Originally Posted by ceenhad
There is some tricky commercial background to Auro codec and I do not expect to see anymore than 9.1 on consumer products anytime soon. That of course leaves an interesting option at the very high end for consumer/commercial cross over systems at home.
Obviously, the mixed-for-home
channel count included within the Auro-encoded
5.1 or 7.1 LPCM carrier track on a Blu-ray disk is decided by the studio . . . and the maximum decode+upmix channel count
) is the result of a feature decision by the AVR|processor vendor. Similar "complexity reduction" questions will doubtless apply to home Dolby Atmos
(max number of simultaneous objects supported, max number of render-to speakers allowed, etc.
) At least in part, this reflects the conflict
between ensuring the theatrical movie experience remains unmatched by home viewing . . . and the 'promise' that you can enjoy "something close to the movie theater experience" again at home by purchasing the BD (plus some expensive AV equipment!
And it will be interesting to see how 3D audio decisions for ATSC 2
and|or ATSC 3
affect this thinking over time . . . especially as post season
disc releases of TV shows are designed to entice audiences to watch future broadcast seasons.
_Edited by SoundChex - 8/21/13 at 8:49am