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Forum: 2 Channel Audio   07-20-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 957
Posted By Michael Sargent
Exactly. I keep all of my music in FLAC format on...

Exactly. I keep all of my music in FLAC format on an external USB 3.0 drive. Actually, I have 3 of them -- one live, one backup (only switched on to copy new/updated music from the live drive), and...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   07-19-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 957
Posted By Michael Sargent
All my music is FLAC, just in case.

All my music is FLAC, just in case.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-19-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 1,702
Views: 60,700
Posted By Michael Sargent
Thanks to the Kid (and several others who...

Thanks to the Kid (and several others who responded). I'll probably try hanging the speakers with some good bungie cord (from all 4 corners so by changing the lengths, the speaker can be aimed).

...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-18-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 1,702
Views: 60,700
Posted By Michael Sargent
I don't think anyone has asked this, so I'll lead...

I don't think anyone has asked this, so I'll lead off.


My home is typical stick built construction. I have a projector mounted from the ceiling. If I add Atmos top speakers, and mount them...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-17-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 651
Views: 65,114
Posted By Michael Sargent
There was a firmware update for my 230 last...

There was a firmware update for my 230 last night, but it did NOT fix the blanking issue.


Mike
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-17-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 431
Posted By Michael Sargent
When I built mine I got some synthetic velvet...

When I built mine I got some synthetic velvet from a fabric store for around $40. I wrapped it around the frame and stapled it in about 1,000 places (beg, borrow, or steal a pneumatic stapler!). It's...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-16-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 225
Posted By Michael Sargent
How would one play that? Thanks, Mike

How would one play that?


Thanks,
Mike
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   07-15-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 3,389
Views: 73,406
Posted By Michael Sargent
The Blue Max Mike

The Blue Max


Mike
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   07-05-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 817
Posted By Michael Sargent
A checksum is a lot more than checking file size....

A checksum is a lot more than checking file size. Basically, you take every single byte of data, and calculate a value that "summarizes" the whole file. Then you compare that to the known checksum....
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   07-05-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 817
Posted By Michael Sargent
Are you suggesting that a checksum does not...

Are you suggesting that a checksum does not include all of the data? Just want to clarify before anyone goes ballistic.


Mike
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-04-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 8,832
Views: 532,008
Posted By Michael Sargent
That would be pretty sweet! Of course, we...

That would be pretty sweet!


Of course, we can always hope that someone builds an external Atmos decoder (like the dts decoders from the turn of the millennium). You plug the BD player into the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-03-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 8,832
Views: 532,008
Posted By Michael Sargent
Is there any chance that Denon could upgrade the...

Is there any chance that Denon could upgrade the 4520 firmware to support Dolby Atmos?


I just got the 4520 last year, so upgrading isn't high on my list of priorities.


Thanks,
Mike
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-02-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 651
Views: 65,114
Posted By Michael Sargent
Panasonic emailed me and asked me to send them my...

Panasonic emailed me and asked me to send them my Elysium and Monuments Men disks for testing. I pointed them to this thread so they can see that it's not an issue with an individual disk, but a...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   06-19-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 3,389
Views: 73,406
Posted By Michael Sargent
Atlantic City Mike

Atlantic City


Mike
Forum: Blu-ray Players   06-17-2014, 04:03 AM
Replies: 651
Views: 65,114
Posted By Michael Sargent
So I tried several things last night, like...

So I tried several things last night, like turning off Deep Color (didn't help) and selecting RGB (which worked). The colours seemed OK after selecting RGB, but I was only looking at one disk...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   06-17-2014, 03:56 AM
Replies: 3,389
Views: 73,406
Posted By Michael Sargent
National Treasure: Book of Secrets? Mike

National Treasure: Book of Secrets?


Mike
Forum: Blu-ray Players   06-13-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 651
Views: 65,114
Posted By Michael Sargent
I contacted Panasonic Canada and gave them all...

I contacted Panasonic Canada and gave them all the information. Hopefully I'll hear back from them and we'll get a fix soon.


Mike
Forum: Blu-ray Players   06-09-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 651
Views: 65,114
Posted By Michael Sargent
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by BAMA92 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   06-08-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 10,190
Views: 559,307
Posted By Michael Sargent
Me too! And still very nice to listen to....

Me too!

And still very nice to listen to. Highly recommended.

Mike
Forum: Blu-ray Players   06-07-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 651
Views: 65,114
Posted By Michael Sargent
Quote:Originally Posted by Michael...

Quote:Originally Posted by Michael Sargent http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   06-05-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 3,389
Views: 73,406
Posted By Michael Sargent
Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines...

Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 hours 11 minutes (1965)
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   06-03-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 3,504
Views: 265,956
Posted By Michael Sargent
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by kheiden http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   05-31-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 3,504
Views: 265,956
Posted By Michael Sargent
Replacement bulbs cost $300 (ProVantage) and...

Replacement bulbs cost $300 (ProVantage) and last 4 to 5,000 hours. That works out to between 6 and 7 1/2 cents per hour. Is this something you really want to waste your time worrying about?...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   05-17-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 226
Posted By Michael Sargent
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by imeem http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1532042/did-i-get-the-wrong-speaker-wire-cant-split-it/0_100#post_24727326)

Is it bad...
Forum: Home Automation   05-16-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 438
Posted By Michael Sargent
http://www.wpcentral.com/microsoft-insteon-home-a...

http://www.wpcentral.com/microsoft-insteon-home-automation-windows-and-windows-phone

Full support in Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone, as well as getting sold through the Microsoft Store. Sounds...
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