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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-17-2014, 02:22 PM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
The bed channels are the "foundation" of the mix...

The bed channels are the "foundation" of the mix and are fixed locations just like standard channel-based tracks of the past. Dolby Atmos normally has 7.1 or 9.1 channel beds (7.1 plus two...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-16-2014, 08:50 AM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
The sound design instructors at my school. ...

The sound design instructors at my school. They've used Behringer products before and they're not impressed with their longevity, so they've stopped using their amps and signal processors. They...
Forum: Speakers   12-16-2014, 08:43 AM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
If this is for a main home theater, I would not...

If this is for a main home theater, I would not recommend going the soundbar route.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-15-2014, 05:12 PM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
In the two 9.1.4 demos at CEDIA, the two side...

In the two 9.1.4 demos at CEDIA, the two side surrounds had music and base ambiance coming out of both pairs of speakers as well as scene specific object effects. If the mainstream implementation of...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-15-2014, 04:47 PM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
Knock on wood. ;)

Knock on wood. ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-15-2014, 04:43 PM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
Or if the bed channel spread setting is changed...

Or if the bed channel spread setting is changed like for music or ambience.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-15-2014, 04:38 PM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
If the amp still works fine, as Scott stated,...

If the amp still works fine, as Scott stated, there shouldn't be a problem in using it. Saves you some money.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-15-2014, 04:09 PM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
It depends. Bed channel sound can be duplicated...

It depends. Bed channel sound can be duplicated in an array of speakers (like a musical score mix set to left side array, right side array, back left array, and back right array to create a blanket...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-15-2014, 04:05 PM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
Under Audio Settings: BD Audio MIX Setting -...

Under Audio Settings:

BD Audio MIX Setting - Switch to OFF.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-15-2014, 03:56 PM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
Come on, Scott. You know Dolby and their...

Come on, Scott. You know Dolby and their "partners" talk with each other about implementation, planning, and staging. There's probably quite a bit of gentle nudging going on. And then Dolby would...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-15-2014, 03:52 PM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
It depends on what kind of gear longevity the OP...

It depends on what kind of gear longevity the OP is looking for. Buying as an investment for the long haul or as a short term solution? And yes, I've heard this about Behringer and suspect...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-15-2014, 03:45 PM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
Only worth it if Dolby follows through on their...

Only worth it if Dolby follows through on their mainstream plans (and as the newest installation guide shows) and adds 9.1.4 or greater to regular Atmos gear. You don't want to give up the second...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-15-2014, 03:43 PM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
I've heard on more than one occasion that...

I've heard on more than one occasion that Behringer's quality leaves much to be desired.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-15-2014, 02:44 PM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
What kind of money outlay can you afford?

What kind of money outlay can you afford?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-15-2014, 01:49 PM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
Though I doubt you would agree with this...

Though I doubt you would agree with this sentiment, I still have to state that the glaring weakness with home Atmos, in its present form, is that it still relies mostly on the same 5.1 or 7.1 layout....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-14-2014, 06:57 PM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
There you go. ...

There you go.

http://www.dolby.com/us/en/technologies/dolby-atmos/dolby-atmos-home-theater-installation-guidelines.pdf
Forum: Latest Industry News   12-14-2014, 01:02 PM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
However, streaming and downloading from the cloud...

However, streaming and downloading from the cloud IS going backwards, though they don't realize it. Due to numerous reasons both the audio and video are inferior to most physical media based HD...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-13-2014, 10:54 PM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
My hunch is that DTS will have major...

My hunch is that DTS will have major announcements come CES in January. This is the final countdown for them. It will be too late if they fail to make a splash there.
Forum: Latest Industry News   12-13-2014, 10:49 PM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
They'll get hacked as will other cloud services. ...

They'll get hacked as will other cloud services. It's only a matter of time. Cyber warfare is a very real threat and as countries spend billions each year on super computer technology to attack...
Forum: Latest Industry News   12-13-2014, 05:39 PM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
I'm not saying that, I'm saying that going...

I'm not saying that, I'm saying that going completely to a cloud based approach controlled by each studio will lead to very draconian issues and price gouging the likes of which you've never seen...
Forum: Latest Industry News   12-13-2014, 12:21 PM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
It would probably serve Sony (and any other...

It would probably serve Sony (and any other studio for that matter) right to have their cloud based movie collection (that they're jonesing over) hacked and basically thrown to the far winds. The...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-13-2014, 12:04 PM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
Paradigm is not really known for superlative...

Paradigm is not really known for superlative in-wall and in-ceiling speakers. That's mainly the purview of companies like Triad.

I don't know if I would use the current rear surrounds as they're...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-13-2014, 09:49 AM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
Gravity got pushed to March 31st. :( No idea...

Gravity got pushed to March 31st. :( No idea why.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-13-2014, 09:38 AM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
Front wides (or front side surrounds or...

Front wides (or front side surrounds or "additional side surrounds" as in the cinema white papers) are at the same height as the side and rear surrounds... just high enough to clear the viewers'...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-12-2014, 09:53 PM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
DTS keeps saying their 3D audio format (MDA) is...

DTS keeps saying their 3D audio format (MDA) is speaker layout agnostic with re-mapping included. I have a hunch they may stick to Atmos' configurations and let Auro be the spoiler of the group for...
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