I’m interested in trying out the AI dsp I guess it is. Anyone have an opinion on this feature? Can it be used for everything including Atmos and DTS X?
Surround AI: A year ago when I got my 2080, after a few weeks I turned on (just wondered why I don't use it? It's a top class feature of Yamaha). Of course I wanted as big action as it can be!
You can use it on everything. Sometimes I use "multich stereo", so I can hear all speakers, but this is the only usage when I don't like AI, simply DTS, Dolby is better, sounds more natural.
On movies, TV shows it makes bigger-better, a bit more colourful sound. You get bigger "bubble" feeling, you can really feel you are in the movie/there, but you get this with more echoes. Like Stadium or Hall DSP, not much, but you can hear, and in fact maybe it shouldn't be there. Slightly louder voice and effects from all speakers, but I still felt - the movie - a bit more in front.
Just write this, because a few days ago turned off on all sources and at the very first movie I clearly heard the difference. It was just a bit less, but maybe that's it. Even it was less i felt myself more in the center (not in the movie, more in the center). What if this is the filmmaker's intend? What if he's work is better than the AI? But perhaps if you put those two together you get the best, maybe.
Now I think it's something like on the TV settings (soap opera effect), so like it or not (me not), it can be better for some and you have the possibility to turn on or off. It depends on the user.