Dolby ProLogic IIx unveiled

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  1. kuttaS

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    I heard about this new format a few weeks ago. Apparently Dolby will be making an announcement at Cedia shorlty to unveil it.
     
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    Is there another link to this? The site default doc has changed.
     
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    I imagine DTS:Neo7 or DTS:NeoX or some other form of a similar processing from DTS will follow suit shortly.
     
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    I wonder if this finally break Logic 7's "supremacy"?
    I figure their supporters will say " no way" !
    Time will tell.[​IMG]
     
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    Time to upgrade folks. Time to take out your piggy banks.
     
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    Looks like it is only worth it if you have a 7.1 system though which alot of people still stick with 5.1 due to either a cheaper cost, room restrictions, or just bought something before 7.1 came out and don't want to buy any additional.

    Either way I don't see much point in it. I love Logic7 but it's just a personal preference I guess.
     
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    It is important for a very good reason: accessibility. Since Logic7 isn't licensed to anyone else, this is the going to being 7.1 derived processing to a greater marketplace. Also, DPL IIx will derive information from 2 channel, DPL/DPL II and Dolby Digital & EX softwsre (even DTS is possible). Only Logic7 on Lexicon products or the discontinued HK AVR 8000 can process Dolby Digital 5.1 signals.
     
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    I'm not upgrading. My HK's & Logic7 is good enough for me.

    Besides 5.1 sounds fine to me.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Yeah and have your "fee's" double...fact is dolby can say or do pretty much what ever they want.
     
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    I know this doesn't apply to this topic but you realize how insane it is when you go to the movies... it's about $9.00 and that's even in a bad theater.... Man what a rip off. Well aside from that...

    New Dolby Pro Logic IIx recievers.

    Only $150 extra for no reason.
     
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    Yeah,

    and we can ignore it. Thats what I'll be doing.

    I just finally made my step from ProLogic (1) into the digital world with a 7.1 system. If Sony ends up offering an affordable upgrade path to load ProLogic IIx in with the existing ProLogic II, then I might, otherwise, I'll leave it with the existing algorithms and Sony's own systems that generate the 7.1 soundfield. They are fine for me.
     
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    If you have Logic 7, ignore DPL2x. The guys at Dolby have to do something to keep us buying new receivers.
     
  19. Kevin Alexander

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    As a matter of fact, I wouldn't be surprised if Dolby had the ability to do DPL2x at the time that DPL2 was developed. They just waited till the so-called "7.1" mania matured a little. If there was a "10.1" format as of today, they could probably do that too. You can probably tell that I'm not biting this time. Maybe at a later time, or maybe through an inexpensive software upgrade, but NO NEW HARDWARE FOR ME - not now.
     
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    When I first attended a demo months before any PLII units came to market at (the creator of PLII) Jim Fosgates house I asked him if it was able to do 7.1 and he just smiled and said PLII could do 7.1 and did not elaborate any more on it!
    I think they new they had a new upgrade to offer in a couple years!

    Wes
     

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