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GordoSan

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So what is the mix for the vast majority of people?
Stereo on their TV's speakers, with their Xbox (and the game itself) likely set to surround, since most people probably don't care enough to change the settings to match appropriately for their setup.

The Xbox will upmix everything to Atmos if you tell it to, or it will pass 5.1 or 7.1, or stereo. It has to be set to Atmos to get the actual Atmos output, and your receiver has to decode it, which in turn, maps the sound to however many speakers you have, and wherever you put them.
 

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Stereo on their TV's speakers, with their Xbox (and the game itself) likely set to surround, since most people probably don't care enough to change the settings to match appropriately for their setup.

The Xbox will upmix everything to Atmos if you tell it to, or it will pass 5.1 or 7.1, or stereo. It has to be set to Atmos to get the actual Atmos output, and your receiver has to decode it, which in turn, maps the sound to however many speakers you have, and wherever you put them.
None of that remotely answers the question.
 
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None of that remotely answers the question.
No seriously, I just said most people probably get 5.1 DD mix, downmixed to stereo.

I'm not sure what other info you're expecting. Nobody here has data from Microsoft about how people are using their Xbox, and I'm not sure why it matters for anyone here, either.
 

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No seriously, I just said most people probably get 5.1 DD mix, downmixed to stereo.

I'm not sure what other info you're expecting. Nobody here has data from Microsoft about how people are using their Xbox, and I'm not sure why it matters for anyone here, either.
I wss expecting an answer to the question asked, but I guess thaat was too much to expect. Even though the answer was simple.

Don't need data. Atmos is used by the minority. So, mixing games for it that sound pretty s*** for those not using it should matter to the majority.
 

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I wss expecting an answer to the question asked, but I guess thaat was too much to expect. Even though the answer was simple.

Don't need data. Atmos is used by the minority. So, mixing games for it that sound pretty s*** for those not using it should matter to the majority.
If it wasn't the answer you wanted, you could have just said what was on your mind, instead of asking an arbitrary question, with no actual context of WTF you are on about!

OK, so people who don't care enough about sound to get Atmos get sh!ttier sound. Sounds about right... First of all, the mix in video games are just parameters, unlike movies, where they are fixed mixes. It shouldn't actually matter if mixed in Atmos or standard 5.1. That is just a parameter, and can collapse down just as well. I've never heard of anything EVER sounding worse because it was mixed in Atmos. That doesn't even make logical sense to me. If you don't like the DD 5.1 in a game, don't blame the fact that it also does Atmos. That's literally not how it works. Garbage in, garbage out.

The only this that has been historically different for a video game mix is for headphones... which now you actually want at least 5.1 anyway, for the virtual formats to work. (Atmos for Headphone, DTS:Headphone X)
 
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