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  1. AV Home Theater
    I am new to the site, and this is my first post on HTS. So thanks in advance for any and all feedback, My apologies if this is not the right area to post this topic. I would like to conceptualize a 7.1.4 setup. However, I am on a budget. It's not crazy-restrictive, but it's not a free-for-all...
  2. Home Theater Design and Construction
    Hi everyone I have a 10 feet by 15 feet room and i have a 5.1 set up at the moment.I want to upgrade to a 7.1.4 speaker set up.Every thing is fine except the placement of the rear speakers.The back wall is a full length window.with a door to the left.What would you recommend doing for the rear...
  3. AV Home Theater
    Is there a significant difference is quality between a 7.1 DDsound and a DDAtmos 7.1. I am thinking of upgrading my VSX-70 Pioneer A/V receiver? Second question is ceiling verses upward firing add one speakers, is there a major difference?
  4. Audio Processing
    Issues to look for with Dolby Atmos playback thru PC 8 channel sound-card then back thru Dolby Atmos Pre/Pro using Digital Coaxial RCA's. Is the Sound room mixing lost or is frequency steering of the Dolby recording algorithms recaptured in the final Pre/Pro processing?
  5. Movies | TV Shows | Hollywood
    How many bluray movies are discretely encoded in anything above basic 5.1 surround? Very few that I can find. Only one title in my collection is in 7.1. How about TV broadcasts? Anything above 5.1? Do the processors just do a matrix / synthetic up scaling to 11.2?
  6. Blu-ray | DVD | Disc Media Players
    Are there currently any shipping UHD players with DV other than Oppo? If not why is that?
  7. Home Theater Design and Construction
    I already have a 7.1 setup and want to go to 7.1.2 but the 4 surround speakers are already high in the corner of the walls and ceiling facing to the optimal seating. So is it even worth installing the ceiling speakers? If so where to install to take advantage of them?
  8. Speaker and Subwoofer Reviews
    When Dolby Atmos for the home was first introduced, options were limited and the cost of entry was high. You needed and expensive AVR and very few options when it came to speakers with Atmos-enabled capability built-in. Now, the cost of entry for an Atmos-enabled system is lower and the choice...
  9. Computers | HTPC | Media Servers
    Since Windows 10 Creators update now includes Dolby Atmos, I'm considering upgrading my HT receiver to one that supports Atmos. However, I cannot find any information in regards to how Atmos is implemented in Windows 10. What I mainly want to know is, must the software/game actually have Atmos...
  10. System Setup and Connection
    Just had my Sony Bravia XBR55X900E delivered and I love the Picture but it's driving me crazy due to DD5.1 disappearing randomly. When it occurs I have to keep selecting different modes of Audio, Pro Logic, Dolby 3 Stereo, Stereo etc and then it pops back in. Sometimes it occurs when I hit pause...
  11. Home Theater, Audio and Video News
    If you’ve recently purchased a new television (or are considering one soon), then you’re probably aware of a technology called high dynamic range (HDR). HDR is one of the more important video innovations in recent years, far outpacing all of those extra pixels delivered by 4K panels. In...
  12. Home Theater Design and Construction
    Let me start by saying I know the room is WAY smaller than ideal, but I have no other options. I am looking for input on the speaker placement with my current wall configuration as I do not have the room to precisely follow the Dolby Atmos guidelines and none of the walls can be moved. Since a...
  13. Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    Hello, I have an Onkyo TX-NR636. I am looking for suggestions on adding an amplifier to increase was audio quality. I just bought a second subwoofer(Klipsch R-10SW - Yet to be installed) - I realize I need to buy a new receiver at some point. I have Dolby Set-up, below is a list of my current...
  14. AV Home Theater
    I have a question for those that have both the Atmos and DTS:X update available. If the content is Dolby you can enable DSU and if it is DTS Master HD you can do Neural X upmix. Now if the content is say Stereo can you use an upmixer and if so can you choose between the DSU and Neural X?
  15. Home Theater System Recommendations
    Hi, I am looking to buy a home cinema system. I am interested in the Dolby Atmos 5.1.4, 7.1.2 or 7.1.4 setups but have a budget of $800. I'm really looking for the cheapest option that will give me one of these setups, preferably 7.1.4 though. I would also like the system to include a...
  16. Movies | TV Shows | Hollywood
    This year marks 50th anniversary of the Star Trek franchise. And with the release of Star Trek Beyond on 4K UHD, Dolby Atmos UHD titles have surpassed 50 titles! Since the first UHD Blu-rays with Dolby Atmos soundtracks launched in March, 2016, the Dolby Atmos UHD collection has grown at a...
  17. Home Theater, Audio and Video News
    AMC’s new line of commercial theaters has certainly caught the attention of nit-picky home theater enthusiasts that, for years, have shunned the standard (and, admittedly, middling quality) movie theater experience. After all, it’s tough to wander away from the friendly confines of a finely...
  18. Audio Processing
    I've recently upgraded to the Marantz sr7010 and here soon had plans to install 4 ceiling mounted speakers. After much research and some correspondence with Todd felt I might have a hole in the sound. So feeling as though I might as well go "all in" figured why not purchase 2 more rear speakers...
  19. Home Theater, Audio and Video News
    Dolby Atmos is positioned to hit a healthy milestone this month with an incoming batch of new Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray discs. These new releases from Sony, Lionsgate, and Warner Bros. pushes the total number of available Atmos films to 50 titles across both disc-based formats. In addition...
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