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VIDEO: Dolby expands Vision and Atmos products at CES

Discussion in 'TVs' started by Phil Hinton, Jan 8, 2017.


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      As an avid uhd buyer like your self Steve but without a Dolby vision capable oled. Does that mean that the newer discs will support Dolby vision and HDR 10 ? Or am I dropping another £5k on a Dolby vision tv.

      What a mess for consumers !
       
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      They'll work with HDR10, without the Dolby Vision enhancements.

      Sounds like Dolby's position on end-to-end control has softened to allow manufacturers to use their own proprietary processing as long as the TV retains a standard Dolby Vision mode. Perhaps this will be enough to get Panasonic on board - if it's a flexible enough arrangement for Sony who leverage their own processing as much as anyone, I have to imagine it's a distinct possibility.

      Good news about the ZD9 being upgradable as well.
       
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      Any news on Dolby Vision on Amazon Prime in the UK? Can't see why this seems to be a US only thing at present...
       
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      How about Disney UHD yet?
       
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      As already mention, a UHD BD with DV will still have a HDR 10 layer.
       
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      Not yet but it's only a matter of time before they roll it out globally.
       
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      Unfortunately no news yet but the rumour is towards the end of this year.
       
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      I'm sure if Panasonic see a solid business sense for adding DV they will but it'll be interesting to see a demo of the same film in DV and HDR 10 on the same TV.
       
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      I wonder if Dolby have reduced their licencing fees to attract more manufacturers, money talks...
       
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      Looks like DV is now gathering some meaningful momentum amongst manufacturers and content providers so that has to be good.
       
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      Hope Samsung can firmware DV onto current SUHD Qdot TVs.
       
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      Sorry now but his answer to Steves question about how you can get a Dolby Atmos experience out of a two channel TV was total horsesh*t. The correct answer is there is no way.

      Seriously the amount of crap that manufacturers and marketing men are allowed to get away with or that people blindly or innocently believe is staggering. Can't anyone see this?

      Between Dolby and the TV and other manufacturers, they don't care if something does anything or not as long as Dolby have the licence money and the manufacturer has the badge to make more sales.

      Next thing I will be able to get a Dolby Atmos certified iPhone 8 ***!
       
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      Of course it won't be a full Dolby Atmos experience and when Phil and I went in for our first demo at CES 2016 we were of exactly the same opinion as you. However it is surprisingly effective at creating a wider and more open soundstage with the feeling that there are sounds above you. It obviously can't replace a real Atmos setup but for people who are never going to put speakers on the ceiling or even a full surround sound system in their living room, it at least gives them a taste. As for Atmos over headphones on mobile phones and tablets, they were demonstrating that too and again it did work surprisingly well.
       
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      Well if you say so, but I would remain highly sceptical about it.

      I just imagine the marketing men / Pointy Haired Boss going to the engineers / Dilbert - "we need to get Atmos out of this stereo TV, do it!" and the engineers laughing about it and going that's just ridiculous and what the fudge and then making up some sort of snake oil that will fool Pointy Haired Boss.
       

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