dolby atmos

  1. John Sparks

    my receiver do Dolby Atmos?

    I have an older AV receiver (Onkyo 608) that does 7.2 It has connections for 2 front highs, really making it 9.2. My set-up now is 7.1. and am using my Sammy K8500 (3D/4K) for pass through. My question is, could I connect 2 Atmos in-ceiling speakers to those front highs and will I get 7.2.2...
  2. Robert Harris

    UHD Review A few words about...™ A Few Good Men -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    While Jack Nicholson has given us some wonderful performances, for me, it comes down to the top two. And some may debate, as in "how many angels can dance on the head of a pin," whether the pinnacle is A Few Good Men or Chinatown, or possibly something else. For me it's a tie of those two...
  3. RobDog

    Front presence or dolby atmos install ? Yamaha 3070

    Nice to join the forum community, hoping for some feedback and advice on my install Here's What I've got thus far; Matte black room, curtains on both side walls from screen to half way back in the room Sony VPL500es projector to a 110 inch fixed screen. Screen is as high as I can get it- only...
  4. Robert Harris

    UHD Review A few words about...™ War for the Planet of the Apes -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    Possibly apes do have more native intelligence than humans. It wasn't until more than halfway through Fox's magnificent new 4k Blu-ray of War for the Planet of the Apes, that I finally realized that the entire new Apes Trilogy, the final of two of which were directed by Matt Reeves... were all...
  5. N

    Dolby Atmos Sound Bar?

    I’ve been watching some YouTube reviews of some sound bars with dolby atmos and it seems pretty cool. I’m wondering about a few things... If you’re not a huge audiophile, will it sound just as good or better than an average 5.1 system? Or will separate speakers always still be better than 1...
  6. Robert Harris

    UHD Review A few words about...™ The Cabin in the Woods -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    With the news hitting the wires, that the complete Joss Wedon TV series, Buffy (DVD) and Firefly (BD), will arrive mid-September from Fox, timing is perfect to revisit Drew Goddard's The Cabin in the Woods, a veritable cornucopia of horror elements that was released back in 2011. Lionsgate has...
  7. Ronald Epstein

    Turning The Spotlight On....Ghost In The Shell in Dolby Atmos

    "Your Ghost Is Yours" Thankfully, I didn't have high hopes going into Ghost In The Shell. I had a feeling that it would not be the kind of film that would particularly interest me. After all, I don't know anything about the anime franchise nor do I generally enjoy action movies dressed up in...
  8. Sam Posten

    Netflix adding Dolby Atmos support starting today with Okja

    https://media.netflix.com/en/company-blog/dolby-atmos-coming-to-netflix
  9. Ronald Epstein

    Turning The Spotlight On: La La Land in Dolby Atmos

    I know what I am about to say will anger many. I might as well get this out of the way from the start.... I did not enjoy LA LA LAND Oh, I give credit to Hollywood for at least trying to capture the splendor of musicals of yesteryear, but alas, this is one of the most joyless and boring films...
  10. Robert Harris

    UHD Review A few words about...™ La La Land -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray & LaLaVision

    Robert Harris A few words about...™ La La Land -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray & LaLaVision "Here's to the mess we make..." I'll make no bones about it. La La Land was my Best Picture of 2016, and in my humble opinion, possibly one of the finest uses of cinema thus far in this century. People seen...
  11. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Live by Night -- in Blu-ray

    Live by Night, Ben Affleck's fourth film as director received very mixed reviews, and while it may have it's problems, I enjoyed it thoroughly. Set during the bootleg era, and shot around Boston, LA and a very steamy Savannah, it's magnificently produced, with gorgeous work representing the...
  12. Robert Harris

    UHD Review A few words about...™ Suicide Squad -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    David Ayer's Suicide Squad was shot on film, and competed as a 2k DI. I'd read reviews on this one, as it was suggested that I not waste my time, but went ahead anyway, and have had a chance to compare the Blu-ray with the 4k UHD version of the film. Suicide Squad has its moments, and watching...
  13. Ronald Epstein

    Turning The Spotlight On: Hacksaw Ridge in DOLBY ATMOS

    While I completely understand the fact that Mel Gibson, as a person, is not someone who is widely admired -- I continue to be a huge admirer of the films he directs. It's very hard to argue that some of the greatest films of this generation include those directed by Mr. Gibson: Braveheart, The...
  14. Robert Harris

