Originally Posted by NorthJersey
well, if it's the case that DTS was excluded because it needed a chip, then how to explain the posts here from a Sony rep that firmware later this year will enable DTS playback? and the same from Samsung support for their K950 soundbar for DTS:X ?
For the same reason so many Atmos products had to wait for DTS:X deciding to be added later... it took some companies 9-12 months to do so.
It took some even longer to offer cross codec post processing after launch... and again every falsely assumed and speculated it must be Dolby's doing. Which it has been proven wasn't, and was entirely due to the complexity and resources (DSP and engineering) necessary to implement Atmos and X...
In the case of the Denon products, the DSP was split onto different SHARC processors... getting the decoded 5.1/7.1 PCM across for post processing using Dolby Surround and Neural:X wasn't a simple exercise.
To keep simply stating "well it works on my old sound bar and it shouldn't be any difference" means there isn't a fundamental understanding behind how AVRs or sound bars are designed from a DSP architecture standpoint.
I never said it wasn't going to happen... it doesn't really need explaining on how it could/will. And I don't know exactly what is inside the Sony or if it's a from scratch cuisine solution.
Some are making a big deal out of the why's and then speculating that Dolby has pressured Sony, or even has the ability to do that.... they don't and it's not the reason why it's shipping without DTS support.
That's not a fair thing to put on Dolby.
That's the only point...
In a side note I met the three lead engineers on this bar back in January... I was working at Sony doing an Atmos upmix and spent about 10 minutes chatting with them about the bar, and shared with them my experience about my Samsung 950.... in addition we spoke about the process of creating Atmos mixer for the theater and how that differs for doing it for the home.
That short conversation got me interested enough in this product and I will surely get one to replace my Samsung, even without DTS support
On another note, and not important to the conversation, but where on this thread did a Sony employee stare DTS was promised ? Just curious...
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