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post #121 of 138 Old 01-15-2019, 09:48 AM
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If IMAX Enhanced is supported by Sony UHD TVs, then why not Sony supporting HDR10+ which is being used in IMAX Enhanced?
In last master series TV preview Vincent said HDR10+ is coming via software update.
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I don’t understand?

Are you saying you don’t believe this IMAX Enhanced will ever take place? Or that it will fade out before it ever starts? Many people myself included are excited some aspects or another of what this is all about. Personally I don’t care as much about the “audio enhanced” part of it as I am about the “video enhanced” parts. By all accounts the IMAX DMR is a plus as well as getting the taller more immersive 1.89 AR where available.
Reference audio as my point, not pointless but almost.

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Has anyone heard anything regarding a firmware update for older AVRs?


I'm not convinced there has been a lot of major processor/hardware changes from generation to generation in, for example, Denon receivers that would prevent the use of newer firmware.



How likely is it that D&M might make a (paid) firmware update available for "older" receivers like the 6300, 6400 similar to the way Auro-3D was made available?

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Has anyone heard anything regarding a firmware update for older AVRs?

I'm not convinced there has been a lot of major processor/hardware changes from generation to generation in, for example, Denon receivers that would prevent the use of newer firmware.

How likely is it that D&M might make a (paid) firmware update available for "older" receivers like the 6300, 6400 similar to the way Auro-3D was made available?
Extremely unlikely. D+M has made it pretty clear the IMAX stuff will only be available on current models. I haven't heard even a sniff of a rumor of it being added to older models via a firmware upgrade (paid or not).

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Has there been any technical evaluation of just how much dynamic metadata there is in these initial HDR10+ releases? They could be HDR10+ in name only for all I know.
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Does anyone know how much sound influences the “experience”? I’m looking at getting a Sony TV that is IMAX certified but my sound system definitely isn’t. I assume it would still be worthwhile?
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Is there any word on when or the timeframe other titles will be released?

I would have thought by now at least one mainstream Hollywood movie would have shown up in this package.

For me marketing is in taking advantage of the publicity of this big announcement. I thought IMAX had these blockbusters already mastered and all it would take is flipping a switch and start pumping 1.89:1 content onto discs and selling them like hotcakes.

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Does anyone know how much sound influences the “experience”? I’m looking at getting a Sony TV that is IMAX certified but my sound system definitely isn’t. I assume it would still be worthwhile?
From some reports I doubt much even if your system is "certified".


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Does anyone know how much sound influences the “experience”? I’m looking at getting a Sony TV that is IMAX certified but my sound system definitely isn’t. I assume it would still be worthwhile?
If you don't already have them, upgrading to Dolby Atmos and DTS:X will be a worthwhile improvement (assuming you have or can install height speakers). The "IMAX Enhanced" codec is just a small tweak to DTS:X that gooses the sound a little. It's debatable at this stage whether it's really an improvement or just messes with the sound similar to a "Church Hall" or "Rock Stadium" DSP mode. I would not upgrade a receiver just to get that, IMO.

The IMAX codec is only applicable to discs specifically encoded with it. Those discs still sound great when played back as regular DTS:X.

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The advice for consumers is that "Imax Enhanced" is not something you should go chasing after. If your hardware happens to have it then whoop-de-do. If it doesn't then don't fret it.


And for software if you ever come across a choice between a regular movie and an Imax Enhanced movie the only tangible difference will be aspect ratios. And that is just your personal preference.

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You do have the option of requiring all content you experience to be IMAX enhanced playback on an IMAX certified system.

And, If you don't like documentaries that choice can be a real time and money saver.
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DTS X is pretty good already, I like it more than Dolby Atmos, same as DTS master audio was much more punchy than Dolby trueHD I don't think IMAX enhanced is too much of difference than DTS X, one more license fee to paid by manufacturers, I think if my hardware supports it I m good, there is no reason to pay extra.

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DTS X is pretty good already, I like it more than Dolby Atmos, same as DTS master audio was much more punchy than Dolby trueHD
Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio are both lossless compression formats. Lossless is lossless is lossless. It's not possible for one compression codec to be more lossless than another. If either format changed the original soundtrack at all, it wouldn't be lossless.

If you felt that DTS was more punchy than Dolby, that's likely due to either:

1) Dolby soundtracks use a -4 dB DialNorm attenuation while DTS typically doesn't, which means that most DTS tracks default to playing back 4 dB louder than Dolby. Or,
2) DTS has a much bigger market share of the Blu-ray format than Dolby, so more of the movies you feel have impressive soundtracks are likely to have been encoded in DTS. But that has nothing to do with the technical capabilities of the format.

A similar situation exists with Atmos and DTS:X. However, in this case, Atmos has the larger market share and is actually more technically capable than DTS:X (which is currently limited to only 11 channels of sound).
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The other day I saw a billboard for IMAX Enhanced while driving down the freeway. I don’t ever recall seeing a billboard for THX, DTS, etc. No deep meaning. Just an observation.
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"We are targeting people with expensive home theaters who don't mind replacing all of their components with IMAX Enhanced-certified equipment." - John McDaniel, VP of Business Development, Ecosystems at Xperi (which owns DTS)

Guess I'm off the hook.
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"We are targeting people with expensive home theaters who don't mind replacing all of their components with IMAX Enhanced-certified equipment." - John McDaniel, VP of Business Development, Ecosystems at Xperi (which owns DT&#83

Guess I'm off the hook. [IMG class=inlineimg]/forum/images/smilies/cool.gif[/IMG]
Translated... "We are targeting suckers with money to burn."

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