Originally Posted by Dan Hitchman
Manni01, you are overreacting. Calm down, breathe in and out.
What DTS was saying was when you use a DTS:X decoder to extract a DTS:X encoded movie, if you do not have height speakers attached you can turn on a virtual height DSP mode that will give you a simulated sensation of overheads. You still have to have a DTS:X licensed product for it to work. They're trying to differentiate their product from Dolby's by stating that unlike Atmos, where you have to buy "enabled" speakers to get any kind of overhead effect (sans mounting physical overheads), we can do a similar height transfer function (HTF) effect with the same speakers you already have.
Whether it will be as good as Atmos "enabled" upfiring speakers trying to create a simulated height effect remains to be heard.
I'm very calm, as illustrated by the
That's exactly my understanding of what DTS says. I'm not even comparing this with Atmos using upfiring speakers. I'm comparing this with DTS:X using heights speakers.
If you want a rating regarding rendering 3D sound, I'd say:
DTS:X with simulated heights
Dolby Atmos with upfiring speakers (if your room can accommodate it), because at least there is discrete information sent to actual discrete speakers.
DTS:X/Dolby Atmos/Anything using actual heights speakers properly positioned.
So Dolby offered the Dolby enabled speakers, and DTS offers the simulated heights. Great. I'm just not interested
I want the full effect, as precise and efficient as possible, and no simulation will give this.
That means heights speakers properly positioned
Saying that DTS:X works without heights speakers is like saying that you can listen to an Atmos or DTS:X soundtrack with headphones. It's not incorrect. It's just not a solution for someone who wants the full effect.
And as I'm not stuck with a 7009, I'm just going to leave it there. I'm happy if it's a partial solution for some, I just find it slightly excessive to present it as a solution to the lack of DTS:X codec support in the AVR.
I'm super relaxed by the way