Originally Posted by Molon_Labe
Same can be said of Ferrari's, but that doesn't mean they are in danger of being discontinued.
Movies are now being mastered with object oriented methods. It is a superior process of mixing and it isn't going anywhere. The home user that puts speakers on their ceiling is only the proverbial tip of an industry iceberg. Dolby Atmos's/DTS:X's success or failure is not dependent on home consumer adoption. It is the industry standard which home user's can take advantage of if they choose. Atmos has no additional cost of entry anymore. Entry level receivers from all the major vendors provide Atmos processing onboard now. It is up to the individual to take advantage of the additional channels or forgo them.
True, but when you hear of major suppliers considering getting out of the AV receiver business, it's concerning. Oppo bailed, and so few are really pushing the envelope.
It's all about soundbars and streaming, it seems. Screens are getting smaller for people. Television viewership is shrinking. Movie releases are gathering smaller audiences.
I hope it's just a blip on the radar, and turns back our way. I have no idea why more people aren't interested in our hobby.
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