And some AVRs will provide "virtualized" Atmos support, whereby phase tricks are used to make overhead-placed objects sound like they are coming from above, even without height speakers present. YMMV on the effectiveness thereof.Atmos is designed to play to whatever number of speakers you have. The rear and overhead channels are downmixed to the two surrounds when played on a 5.1 system.
Sorry to give this news about the oppo and Atmos discs,If I buy an Atmos Blu-ray like this one, will it play in a downmix to 5.1 on my Oppo? Or will I just get the two channel stereo mix? I don't really know anything about Atmos.
Everything But The Girl, of as we would call them Nothing But The Girl takes me back to the early 2000’s in London and lining up on Notting Hillgate Sunday afternoons with bottles of Moët to join the last party ever weekend, for Ben and Jays Lazy Dogs DJ set in the basement. Oh my, the cool mix of funk and beats was uniquely theirs. This was a legendary place and experience. One still may be buzzing from seing Sistef Bliss the night before at the Gallery, or Camden Palace, or a Groove Amanda DJ set, or Frantic party. But ever weekend would close out with Ben (Watt) and Jay.
I have the older BDP-83 and I'm using the analog outputs. So it might not be as compatible as yours.Sorry to give this news about the oppo and Atmos discs,
I purchased the Air 10,000hz Legend Atmos mix on Bluray,
Stuck it in my Oppo BD105 connected to my NAD via HDMI, and:
IT WILL WORK PERFECTLY!!!
He he. As long as it supports Dolby TrueHD Atmos will be supported!
The BDP-83 will decode the Dolby TrueHD 7.1 core stream internally and pass it over the analog outputs. If you want 5.1 rather than 7.1, there should be a screen in the settings menu where you select the # of speakers in your setup and it will downmix accordingly.I have the older BDP-83 and I'm using the analog outputs. So it might not be as compatible as yours.
That must have been fun. What sort of venue was it? I hope it was small and intimate for you, but large and high sales for them. LolI'm so in for this! Complete on them incl. 2 CD UK expandeds, 12"& CD EP's, and solo projects. Have met Ben & Tracey. Caught them live. They were kind enough to autograph my Walking Wounded and Eden (UK)CD's.
I'm so behind times. Have 5 Quad and/or 5.1 home systems. Onkyo 5.1 runs as 2 ch, since it is my laundry room system! No room for other speakers. Two more are 7.1 capable, one of those is 7.1 Denon (110 x7). Running all except Laundry Room as 5.1.
Hopefully adding Atmos preamp & 4k/BD/SACD etc. drive this year
That must have been fun. What sort of venue was it? I hope it was small and intimate for you, but large and high sales for them. Lol
I’ve only seen Ben in his Lazy Dog days as a DJ in Notting Hill. Such fond memories, I loved those Lazy Dog Sundays.
Thank you. The music lives in all of us and I love hearing the experiences we have and how our lives have changed and been influenced.Met them at a signing at Tower Records (RIP) on Clark Street in Chicago.
Had tix for the following night at the Vic in Chicago. I tried to get tix several weeks before. Sold out! Flew back from a business trip on Friday and got a message from the Vic to stop by and p/u tix. Fourth row center. Nice to have friends!
Signing was Saturday. Concert was Sunday.
Ben spent 45 minutes-ish DJ'ing before concert. It was '98, Walking Wounded tour.
Great Concert and wonderful people. Tracey and Ben couldn't have been nicer! Told Ben my next door neighbor was a ringer for him. Ben responded, "I feel sorry for the poor guy." Ben was recovering from some serious health issues at the time.