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kevin, I see why you like the neural X so much. I just watched the last 20 minutes of Big Hero 6 in 3D and the sound fills the entire room. That is some nice upmixing from the original DTS HD sound track.

is there an easy way to turn it off while viewing so I can hear the difference without it?
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kevin, I see why you like the neural X so much. I just watched the last 20 minutes of Big Hero 6 in 3D and the sound fills the entire room. That is some nice upmixing from the original DTS HD sound track.

is there an easy way to turn it off while viewing so I can hear the difference without it?
On my Marantz its just a quick button press to bring up the list of 'Movie' sound mixing modes. On mine its a green button. Takes only a few seconds to switch to the DTS-HD normal mode. I imagine the button on the Denon remote would not be too dissimilar.

I leave DTS:Neural X on full time now. Same with the Dolby equivalent. I have gotten used to it. Both are excellent, DTS is better.

Watch some Star Wars Episode VII and then get back to us

I really cant wait for the WCG version of that film with Atmos or DTS:X audio.

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On my Marantz its just a quick button press to bring up the list of 'Movie' sound mixing modes. On mine its a green button. Takes only a few seconds to switch to the DTS-HD normal mode. I imagine the button on the Denon remote would not be too dissimilar.

I leave DTS:Neural X on full time now. Same with the Dolby equivalent. I have gotten used to it. Both are excellent, DTS is better.

Watch some Star Wars Episode VII and then get back to us

I really cant wait for the WCG version of that film with Atmos or DTS:X audio.
Thanks, I just found the setting. I have a ton of music concerts so I wanted a quick way to check it with and without the extra upmixing.

I'll watch a little bit of VII in 2D but waiting for mid november to see the 3D version in full. The 3D trailer is amazing and can't wait to see this in 3D
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Thanks, I just found the setting. I have a ton of music concerts so I wanted a quick way to check it with and without the extra upmixing.

I'll watch a little bit of VII in 2D but waiting for mid november to see the 3D version in full. The 3D trailer is amazing and can't wait to see this in 3D


And for music I hit the Music button on my Marantz and it pushes two channel Stereo. Which is great since for critical music listening I hate anything more than stereo.

Are you saying you never saw Star Wars Ep VII at all??

Its reference everything! Best sound, best effects, best 3D... oh man your mind will be blown. Even in 2D the blacks are just lush.

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Thanks, I just found the setting. I have a ton of music concerts so I wanted a quick way to check it with and without the extra upmixing.

I'll watch a little bit of VII in 2D but waiting for mid november to see the 3D version in full. The 3D trailer is amazing and can't wait to see this in 3D
Yep Javs has it right and if you have wides installed try DSX with your concert BDs (very nice wide/deep soundstage!).

Agreed… can't wait to see SW7 in 3D! Don't forget to check out Warcraft in 3D/Atmos (he move all but blows but the A/V part is top notch!).

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And for music I hit the Music button on my Marantz and it pushes two channel Stereo. Which is great since for critical music listening I hate anything more than stereo.

Are you saying you never saw Star Wars Ep VII at all??

Its reference everything! Best sound, best effects, best 3D... oh man your mind will be blown. Even in 2D the blacks are just lush.
I saw it 2 times in different IMAX theaters (real IMAX) and 1/2 of the 2D BD before I decided to wait for the 3D version.


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Yep Javs has it right and if you have wides installed try DSX with your concert BDs (very nice wide/deep soundstage!).

Agreed… can't wait to see SW7 in 3D! Don't forget to check out Warcraft in 3D/Atmos (he move all but blows but the A/V part is top notch!).
I have Warcraft in 3D sitting right here, might have to check some of it out tonight. I knew I wasn't going to make it through the whole movie from the trailer.
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a great comparison of the new entry model Epson 7300 vs the 9300 (5040/6040). from Ekki and ProjectionDreams (Anna and Flo)

http://www.cine4home.de/tests/projek..._vergleich.htm

2 key areas of the review to point out. The entry Epson has well below average contrast for this price point. ~ 1300:1 is business projector class territory and it clearly shows in their examples. The 7300 and 9300 (5040/6040) are the same brightness so not sure what LCD panels Epson is using that provides such poor native contrast.

unless on a very tight budget, I would save the extra $$ money and get the 9300(5040/6040).






the other great point is something we discuss in the HT blackout thread for years - light treatment in the room and it's effect on contrast.

Look for the video on the page of Anna moving the dark material over the walls and it's major effect on the contrast of the image. This is why folks who are debating the 5040 vs RS400 in a white room aren't really seeing the obvious contrast advantage of the JVC. Place these 2 projectors in my velvet pit and the difference will be obvious in low APL scenes.

No different than how the VW1100 stood out (not in a good way) vs the RS600 in low APL scenes after I installed all my velvet curtains, black carpet, ceiling, etc. This is one of the main caveats of a truly blacked out room. less than stellar native will stand out in comparison, there is only so much those DI's can do in this scenario.
That was truly a terrific review and article!!! It should be very educational for a lot of people.

Thanks for bringing it to our attention.
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wow your room looks great, nice work! how do you like the dual FV15HP's? these were next on my list of audio updates



I really like them. My new room is about twice as small as the room these were originally purchased for but I'm very happy with them.
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