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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-28-2014, 05:02 PM
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Posted By batpig
With that kind of money and hassle I would...

With that kind of money and hassle I would imagine that particular buyer is getting something like the Trinnov Altitude which can handle all the extra speakers.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-28-2014, 04:42 PM
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Posted By batpig
You can do it but note that it will require two...

You can do it but note that it will require two completely different Audyssey calibrations -- the "Surround Height" designation for Height2 speakers is mutually exclusive with the Atmos height...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-28-2014, 01:34 PM
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Posted By batpig
It appears, just add to the confusion fun, that...

It appears, just add to the confusion fun, that they added a dedicated "Auro-3D" amp assign mode (pg. 240). The only options are 9.1ch vs 10.1ch Auro.

However, as with the "Dolby Atmos" amp...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-28-2014, 01:20 PM
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Posted By batpig
Wow! Really? If so that's an impressive...

Wow! Really? If so that's an impressive demonstration of expectation bias / placebo effect! :)

I appreciate your patience in testing this, my goal was never to be combative or dismissive but...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-28-2014, 01:14 PM
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Posted By batpig
Yes, but we already knew that, the manual is just...

Yes, but we already knew that, the manual is just confirming what was reported in the preview articles and the charts that JD posted. If you want to run 4 elevated speakers, you have to decide in...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-28-2014, 07:46 AM
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Posted By batpig
In theory, yes, you can use the correction graphs...

In theory, yes, you can use the correction graphs to make intelligent decisions.

In practice, however, they are incredibly crude representations. Plus of course you are seeing a combination of...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-28-2014, 07:21 AM
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Posted By batpig
Not a Hercules incident exactly but GOTG is NOT...

Not a Hercules incident exactly but GOTG is NOT being released on BD with an Atmos track. So cancel that order if you're only buying jt for Atmos! A huge shame since we finally would have been able...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-28-2014, 07:06 AM
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Posted By batpig
They purport to show 'after' calibration. But no...

They purport to show 'after' calibration. But no measurements are taken by Audyssey after calibration, so these graphs are just a 'calculation' of what the response should look like after Audyssey...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-27-2014, 08:38 PM
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Posted By batpig
Receivers don't do direct video streaming, you...

Receivers don't do direct video streaming, you need another device that can provide the stream. As you have found through the Internet version of Netflix is limited to 2ch. Many devices (bluray...
Forum: Speakers   11-27-2014, 08:36 PM
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Posted By batpig
Take the full leap and get the RC-70s while they...

Take the full leap and get the RC-70s while they are on sale at Frys currently. Better than the C series and a bigger leap forward from the eXL.
Forum: Speakers   11-27-2014, 07:28 PM
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Posted By batpig
If your RC-10s keep falling off their stands then...

If your RC-10s keep falling off their stands then the obvious answer is to get RC-70s from Frys (seriously man, literally the post before yours :p) and move your RC-50s to surround duty ;)
Forum: Speakers   11-27-2014, 03:30 PM
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Posted By batpig
Thanks! I thought about that but someone said the...

Thanks! I thought about that but someone said the spikes tey thought the spikes would penetrate through the carpet.
I guess it depends on the carpet you use?
I think I'll give that a try. Looks...
Forum: Speakers   11-27-2014, 03:29 PM
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Posted By batpig
The Primus line has long been considered one of...

The Primus line has long been considered one of the best bang for the buck performers out there, they probably way outperform their price point and it may or may not be a sonic upgrade to switch the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-27-2014, 08:55 AM
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Posted By batpig
Not at all. With the front wall 18' high you...

Not at all. With the front wall 18' high you could easily mount Front Height speakers at 30-45 degree elevation and then place a pair of in/on ceiling speakers further back as either Top Middle or...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-26-2014, 05:49 PM
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Posted By batpig
Those reviews are accurate. DSX works by...

Those reviews are accurate. DSX works by generating synthesized reflections based on the left and right channels. It does this to enhance the sense of "auditory source width" which research has shown...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-26-2014, 04:00 PM
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Posted By batpig
Hey man, if you are limited to 5 floor level...

Hey man, if you are limited to 5 floor level speakers, even more reason to do 4 overheads! Mo' speakers mo' better!! :D

(I love spending other people's money.... says the man with the 5.1.2...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-26-2014, 03:46 PM
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Posted By batpig
The only difference between Direct and Pure...

The only difference between Direct and Pure Direct is that Pure Direct also shuts down the video circuits. There shouldn't be any audible difference.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-26-2014, 02:04 PM
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Posted By batpig
Brian B - This thread is a beast so searching is...

Brian B - This thread is a beast so searching is difficult, but quite a few users have reported moving from 2 overheads to 4 and have unanimously declared it to be a major improvement in immersion...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-26-2014, 01:36 PM
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Posted By batpig
On the other hand, you will also have no trouble...

On the other hand, you will also have no trouble finding people refer to Onkyo or Yamaha as "bright" who then switch to Denon and praise the "smooth, laid back sound". So which one is right? When...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-26-2014, 01:21 PM
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Posted By batpig
One thing that has been pointed out (both by...

One thing that has been pointed out (both by folks like Sanjay in this thread and Anthony Grimani in that awesome HT Geeks podcast) is that a lot of these "debates" about speaker parameters --...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-26-2014, 10:39 AM
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Posted By batpig
First off, DSU will do nothing for you when...

First off, DSU will do nothing for you when listening to a native multich track, since with a 5.1 setup no upmix is required.

As to whether DSU will be better than PLII taking 2ch to 5.1..... most...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-26-2014, 09:41 AM
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Posted By batpig
No, rather just changing which speaker posts are...

No, rather just changing which speaker posts are active and how they are being used. The speaker EQ remains the same.[/QUOTE]
Well to be clear it's possible (likely?) that editing the Amp Assign...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-26-2014, 09:38 AM
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Posted By batpig
It's been mentioned and discussed. There is also...

It's been mentioned and discussed. There is also a separate "preview" thread for the 7200 with additional discussion.

The 7200 has the upgrade to 2.2 available because the "flagship" model isn't...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-26-2014, 01:47 AM
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Posted By batpig
Thanks for the feedback. Not trying to be...

Thanks for the feedback. Not trying to be confrontational either, just seeking out some non anecdotal evidence that something has changed to validate the various anecdotal reports.

So you still...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-26-2014, 01:43 AM
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Posted By batpig
It's not possible without going into the speaker...

It's not possible without going into the speaker config menus and running the global test tones. The "on the fly" channel level menu doesn't exist on this model. Although you can adjust sub level...
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