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How to Set Up an IMAX Enhanced Sound System

IMAX Enhanced brings the epic scale of commercial IMAX presentations into your home. Here's how to set up a sound system for IMAX Enhanced.

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I just now got a demo disc with Clips from six new titles: Only the Brave, Venom, Alpha, Jumanji Welcome to the Jungle, Spider-Man Homecoming, and Space Station. Finally, an opportunity to compare IMAX Enhanced to "regular" UHD releases! Also look out for an AVR-X6500H review coming soon, along with a Sony X950G review. The time has come to see and hear what Hollywood content looks and sounds like in IMAX Enhanced.
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I just now got a demo disc with Clips from six new titles: Only the Brave, Venom, Alpha, Jumanji Welcome to the Jungle, Spider-Man Homecoming, and Space Station. Finally, an opportunity to compare IMAX Enhanced to "regular" UHD releases! Also look out for an AVR-X6500H review coming soon, along with a Sony X950G review. The time has come to see and hear what Hollywood content looks and sounds like in IMAX Enhanced.
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@imagic is anyone but Sony ever gonna support this in terms of displays?
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Eager to read the report!
likewise, should be interesting. I'm curious how it compares to regular ATMOS.
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IMAX Enhanced brings the epic scale of commercial IMAX presentations into your home. Here's how to set up a sound system for IMAX Enhanced.
We don’t need an IMAX enhanced AVR or processor to benefit from the full dynamic range of the DTS:X soundtrack, correct?...We would just be missing out on the other audio enhancements?
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@imagic is anyone but Sony ever gonna support this in terms of displays?
Officially, TCL has TVs on the way.

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Officially, TCL has TVs on the way.

Hmmm... I just saw a video interview from HDTVTest where he was talking to the TCL guy from Europe about this stuff. They didn't mention IMAX Enhanced, but did say they would now support HDR10+ along with the already supported Dolby Vision.



So this should be interesting. Hopefully put a lot of pressure on the other players in the game to finally support all these formats.
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I don't see how this benefits us anymore than having DTS:X or Atmos or Atmos Upmix or Auro3D upmix.
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My damn luck Denon released firmware to give the 6500 the IMAX upgrade. I have a 6400.
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My main doubt is if dialogues are mixed lower or at the same level in IMAX discs compared to regular edition.
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I just now got a demo disc with Clips from six new titles: Only the Brave, Venom, Alpha, Jumanji Welcome to the Jungle, Spider-Man Homecoming, and Space Station. Finally, an opportunity to compare IMAX Enhanced to "regular" UHD releases! Also look out for an AVR-X6500H review coming soon, along with a Sony X950G review. The time has come to see and hear what Hollywood content looks and sounds like in IMAX Enhanced.
Now if they want "IMAX Enhanced" to gain traction they just need to make the demo disc available to the general public
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was at Best Buy yesterday looking to find a cheaper 900 Sony but prices are the same as they've been so still waiting. Meanwhile I talked to the employee there that was I believe the manager. He had no idea what imax enhanced was and was trying to tell me whatever it is its not as good as what's in the oled tv's being what dolby vision? I told him he should know about the new formats and he said he'll have to read about it. So they arent training anyone at stores on this? He said he hasn't ever heard of it before I thought it was kinda funny. I miss the days of ultimate electronics. The people working there knew much more about the tv's and everything.
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So when are we actually going to see an actual movie release with IMAX Enhanced besides journey to the south Pacific and beautiful planet. I got all excited about it but my excitement has come and gone.
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So when are we actually going to see an actual movie release with IMAX Enhanced besides journey to the south Pacific and beautiful planet. I got all excited about it but my excitement has come and gone.
if Avengers End Game isn't in imax enhanced im going to be pretty mad
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if Avengers End Game isn't in imax enhanced im going to be pretty mad
I preordered the the UHD steal book from Bestbuy and did not notice anything on it about IMAX Enhanced so I would probably say it is a no, unless I missed it. I sure would like to see a action movie like endgame be the first real movie release
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So when are we actually going to see an actual movie release with IMAX Enhanced besides journey to the south Pacific and beautiful planet. I got all excited about it but my excitement has come and gone.
I eagerly await official release dates for Hollywood content. I will, of course, publish a post about it the moment those become available.

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I eagerly await official release dates for Hollywood content. I will, of course, publish a post about it the moment those become available.
That would be great, I am all setup audio wise and ready to go. I am still content with my LG E6 and do not have the right room for a projector.
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How about we get our hands on that demo disc? My whole pipeline seems to be IMAX enhanced ready so I’m ready to be wowed.
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How does one get the demo disc? When are other titles coming? I can only watch the outer space disc so many times.

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Umm, I'll be happy is End Game is released in a full Atmos mix , not a crippled 7.1.4 forced mix nor crippled LFE ... some of us do have 7.x.6 / 9.x.4 systems.
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My projector is IMAX enhanced... I'm hoping a review compares Venom to the iTunes 4K as I can't get enough of the iTunes $4.99 movies. That's only $1.25/K.

I compared Avengers Infinity War from my Sony UHD player to the VUDU UHD. ... I think that was the only time I used my Sony UHD player so far. I have far fewer UHD discs than Digital.

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Umm, I'll be happy is End Game is released in a full Atmos mix , not a crippled 7.1.4 forced mix nor crippled LFE ... some of us do have 7.x.6 / 9.x.4 systems.
IMAX Enhanced soundtracks top out at 7.1.4 channels. IMAX theatrical soundtracks have an additional height channel that is near the top of the IMAX screen. On IMAX Enhanced discs, this additional height channel is encoded as a static object and played back as a phantom image floating between the base layer and height layer speakers.

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IMAX Enhanced soundtracks top out at 7.1.4 channels. IMAX theatrical soundtracks have an additional height channel that is near the top of the IMAX screen. On IMAX Enhanced discs, this additional height channel is encoded as a static object and played back as a phantom image floating between the base layer and height layer speakers.
My point is instead of hoping for IMAX Enhanced on Avengers: End Game, which surely means additional sound engineering work, let's first get "full" Atmos right, then IMAX Enhanced can be the proverbial "icing on the cake".
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My point is instead of hoping for IMAX Enhanced on Avengers: End Game, which surely means additional sound engineering work, let's first get "full" Atmos right, then IMAX Enhanced can be the proverbial "icing on the cake".
when has there been any recordings released higher than 7 channel? Arent all 4k blu rays or blu rays just up to 7.1?
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My point is instead of hoping for IMAX Enhanced on Avengers: End Game, which surely means additional sound engineering work, let's first get "full" Atmos right, then IMAX Enhanced can be the proverbial "icing on the cake".
The additional sound engineering work (and additional video mastering work) for the IMAX version of Avengers: Endgame has already been done. It's been playing in IMAX theatres for over a week, with full-screen IMAX video and 12-track immersive audio. After its theatrical run, the IMAX version will likely sit on a shelf forever. The only way it will end up as an IMAX Enhanced release on home video is IF (big if) Disney joins the IMAX Enhanced program. But if history is any indication, then Disney will release their usual pre-rendered 7.14 Atmos mix when Avengers ends up on 4K UHD. I wouldn't hold out for any "full" Atmos track.

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I can’t believe they can’t get this thing off the ground.

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