- Jan 21, 2015
- Tours, France
As mentioned ... I’m 80 percent sure that they don’t have the cash for initial payments to Dolby.
Screw these stupid surround codecs. Ship it, add AmbiX (very optional) at a later point and be done with it! No professional needs any of these decoding capabilities.
Really running out of patience here; despite my sympathies for their efforts.
What is left without “these stupid surround codecs” ?? Stereo ? Many of those who backed the A16 did it precisely for this ability to emulate multichannel systems.
If it was stripped from this feature, I’d have no interest in it...
Heavenly Sound invested money in Smyth Research to help them achieve the project. Running short of money and abandoning it when it already got the Atmos certification would be an economical nonsense. Heavenly Sound aims st making profit, like any other company. I think they have projects to duplicate the A16 technology and the algorithm into cheaper devices or to license it and integrate it somehow in AV receivers for example.
But in order to do that, they have to achieve the A16 first that will be a technological showcase.