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  1. DaveF

    Official Atmos Home Theater Thread UPDATED With First Impressions

    You can get demo’s from the sites I linked earlier.
  2. DaveF

    Official Atmos Home Theater Thread UPDATED With First Impressions

    Does the Receiver display “Atmos”? Unless you’re doing decoding and bitstreaming from your PC, then it would say Atmos if it’s in that mode. Contra, the receiver will up-convert inputs to all speakers in one of the standard modes.
  3. DaveF

    Official Atmos Home Theater Thread UPDATED With First Impressions

    https://thedigitaltheater.com/index.php/dolby-trailers/ https://www.demolandia.net/cinema/dolby-demo-trailers-hd.html You can download the stingers from those sites. They’re usually encoded properly. Scroll down or search for Atmos.
  4. DaveF

    Official Atmos Home Theater Thread UPDATED With First Impressions

    Ill try to remember and give this a shot, but my understanding was that YouTube didn’t support anything beyond stereo through Windows playback. But I could well be wrong on this.
  5. DaveF

    Official Atmos Home Theater Thread UPDATED With First Impressions

    Grills are generally for aesthetics and speaker protection. Not for acoustic quality. So, it’s up to you. They’re not necessary.
  6. DaveF

    Official Atmos Home Theater Thread UPDATED With First Impressions

    Yes. Direct radiating, not bipole/dispersive, speakers for Atmos.
  7. DaveF

    Official Atmos Home Theater Thread UPDATED With First Impressions

    That’s not where I shop all day long :)
  8. DaveF

    Official Atmos Home Theater Thread UPDATED With First Impressions

    Where? BestBuy and Amazon, all new product from non-shady sellers are $280 to $500. I don’t find anything close to $175. https://www.bestbuy.com/site/xbox-one/xbox-one-consoles/pcmcat303600050004.c?id=pcmcat303600050004
  9. DaveF

    Official Atmos Home Theater Thread UPDATED With First Impressions

    :unsure: $300 is extremely expensive for a Netflix streaming box!!! Would much prefer Netflix get its stuff together. :)
  10. DaveF

    Official Atmos Home Theater Thread UPDATED With First Impressions

    It would be awesome it Netflix Atmos was actually available to Netflix subscribers. “The following devices support Dolby Atmos with Netflix: Xbox One Xbox One S Xbox One X 2017 LG OLED TVs” https://help.netflix.com/en/node/64066
  11. DaveF

    Official Atmos Home Theater Thread UPDATED With First Impressions

    The total space is about 900 sq ft, with the front two-thirds for the "theater" space; but it's all open. The Atmos speakers would be about 5' over the seated listeners' heads.
  12. DaveF

    Official Atmos Home Theater Thread UPDATED With First Impressions

    Hopefully a quick question: I'm still thinking about a 5.1.4 Atmos setup for the basement. (I don't think a 7.1.x is practical for my room.) I've got an 8' 6" ceiling and plan to hang four SVS Prime Satellites. Is this an ok idea for Atmos use? Or is hanging conventional bookshelf speakers...
  13. DaveF

    Official Atmos Home Theater Thread UPDATED With First Impressions

    Given a 9.1 speaker count, what do people think is better with Atmos: 5.1.4 or 7.1.2?
  14. DaveF

    Official Atmos Home Theater Thread UPDATED With First Impressions

    I'm encouraged that 9.1 receivers are about $2000. This is by no means cheap, but it's not a $5000 flagship either. It gives hope that with sale pricing or firmware-updated options could be $1500, maybe less in short...
  15. DaveF

    Official Atmos Home Theater Thread UPDATED With First Impressions

    I haven't looked yet to see what's out there. I'm likely 12-24 months from this upgrade. But SBS speakers would be a good option for ceiling speakers, being comparatively small and of the same era and similar components (I presume) as my MTS.
  16. DaveF

    Official Atmos Home Theater Thread UPDATED With First Impressions

    I'm cautiously optimistic. A 5.1.4 system should work for my room, and is a baseline option being described. And since it's a 9.1 coding, it's supported by current receivers. Hopefully they'll be more affordable in a year or two.It's the speakers that are the challenge. I've got an SVS MTS...
  17. DaveF

    Official Atmos Home Theater Thread UPDATED With First Impressions

    So Atmos only does Atmos-y things with the addition of two ceiling speakers (or two upward firing speakers)? Atmos doesn't do anything Atmos-y with a conventional 5.1 setup; it's normal Dolby digital in that configuration?
  18. DaveF

    Official Atmos Home Theater Thread UPDATED With First Impressions

    Atmos doesn't provide sophisticated virtual sound positioning than DD? It can't do anything more with a 5.1 speaker setup than currently-conventional Dolby Digital?
  19. DaveF

    Official Atmos Home Theater Thread UPDATED With First Impressions

    I've been completely baffled by Atmos for home from the start of these threads. I think I can clear up some of my confusion with one question: Given a typical 5.1 speaker setup in a typical living room, will Atmos sound better than Dolby Digital?
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