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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-06-2015, 08:04 AM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
It's Dolby Digital lossy like the movie-only...

It's Dolby Digital lossy like the movie-only Walmart Exclusive. Lionsgate dumbs their rental discs down and apparently certain Walmart discs too.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-06-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 268
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
Well, it is true that consumer Atmos was released...

Well, it is true that consumer Atmos was released earlier than originally thought. A/V companies, especially the likes of Denon and Yamaha, shoe-horned in Atmos to existing product design without...
Forum: Latest Industry News   03-06-2015, 07:24 AM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
But you need a processor with some built-in...

But you need a processor with some built-in rendering flexibility. Mainstream receivers and pre-pro's don't give you that luxury.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-06-2015, 07:21 AM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
Does your prime seating row have enough space for...

Does your prime seating row have enough space for rear surrounds? If so, then really that's all that matters. You can pretty much have only one or two sweet spots. Wire and place speakers...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-06-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 764
Posted By Dan Hitchman
And yet to get the closest to the original...

And yet to get the closest to the original "intent" of the sound mixers, you need to adhere to some sort of standard. Granted, there should be some wiggle room in the re-mapping feature for a range...
Forum: Latest Industry News   03-05-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,513
Posted By Dan Hitchman
He is traveling amongst the stars from whence we...

He is traveling amongst the stars from whence we all came...

I was also really saddened to read about Trek fans ripping Shatner a new one just because he couldn't make Mr. Nimoy's funeral. They...
Forum: Speakers   03-05-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 31,605
Views: 2,889,643
Posted By Dan Hitchman
As a followup I decided to go with the $300...

As a followup I decided to go with the $300 refund. Thanks for your opinions. :)
Forum: Latest Industry News   03-05-2015, 03:33 PM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
I'd have at least have two more side surround...

I'd have at least have two more side surround speakers added to the 9.1.4 configuration. So, maybe to balance it out, 11.1.6.
Forum: Latest Industry News   03-05-2015, 02:49 PM
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Views: 30,614
Posted By Dan Hitchman
For "regular" homes, I think that's exactly what...

For "regular" homes, I think that's exactly what Dolby is thinking about. However, any really good Atmos track I've heard needed more than the average amount of speakers for more pinpoint sound...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   03-05-2015, 02:00 PM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
A sad state of affairs. Not to mention their eye...

A sad state of affairs. Not to mention their eye sight will suffer.
Forum: Speakers   03-05-2015, 01:48 PM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
There are dark scuff marks in the finish on both...

There are dark scuff marks in the finish on both sides of each speaker. When you shine a bright light on them the marks really stand out (like when I took a flash photo of them to send to Paradigm)....
Forum: Speakers   03-05-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 31,605
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
Well, I just heard back from Paradigm about my...

Well, I just heard back from Paradigm about my new yet cosmetically flawed Studio 20's. They're offering me $300 off the pair.

To the Paradigm community, I put to you, does that seem like a...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-05-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 764
Posted By Dan Hitchman
What they ought to do is have one interactive...

What they ought to do is have one interactive object codec version for live events like sports and news that would benefit from multiple, user controllable object tracks. And then use DTS:X or Dolby...
Forum: Latest Industry News   03-05-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 582
Views: 30,614
Posted By Dan Hitchman
You better tighten your patience down, it might...

You better tighten your patience down, it might fall off. ;) :D

Since many 3D audio mixed films only occasionally activate the overheads, I would rather they start adding more main layer...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-04-2015, 10:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 764
Posted By Dan Hitchman
Good report! However, in some markets (like...

Good report! However, in some markets (like Denver and the Colorado Front Range) picture quality has taken a back seat as multiple sub channels rob the primary channel of necessary bandwidth...
Forum: Latest Industry News   03-04-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 582
Views: 30,614
Posted By Dan Hitchman
And some, I'd say the majority unfortunately, who...

And some, I'd say the majority unfortunately, who buy these receivers have no idea what Dolby Atmos or DTS:X means. They'll probably just buy the cheaper end of model year version.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-04-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 20,685
Views: 829,940
Posted By Dan Hitchman
On Blu-ray.com there seems to be reports that at...

On Blu-ray.com there seems to be reports that at Walmart at least one of their exclusive versions of Mockingjay only has Dolby Digital lossy and the logo says Dolby Audio. I wonder if Lionsgate has...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   03-04-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 1,893
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
What gain will you get going from UHD to UHD? ...

What gain will you get going from UHD to UHD? Isn't the Darbee used for upscaling purposes?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-04-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 20,685
Views: 829,940
Posted By Dan Hitchman
That seems totally odd that a U.S. retail release...

That seems totally odd that a U.S. retail release of a major Hollywood title would only have lossy audio. Yes, there are occasional releases like from the BBC for some of their TV show sets. ...
Forum: Latest Industry News   03-04-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 582
Views: 30,614
Posted By Dan Hitchman
DTS:X or the cinema-version, MDA, is supposed to...

DTS:X or the cinema-version, MDA, is supposed to be layout agnostic. However, these were professional music mixes with pro gear, so consumer electronics will have their own set of limitations both...
Forum: Latest Industry News   03-04-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 582
Views: 30,614
Posted By Dan Hitchman
Did you read the CES press releases? DTS made...

Did you read the CES press releases? DTS made sure that their first generation products will at least map to current Dolby Atmos speaker configurations. This makes perfect sense since they don't...
Forum: Latest Industry News   03-04-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 582
Views: 30,614
Posted By Dan Hitchman
At-home Dolby Atmos soundtracks' metadata...

At-home Dolby Atmos soundtracks' metadata instructions are designed for a full 24.1.10 rendered layout. It's possible that most mainstream products that don't cost a ton of money will peg at around...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-03-2015, 11:02 PM
Replies: 20,685
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
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Forum: Blu-ray Software   03-03-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 5,638
Views: 587,024
Posted By Dan Hitchman
Maybe in Stage 2 of the UHD specs. Not this time...

Maybe in Stage 2 of the UHD specs. Not this time around.

It will be 2160p upconverted from the 2k files at 24 fps with 10 bit, DCI-P3 color. They may be able to remaster with proper HDR as long...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-03-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 20,685
Views: 829,940
Posted By Dan Hitchman
I can only imagine that Dolby didn't think most...

I can only imagine that Dolby didn't think most home theaters would be using the two extra behind-the-screen "channels" as in auditoriums with really large screens, so they thought the next best...
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