1. Wes K

    Harry Potter BD Atmos Upmix?

    Has anyone watched the Harry Potter movies with their regular 5.1 mixes on a Dolby Atmos system? How much more immersive is it with the upmix?
  2. Wes K

    Best Upmixed Atmos Movies

    Out of your regular 5.1 or 7.1 bluray tracks, which ones sound the best upmixed to Dolby Atmos or DTS:X?
  3. Matt Hough

    UHD Review Trolls UHD Review

    Matt Hough Trolls UHD Review Even if its animated features are sometimes lacking in deep emotional resonance, Dreamworks Animation can usually be counted on to provide a lot of fun in their animated movies, but Trolls, the latest attempt by the studio, sacrifices depth for splashy color...
  4. R

    Upgrading Yam Aventage RXA700

    I've had a Yam for about 5 years, its worked out pretty well. The only issues I have right now is that the AV switching is slow and doesnt handle 4k and I often receive audio signal drops and the yamaha is slowish in recovery of the signal. Currently the TV is handling video switching and I...
  5. Wes K

    Upgrade to Atmos & 4K

    I currently have 1080 and 5.1 but I want to upgrade to atmos and 4k for the impending harry potter re-releases. On a budget, I'm planning on getting these components: Onkyo HT-S5800 Hisense H8 Philips BDP7501 What are your opinions of these products. I know they are low/mid-range but I'm just...
  6. Todd Erwin

    UHD Review John Wick UHD Review

    Todd Erwin John Wick UHD Review As a tie-in to help promote John Wick: Chapter 2, due in theaters on February 10, Lionsgate has released the first film in the franchise, John Wick, on 4K UHD Blu-ray in a stunning transfer that will please fans who have upgraded their home theaters...
  7. R

    Wireless atmos options

    Has anyone toyed with using sonos play1 or play 3's as an Atmos height channel? I've been shying away from getting into atmos because I live in an Apt and I dont want to run the cables in wall and I dont want to see them. Is it possible to use a wireless option?
  8. Todd Erwin

    UHD Review Inferno (2016) UHD Review

    Todd Erwin Inferno (2016) UHD Review Tom Hanks and director Ron Howard's third collaboration of bringing Dan Brown's puzzle-solver Robert Langdon to the screen, Inferno is a routine thriller filled with excellent performances from its international cast, but struggles to build any tension...
  9. Jesse Skeen

    What do I need for Dolby Atmos and DTS X?

    I'm almost embarrassed to have to be asking this question as up until now I've known everything about sound (haven't even had a setup without surround since 1989), but after looking through options I'm just a bit confused. What I would LIKE to do is replace my current 7.1 receiver (which doesn't...
  10. Todd Erwin

    UHD Review Resident Evil: Afterlife UHD Review

    Todd Erwin Resident Evil: Afterlife UHD Review To get audiences ready for the sixth and "final" installment in the Resident Evil movie franchise, Sony has remastered the fourth (and most successful) film, Resident Evil: Afterlife for the 4K UHD Blu-ray format, including a new Dolby Atmos...
  11. Todd Erwin

    Blu-ray Review Deepwater Horizon Blu-ray Review

    Todd Erwin Deepwater Horizon Blu-ray Review Peter Berg's docudrama disaster film, Deepwater Horizon, which chronicles the worst oil disaster in U.S. history, arrives on Blu-ray with a reference quality Dolby Atmos track and almost reference quality video. [review] Read more.
  12. Ronald Epstein

    Turning The Spotlight On: Deepwater Horizon and Dolby Atmos (with a little rant included)

    Deepwater Horizon is a Blu-ray release that should be celebrated for its highly energetic Dolby Atmos soundtrack. However, before I can even begin to praise the work that has been done on this sound mix, I need to instead rant against those responsible for abandoning Atmos on Blu-ray. I have...
  13. D

    Ceiling Speaker Position for Atmos with 2 rows of seating?

    I am ugrading my basment home theater recevier and figured I would add Atmos and DTS:X at this time. The ceiling is a little over 7 feet and I have two rows of seats. I am looking for help with deciding where to position the speakers and also could use suggestions for speakers. Budget for...
  14. Ronald Epstein

    Dolby Announces Sony’s Soundbar HT-ST5000 and AV Receiver STR-DN1080 Will Feature Dolby Atmos

    Dolby Laboratories Announces Sony’s Soundbar HT-ST5000 and AV Receiver STR-DN1080 Will Feature Dolby Atmos Moving Audio San Francisco and Tokyo, January 4, 2017 -Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:DLB) today announced that Sony’s soundbar HT-ST5000 and AV Receiver STR-DN1080 will feature Dolby...
  15. Todd Erwin

    UHD Review Underworld UHD Review

    Todd Erwin Underworld UHD Review As a tie-in to promote the next installment in the franchise, Sony has released a new 4K UHD transfer of Underworld, and upgraded the soundtrack to Dolby Atmos. Fans of this film should be pleased with the results, even though we only get the theatrical cut...
  16. Todd Erwin

