Pink Floyd - A Momentary Lapse Of Reason (5.1/Dolby Audio?/UHD & 360 Reality Audio)

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It's the Pink Floyd tax
Yep, that's the bottom line and the same can be said for any supergroup like them.
The record companies are hosing us, same as most of the big box sets. I'm not a collecter, just a music lover and I want the best sounding mixes, specially multich, I can get. Don't need the all the other fluff they stuff in them, in most cases I want just the BluRay with the high res stereo and multich mixes.
 

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We may have an answer now to what Dolby Audio means in the announcements. If it's the same naming as what Apple Music uses, it will simply mean that the existing 5.1 will be added to the streaming platform. This makes sense, as no Atmos is advertised and the suggestion that other albums will follow will eventually mean that the existing 5.1s will also be streamed (Dark Side, WYWH, División Bell, Endless River and perhaps Atom).
This is just my interpretation of the notes, I hope I'm proven wrong, but all pieces fall into place
 

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I'm starting to get confused and really quite concerned over the number of immersive formats out there.
Confused because even with my many years experience in surround sound I'm finding it hard to figure out each ones place in the big scheme of things. Is Sony's 360 really meant mainly as a headphone thing or a home immersive system like Atmos or Auro? So far the only AVR I've seen with built in decoders is Macintosh (that's only one example).
The "concerned" part is the most vexing, is the surround industry going to shoot itself in the head again by having such a pile of codex that Joe Sixpack is going to be sent running away screaming the minute he starts looking into things. :mad:
IMHO things are starting to get just silly-stupid.
 

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We may have an answer now to what Dolby Audio means in the announcements. If it's the same naming as what Apple Music uses, it will simply mean that the existing 5.1 will be added to the streaming platform. This makes sense, as no Atmos is advertised and the suggestion that other albums will follow will eventually mean that the existing 5.1s will also be streamed (Dark Side, WYWH, División Bell, Endless River and perhaps Atom).
This is just my interpretation of the notes, I hope I'm proven wrong, but all pieces fall into place
My interpretation as well. All of the above named albums plus Animals in 5.1 will be (hopefully) coming in 2022 for it's 45th anniversary. The Wall in 5.1 is either in process or completed; I hope if comes out sooner rather than later. If James Guthrie remixes The Final Cut in 5.1 and Waters stops blocking Andy Jackson's Meddle and Obscured by Clouds 5.1 mixes, we could have every album from Atom Heart Mother to the Endless River in surround.
 

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So far the only AVR I've seen with built in decoders is Macintosh (that's only one example).
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Interesting. Old news but I had not heard about it. Even older news was the Denon/Marantz announcements for MPEG-H support in their European model receivers back in November 2020. MPEG-H is the codec Sony 360 uses.

I'm starting to get confused and really quite concerned over the number of immersive formats out there.
Confused because even with my many years experience in surround sound I'm finding it hard to figure out each ones place in the big scheme of things. Is Sony's 360 really meant mainly as a headphone thing or a home immersive system like Atmos or Auro?
....
The "concerned" part is the most vexing, is the surround industry going to shoot itself in the head again by having such a pile of codex that Joe Sixpack is going to be sent running away screaming the minute he starts looking into things. :mad:
IMHO things are starting to get just silly-stupid.
Another way of looking at is don't get hung up on formats/codecs. If you have capable equipment it figures it out and sends multichannel audio out to your speakers. Look at what Apple Music is doing with the recent quad stuff.

I had a friend who was interested in surround but wanted to understand about SACD vs DVD-A way back when. I told him not to worry about it and get a universal player. Just stick whatever disk in and it plays etc.
 

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Just stick whatever disk in and it plays etc.
It doesn't bother folks like us but the millions of JoeSixPacks out there get overwhelmed like your friend, If they don't have a buddy like you then they go looking on the internet. :eek:
 
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