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    Official Atmos Home Theater Thread UPDATED With First Impressions

    A lot depends on the size of your room. In a fairly small space, the Prime Satellites should work, but may quickly become overpowered in a larger listening area. The larger the speaker and more bass response, the better. The wider the dispersion of the monopole drivers, the better. Dual...
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    Official Atmos Home Theater Thread UPDATED With First Impressions

    Dolby Atmos on Blu-ray is encoded as an extension of the TrueHD lossless codec piggybacking as an add-on file. It is compatible with stereo, 5.1, and 7.1 setups as before. DTS: X works the same way using Master Audio lossless as the carrier.
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    Official Atmos Home Theater Thread UPDATED With First Impressions

    It would be feasible in a configuration i just described. A 5.1 layout with the addition of Front Wides and Front Height and Top Middle overheads. You need a Denon or Marantz 7.1.4 capable product, however. It doesn't look like Yamaha, Pioneer, or Onkyo allow for this special configuration...
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    Official Atmos Home Theater Thread UPDATED With First Impressions

    With a room that small, I would go with Front Heights and Top Middle. If you get one of the higher end Denon or Marantz receivers or pre-amps you could do 7.1.4 but with 5.1 and Front Wides with four overheads. You may not have enough space behind you for main level back speakers.
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    Official Atmos Home Theater Thread UPDATED With First Impressions

    As of right now, first generation "normally priced" consumer DTS:X products will conform to Dolby Atmos positions. Perhaps you'll have one other choice for height speakers rather than overheads depending on how many processor resources a particular manufacturer is willing to give towards object...
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    Official Atmos Home Theater Thread UPDATED With First Impressions

    I strongly believe (and a few insiders do too) that Disney and many of the other studios are holding off on adding DTS: X and Dolby Atmos immersive soundtracks until Ultra HD Blu-ray debuts. 3D audio will be used as an enticement to upgrade just like High Dynamic Range, Wide Color Gamut, and...
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    Official Atmos Home Theater Thread UPDATED With First Impressions

    You're forgetting that DTS's debut announcement for X is TOMORROW at 2:30 Pacific Time. DTS:X may, depending on the device, have built-in speaker re-mapping. If you choose to design a theater around Dolby Atmos, DTS:X soundtracks should work just fine. Yes, there may be a recommended...
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    Official Atmos Home Theater Thread UPDATED With First Impressions

    March's official roll out will bring you more details.
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    Official Atmos Home Theater Thread UPDATED With First Impressions

    That's the $65,000 question. It may behoove you to wait til March when DTS does its full press release.
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    Official Atmos Home Theater Thread UPDATED With First Impressions

    What technical issues about Dolby Atmos are you not understanding?
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    Official Atmos Home Theater Thread UPDATED With First Impressions

    Dolby has stated they scrapped PL II and started over with what became dubbed as Dolby Surround and it was many years in development. It is supposed to work with the Atmos speaker layout.
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    Official Atmos Home Theater Thread UPDATED With First Impressions

    Don't be too quick to buy T4 just for the Atmos mix. If the retail disc is anything like the clip from the Dolby Atmos demo disc as used by Dolby at their booth... it's not very good at all. Dolby's partners on the floor would not use T4 to demo their products... it was that uninspiring. It...
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    Official Atmos Home Theater Thread UPDATED With First Impressions

    No idea. You'll probably have to keep pestering them until they release their own 3D surround friendly models. Or... you'll have to ceiling mount their matching bookshelves and angle them to fire towards the MLP due to their less wide dispersion patterns.
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    Official Atmos Home Theater Thread UPDATED With First Impressions

    Not if you used a Steinway or Trinnov processor. Granted, they are big bucks. A Dolby engineer stated to me that he was working on a 9.1.4 rendering block (probably for the mainstream companies and chipsets) and agreed that Atmos was just at the beginning stages. The base layout Steinway and...
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    Official Atmos Home Theater Thread UPDATED With First Impressions