    UHD Review The Magnificent Seven UHD Review

    Todd Erwin The Magnificent Seven UHD Review Antoine Fuqua’s remake of John Sturges’ The Magnificent Seven (itself a remake of Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai) may not be the instant classic it wants to be, but it’s still an effective, entertaining, and well-made film. Denzel Washington leads...
  17. Todd Erwin

    UHD Review Sully UHD Review

    Todd Erwin Sully UHD Review The story of the “Miracle on the Hudson” and the investigation that followed is the main focus of Clint Eastwood’s Sully, a likeable crowd-pleaser starring very likeable Tom Hanks as the titular character, Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger. [review] Read more.
  18. Todd Erwin

    UHD Review Suicide Squad UHD Review

    Todd Erwin Suicide Squad UHD Review One of the most anticipated movies of last summer, Suicide Squad, was also the biggest disappointment, both to its fan base (who went frantic nearly one year earlier at Comic-Con when the teaser trailer was released) and the studio (who saw ticket sales...
  19. Todd Erwin

    UHD Review The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 UHD Review

    Todd Erwin The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 UHD Review The decision by Lionsgate to split the third book in The Hunger Games series, Mockingjay, into two movies (a growing trend in Hollywood) may have seemed like a good idea at the time, but Part 1 often feels padded, moving at a much...
  20. Ronald Epstein

    Dolby Atmos passes milestones of 2,000 screens installed and 500 movie titles released

    Dolby Atmos: Breaking the Sound Barrier Dolby Atmos passes milestones of 2,000 screens installed and 500 movie titles released San Francisco, December 7, 2016—Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:DLB) today announced the company has exceeded major milestones, including the installation of 2,000...
  21. Todd Erwin

    UHD Review The Secret Life of Pets UHD Review

    Todd Erwin The Secret Life of Pets UHD Review The Secret Life of Pets takes the premise of Toy Story, applying it to our beloved animals who often stay home alone for hours every day. It's an effective story and is fairly harmless for the entire family, but is definitely aimed at a much...
  22. Todd Erwin

    Blu-ray Review Game of Thrones: The Complete Sixth Season Blu-ray Review

    Todd Erwin Game of Thrones: The Complete Sixth Season Blu-ray Review The sixth season of HBO’s popular series Game of Thrones answers and resolves a number of questions viewers were left with at the end of season five. The season also has some surprising guest cameos and the return of some...
  23. Todd Erwin

    UHD Review Mechanic Resurrection UHD Review

    Todd Erwin Mechanic Resurrection UHD Review Jason Statham returns as Arthur Bishop in Mechanic Resurrection, a sequel to the 2011 remake of The Mechanic. While more entertaining than its predecessor, it’s still a by-the-numbers Statham action flick. [review] Read more.
  24. Todd Erwin

    UHD Review The Hunger Games: Catching Fire UHD Review

    Todd Erwin The Hunger Games: Catching Fire UHD Review With the incredible success of The Hunger Games, it was no surprise that Lionsgate would fast track a movie based on the second book in the series and release it a little over a year later, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Director...
  25. sleevedbiker

    Dolby Atmos Ceiling/Height Speaker Positioning

    I see that the Atmos ceiling speakers can be hung from the ceiling or aimed up at the ceiling. I am not a fan of hanging anything from the ceiling, so would I be able to hang the two height Atmos speakers on the wall behind the tv high er up and then aim it off of the ceiling? or maybe put it on...
  26. Matt Hough

    Blu-ray Review The Secret Life of Pets Blu-ray Review

    Matt Hough The Secret Life of Pets Blu-ray Review A mistake-prone walk in the park brings forth a day of riotous adventure and near-death experiences for two pooch adversaries in Illumination International’s The Secret Life of Pets. [review] Read more.
  27. Todd Erwin

    UHD Review Star Trek Beyond UHD Review

    Todd Erwin Star Trek Beyond UHD Review J.J. Abrams turned over the director's chair to Justin Lin for Star Trek Beyond, the third film in the Kelvin timeline series of films. There is more emphasis on action and character interaction this time out, and it is the latter that helps to honor...
  28. Todd Erwin

    UHD Review The Hunger Games UHD Review

    Todd Erwin The Hunger Games UHD Review Lionsgate's most popular film of all-time arrives on 4K UHD with most of its bonus material intact, despite being only a 2-disc set (1 UHD, 1 BD), and an upgraded Dolby Atmos track. Fans will not be disappointed. [review] Read more.
  29. Todd Erwin

    UHD Review Sausage Party UHD Review

    todd-erwin Sausage Party UHD Review They say that the toughest movie to watch is a comedy that isn't funny. Sausage Party is that and so much more, assaulting the senses with its vulgar language and imagery for an excruciating 89 minutes. [review] Click here to read the original article.
  30. Todd Erwin

    UHD Review Jupiter Ascending UHD Review

    todd-erwin Jupiter Ascending UHD Review You can't call a film by the Wachowski's visually boring, and their latest, Jupiter Ascending, certainly is pretty to look at. Unfortunately, there's not much else there, a story with so many plot holes you can drive a truck through and a hero (Mila...