQuoting(TM Harry Potter) myself from another thread...




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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-08-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 1,510
Views: 101,533
Posted By SoundChex
TWICE.com "reported" from CES 2015 that DTS CEO...

TWICE.com "reported" from CES 2015 that DTS CEO Jon E. Kirchner 'said' "DTS:X supports from 2.1 to 22.2 speaker configurations" and that "elevated speakers may be omitted because DTS:X includes...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-08-2015, 02:53 AM
Replies: 5,516
Views: 250,656
Posted By SoundChex
In any event, the change process is ongoing: The...

In any event, the change process is ongoing: The object-based audio codec associated with (USA) ATSC 3.0 TV will be "finalized for implementation" in 2015/2016, likely first appearing a year or two...
Forum: Latest Industry News   01-08-2015, 02:06 AM
Replies: 493
Views: 21,973
Posted By SoundChex
It seems to me that the "future TV rerun value"...

It seems to me that the "future TV rerun value" of a new movie might be maximized by (today) ensuring that an 'object-based mix for TV' is among the movie's finished sound mixes (MPEG-H 3D audio is...
Forum: Latest Industry News   01-04-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 493
Views: 21,973
Posted By SoundChex
It's a Red Queen's race...! Although...

It's a Red Queen's race...!

Although implementation|roll-out of OTA|CATV|mobile broadcast video with object-based audio remains 5 to 10 years away (at least for the USA!), my suspicion is that...
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