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In Reply to: RE: good article, but? posted by mrdavis842 on September 29, 2016 at 16:39:15
I think I understated everything. Hard to believe someone thought we needed 64 pairs of speakers. Seems to me a 6.1 system is adequate (5,1 + a speaker overhead to make sound 3 dimensional) I wonder how many speaker terminals they will try to put on the back. I read that a simple coax cable will not work (Only HDMI). Wonder why?
That is for commercial use. I was thinking the same thing, 64 speakers seems like a lot even for a very large cinema movie theater. I don't think they are required to use that many though, I'm sure they can install much less.
I think for home owners that go the Atmos surround sound route most will settle for 5.1.2 with a smaller percentage going for 7.1.2 or even 7.1.4. People with a large dedicated home theater room (projector style) maybe 9.1.4/9.2.4 or even 11.1.4/11.2.4.
Manufacturers only use HDMI (no coax) to carrier the high def digital data signal for video and audio because of the required content protection (HDCP). You can use the same HDMI cables you are already using for HD Audio/1080p/4K.
the video experience?
It seems to me a great way, however, of introducing a lot of inexpensive loudspeakers when just a few good ones would have done a far better job, but at greater overall cost.
Of course, selling to an audiophile, one makes a killing in home theater!
It seems to me 5.1 is fine. Add a ceiling speaker (since a "floor" speaker is impractical), and you get that 3D affect.
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