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Ten films and/or discs with reference Dolby Atmos demo scenes are discovered
In part one of our Trinnov Altitude 16 review, we use the platform's Dolby Atmos Object Viewer to find 10 incredible Dolby Atmos movies.
Today marks part one of a Trinnov Altitude 16 processor review. Part two is a more formal look at the user experience with the processor, while this one is all about the fun—specifically, Dolby Atmos immersive audio.
The Altitude 16 isn't a new piece of gear, but thanks to powerful software upgrades and modularity, it's managed to remain one of the world's most elite home theater processors. It's high-end across the board, both inside and out, and has features entirely unique to Trinnov's processor platform. One is the company's proprietary room correction software, which delivers the goods when it comes to sound quality and performance. Another is a Dolby Atmos Object Viewer.
The Object Viewer is very much akin to a codec x-ray machine – or, even better, a functional MRI, allowing owners to see precisely where Atmos audio objects are coded to exist and move within a given home theater room. And to up the ante, it does so in real time while a movie is being viewed. The Viewer itself is accessed in the Altitude 16's web UI and has quite a bit of flexibility in terms of how a room is viewed (both size and angle).
In full disclosure, I initially reached out to Trinnov with a review sample request specifically because of the Atmos Object Viewer. Curiosity got the better of me, and I wanted to craft a list of ten titles or discs with dynamic metadata dictating Atmos audio objects' placement and movement.
But wait, don't all Atmos movies have this?
The truth is, no. Many titles carrying an Atmos designation were created with Atmos tools but only assign audio to fixed/stationary objects. This type of Atmos encode is called a "pre-print." Hence, my interest in taking a closer look at things to find reference demo scenes loaded with metadata that a processor or receiver will use to place and move audio objects around a room.
Do you have a favorite Atmos title? Let us know in the discussion below!
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The following are links to most of the discs discussed in this video:
- NEW Spears & Munsil UHD Benchmark (2023) calibration disc: https://bit.ly/42ZvJVP
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens 4K UHD Disc: https://amzn.to/3OPI8YQ
- A Quiet Place 4K UHD Disc: https://amzn.to/3C8jJWW
- Unbroken Blu-ray Disc: https://amzn.to/43fxEGh
- Free Guy 4K UHD Disc: https://amzn.to/3WM51Ow
- The Wave Blu-ray: https://amzn.to/3WLqw25
- John Wick 4K UHD Disc: https://amzn.to/3WRjLvJ
- Amublance 4K UHD Disc: https://amzn.to/3N6Sli8
- John Wick Chapter 2 4K UHD Disc: https://amzn.to/3WRjLvJ
- Gravity Diamonde Luxe Blu-ray: https://amzn.to/45K8l0L
- Devotion 4K UHD Disc*: https://amzn.to/3N4H4iu
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