A Dolby Atmos Home Theater will redefine your entertainment experience. With sound that moves around you in three-dimensional space, you feel like your inside the action. Dolby Atmos brings the ultimate cinema sound experience to your home. Whether you prefer to enjoy your home theater system in a dedicated room or in your living room, with Dolby Atmos you can create powerful, moving audio that flows around you. Dolby Atmos technology frees sound from channels.
With traditional surround soundtracks they are confined to either a 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound which is typical of most home theater setups. For example, if a scene requires, say, a helicopter taking off, that sound has to be assigned to specific channels and mixed together with other sounds. Because traditional surround sound is confined that helicopter can only move across channels, it cannot go above you. This means you hear it only from the small number of predetermined locations defined by the speaker set up. It is not sound in real life.
Dolby Atmos, by contrast, frees sound from channels. With Dolby Atmos, any sound like the helicopter, or a car screeching around a corner, can exist as an independent audio object, free of channel restrictions. That is, they can be precisely placed and moved anywhere in your room, including overhead, to flow above and around you in three-dimensional space. Other home theater audio technologies, even those that add height information, still rely on channels and do not create audio objects. No matter how many channels the other technologies use, they cannot duplicate the free movement of sound that gives Dolby Atmos its unique realism.