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post #31 of 42 Old 09-06-2019, 07:08 PM
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Going by memory: Apollo 13, Star Wars: Episode 2, Transformers and Transformers 2 all had different cuts (different run times) just for IMAX.
These two movies were actually edited down to a SHORTER runtime for IMAX because of the limitation of the 70mm platters at the time. They released this version of Apollo 13 on DVD and it was still edited down making it completely pointless.


The IMAX version of Transformers 2 was also released on blu-ray as a walmart exclusive.

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The IMAX version of Transformers 2 was also released on blu-ray as a walmart exclusive.
I own it. Wish the IMAX version of the first Transformers had likewise been released on home video.

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That's like saying Blade Runner: Final Cut or Apocalypse Now Redux "really smell like all sizzle". How can an alternate version of a movie be "all sizzle"?
You don't need IMAX "enhanced" to see those versions from the same disc though. If you do, it's just unnecessary content segregation - but I don't think that's the case.

Until they add some real tech beyond regular HDR, DTS:X, and trying to fool with my carefully set crossovers, hard pass.
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You don't need IMAX "enhanced" to see those versions from the same disc though.
You don't need IMAX Enhanced hardware to see the IMAX versions of movies.
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Until they add some real tech beyond regular HDR, DTS:X, and trying to fool with my carefully set crossovers, hard pass.
IMAX Enhanced doesn't require adding "some real tech beyond regular HDR, DTS:X". Can you give me examples of what that "real tech" would be? Their 12-channel mixes get no benefit from anything beyond a typical 7.1.4 layout. It's about having the option to get a version of the movie that hasn't been seen outside of IMAX theatres.

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Additionally, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s “Spider-Man: Far From Home” (which includes 45 minutes of IMAX’s exclusive expanded aspect ratio)
Holy ****, finally!
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My question is... If I buy Spiderman: Far From Home through FandangoNow on a non IMAX Enhanced TV, will I still get the expanded ratio version?

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Works on all equipment. IMAX Enhanced soundtracks are encoded as DTS:X 7.1.4 and backwards compatible (like all new formats). Software upgrades to receivers & processors is free.
Hi Sanjay, have you experienced IMAX enhanced DTS:X 7.1.4 content ?

How does it compare to Atmos in a similar configuration ?

What are the sound enhancements about ?

Is there real value or advantage to IMAX enhanced soundtracks ?
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My question is... If I buy Spiderman: Far From Home through FandangoNow on a non IMAX Enhanced TV, will I still get the expanded ratio version?
The TV does not determine the ratio, that's baked right into the streaming content. So, the answer is yes, so long as the movie is released that way. It is absolutely a fact that IMAX Enhanced video simply uses HDR10 (or HDR10+) and is compatible with all HDR TVs. The idea is an IMAX Enhanced TV or projector will do an optimal job of playing it back, but you can play IMAX Enhanced content on a good HDR TV or projector that's not IMAX Enhanced and still get a great experience from it.

Long story short, on the video side of things you can enjoy IMAX Enhanced on any calibrated HDR10 capable display, the aspect ratios and proprietary post-processing (noise/grain reduction etc.) are baked right into the content itself.
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Hi Sanjay, have you experienced IMAX enhanced DTS:X 7.1.4 content ?
Yes, a couple of separate demos (D&M and DTS) at CEDIA last year and again several months later at DTS here in Southern California.
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How does it compare to Atmos in a similar configuration ?
7.1.4 sounds like 7.1.4, whether Atmos or DTS:X.
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What "sound enhancements"?
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Is there real value or advantage to IMAX enhanced soundtracks ?
Only if your are interested in the IMAX version of the movie.

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Only way it would be of interest to me is if they included 3D on the 3D movies not released in the U.S. or elsewhere. MI:Fallout, Venom, Endgame, etc. I don't need yet another 2D format.
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Are we to assume the 4K/UHD version of Spider-Man: Far From Home on FandangoNow, is the IMAX Enhanced version. Movie is supposed to be released tomorrow.

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Are we to assume the 4K/UHD version of Spider-Man: Far From Home on FandangoNow, is the IMAX Enhanced version. Movie is supposed to be released tomorrow.
While FandangoNow has pledged support, I don't think they've actually begun streaming anything in IMAX Enhanced. I haven't seen anyone post that it's running there yet. I think the only way would be through Sony's Privilege app which is only on Sony TVs. But you never know. Tomorrow could be a first.
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