Lionsgate announced through a press release that the science-fiction movie Ex Machina will be released on July 14th with a DTS:X soundtrack, thus becoming the first movie announced what will feature the format.
The movie will also have a DTS Headphone:X soundtrack, joining the latest Hunger Games movie in this format.
Please note I create a page with the list of announced DTS:X movies.
Lionsgate confirmed today that the second movie in the Divergent series, Insurgent, will be available on August 4th with a Dolby Atmos soundtrack in both 2D and 3D editions.
As usual, the list of Dolby Atmos movies available on Blu-rays have been updated.
As the saying go, when it rains (and it actually rains a lot here today) it pours. After the Onkyo announcement of DTS:X receivers this morning, the Blu-ray Disc Association announced today that the specifications for the new Ultra HD Blu-ray format are now final and they also released the new logo at the same time.
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Onkyo just announced this morning their first two 2015 receivers to support the new upcoming DTS:X format (through a firmware upgrade to come later this year). The TX-NR646 and TX-NR747 will offer both 7 channels of amplification for a maximum setup of 5.1.2 speakers.
The other important information is that both will support HDMI 2.0a and HDCP 2.2 at the required bandwidth of 18 Gbps.
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This is a first set of impressions on my new 4K set, the brand new Sony XBR-65X850C which is part of the 2015 lineup of Sony 4K televisions. I’ve spent the last week and half with the television and I finally think I’ve seen it enough to give you some feedback. The following topics are thrown in no particular order, but at least you’ll be able to hear about the different aspects of the television.
The 65X850C is using a VA panel with direct LED lightning instead of the edge lit models of last year. This is to me a huge improvement and it is obvious in term of image uniformity and almost complete lack of blooming and clouding from the backlight. The result is an image that is almost completely uniform. The only complain is the four corners of the screen that suffer from a certain level of light loss, so when a very bright image is displayed, you’ll notice some darkness in the corners. Nothing too critical, at least way less annoying than clouding.
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