QUOTE(SSJBen @ Sep 6 2018, 03:15 PM)
You do understand that Atmos costs money for manufacturers to put onto their receivers right? Dolby collects royalty for it.
Also, what do you mean by only high-end models support Atmos? Yamaha's own RXV585 (which is a 7.1 receiver) which is their middle range receiver in their mainstream RXV series supports Atmos. You don't have to go for an Aventage to get Atmos if that's what you were assuming?
There are literally HUNDREDS
of movies in Atmos now, I find it surprising that you said you have not found a single one.
I think you are mistaken about something here. Atmos is just object audio metadata put ontop of a lossless Dolby TrueHD track. If the receiver cannot decode Atmos, then the receiver will simply just play the TrueHD track. This goes the same for DTSX tracks as well - which the receiver will just play DTS-HD MA instead. You just lose the object audio, which is already pre-mixed into the standard lossless TrueHD/DTSHD track.
Sorry for misleading, should rephrase Atmos found on those higher models (7.1 and above)
Hardly walk in into video shop as dont have disc player and source for video contents from internet
Usually the video file name will stated the content type and no aware any "atmos" on the filename, i guess without atmos if not stated.
Yup, i did research after my posts. Before the research, concerned that the new receiver investment may not able to last longer if atmos movie limited for atmos receiver. that is what happened recently that latest video source cannot pass thru my old receiver.
that why i play safe and though of atmos in the first place.
QUOTE(tbcheese @ Sep 6 2018, 04:21 PM)
Yeah for some reason Yamaha's 7.1 channel AVR are perfectly happy running in a 3.1.2 config while the same is not extended to their 5.1 range. Maybe it's the price range which does not justify including the Atmos license or that the 3.1.2 setup is such a compromise on listening experience that it is not worth adding the support for.
Understand that you have space limitations but I have seen and experienced "rear surround" speakers mounted on the ceiling above the listening position. It's not ideal but it works.
beside of space, actually i limited myself to minimize the investment of AV, that why stick to 5.1 setup only.
because family always come first and planned for some other investment too.
I bought Yamaha 485, the rear surround speaker can be configure as "virtual front cinema". at least can use the speaker for other purposes.