Independence Day 20th Anniversary Blu-ray ReviewThe reality is that the original DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track – taken apart from all of the furore – is actually a pretty impressive job. It’s hard to fathom why we couldn’t get the same DTS:X track which the upcoming Ultra HD Blu-ray release will be sporting, as that’s almost like offering up a video presentation which isn’t taken from the 4K remaster which they used for the UHD – i.e. an outright insult – and it’s even harder to understand why the packaging says 7.1 (perhaps a holdover from the original intention to supply a DTS:X track, as 7.1 would be the natural core) but, as 8-year-old tracks go, it’s amidst the best of the best..
I am new to this type of audio effect and it really is fantastic.Object based audio is a big leap forward in the movie viewing experience whether it be the cinema or at home. In a properly configured object based home cinema the results are stunning.
If you can't accommodate crinkling speakers then front and rear height speakers work extremely well.
Dolby's DSU and DTS's Neural:X deliver fantastic immersion to 2.0, 5.1 and 7.1 movies and programmes.
Object based audio is going to stay, becoming more advanced in the future.
It's likely to be a feature on most new receivers as manufacturers try to keep up with each other. You don't have to use it and there will probably be a way to use the native soundtrack on any disc. Virtual will in no way be better than correctly installed and configured speakers for the Atmos domain.cheers Dante I haven't got ceiling speakers and have no plans to fit any at this point which is why I compramised with an amp which supported neural and virtual x processing but ive been kicking myself wondering if I I have made a bad choice