Scott Wilkinson

Episode 1147 (25:52)

Scott Wilkinson

Scott is going to see The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, and he says that there are more theaters showing it in high frame rate this year than the two previous films. But only in 3D, and not all are in Dolby Atmos. If you go to the Hobbit Website, you can see a list of where the film is showing and in what format (there's about eight different versions). Leo wonders what would be best ... seeing The Hobbit in Atmos or in IMAX. Scott says while he loves Atmos, he'd prefer to see it in HFR because the technology shakes up the industry even more.

Word is that James Cameron will be using HFR, maybe even at 60 fps. In spite of the fact people are complaining that HFR looks too realistic. Scott says that we'll also be seeing UHD 4K Blu-ray in 2015. And it will provide some incredible dynamic range, which will expand in far more dramatic ways than 4K or UHD.

What's the big story of 2014? Dolby Atmos coming to home theater. It works by putting a speaker on top of your speakers that can bounce the sound off the ceiling to give you the illusion of sound coming from above, much like Atmos does in the theater.