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Silent movie

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Just like they distribute 3D glasses before we enter the movie screens, how about picking up an audio device based on our language preference. While everyone watches the same video output on big screen, they will be individually listening to the audio in the language of their choice (voice dubbing, obviously)

pros: boring movie? remove headset, take a nap

cons: digital surround sound effects cannot be experienced

ravi kris334, Aug 29 2017

Aureal A3D demos https://www.youtube...watch?v=7Yc2pODiZgU
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       // digital surround sound effects cannot be experienced //   

       Wrong. Only the voice tracks need to be split out; the nonverbal elements are the same for everyone. So the ultra-bass, which is sensed rather than heard, will still come through OK.
8th of 7, Aug 29 2017
  

       Aureal Semiconducter, A3D, back before they were bought by Creative Labs, mastered the art of sound source location using only stereo headphones. I had one of their cards back in the early 2000's. Fooling the brain as to a sound source is not that hard apparently with the right transfer functions.
RayfordSteele, Aug 29 2017
  

       // Fooling the brain as to a sound source is not that hard apparently with the right transfer functions. //   

       Fooling the brain as to a sound source is not that hard apparently with the right brain...
8th of 7, Aug 29 2017
  

       The device should also have a display which can show the user's choice of subtitles - though obviously this won't be as usable as having the subtitles shown on the main screen.
Wrongfellow, Aug 29 2017
  

       The left brain, however, is not so easily fooled.
RayfordSteele, Aug 29 2017
  

       This would be good, insofar as you could dub, say, Titanic as either a comedy or a drama, with patrons choosing their own soundtrack.
MaxwellBuchanan, Aug 29 2017
  

       "Titanic: The Hanna-Barbera Cut" ?   

       Yes, that woud work- a suitably dramatic BONGGGG followed by the smashing of glass and a loose hubcap going Roingroingroingroing when they hit the iceberg....
8th of 7, Aug 29 2017
  
      
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