So after receiving the proceeds of my interest free loan to .gov over the past year I decide to upgrade my TV. I'm giving the old one to Mr. Curmudgeon for the man cave to help insure domestic tranquility there for him and Mrs. Curmudgeon.
So I have to really see what the new one can do. I received this today.
After throwing away ST1 and ST5 I load of course the favorite of almost any fan, STII The Wrath of Khan.
I am greeted with this display on the A/V receiver:
Ok, I have been around the block with consumer electronics for some time. I sold Nakamichi cassette decks back in the day and they were equipped with Dolby "B" and "C" noise reduction. Then came the video stuff. Dolby 2.1, 5.1, 7.2, etc.
I have never observed this display on the receiver before. Protip, set your PS3 or anything else to "Bitstream" to send to the amp. Let it figure out what you are sending to it and decode.
Dolby TrueHD is described here.
The audio rocks. The picture is quite frankly impressive.
Although most of my age only remember Ricardo Montalbán as a dude selling some leather on a Chrysler or as the ice cream uniform from Fantasy Island, he had a storied career as an accomplished actor. He owned this movie. ILM did the effects and for the day they kept up with Mr. Montalban.