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CXK 02-01-2009 07:27 PM

Why arent more movies in 7.1?
 
I recently upgraded to a reciever with lossless decoding and to 7.1 speaker set up. I've seen lots of systems they sell now days having 7.1 in box, bringing it to a bigger market.

Is it more expensive for a studio to make movies in 7.1? Is it something they do in studio or does it require extra equipment on set?

earthquake 02-01-2009 07:45 PM

It has to do with how they were mixed. They would have to re-mix films to take advantage of this set up.

It really doesn't matter too much as your receiver will send the signal to the 2 extra speakers. It won't be true 7.1 but there shouldn't be that big of a difference. I haven't had a chance to hear one of the true 7.1 movies like Pan's so I could wind up eating my words. I'll check it out soon as it's sitting on my shelf.

CXK 02-01-2009 08:01 PM

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Originally Posted by earthquake (Post 1406904)
It has to do with how they were mixed. They would have to re-mix films to take advantage of this set up.

It really doesn't matter too much as your receiver will send the signal to the 2 extra speakers. It won't be true 7.1 but there shouldn't be that big of a difference. I haven't had a chance to hear one of the true 7.1 movies like Pan's so I could wind up eating my words. I'll check it out soon as it's sitting on my shelf.

Yea ive got a movie that has 7.1, and ive got my receiver mixing it into the side speakers so i guess it isnt all bad.

earthquake 02-01-2009 09:17 PM

In actuality it's the 2 rear speakers that are carried over. The sides are standard as they are the original rears in the 5.1 set up.

Mine sound great as well. It's just a little extra something to help envelope you.

SlaughterX 02-01-2009 11:08 PM

Probably because most studios figure most people don't have 7.1 set-ups.

-zombie- 02-01-2009 11:35 PM

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Originally Posted by SlaughterX (Post 1407085)
Probably because most studios figure most people don't have 7.1 set-ups.

Most people don't even have 5.1 set-ups.

that1guypictures 02-02-2009 12:23 AM

7.1 is great, but most people aren't ready for 7.1 set ups yet.
Besides...the vast majority of films aren't mixed in 7.1 to begin with.
The way I see it is that for those who have 7.1 systems like I do...
having a 7.1 track is like having an extra bonus feature...
and some films will probably be revisited later and mixed into 7.1
if they sell well in 5.1 the first time around.

holyroman 02-02-2009 01:07 AM

It's overkill, a way to get you to spend more money.

Blacklac 02-02-2009 01:16 AM

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Originally Posted by holyroman (Post 1407240)
It's overkill, a way to get you to spend more money.

I highly disagree, as do many others. ;)

comixguru 02-02-2009 02:00 AM

A 5.1 track matches theater speaker systems. Other than some art house, indy, foreign, or all woody allen movies, 5.1 is usually available. In addition, 7.1 is something created for specifically Blu-ray as DVD only supported up to discrete 6.1.

-comix


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