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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-30-2014, 08:37 AM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
If the studios consider this a "Premium" sonic...

If the studios consider this a "Premium" sonic experience, then I would suspect Dolby Atmos might be emblazoned on the front cover. I don't know if the industry wants to downplay Atmos with a tiny...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-28-2014, 03:21 PM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
Um, have you actually heard Dolby Atmos? And...

Um, have you actually heard Dolby Atmos? And Atmos for the home is being delivered by a lossless codec on Blu-ray, Dolby TrueHD. I think you're over reacting.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-28-2014, 11:17 AM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
The model of revenue "sharing" is f'd up,...

The model of revenue "sharing" is f'd up, especially with the advent of front loading.

As for my other point: you don't get movies with staying power like you did when home video was in its...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-28-2014, 08:59 AM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
[Strokes chin while speaking with a German...

[Strokes chin while speaking with a German scientist's accent] Interesting... very interesting.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-28-2014, 08:54 AM
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Views: 87,850
Posted By Dan Hitchman
I always wondered why exhibitors haven't combined...

I always wondered why exhibitors haven't combined forces en masse and strong-armed Hollywood to back off their front loading scheme. It's a studio con game that has theater owners sucking air during...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-28-2014, 08:45 AM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
To hear Atmos is to love Atmos. ;)

To hear Atmos is to love Atmos. ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-28-2014, 08:39 AM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
If they don't kill each other first. :D

If they don't kill each other first. :D
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-28-2014, 08:37 AM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
If it's anything like the cinema version, it's...

If it's anything like the cinema version, it's something like 22 mains, 10 overheads, and two sub outputs (LFE and summed bass from all other speakers).

The 22 mains would probably be like five...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-28-2014, 08:22 AM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
Yes, I got quite the opposite reaction than what...

Yes, I got quite the opposite reaction than what sound engineers always complain about: distracting the audience with aggressive and highly positional surround sound. Gravity's approach to audio...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-26-2014, 09:14 PM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
Atmos wides are not the same as DTS Neo:X...

Atmos wides are not the same as DTS Neo:X wides... and Dolby Prologic IIz has been scrapped. But yes, Dolby still supports front wides in a different location (though they may allow for some...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-26-2014, 07:45 PM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
Except Dolby has front wide surrounds in...

Except Dolby has front wide surrounds in commercial Atmos and advertise them as a big additional feature of the format.

I think it is still an issue of processor power in some of these consumer...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-26-2014, 06:19 PM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
All I'm looking for is 9.x.4. in a price range...

All I'm looking for is 9.x.4. in a price range that is not hugely expensive. I know it probably won't be south of $2,500, but jeez I hope not something like $10,000. There are Atmos receivers and...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-26-2014, 05:17 PM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
Just that nothing in the less than a new luxury...

Just that nothing in the less than a new luxury car range is allowing for 9.1.4 or above rendering. All the consumer oriented gear is seemingly locked at 11.1.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-26-2014, 05:13 PM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
All I know of for sure is Trinnov's Altitude...

All I know of for sure is Trinnov's Altitude processor.
Forum: Speakers   07-25-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 6,311
Views: 440,261
Posted By Dan Hitchman
They sound, from my experience, almost exactly...

They sound, from my experience, almost exactly the same as their in-room speaker counterparts. That's the beauty of Triad's in-wall designs-- the internal cabinet volume is about the same (that's...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-25-2014, 07:41 AM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
This is indeed a fickle industry. They seem to...

This is indeed a fickle industry. They seem to careen from one tech flavor of the year to another in an increasingly desperate grab for ever shrinking ticket and consumer electronics revenue. One...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-24-2014, 10:55 PM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
Hope those subs are secured really, really well. ...

Hope those subs are secured really, really well. Yikes!
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-24-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 2,567
Views: 87,850
Posted By Dan Hitchman
Speaking of studio support, is Sony going to get...

Speaking of studio support, is Sony going to get on board the object surround train, I wonder? It doesn't look like they've been as proactive in that regard as some of the other studios, unless...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-24-2014, 05:53 PM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
Dolby TrueHD and DTS Master Audio are not formats...

Dolby TrueHD and DTS Master Audio are not formats for mixing soundtracks, they're compression codecs to pack PCM into a smaller container. Atmos and DTS-UHD and Auro3D are.

These sophisticated...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-24-2014, 05:46 PM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
What do you mean? All I'm getting at is...

What do you mean?

All I'm getting at is that it takes extra prep time (one would assume) to get a track ready for consumer Atmos... if they think consumers don't care about 3D audio, they're not...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-24-2014, 04:23 PM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
And then a total of five Atmos titles will end up...

And then a total of five Atmos titles will end up getting released. Seriously, that's my worry. The studios don't think the average Joe cares about A/V quality... so neither will they. It's...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-24-2014, 04:01 PM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
I would say that 24 + 10 should cover most users...

I would say that 24 + 10 should cover most users nicely, don't you?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-24-2014, 12:24 PM
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Views: 87,850
Posted By Dan Hitchman
I think there are complications surrounding the...

I think there are complications surrounding the Barco/DTS partnership. I think DTS would want Barco to "stand down" Auro and allow DTS UHD to compete head-to-head with Atmos since they both use...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-24-2014, 11:09 AM
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Views: 87,850
Posted By Dan Hitchman
That's a good question. Maybe they wrote the...

That's a good question. Maybe they wrote the manual before adding a diagram and explanation for 9.1.2, or knowing if it could handle this layout. Who knows? But it still could mean that you can't...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-24-2014, 11:06 AM
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Views: 87,850
Posted By Dan Hitchman
I hope that extra layout flexibility and at least...

I hope that extra layout flexibility and at least 13.1 simultaneous rendering will be supported in next year's models. I don't want to have to spend the price of a car to get what some of us are...
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