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#408422 - 11/30/14 05:18 PM Getting intp dolby atmos? litimed avr choices
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Not much to choose from when it comes to dobly atmos ready avr's, the new integras & onkyo with atmos have the accuEq room coorection instead of audessey when tested to be inferior. seems that this new Denon Avr X7200 is the best future proof avr for the moment, perhaps waiting a year or so would be a good idea until we see how everything pans out as the new standard in hdmi and between atmos or auro3d.

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#408423 - 11/30/14 06:36 PM Re: Getting intp dolby atmos? litimed avr choices [Re: JBG]
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#408424 - 11/30/14 07:03 PM Re: Getting intp dolby atmos? litimed avr choices [Re: JBG]
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#408425 - 11/30/14 07:33 PM Re: Getting intp dolby atmos? litimed avr choices [Re: JBG]
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Current list of avrs available for purchase with atmos. Current as of black friday.

http://www.avsforum.com/index.php?page=BG-AV-receiver

DTS-UHD is still speculative. No official announcements yet from DTS. Chip processor press release is the only teaser info so far.

AVF forum article was a fluff piece. No facts there. frown
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#408432 - 12/01/14 12:10 AM Re: Getting intp dolby atmos? litimed avr choices [Re: JBG]
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DTS-UHD should be more solid come CES in just over a month.

I'd wait anyway. The current offerings are super pricey for the features, Atmos or not. 1 year from now you will have a lot more choices with more bells and whistles like improved room correction, or even Audyssey in line-ups that lost them with the current Atmos.

Since most people prefer the DTS-HD Master Audio over Dolby TrueHD, it would seem that it would be prudent to wait until the at least include the DTS-UHD in some flavor.

Funny how DTS announced their object based home system 1st, and then Dolby comes along and drops Atmos for the home. I would have thought that DTS would have had their stuff ready for CEDIA this past fall.

Auro 3D is not even really a player here. They have super cheap licensing which is why they are being included, but studios have decade long relationships with Dolby and DTS, they have no need to embrace a 3rd format from a virtually unknown player in the industry. They only have a couple (maybe 3 or 4) discs from what I was reading the other day, and those are somewhat obscure music disc, and certainly not movies.

The Denon has a MSRP of $3000 for a 9.2 receiver (unless you buy another amp on top of that for 11.2 processing, with 13.2 capable outputs). For $1000 less, you get a beefy 9.2 (again, 11.2 capable with separate amp) setup for 7.2.2 or 5.2.4 Atmos. Not sure that the 7200 is worth the $1000 more over the 5200.

It is a tough time to be in the receiver market with HDMI 2.0 issues needing sorted out, etc. It takes quite the pretty penny to get everything that people want at the moment.
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#408437 - 12/01/14 05:58 AM Re: Getting intp dolby atmos? litimed avr choices [Re: JBG]
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I have 2 pairs of in-ceiling speakers on order but before I start making holes in my Ht room ceiling and passing new wiring I need to see how everything in the receiver formats pans out, auro 3d does have a few movie titles out; http://www.auro-3d.com/consumer/ although atmos seems to be the bomb now I think i'll wait a year to convince myself of in-ceiling speaker placement and layout
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#408438 - 12/01/14 09:05 AM Re: Getting intp dolby atmos? litimed avr choices [Re: JBG]
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I'm jumping into Atmos a LOT earlier then I normally do due to needing a new receiver anyways. The Denon X4100 is easily gotten here in Canada for 1299, and the 5200 is 1899. Don't pay MSRP. The 5200 is the one to get right now, and I think Yamaha has one as well (3030?)
I have the 4100, using it as a pre amp. That was as much money I was putting into a receiver for now until the format war has a clear winner. I've always preferred DTS myself.
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#408441 - 12/01/14 09:40 AM Re: Getting intp dolby atmos? litimed avr choices [Re: JBG]
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Oh, I agree, never pay MSRP. You are still talking about almost $2000 to basically get Atmos vs. a sub $800 receiver that gets you almost pretty much everything else. That is still quite the premium.

As for Auro titles, where can you actually buy them? I was just mentioning that in a recent (2 week old) post on another forum, there were only 3 titles available, and none of them were "movies."

Then again, you can only get a couple of Atmos titles too I guess.
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#408445 - 12/01/14 11:55 AM Re: Getting intp dolby atmos? litimed avr choices [Re: JBG]
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There's really nothing out there right now for either. Demo discs and the new transformers. Way too early to adopt to this yet.
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#408450 - 12/01/14 02:31 PM Re: Getting intp dolby atmos? litimed avr choices [Re: JBG]
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Ya know ya wannnnn it


Edited by brwsaw (12/01/14 02:32 PM)
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