We have all been patiently waiting for a 5.1 version of the Independence Day: Resurgence trailer, and so far 20th Century Fox has only provided a 2 channel stereo version. I have decided to do some experimenting using some audio processors with the goal of creating a track that sounds better than the result of a stereo track played back using Pro-Logic II or Neo: 6 processing. I think I have done so, and the result is similar to what I recall hearing in the cinema when the trailer played ahead of The Force Awakens.
Obviously this is not ideal, but it should be better than the default 2 channel version until we can get a proper encode. This is an experiment, and I do want your feedback. Is this worth doing for trailers that are not available in native 5.1? Does this sound better than 2.0 with Pro-Logic decoding?
Please try it out, and compare it with a stereo version. From my set up, I found this to have a much wider sound stage, greater dynamics, and a more powerful LFE than a Neo: 6 decode. The experimental trailer can be found at the Independence Day: Resurgence page.