Circle Surround ?

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  1. alan halvorson

    alan halvorson Cinematographer

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    I watched a TV program a couple days ago (I must be getting old - I can't remember which one it was) which displayed a "Circle Surround 5.1" message on the screen at the beginning of the program. I am aware of Circle Surround - Theta once offered this surround mode on its Casablanca processor (maybe it still does), and Circle Surround itself once offered a standalone decoder. Widescreen Review gave Circle Surround a very positive review several years ago. I was not aware, however, that this system had gotten anywhere beyond that. It is rarely mentioned here, on the AVS Forum, or anywhere that I visit.

    Are there any other processors that include a Circle Surround surround mode? Is it worth pursuing?
     
  2. ChadLB

    ChadLB Screenwriter

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    Kenwood and Marantz were the only ones I knew that offered it.
     
  3. BrianAe

    BrianAe Second Unit

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    Doesn't outlaw?
     
  4. ChadLB

    ChadLB Screenwriter

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    No, they do not.

    The kenwoods now have the CSII and I think Marantz does also.
     
  5. Rajeev_s

    Rajeev_s Stunt Coordinator

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    But CSII in Kenwood is only for 2 channel processing like DPLII. I dont think its a format like DD or DTS 5.1. Or is it ? How do you get it thru your STB at home, because STB has setting for DD or other, other being DD 2.0 or PCM.
     
  6. John S

    John S Producer

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    It is my understanding that for 2 channel stuff, both Circle Surround and DPL/DPLII have software available for recording engineers to actually mix with. Somebody correct me if I am wrong about that????
     
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    The NHL All-Star Game pre show was broadcast in Circle 5.1 Surround.
     
  9. Shane Martin

    Shane Martin Producer

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    I'm 99% certain that Theta digital still offers Circle surround as one of its options. The Casablanca II had it for sure and that's a fairly up to date high end pre/pro. According to their site, The Casablanca III has it as well.
    http://www.thetadigital.com/product/cb2/prod-info-3.htm
     
  10. Daryl L

    Daryl L Supporting Actor

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    ESPN & ESPNHD uses CS5.1 encoding now instead of DPL/II encoding on it's sporting events.
     

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