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What Blu rays have the best Dolby Atmos?

Just setup a dolby Atmos system and would like some suggestions on which films have the best dolby Atmos effects. Thanks

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Just setup a dolby Atmos system and would like some suggestions on which films have the best dolby Atmos effects. Thanks
Like you I set up my Atmos recently and added these movies (or already had) to my collection.

Gravity
Wonder Woman
Mad Max: Fury Road
San Andreas
Transformers: Age of Extinction
Kong: Skull Island
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
Batman versus Superman

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https://www.dolby.com/us/en/cinema/t...-releases.html
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Serenity...
The movie is ok to good but it is a must have to show off your DTS-X/Atmos setup...

I guaranty you won't be disappointed..
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The Great Wall
The LEGO Ninjago Movie
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Annabelle - Creation
It (2017)

And by golly, if you can get your hands on the 4K versions of Man of Steel, Deadpool, Lucy, Pacific Rim and Baby Driver to remux the Dolby Atmos into the Blu-ray video (if you don't have a 4K UHD Blu-ray player), you will NOT be disappointed!!!
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Watched Justice League last night and thought the Atmos sounded very good.

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I'm sure the upcoming 4K release of Saving Private Ryan with Atmos will be amazing.
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id think the star trek movies would be atmos amazing
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Does the regular blu ray of Justice League have Dolby Atmos audio?

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Do not overlook older movies in 5.1, the DSU upmixes very well on some movies, as good as native Atmos in some cases......


The Cave is one of them.


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Does the regular blu ray of Justice League have Dolby Atmos audio?
Yes it does... I've only watched it on 4k so i cant comment on the BR version.
The 4k is quit good tho.
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I have to tell you tho that John Wick is absolutely incredible in Atmos..
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I have to tell you tho that John Wick is absolutely incredible in Atmos..
John Wick 1 or 2 ?

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I watched JW 1 yesterday and it was awesome!
When he was at the funeral for his wife it was pouring down rain.. both in the movie and in my theater.
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The movie "IT" was it for me...it has one of the most active dolby atmos soundtracks.

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Once you have a ceiling speaker enabled system, there is a lot of non Atmos, non DTS:X content that is better than the poorly done Atmos and DTS:X content.


5.1 upmixes with the DSU as the cave example into a outstanding 3D soundfield...........7.1 dts hd ma upmixes with neural X into some incredible 3d soundfields.


I have found no reason not to upmix everything and to be honest, a bunch of it is incredible, way better than some of the native mixes.


I just got done watching LIFE and it is in 7.1dts hd ms and upmixed with nueralX is outstanding sound wise. Not quite as crazy as The Cave, but pretty close. I put the cave in the top 10 of anything I heard thru the ceiling speakers.


To be honest, some Atmos tracks are not that great at all. There are a bunch of great Atmos mixes, but just because it is Atnos does not mean it is great or even better than standard ones upmixed.

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Once you have a ceiling speaker enabled system, there is a lot of non Atmos, non DTS:X content that is better than the poorly done Atmos and DTS:X content.


5.1 upmixes with the DSU as the cave example into a outstanding 3D soundfield...........7.1 dts hd ma upmixes with neural X into some incredible 3d soundfields.


I have found no reason not to upmix everything and to be honest, a bunch of it is incredible, way better than some of the native mixes.


I just got done watching LIFE and it is in 7.1dts hd ms and upmixed with nueralX is outstanding sound wise. Not quite as crazy as The Cave, but pretty close. I put the cave in the top 10 of anything I heard thru the ceiling speakers.


To be honest, some Atmos tracks are not that great at all. There are a bunch of great Atmos mixes, but just because it is Atnos does not mean it is great or even better than standard ones upmixed.
I fully agree to what you wrote and would like to elaborate this further. But I don't know if this is the right place to ask?

I am also bothered by the poor 3D sound quality of the Atmos, DTS:X and Auro 3D tracks. I bought and listened to many 3D soundtracks and was always looking for the killer soundtrack, but haven't found one yet. F&F 8 sounds very good but if you switch of the 5.1 Dolby bed (5/7.1) and listen only to the - in my case - ceiling speakers, it is very poor and very rare, that they are emitting sound.
3D sound is actually like: Oh, there is an action scene, let's switch on the height speakers. This applies to many features and I was highly disappointed by Crimson Peak. There are so many possibilities to use the upper sound layer e.g. in the very high old mansion - nothing happens. Pan with Hugh Jackman, is quite OK but not killer soundtrack but not bad.

