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What is IMAX Enhanced?

Movie lovers know IMAX delivers an unparalleled immersive cinematic experience. Now, thanks to advances in home video and audio technologies, it’s possible to bring that “wow” experience home thanks to IMAX Enhanced.

With IMAX Enhanced content and gear, viewers enjoy reference quality visuals and sound on a grand scale. Equipment bearing the logo has been certified for performance and “meticulously optimized” to deliver the experience film makers intended. Of course, high-performance gear will make all quality content look and sound its best. But when you press play on an IMAX Enhanced movie, you’ll see and hear the difference.

Content is king with watching movies at home. The cool thing about IMAX Enhanced is it will be available on Ultra HD Blu-ray disc and to stream, so you can choose ultimate fidelity and physical media ownership, or incredible 4K HDR quality with the convenience of streaming.

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Thanks to a proprietary digital remastering process, IMAX Enhanced can make the most of cutting edge HDR video displays and the increased contrast, color and clarity they offer. When IMAX Enhanced movies and documentaries are shown on an IMAX Enhanced display, you get the full visual benefit. Bottom line: Even if you have not yet upgraded your TV or projector to a compatible model, you will enjoy the bigger, clearer picture.

IMAX theaters are known for their incredible sound allowing for pin-point accuracy creating a truly immersive sound experience. Now, you can get the same audio experience at home, delivered exclusively by DTS. The 3D immersive sound technology will translate the IMAX theatrical mix and account for the speaker placement in your room. A dedicated IMAX Mode ensures the delivery of sound with the outmost fidelity to the source mix.

IMAX Enhanced sound needs a 5.1.4 speaker system at the minimum while optimum results come with the recommended 7.2.4 configuration. And even if you start your IMAX Enhanced journey with a more modest system, select IMAX Enhanced content is compatible with the DTS Neural:X upmixer found in many AVRs.

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“Bottom line: Even if you have not yet upgraded your TV
you will enjoy the bigger, clearer picture”

And with IMAX Enhanced, you can start anywhere. You don’t have to have all the parts to enjoy the performance. You can begin by collecting IMAX Enhanced movies and documentaries and upgrade the audio plus video on your schedule. Each piece complements the other, so when your content, AV system, and display are all IMAX Enhanced, you get the ultimate effect.

With extensive, decades-long experience producing astonishing visuals, filming across the globe, underwater and even in space for documents, plus partnering with studios for Hollywood releases, IMAX is synonymous with unparalleled immersive cinematography. And you want a large, high-performance, optimized display that is IMAX Enhanced to truly do it justice.

This guide will help you understand what IMAX Enhanced offers AV enthusiasts and point to the gear you need to have the best cinematic experience without having to leave your living room, AV room or home theater.

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Space Station – IMAX Enhanced Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

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Sony 75″ X950G IMAX Enhanced TV Review

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Privilege 4K Movies App Streams IMAX Enhanced Content on Select Sony TVs

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AVR-X8500H: Denon X8055H IMAX Enhanced AVR review

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Sony X900F 85” HDR 4K IMAX Enhanced TV Review

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IMAX Enhanced Announces New Partners and Movie Titles

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Experience IMAX Enhanced at CES 2019

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4K UHD Blu-ray IMAX Enhanced with HDR10+ A Beautiful Planet and Journey to the South Pacific

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4K UHD Blu-ray IMAX Enhanced with HDR10+ A Beautiful Planet and Journey to the South Pacific

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