Originally Posted by Molon_Labe
Would you consider the below minor feature activation? I wasn't there, so I will let you two discuss the matter.
Where did I say minor? Once upon a time it was Atmos itself, or DTS:X that were firmware feature activations. Or Dolby Vision. So... major features sometimes have to wait for firmware.
As to the rest...
Someone was having a bad day, or maybe just bad hour. Or maybe had a bad seat? That's what it looks like. Not sure who, but at show demos sometimes things happen. I can't judge. Especially with bass and subs, if you are sitting in a null, that can be an issue. Response can't be perfect in every seat in a room like that.
Crackles? Weak subs? Why would I debate that, I wrote what I heard. I was not listening for between-scene crackles. It would be something to discuss if I were in the room at the same time with someone else reporting a different experience, but it would seem that was definitely not the case, based on the vastly different experiences described. Or maybe it really is that subjective?
As for Dirac... looking forward to hearing even better fidelity from this beast.
OK, so it's not "fully functional" fine. But, it ran the demo and I thought it sounded fantastic. And really, let's say for a minute it has the issues described, then who knows what was wrong with many of the other systems at the show, lol.