    UHD Review A few words about...™ Hacksaw Ridge -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    Hacksaw Ridge reminds me of Sergeant York, except that it concerns a different war, is in color, widescreen, digital stereo, and has an altogether storyline, and different actors. One might also look to William Wyler's Friendly Persuasion, another Cooper vehicle about the better side of human...
  15. 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...
  16. Robert Harris

    UHD Review A few words about...™ Jack Reacher: Never Go Back -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    I checked after viewing this. Jack Reacher: Never Go Back didn't get great reviews. The jacket cover quotes Scott Mantz, of Access Hollywood: "A smart, gripping action thriller with an attitude!" Good quote, and unfortunately, they're hard to come by for this film. But there's a place for...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. Ronald Epstein

    Dolby Laboratories and LG Electronics Announce First TVs to Support Both Dolby Vision & Dolby Atmos

    Dolby Laboratories and LG Electronics Announce First TVs to Support Both Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos Technology Supported by major studios and streaming services, LG OLED TVs deliver dramatic visuals and breakthrough audio for a transformative consumer experience LAS VEGAS, January 4, 2017 -...
  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. 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...
  22. Robert Harris

    UHD Review A few words about...™ The Hunger Games (series of four films) -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    The Hunger Games, to me, the best YA series in recent memory, is of interest here, as during the few years in which it was in production, technology advanced on both visual as well as aural fronts. The original Blu-rays of the four films (The Hunger Games - 2012, Catching Fire - 2013...
  23. Robert Harris

    UHD Review A few words about...™ Star Trek Beyond -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    I don't know how many times the importance of script has been discussed toward the creation of a quality motion picture. In Star Trek Beyond, considered "The Best Action Movie of the Year!" by Scott Mantz of Access Hollywood, there almost doesn't seem to be one. The film is a melange of scenes...
  24. Robert Harris

    UHD Review A few words about...™ The Legend of Tarzan -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    I'm a Hugh Hudson fan, and was very appreciative of his 1984 Greystoke, with Christopher Lambert as the lead. That was a film, that re-introduced the Tarzan legend to audiences of the time, in a serious way. Shot by John Alcott, and cut by Anne Coates, it was pure British cinema. Now, three...
  25. Robert Harris

    UHD Review A few words about...™ Warcraft -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    It's seldom, especially with huge-budgeted productions, that I'm totally unable to get into a film, at least on some level. Warcraft, a reported 160 million dollar affair, directed by Duncan Jones, seems to be the anomaly. Trying to view this nicely rendered Universal production, via 4k UHD /...
  26. Robert Harris

    UHD Review A few words about...™ X-Men Apocalypse -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    Fox's new 4k UHD release of Bryan Singer's X-Men Apocalypse, may be one of those films for which those not firmly entrenched in the Marvel universe may not be able to identify all the characters, but it's the latest 4k poster child for home theater technical perfection. Accessed via a Panasonic...
  27. jylos

    Dolby Atmos Home Cinema System

    Hi, I am looking to buy a home cinema system. I am interested in the Dolby Atmos 5.1.4, 7.1.2 or 7.1.4 setups but have a budget of $800. I'm really looking for the cheapest option that will give me one of these setups, preferably 7.1.4 though. I would also like the system to include a...
  28. Robert Harris

    UHD Review A few words about...™ The Shallows -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    Jaume Collet-Serra's The Shallows is anything but your typical man (or in this case, woman) vs. shark production. It's Mr. Collet-Serra's sixth film, as director, and his talents continue on display. If you've not seen his earlier work, time to explore. The Shallows is the fastest 86 minutes...
  29. Robert Harris

    UHD Review A few words about...™ Oblivion -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    If a film must rise or fall on the concepts and performance of a single filmmaker, Oblivion in one of them. This is our old auteur theory. In spades. Based upon an unpublished graphic novel by Mr. Kosinski, apparently used to get the project green-lit, Joseph Kosinski's Oblivion, for...
  30. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Now You See Me 2 -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    I thought that Now You See Me was terrific fun. Now You See Me 2 is also fun, and in precisely the same vein, but a bit less so, as 2 is in many ways, a re-telling for the first, with a few new characters, and some new hi-jinx. Viewing it, bought to mind the reality of film, vs the illusion of...