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post #41 of 115 Old 07-08-14, 01:19 PM
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Drooooolllllll...

In the right (large) room that would be amazing. For me, I'm hoping to put together something with 4 in-ceiling speakers to take advantage of whatever is current when I get started on my basement build. Might as well plan for whatever I can during construction when making changes is cheap(er). I'd love to have a 7.2.4 or something working one day.

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In the right (large) room that would be amazing.
Even in a small room, since it starts off with 8 channels (you can add channels in blocks of 4 until you reach the 32-channel limit). The only thing that would stop me is price (I'm guessing even the 8-channel model will be over $10k). But it does allow expansion, as resources permit.

Remains to be seen whether Trinnov's ability to map your actual speaker locations can be used to improve the rendering of Dolby Atmos. All other Atmos devices announced render to assumed speaker placement.

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Rofl! I was laughing a little watching this video, but I'm kind of with em on it. If you can go full on in ceiling, sure, it will be great, but I'm not really buying the speaker on a speaker, yet. It's hard enough setting up an LCR, let alone multiple bank shots off the ceiling. ...it'll be interesting watching this unfold. ...off to call megatron.
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Totally agree. I understand why Dolby and the AVR manufacturers have endorsed the idea of reflecting off the ceiling -- Atmos will appeal to a much larger audience if people don't have to put speakers on or in their ceiling.

However, I don't think I would even attempt to implement Atmos ceiling speakers unless I could actually place them on the ceiling. Which I could do, and there's a chance my wife would even keep me around

I'm still going to wait for second-generation boxes to come out though before considering it. If I'm going there, I want at least 13 available channels (9.1.4), and no unit in sane price ranges has been announced yet that will do it for sure.
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Rofl! I was laughing a little watching this video, but I'm kind of with em on it. If you can go full on in ceiling, sure, it will be great, but I'm not really buying the speaker on a speaker, yet. It's hard enough setting up an LCR, let alone multiple bank shots off the ceiling. ...it'll be interesting watching this unfold. ...off to call megatron.
Get past the goofiness of those two babbling and they have a valid point about the reflecting speakers. Some current soundbars rely on a similar technique to simulate surround. I suspect similar results too with the Atmos speakers. It will work ok in some cases, but mostly not. Proper ceiling mounted speakers should provide a great effect, especially with Atmos enabled Blu-Rays.

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Totally agree. I understand why Dolby and the AVR manufacturers have endorsed the idea of reflecting off the ceiling -- Atmos will appeal to a much larger audience if people don't have to put speakers on or in their ceiling.

However, I don't think I would even attempt to implement Atmos ceiling speakers unless I could actually place them on the ceiling. Which I could do, and there's a chance my wife would even keep me around

I'm still going to wait for second-generation boxes to come out though before considering it. If I'm going there, I want at least 13 available channels (9.1.4), and no unit in sane price ranges has been announced yet that will do it for sure.
I'm kinda with you. I wish we didn't have to pick x.x.2 OR x.x.4. I really like surround wides, so the 9.1.2 option appeals to me, but with x.x.4 the placement of sound objects above should be better.
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I love the idea of 30+ speakers in the ceiling. He who dies with the most speakers wins.

Here is my problem:

I have e-mailed Dolby (no reply) and I have asked this question on a number of forums with no reply's.

I have 8 speakers in the ceiling: LCR fronts, 2 wides, LR surround and a single surround back.

Because I have all in-ceiling speakers, would Atmos do anything for me or because all speakers are already high adding heights will do nothing.


P:S: I have a wife that would actually let me sink in that many speakers.
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Because I have all in-ceiling speakers, would Atmos do anything for me or because all speakers are already high adding heights will do nothing.
One only uses the "ATMOS-enabled" speakers with the upward-aimed "height" drivers if one does not have real in-ceiling speakers. You do.

EDIT: See my corrected response below at http://www.hometheatershack.com/foru...tml#post837826

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Here is my problem:

I have 8 speakers in the ceiling: LCR fronts, 2 wides, LR surround and a single surround back.

Because I have all in-ceiling speakers, would Atmos do anything for me or because all speakers are already high adding heights will do nothing.
The reality of it is that if you do not have the speakers placed correctly like Dolby suggests meaning fronts in front of you at ear level and the surrounds as they should be your not gaining the effect if you were to add the Atmos speakers to the rest of the ceiling speakers.

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