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post #11 of 40 Old 02-02-15, 06:50 AM
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My wife and I had an Atmos audition on Saturday. Thumbs-down from us.

She put it perfectly when she said she felt like she was in a 1990's Disney World attraction. And so did I.

I'll pass.
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My wife and I had an Atmos audition on Saturday. Thumbs-down from us.

She put it perfectly when she said she felt like she was in a 1990's Disney World attraction. And so did I.

I'll pass.
Just curious - where was the audition and what material did they use for the demo? Do you know anything about the equipment used or the configuration?
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It was a Marantz AVR, and they used the Dolby demo discs.

It was at a Best Buy - in their room that held the McIntosh stuff too.
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It was a Marantz AVR, and they used the Dolby demo discs.

It was at a Best Buy - in their room that held the McIntosh stuff too.
Yeah, some aspects of the demo clips are a bit over the top. Though I guess most would argue Atmos is over the top in general.
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Though I guess most would argue Atmos is over the top in general.
wakka wakka! Good one Peter!
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wakka wakka! Good one Peter!
Good catch... never even occurred to me.
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It was a Marantz AVR, and they used the Dolby demo discs.

It was at a Best Buy - in their room that held the McIntosh stuff too.
Best Buy sells McIntosh? I haven't bothered looking at their home theater stuff in a long time; all I remember them having was yamaha, bose, jvc kind of stuff. And miles and miles of Monster cable (or should I say millions and millions of dollars worth of monster cable).
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I love all this advancement, but for home theater some of this feels like overkill. Granted my room pretty much maxes out at 9.2. Anything else I add doesn't really add anything because of the size of my listening area.

I wonder what will happen wihen Oculus Rift launches and folks can have really immersive experience with their movies.

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I think a lot of these advances might be "slipstreamed" into common availability just over time when people either upgrade or purchase new gear maybe without even knowing what special features it has. Lots of people will go to the store and ask for "surround sound" and end up with whatever happens to be in the black box they purchase. In many cases, the receiver may not even be set to anything other than stereo or ProLogic or whatever it defaults to when you turn it on.

On the other hand, some people will use these developments as an opportunity to redo dedicated rooms, add ceiling speakers, etc., and they will be the users who painstakingly watch scenes over and over in different modes to see which one they prefer.

In either case, as long as it fuels development, innovation, and progress, I'm all for it.

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Well said OJ. I don't think Dolby, Pioneer, Onkyo, Denon, Yamaha, etc. expect the majority of people to change their setups or install extra speakers for Atmos. However, they know some of us will go to extremes to make use of the new tech, and over time it will contribute to more advancements in the industry.
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