Originally Posted by J_Palmer_Cass
Atmos and DTS:X are not "must have" formats. The vast majority of people will not get rid of their equipment just because there is something new on the block that has little to no content available for use in the format. If you have no interest in placing speakers on the ceiling or can not do so for whatever reason, then why update your receiver until it is necessary?
No need to; Atmos and DTS:X are not must have new 3D sound formats.
But when time comes to upgrade our receivers, which ones are we going to purchase, older ones from yesterday, no way, newer ones with 3D sound.
And if we don't want to install two overhead speakers we won't have to. Still, we'll have our new receivers with more features and Atmos and dts:X.
...Like last time we upgraded our older Dolby ProLogic receivers for Dolby Digital and dts ones (1988 to 1997).
...Then from them to Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD MA ones (1998 to 2007).
Now, from 2007 to 2016.
Just a normal evolution every ten years or so. ...And then the next revolution in 2025. ...Then 2033. ...2044. ...2055, with complete 4D sound from just four speakers (Quad, full circle).
I still think it's funny that when most people start talking about all the benefits of Atmos, they always end up talking about DSU which is not an object based format. Some people also do not like the way DSU sounds when upmixing music.
Yes, we all love talking about Atmos, but mostly about DSU because there are only very few Atmos BD titles, and also they are from varied taste.
I don't have Atmos yet but still I love talkin' about it. ...And I read much more on what others have to say about it (real life owners) and ask few questions too. Yes, it's all fun for us here, because without it we wouldn't talk so much.
Only for the hardcore 3D people. ...The 2D sound (and picture too) people; they usually don't hang around here. ...In the 3D sound format threads (Atmos, Auro and dts), and in the 3D Blu-ray movie threads. ...They post where their passion is; in the 2D sound and picture threads (DTS Neo:X, DPLIIx & IIz, Audyssey DSX, Yamaha DSP presence channels, ... 2D Blu-rays, Amazon video, Vudu, Netflix, Blu-ray burners, DVD, Movie Downloads, ...all in 2D).
♦ Right here in this thread we let our preferences been known; even without having experiencing the 3D dark side yet.
It don't truly matter; we're still free to express our opinion, that's what discussions are for. ...We talk, about what we like, about what we would like, about what we don't like, and about what we wouldn't like. ...Myself I think it's fun, or I wouldn't be here.