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Old 09-12-2014, 01:52 PM
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Default High-Def Digest's Dolby Atmos Home Theater Guide

Dolby's latest audio innovation is coming to a home theater near you, and we've broken down all the details along with impressions and a buying guide!

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If I were buying today, it'd be between the Denon X5200W and the Marantz SR7009, as they both can do the 7.1.4 option, and are equally priced at $2000.

After what I heard at Cedia I definitely plan to implement Atmos, it's excellent timing as I'm starting construction later this month on my new ultimate basement theater build. I'll start with 7.1.4, but prewire for several more ceiling speakers just in case.
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Hi all,
I have the LG - BH9540TW which was released March 2014.
It has the traditional 5.1 with 4 extra top firing speakers bring it to 9.1 speakers.....does anyone know if this will work well with Dolby Atmos Blu-Rays?
Or will I have to buy a whole new theatre system with special speakers? (cause that wont be happening)
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Hi all,
I have the LG - BH9540TW which was released March 2014.
It has the traditional 5.1 with 4 extra top firing speakers bring it to 9.1 speakers.....does anyone know if this will work well with Dolby Atmos Blu-Rays?
Or will I have to buy a whole new theatre system with special speakers? (cause that wont be happening)
Most likely not, sadly. Question (as I can't tell from online pictures) does each speaker have two separate inputs (ie, is that AVR sending out 9 channels of sound)? If not, then that system likely has it's own propriety height-enhancement that will not work with Atmos.

If you are running 9 speaker wires (one to the center, two to each other speaker), there's a slim possibility it will get a firmware upgrade.
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For any decent receiver with any respectable power levels we're talking $1200.00 plus. OUCH.

I think this will be hurdle number one.
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I wonder how long it'll take to get Atmos HITBs lol.
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Onkyo has some HTIBs.
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Looking forward to an Atmos enabled HTIB actually, since I don't have a dedicated HT room (right now) and don't need/can't use a booming sound system. I'm more focused on a big screen than big sound, but Atmos in the cinemas has really excited me and I look forward to bringing it home somehow - and there are a few decent sounding HTIB systems that are just fine for small rooms.
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Any reason why the Pioneer 87 is upgradable but the 77 (which I have) isn't? They seem the exact same receiver bar an extra 10w per channel.
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It appears that there is going to be 3 different new surround sound formats that might be introduced in new A/V receivers in 2015+ (at least 2 new formats, possible 3 new formats). In 2014 there are several new A/V receivers being introduced with Dolby Atmos which mainly uses object-based technology. As early as 2015 consumers might see A/V receivers and Blu-ray discs with Auro-3D which is mainly channel-based technology. Both Dolby Atmos and Auro-3D use hybrid technology that uses a combination of channel and object-based technology with different design approaches to sound. A third technology from DTS will be called DTS-UHD format. Auro 13.1 will use up to 8.8Mbps when placed in a 7.1 PCM soundtrack, or less space required when stored in a lossless 7.1 DTS HD-Master audio file or lossless 7.1 Dolby TrueHD file.

According to the October 2014 Widescreen Review magazine article starting on page 44, they believe that Auro-3D has better more natural life like sound quality when compared to Dolby Atmos.

http://www.widescreenreview.com/wsr_issuedetail.php?current
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