What is the reason, that sound engineers are not using ambient sound in all scenes, using the height layer only for action scenes and switch it on for those and switch it off during dialog scenes completely.
Can somebody maybe explain the reason?

Is it backward compatibility to 5.1 or 7.1 or are they just afraid? I don't know and would like to have some industry insight, please. The question is, why is the height sound layer not used all the time throughout a film and why is it used only for action scenes. E.G. this is also true for Auro 3D here in Europe for Passengers or Pixels. Same scheme.

Thank you in advance for answering this question.
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I'm thinking Power Rangers guys.
This disk, more so than others,
was designed to make the Atmos a
prominent feature rather than an afterthought.
From beginning to end your system is going
to get a workout.
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Mother! and Gravity for me but I am limited because I can only hear 7.1 on my system. A shame for the Gravity situation that I have to play the 3D on player, and the sound on another player. A bit annoying to start, but still works without having to encode another disc which I found to be quite a pain.
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Annihilation just became #1 on my list. Own 85 discs with either Dolby Atmos or DTS:X track and until now haven't had a favorite. This Annihilation disc truly wowed me from start to finish and made me super uncomfortable for the whole movie. Made good use of my full 7.1.4 set up.
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Annihilation just became #1 on my list. Own 85 discs with either Dolby Atmos or DTS:X track and until now haven't had a favorite. This Annihilation disc truly wowed me from start to finish and made me super uncomfortable for the whole movie. Made good use of my full 7.1.4 set up.
100% Annihilation. I just watched this with my Atmos setup and it was stunning.
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The Bright movie on Netflix not only has a bumpin sound track, I was impressed in a few areas with the Atmos presentation. Specifically several areas during rain storms and one in a cave. The actors voices were bouncing all around the sound field.
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John Wick 1/2 - the gun shots are visceral. Amazing dimensionality of sound and ample use of bass throughout.

Warm Bodies - there is just something about the "God" voice of the narrator that makes this movie special. If you have a proper setup, you know exactly what I mean.

Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol and Rogue Nation. The sand storm scene in Ghost Protocol and the underwater and bike chase scenes in Rogue Nation. Incredible.

Goosebumps - Yeah, it's a kids movie. But the sound is phenomenal and worth it for that alone. It also happens to be a pretty enjoyable watch.

Divergent Series - really, really good Atmos sound.

Ex Machina. Yes, it's DTS:X, but wow, there are some intense scenes in that movie that really get the speakers moving.

San Andreas - leave your brain at the door, but wow, the bass scenes are incredible!

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The Matrix . The lobby shootout is back in style as demo worthy for your gear . The Incredible Hulk . Listen to the gas cannisters spinning on the floor of the enclosed walkway before he Hulks out . The sound they make is coming from both front and back at the same time . Independence Day . Russell Cates and his bi plane crop dusting would sell receivers if used as a demo .
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Oh no ! The last two I mentioned are DTS X . There's room for both in the world .
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Mad Max: Fury Road is interesting because of how it uses the overhead channels. You definitely should check it out granted I personally thought the movie itself was stupid as hell.

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Top winner for 2018

Ready Player One. Very heavy use of atmos channels. The atmos effects are a bit overdone, but thats why this is my favorite so far for 2018. Get ready to have your subwoofers tested to the limit. Movie itself is pretty good.
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Pacific Rim 2 has the best atmos soundtrack by far so far this year. I would happily listen to the entire thing with my screen completely black! It's a great disc to show off your system. It makes all the work I put into my system worth it.
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I'm thinking Power Rangers guys.
This disk, more so than others,
was designed to make the Atmos a
prominent feature rather than an afterthought.
From beginning to end your system is going
to get a workout.
Damn ill bet youre right but as a voltron fan, i cant do power rangers since it is a shameless poorly done copy cat of it.
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Annihilation just became #1 on my list. Own 85 discs with either Dolby Atmos or DTS:X track and until now haven't had a favorite. This Annihilation disc truly wowed me from start to finish and made me super uncomfortable for the whole movie. Made good use of my full 7.1.4 set up.
I was on the fence about getting it now i wish i would have gotten it when it was on sale!
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