7.1 movie question

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  1. Paul Sawyer

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    Ok, I have 7.1 surround and was wondering if anyone compiled a list of movies that will support extended sound.

    And also, knowing that there is no "true" 7.1 movie, what are the formats that will support my set-up the best?

    THX-ES?

    TIA.
     
  2. Michael Reuben

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    Moving this to Software, since the question concerns media for home viewing.

    Not only is there new "7.1" movie format, but there's also no "7.1" format for home viewing. What's commonly referred to as a "7.1" system is either:

    1. A system set up for DD EX or DTS-ES but using two rear center speakers instead of one; or

    2. A system set up for one of several proprietary post-processing modes such as Lexicon's Logic7.

    If you have the former, the best choices will be DVDs with DD EX or DTS-ES soundtracks. If you have the latter, the sound format is less important, but it depends on what you have. So-called "7.1" is much more a product of the processor than the recording format.

    M.
     
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    The earlier acessment was correct I have a pioneer elite VSX-45TX, it uses 2 rear speakers.


     
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    There has also been talk of modified DD-EX and DTS-ES formats that utilize the "ceiling channel" for theaterical use, and perhaps home use down the road, for 7.1 channels.

    This means adding an out-of-phase matrixed channel onto the rear channels. Simple to do, but this would not work on a THZ 7.1 setup. Strangely, it WOUlD work on a homebrew DD-EX setup... hmmm

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