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Terrible sound system at Dolby atmos theater in Kerala

krishtrinity

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If you are a star wars fan you know how much I was excited to see the new Force Awakens movie,I booked tickets at JRH cinemas yesterday because it is one of the few theaters with Dolby atmos sound system,all my excitment was gone when the trailer of Kungfu pada 3 was shown before the movie started,the sound was terrible felt like there was no subwoofer at all,I have heard better quality sound from speakers at the worst theaters where I live.Normally I would have ran out but I made a terrible mistake of bringing my cousin along,so I had to sit through my most anticipated movie this year and listen to the subwoofer clipping every time any kind of bass is playing half expecting for them the drivers to blow,the speakers where worse,my monitor audio speakers had better detail and dynamic range than the speakers there,although I tried to enjoy the movie in the end it was one of the most disappointing experience of my life.

I have made the decision to build an amazing home theater system so I never have to go to a movie theater again
 
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Not many people can understand the difference in details and whethe the sub is workinbor not exept for some loke us. So the theater managers dont bother i gues. I would have made a complaint. Have done it sometimes for 3d not working properly like issues also
 

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Sorry to hear that your movie experience was wrecked by the sound technician at the theatre. Don't give up hope yet. There are still many cinemas who play at optimal levels and don't try to turn every movie into a headache session.

A complaint will go a long way. Personally, I loved the new edition of Star Wars. Son and I went and watched it in 3D. For the boy, it is his first Star Wars in cinemas. Planning a second viewing in 2D with the missus.

Cheers,
Raghu
 
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Not many people can understand the difference in details and whethe the sub is working or not except for some loke us. So the theater managers dont bother i guess. I would have made a complaint. Have done it sometimes for 3d not working properly like issues also
Picture was not that great either but I could have lived with that if sound was ok

Sorry to hear that your movie experience was wrecked by the sound technician at the theatre. Don't give up hope yet. There are still many cinemas who play at optimal levels and don't try to turn every movie into a headache session.

A complaint will go a long way. Personally, I loved the new edition of Star Wars. Son and I went and watched it in 3D. For the boy, it is his first Star Wars in cinemas. Planning a second viewing in 2D with the missus.

Cheers,
Raghu
Another movie theater called Devaki cinemas has one of the best sound in Kerala also has Dolby Atmos but the theater owner for some reason refuse to play English movies and is extremely arrogant in Facebook when people started posting in their fb page.
 
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Yes I remember my time when i was watching Inception for the 5th or 6th time in cinemas, everytime a different screen in same multiplex. that one time i realised subwoofer was totaly off. If i had not seen the movie earlier i would not even know something is off. How pathetic the situation for first timers i always feel pity for them. And heck this was a movie that was so much primarily about the sound itself, so much that it also got an oscar for its sound design.

With single screen theatres there is a major problem irrespective of whether they have atomos or 5.1 or 7.1 or Auro or DTS whatever, it will all sound the same. The problem is that none of them have acoustic treatment on walls and floors. This is the only major benefit one gets in multiplexes. However these multiplexes suffer from a different issue- the acoustic treatment most of the times is so overdone that bass gets trapped and dead to the point that its way too neutral to get any bombastic impact that one expects from professional audio.
 
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Aries plex, Trivandrum has a good sound setup including Atmos and 4K projection, in case if you get a chance to visit the capital. They also release almost all new English movies there.
Tip - select the biggest hall there (I guess its called screen 1) where you have good recliners to enjoy the movie.

Ariesplex Cinemas Tickets Online Booking.
 

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Watched a malayalam movie few days back in Aries multiplex Tvm. Yes it is Atmos wih dual 4k display. Audi1 is the biggest one.The screen size is very good. The experience is too good Compared to any INOx, PVR etc in blr
Probably a good movie wih Atmos will reveal the sound quality much.
 

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I meant 4k projection.
The sub was doing its job very well.and could really feel it. I think the seating capacity in Audi1 is around 500 and it is pretty big
 

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Why do you guys or anyone gets excited about 4K i never understand. There is no way for any customer to realise if the source format is actually 4K tohave any benefit from the 4K projector. And no a 2k source which is the current norm upscaled to 4k will never be good as it will only be minutely better and nothing can replace a true 4k source. even bangalore has 4-5 theatres with 4k projectors i just never see the need why they have them in the first place.

I would appreciate if someone , anyone can direct me to a link for proof stating that the source format was 4K, and the theatres with 4K projectors were exclusively supplied that 4k format file for a movie.
 
