... nevermind, I think the word docs have most of the info I need.... thanks.
Edited by BVLDARI - 12/5/12 at 3:25pm
Many people run their subs quite hot - sometimes as much as 10dB hot, preferring this over a calibrated system. Also, some have subs that are very capable, with prodigious output well down into single figure Hz and even when calibrated to reference, really loud bass that low can shake things. In a cinema there is usually very little or no output below 20/30Hz and, of course, in a cinema everything is bolted down and there are no shelves with things on, coffee tables and so on ;)
Most of us do NOT want our systems to sound like a cinema simply because our systems sound better than most cinemas! There is no commercial cinema near me that can outperform my HT sonically and even if I drive the 40 miles or so to the nearest IMAX theatre, it still doesn't sound as good as I can now get at home.
Many people strive to make their HTs sound more like the mixing suite where the movie was made rather than their local multiplex.
My advice to anyone would be to calibrate their system to reference using Audyssey and then listen to it for a week or two to get used to the sound of flat (or as flat as possible in the particular room) bass and only then to raise the dB level to their preference, if they feel they need more.
They are just different matrixing methods so they will likely sound different. I have found that on some 7.1 tracks that Neo:X Height (I don't have wides) really overemphasises the surround channels for some reason. A good demo of this is the third Transformers movie - you can clearly hear it even on the intro to the movie when the stars sweep all around the room. If you have the disc it's worth trying and hearing the difference. A good scene to demo it is when they are at Chernobyl and that gigantic corkscrew thing comes out of the ground (Shockwave). I was comparing PLIIz and Neo:X but it may well sound odd comparing the latter and DSX too. I believe it's just the different ways of extracting the info for the Height channels that does it. As Chris says, it won't be anything to do with the fact it's a DTS-HD track because by the time Neo:X gets hold of it it's already been decoded.