The launch of Dolby Atmos for the home is one of the most significant events in the home theater category since the launch of surround sound technologies several decades ago. And just like back then, Bjorn’s is the first place you can experience it!
Dolby Atmos, what is it and what do I need to buy?
In 2012 Dolby introduced Atmos®, the groundbreaking cinema sound system that puts moviegoers in the middle of the action, into select movie theaters across the country. Dolby Atmos has the amazing ability to have sounds come from above you. In the movie Noah, for instance, Dolby Atmos made it sound like the thunder, lightning and rain were pouring down from the sky on top of you. And if you saw Gravity in a Dolby Atmos movie theatre, hearing satellite pieces and space debris flying around you at thousands of miles per hour was truly fantastic.
So now you’re probably wondering how you can recreate this effect in your living room.
First off, if you’re willing and able to install speakers in your ceiling, there will be some great options. If that’s not possible for you—and for many people, it isn’t—some manufacturers will offer new Dolby Atmos-enabled speaker modules that produce full, detailed overhead sound from speakers located where your current speakers are now.
If you already have speakers that you love, you can choose one of these Dolby Atmos-enabled speaker modules that complements your existing speakers. (In fact, many of these speaker modules are designed to fit right on top of your current speakers.)
Manufacturers including Denon, Yamaha and Integra have home theater receivers to decode and deliver the Dolby Atmos experience in your home. And you won’t need a new Blu-ray™ player! Most existing players will be able to support Dolby Atmos content on a Blu-ray Disc™.
You’ll start to see Dolby Atmos titles on Blu-ray and streaming video services this fall, with more to come at the start of 2015.
To sum it all up - Dolby Atmos transports you from an ordinary moment into an extraordinary experience with captivating, multidimensional sound that fills your room. Sound comes from all directions including overhead, with astonishing clarity, richness, detail and depth. It puts sound into motion all around you, the specific sounds of people, music and things in a multidimensional space, so you feel like you’re inside the action.
And right now the only place to experience this amazing technology for your home is only at Bjorn’s, just Bjorn’s, where we’re making entertainment easy!