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Damn, they should give it to you for free. I have the same problem with my Pre-pro it came with Atmos and it is extra for DTSX, they don't even offer Auro. Dolby must have paid everyone off. Just doesn't seem fair.
I've never heard of DTS:X costing extra. Plenty of units added it later with a firmware update, but to actually charge more for it? What brand Pre is this?
 

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Unless something changed when I first got it they stated I could get the DTS for an extra charge.

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Notice top right DTSX ready? Ready for me to pay more LOL
 

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Unless something changed when I first got it they stated I could get the DTS for an extra charge.

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Notice top right DTSX ready? Ready for me to pay more LOL
Are you sure about that? I see nothing saying DTS:X isn't included, though it required a free firmware update. Could it be that DTS:X Pro is available as a paid upgrade?
 

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Great John. If anyone can get to the bottom of all this info it would be you I am sure. I can't wait to try out my new small speakers in this way. I am going to try 4 ADS CM5s. Bigger than my last small ones but not huge by no means.
I thought you had Auro built in. I talk to Dave Moritz alot and he has a Marantz with the Auro built in so I ASS umed you did too. But there is an Auro-matic algorithm that supposedly makes Atmos sound better. Have a good holiday and I will be watching for your opinion on the information. Auro is going to be streaming music soon too.
Dude. I had no idea that was about seven hours of video you'd posted...

I have to wonder if Auro 3D has kind of been supplanted by Atmos/DTS:X and the processing developed to expand 5.1 and 7.1 to those setups. Plus, the speaker placement for Auro is fundamentally different from those formats. I guess one of those videos goes into that. Too bad my AV7703 doesn't come with Auro 3D included, so I could at least try it with an Atmos layout.
 

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Sorry for the amount of time involved in the info, but it is a large amount of questions and answers to how, and why.
I don't expect anyone to dive that deep but it is thorough, and leaves me thinking that a better result is with the layout that Auro developed. I am sure being off a little here and there would still be acceptable, but I always want to get the biggest bang for the buck, not to mention the old saying good as can be. I gave up years ago on perfection, that is always illusive, but it is fun trying to get as close as possible. And I haven't run an update yet on the AVM so maybe you are right and they gave the software update away. I doubt it though.
Thanks for taking the time to check out some of the stuff John. You have always stuck out on these forums with answers that helped so many newbies, and most of the time you are spot on with your solutions. Very generous with your time.
 

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I need to watch at least some of that video about using Auro with Atmos. The bottom line is, Auro is designed as augmentation to 5.1 and 7.1 soundtracks, not Atmos. The problem is, implementation of home Atmos, as far as how the channels are actually handled, will vary from movie to movie and studio to studio. The suggested speaker configuration for Auro and Atmos is also distinctly different. I just don't know about trying to combine the two, but I will watch that video about doing that.
 

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