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Old 10-09-2019, 12:14 PM   #1
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Default Why is DTS:X so unpopular compared to Dolby Atmos?

With Bluray, things are pretty even between DTS-HD Master Audio and Dolby TrueHD. But with UHD, it's not even a competition. From what I read, DTS:X has better specs and royalty-free components.
Why hasn't DTS:X taken off the same way Atmos did?
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With Bluray, things are pretty even between DTS-HD Master Audio and Dolby TrueHD. But with UHD, it's not even a competition. From what I read, DTS:X has better specs and royalty-free components.
Why hasn't DTS:X taken off the same way Atmos did?
It's a matter of a studio on which audio codec they choose to encode on their theatrical and home video soundtracks. Dolby and SDDS (Sony Dynamic Digital Sound) were the first companies that were utilize for movies but, Dolby Laboratories became the dominate codec for theatrical and home videos movie releases.
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speaking for myselfI like DTS:X many of their mixes have been strong and made good use of all speakers in my system and sound great. it's not unpopular to me, DTS:X or ATMOS, as long as it sounds good, I like it.

Now, I'm sure, "Ol'Boy" will be by here posting soon, so I'm gonna til then!
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Probably because DTS:X being maxed out at 7.1.4 was kind of a deal-killer to most studios, they found Dolby Atmos to be easier to implement on Blu-ray (and UHD Blu-ray) than DTS:X mostly due to its compression that allows Atmos to have many objects around the track. Now while I've certainly enjoyed most of the DTS:X tracks, let's be real DTS:X is a little bit more limited in terms of having object placement. From what I've seen from DTS, they couldn't find a way to expand DTS:X higher than 7.1.4 because they couldn't get the objects to work correctly for some unknown reason. In the end it is what it is I guess. Most studios prefer Dolby Atmos more because again, the home version of Dolby Atmos is perfectly compatible with the theatrical Atmos mix whereas the home version of DTS:X isn't 100% compatible with the theatrical DTS:X mix. Anything I've missed feel free to correct me if necessary.
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