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Yes I think this was common in some of the theatres . Last 2 years back in Chennai Maayajal Theatre I was in great excitement to hear Dolby Atmos sound for the first time.
Oh my God the speakers sounded so horribly ,they have simply increased the volume only .Myself and my family ears were in paining because of that. I don't know what the theatre guys have installed .There was no effect of subwoofer also.
My father was telling that our small Denon home theatre system satellite speakers were much much better than this.
 
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Why do you guys or anyone gets excited about 4K i never understand. There is no way for any customer to realise if the source format is actually 4K tohave any benefit from the 4K projector. And no a 2k source which is the current norm upscaled to 4k will never be good as it will only be minutely better and nothing can replace a true 4k source. even bangalore has 4-5 theatres with 4k projectors i just never see the need why they have them in the first place.

I would appreciate if someone , anyone can direct me to a link for proof stating that the source format was 4K, and the theatres with 4K projectors were exclusively supplied that 4k format file for a movie.
Bahubali was shot in 4k, and they showed the 4k version in Ariesplex. The director Rajamouli came down to Trivandrum to watch the movie in 4k
By the way, currently we have very limited content in 4k, but I guess it will change in due course
 

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Watched a malayalam movie few days back in Aries multiplex Tvm. Yes it is Atmos wih dual 4k display. Audi1 is the biggest one.The screen size is very good. The experience is too good Compared to any INOx, PVR etc in blr
Probably a good movie wih Atmos will reveal the sound quality much.
thanks will do..
 

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thanks will do..

I second that.. Aries experience is way too good. I loved the Dolby Atmos - Amaze clip played just before the Baahubali screening. Wow.... love the effect, bass, rain.. mesmerizing.

A must visit theatre for movies with atmos track.. The icing in the cake is the 70 inch projection screen..

:clapping:
 

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Bahubali was shot in 4k, and they showed the 4k version in Ariesplex. The director Rajamouli came down to Trivandrum to watch the movie in 4k
By the way, currently we have very limited content in 4k, but I guess it will change in due course
Thanks for the response Itsme. Yes i do see in IMDB as well that the source master for Bahubali was in 4k. However my question was just a step further deeper. How does a common man realise if the theatres are not fooling us by using a 2k upscaled file instead of 4k by itself. Is the difference that easily identifiable ?

dont get me wrong. i understand as u said, the the director came to watch in 4k and it would be highly improbable that they use a 2k file. But there are so less 4k screens in any city at present and so my simple question is that is this thing REALLY happening that distributors ACTUALLY check which theatres are capable of 4k and hand them a separate 4k source exclusively. Is there a way for us to find that out. Thanks.
 

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Thanks for the response Itsme. Yes i do see in IMDB as well that the source master for Bahubali was in 4k. However my question was just a step further deeper. How does a common man realise if the theatres are not fooling us by using a 2k upscaled file instead of 4k by itself. Is the difference that easily identifiable ?

dont get me wrong. i understand as u said, the the director came to watch in 4k and it would be highly improbable that they use a 2k file. But there are so less 4k screens in any city at present and so my simple question is that is this thing REALLY happening that distributors ACTUALLY check which theatres are capable of 4k and hand them a separate 4k source exclusively. Is there a way for us to find that out. Thanks.
In my opinion, those are things which we just rely on belief. Primary objective is to have a great movie watching experience and just focus on that irrespective of it being 2k or 4k :) To answer your question, I do not know how to differentiate between 2k and 4k, but there was indeed a difference which I noted while watching bahubali.
And to be frank, even though its an entry level HT, my onkyo gives me better surround effects compared to any theater I watched, be it imax, alamo, casino or PVRs. :)
 

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I think recently many high budget movies are been shooted 4K resolution or more. I remember The Hobbit was the first film to shoot in 5k with 48fps.
 

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Thanks for the response Itsme. Yes i do see in IMDB as well that the source master for Bahubali was in 4k. However my question was just a step further deeper. How does a common man realise if the theatres are not fooling us by using a 2k upscaled file instead of 4k by itself. Is the difference that easily identifiable ?

dont get me wrong. i understand as u said, the the director came to watch in 4k and it would be highly improbable that they use a 2k file. But there are so less 4k screens in any city at present and so my simple question is that is this thing REALLY happening that distributors ACTUALLY check which theatres are capable of 4k and hand them a separate 4k source exclusively. Is there a way for us to find that out. Thanks.
hi HTFAN,

You are right in saying so its very difficult to find out the difference between 2k and 4k unless you are a through proffessional and for a comman man or a nob it would be better if the theatre owners certify that there screen/projector are indeed 4k capable or there should be some department who authorises them.

For dolbyatmos or auro or dts x equipped theatres these sound formats are indeed checked personally by the concern audio sources and for which they issue the certification that this theatre is equipped with there formats..

i dont know about the 4k video part as to who is authorised or takes care of the above procedure????

r/s
 
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