The Future with Emotiva Receivers-- Atmos DTS:X or not? May 11, 2015 21:49:07 GMT -5 pedrocols and teaman like this
Post by Spike on May 11, 2015 21:49:07 GMT -5
Now, let's all be honest......
When you bought that last Blu-Ray disc, was it really a major consideration whether it had Dolby TrueHD, or DTS Master Audio, or both?
(OK, thinking back to the last disc you bought, do you actually REMEMBER whether it has sound tracks in Dolby TrueHD, or DTS Master Audio, or both?)
Were you really going to NOT buy it if it only came out in 5.1?
Do you actually know or care whether Dolby TrueHD is better than DTS Master Audio or why?
The questions are when will we see the XMR-1 (hopefully by mid-2016) and when will other devices get the technology (your guess is as good as mine). I guess that mid-priced AVR's will get 9 or 11 channels as standard (no problem with class-D amps) so why not Emotiva. But I am thinking it will be 2017...
I don't think MOST people even care what sound format their Blue Ray/DVD discs come in. Those of us that venture into A/V Forums are the minority. IMO People want the best quality picture possible in which ever standard they choose, either DVD or Blue Ray. Beyond that, they want something that they can hear the story line with. So in order to get this, A FEW might go with a sound bar, FEWER might go with a 5.1 setup, and even FEWER might go with a 7.1 system. Everything beyond that is even a rarer purchase IMO. I have really come full circle since my early years of enjoying Home Theater. There was a time, when as soon as the next new thing came out, I had to have it-- 5.1, 720p, 1080i, 7.1, 7.2, Dolby, DTS, etc.
Now, I want a system that provides me with my 2.1 audio for music, and beyond that, I'm not looking to ride the new painted pony anymore. In a movie theater, (When my pain allows me to go) I want the whole shebang. In my home, I just NEED my music to sound the best it can sound--Instrument by instrument! So, Atmos? DTS:X? I don't know how important it is as a whole to the majority of people, and especially to me. It won't be long and something else will come along to be the next big thing. The question is, Does it really matter to the vast majority of people?