    The T4 demo clip used by Dolby at their CEDIA demo was underwhelming at best. You could barely make out where sounds were coming from... it was, as they say, a hot mess... of jumbled sound and mayhem or, if you prefer, Bayhem. Hopefully, it was just that scene. The bass was overwhelming...
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    Official Atmos Home Theater Thread UPDATED With First Impressions

    It depends on where your MLP is placed within the room. That will force you to make adjustments accordingly. Take a look at their new white paper ^ ^.
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    Official Atmos Home Theater Thread UPDATED With First Impressions

    You can still use the ceiling speakers for Dolby Surround upmixing. And you'll want Studio Reference speakers for front and rear top speakers to timbre match with your eventual front and surround Studios. I don't recommend ADP surrounds for Atmos. Their tweeters/mid ranges are wired as...
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    Official Atmos Home Theater Thread UPDATED With First Impressions

    What are your main speakers? You should timbre match as close as possible to your main speakers... and they must be able to handle a wide dynamic range... an Atmos soundtrack like Transformers 4 would probably kill lesser speakers! Those particular Paradigm in-ceilings don't show a dispersal...
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    Official Atmos Home Theater Thread UPDATED With First Impressions

    1) Because 4k implementation has slipped many times in the past. 2) Because these behind the scenes rumblings are very relevant to the possible future of Atmos. It goes hand in hand. I'm surprised you can't see that.
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    Official Atmos Home Theater Thread UPDATED With First Impressions

    Again, most people know that Atmos will not be on DTS anything and DTS won't be on Atmos anything. I'm not sure where you're coming from. The Blu-ray Disc Association is currently debating and finalizing the specifications for UHD Blu-ray that may be released Christmas of 2015. Panasonic, one...
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    Official Atmos Home Theater Thread UPDATED With First Impressions

    No one that I know of is saying that you need a new Blu-ray player for regular Blu-ray Atmos. There is debate as to whether or not Dolby Atmos will be "welcomed with open arms" on UHD Blu-ray coming in late 2015. Some BDA members like DTS-UHD's (a subset of DTS MDA) open source architecture...
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    Official Atmos Home Theater Thread UPDATED With First Impressions

    Christmas 2015 is the new target date for some semblance of UHD Blu-ray. It may not have the specs. we were hoping for... and one of the major BDA members left the door open for DTS-UHD object audio because it was open source unlike Dolby Atmos. There's a wrinkle right there. They're now...
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    Official Atmos Home Theater Thread UPDATED With First Impressions

    One of the big benefits of Atmos, beyond the current 5.1/7.1 channel formats, is the pan-through array concept for far more precise panning and anchoring of sounds... this is something we do not get with any of the mainstream first generation products. I don't want to have to buy something as...
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    Official Atmos Home Theater Thread UPDATED With First Impressions

    After their big disc announcement pronouncement on AVS Forum's Video Podcast... one title and two studios does not give me the warm fuzzies. Dolby and the studios need to take this to 11 or Atmos is going to be a very hard sell indeed no matter how good it truly is.
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    Official Atmos Home Theater Thread UPDATED With First Impressions

    The Dolby Atmos demos for the home had downward facing, wide dispersal monopole on ceiling or in-ceiling speakers. The key is wider than 90 degrees if possible, otherwise you have to aim them at the MLP. September is the big roll out of information and white papers.
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    Official Atmos Home Theater Thread UPDATED With First Impressions

    Already happening with Trinnov and other ultra high end pre-amp/processors. Just be ready for sticker shock.
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    Official Atmos Home Theater Thread UPDATED With First Impressions

    Dolby has shown that the front tops are to be located in front of you, but not directly over the front speakers, the same for the rear tops. If you're taking about the Dolby Atmos "enabled" speakers (with upward firing modules) then the front left and rights are in the normal 30 degree range...
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    Official Atmos Home Theater Thread UPDATED With First Impressions

    Four in both scenarios is recommended so you have front to back and 360 degree true overhead or simulated overhead panning.
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    Official Atmos Home Theater Thread UPDATED With First Impressions

    Hey Ron, thanks for the write up on your Atmos experience. Are you saying that from your information gathering, you've found out that 150 titles will be released to Blu-ray with Atmos soundtracks, or are you going off the number of movies released theatrically in the format that could...
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