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View Poll Results: What Is Your Next Home-Theater Purchase?
Flat-panel TV 77 16.24%
Projector 75 15.82%
Blu-ray player 17 3.59%
Dedicated streaming box 9 1.90%
AV receiver 62 13.08%
Preamp/processor 19 4.01%
Power amplifier 20 4.22%
Speakers 70 14.77%
Subwoofer 63 13.29%
Other 62 13.08%
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post #121 of 132 Old 06-25-2014, 09:41 AM
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They should also ditch the dirac thing.
Couldn't disagree more. Even assuming it had been delivered on time, without Dirac it is not even worth considering. Not when you can purchase, for about the same amount of money, a pre-pro that supports Audyssey, fronts, wides, etc from the likes of Denon, Integra/Onkyo. That is certainly the only reason I considered it.

But as I noted previously, it is WAAAAY behind the power curve now.

They should just dump it and go back to what they are really good at: amplifiers!!!!
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post #122 of 132 Old 06-26-2014, 12:08 PM
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A projector, still not sure what model.

This is the last piece of my HT project, took me 4 years, I´m happy with the results, I know I won´t have
4K (maybe nor even 1080P!!) or Atmos sound at home, but I wouldn´t care less, what I have is what I could afford, and I regret nothing.

I read a shopping article in www.projectorreviews.com , it was a buying guide, and it said: "...don´t think about how great is that projector that costs twice your budget, FOCUS!!!..." Wise words
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I've got my eye on one of the new Atmos AV receivers.
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I've got my eye on one of the new Atmos AV receivers.
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I too am searching for an immersive audio AVR, but because it will be hard to start a 30 day in-home trial of some new Dolby Atmos, DTS-UHD, and Auro-3D capable AVR (or AVR plus external players|decoders) without playable content, my first purchase will be a handful of well reviewed BDs authored in Dolby Atmos, DTS-UHD, and Auro-3D with which to test the AVR's new features!
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post #125 of 132 Old 07-01-2014, 03:20 PM
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Definitely new AVR will be the next purchase, I went from a dinky satellites and sub package to fairly massive 5.1 setup and still using the same, now underpowered, AVR to power them. Can't get an amp either as AVR doesn't have pre-outs.
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New LCR's, Atmos AVR and then install the two speakers, I was going to use for heights as ceiling speakers for Atmos. May relocate my rear surround speakers on the ceiling for height. Would make my room 5.1.4

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Ultra HD, passive 3-D flat (not curved) panel TV at 84 inches or more. My 10 year-old 70 inch JVC LCoS RPJ is aesthetically challenged. It has worked flawlessly, and still gives a great, motion-blur-free, and vivid image. But it is a monster in the living room. Contrast Ratio is just 10,000:1, reviewed well back then - but it pales in comparison to even a $300 LCD on contrast. I just keep waiting for the standard to stabilize and price to drop
Ha! We may have the same 70" unit. My HD70G886 is a little over nine years old and going strong in the family room. Works great for basic TV watching and for anyhting special we go in the theater for front projection on a 133" screen. Problem is the projector is going on six years old and, while it gives a better image at 133" than the tv does at 70" - is next on the list to upgrade.

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Lets see....so far in 2014 I have gotton a new tv, new Blu ray player, new AVR and just added 2 Sony tower speakers so what else possibly do I need? Well my 2 rear surround sound speakers need to be replaced and so does my center channel speaker so I guess that's about it. Other then that I am set. No major upgrades are needed.
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Ha! We may have the same 70" unit. My HD70G886 is a little over nine years old and going strong in the family room. Works great for basic TV watching and for anyhting special we go in the theater for front projection on a 133" screen. Problem is the projector is going on six years old and, while it gives a better image at 133" than the tv does at 70" - is next on the list to upgrade.
Cool! Mine has given me great service, and still looks quite good honestly in medium lighting to dimmer lighting. But it lacks in a fully darkened environment I think compared even to some LED LCD screens. And, although it has a matte screen, the interior optics collect room light in brighter environments and reflect a brighter area near the center 10% of screen, and it's screen-off color is clearly dark gray, and so really lacks good contrast in brighter rooms due to its blackest color being the dark gray of the screen. And the JVC LCoS screen when projecting bright white has a noticeable screen texture visible - almost glittery-like. So I am eager to get an 84 inch flat panel that also isn't 2 feet deep. RPTVs look like dinosaurs now.
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Just added a Center Channel speaker from Italian Manufacturer Tivoli and it blow's away my one speaker center channel speaker from Pioneer. Now all I have to do is add a new power conditioner and my HT setup is finally complete! Didn't think I would have an all new setup for 2014, had no plans for it, but boy was I wrong.
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I'm waiting for the first gen rollout of ATMOS products and the resultant feedback, and having just installed a Denon x4000. I'm willing to wait to see what might be improved in the second gen rollout since I have a design for 9.3.6 I want to implement, IF THE CONTENT SHOWS UP!

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Well, if I could, my next purchase would be an A-lens, but since I can´t afford a good one, I will have to be happy with a new sub!

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