Originally Posted by trilkb
Nice. I found 7.1 wasnt really a huge upgrade from 5.1, but my speakers are placed in such ways that I cant localize the rear surrounds that much. And I dont know if its where I sit or how my denon x4000 upmix's 5.1 to 7.1 but I constantly have to change the amp to 5.1 on 5.1 movies because 7.1 gives me really strange echo's. Hopefully your atmos upgrade is noticeable!
7.1 is a huge deal in my room IMO, I have closer to ideal placement for them.
The rear ambiance really adds a nice touch, especially with horror movies...
Out of all the movies that I recall playing on my system, Man of Steel and Star Trek has been the best recorded beds for overall SQ and bass levels.
A lot of movies have really weak bass or missing bass, or everything is at the wrong levels (screechy dialog).
IMO the levels of the center dialog and LFE are supremely critical.
It's literally the difference between a 100kW system and a Bose module.
Interstellar and Life of PI are also fairly well recorded.
I hate it when I have to re-calibrate my levels to every different movie that I play. Almost makes a person want to rip their hair out, and then rip the movies to PCM/MKV and remaster them properly!
What can't mixer mix properly?
Take Thor Ragnarok for example, you can literally hear that they used crappy mics for some actors and scenes, and good ones for the main characters. Some scenes have no bass in it, where there should be boat-loads...