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Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   04-26-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 22,356
Posted By Dan Hitchman
The Ebay SCQ4 band arrived sooner than the ones...

The Ebay SCQ4 band arrived sooner than the ones from Pioneer, so I tried it for ****s and giggles. It works perfectly. Now I'm out $24. Ah, se la vie!
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-26-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 798
Views: 41,906
Posted By Dan Hitchman
It's all part of Marc's evil master plan: he can...

It's all part of Marc's evil master plan: he can then have the Atmos and MDA stages all to himself. Bwahahahahaa! :devil:
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-26-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 798
Views: 41,906
Posted By Dan Hitchman
Hopefully next season. :D And now I'll...

Hopefully next season. :D

And now I'll just have wait for UHD Blu-ray and hope to heck the studios don't ruin things by pricing them outrageously and/or tying them down with draconian DRM...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-26-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 798
Views: 41,906
Posted By Dan Hitchman
So, in order for this "mythical" :p re-mapping to...

So, in order for this "mythical" :p re-mapping to occur correctly, would the manufacturers have to come up with a way to tie the speaker positional data gathered from the calibration session to the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-25-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 798
Views: 41,906
Posted By Dan Hitchman
Not trying to parrot what others have said, but...

Not trying to parrot what others have said, but still ;)... thank you once again for your sage insights. It's always a pleasure reading your posts about these issues even if we do tend to dwell on...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-25-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 798
Views: 41,906
Posted By Dan Hitchman
So you're musing that even though their marketing...

So you're musing that even though their marketing statement says consumer DTS:X is lossless and true to the master just like DTS Master Audio before it (on Blu-ray), it could at least be partially...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-25-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 798
Views: 41,906
Posted By Dan Hitchman
That's how it boils down. DTS:X and Dolby Atmos...

That's how it boils down. DTS:X and Dolby Atmos for the home will probably be like DTS Master Audio and Dolby TrueHD now... they both should sound the same given the same master soundtrack even...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-25-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 8,569
Views: 792,223
Posted By Dan Hitchman
I have a Samsung TV and live in Loveland. The...

I have a Samsung TV and live in Loveland. The OTA tuner does not have the ability to show an incoming station's signal strength, so I don't know if these new UHF "sister stations" would help out...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   04-25-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 2,093
Views: 110,220
Posted By Dan Hitchman
This would be outrageous if they actually added...

This would be outrageous if they actually added this "enhanced" internet key encryption tool. What if your player konks out or you want a different one and they decide to shut off the authentication...
Forum: Latest Industry News   04-25-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 1,132
Views: 65,117
Posted By Dan Hitchman
The trouble is their snark often comes across as...

The trouble is their snark often comes across as like "why bother?" with object audio at all. They don't differentiate themselves well enough and their tee-hee-hee behavior comes across as too...
Forum: Speakers   04-24-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,625
Posted By Dan Hitchman
If you don't want just a small bump up in...

If you don't want just a small bump up in performance, I would movie towards their Prime Bookshelf speakers, and if you need a horizontal center, couple them with the Prime Center. You could do a...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-24-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 24,164
Views: 971,705
Posted By Dan Hitchman
Is there a reason the side surrounds have to be...

Is there a reason the side surrounds have to be mounted so high? That pretty much negates the separation of the main layer and height sound planes. Are you using just one row? You always mount...
Forum: Speakers   04-24-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 814
Posted By Dan Hitchman
Yamaha RX-V377 5.1 receiver... only $180. ...

Yamaha RX-V377 5.1 receiver... only $180.

http://www.amazon.com/Yamaha-RX-V377-5-1-Channel-Theater-Receiver/dp/B00HZE2WW8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1429912277&sr=8-1&keywords=yamaha+rx-v377

That...
Forum: Speakers   04-24-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 814
Posted By Dan Hitchman
Ah... the compromises we make. :D

Ah... the compromises we make. :D
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   04-24-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 2,093
Views: 110,220
Posted By Dan Hitchman
They can tie your discs to a personal account,...

They can tie your discs to a personal account, making it difficult or even impossible to sell your discs or in the worst case scenario lock your discs to a particular player.

The studio can stop...
Forum: Speakers   04-24-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 814
Posted By Dan Hitchman
I would highly recommend, again, wiring for...

I would highly recommend, again, wiring for overhead surrounds (and even front wides) in the correct locations even if you start with "enabled" modules and "pseudo" immersive sound. That's the...
Forum: Latest Industry News   04-24-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 1,132
Views: 65,117
Posted By Dan Hitchman
The problem is, Gene, that your video posts and...

The problem is, Gene, that your video posts and some of your articles have a highly dismissive tone that some may misinterpret (if what you're saying is true) as a slight against object based...
Forum: Latest Industry News   04-24-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 1,132
Views: 65,117
Posted By Dan Hitchman
Hell, I don't care if a disc comes with DTS:X or...

Hell, I don't care if a disc comes with DTS:X or Dolby Atmos... for all intents and purposes they do the same thing with different object language and encoding... I just hope these mixers utilize 3D...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   04-24-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 2,093
Views: 110,220
Posted By Dan Hitchman
Internet authentication leads to all kinds of...

Internet authentication leads to all kinds of other DRM issues you do not want. Be bothered by it, be very bothered by it.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-24-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 24,164
Views: 971,705
Posted By Dan Hitchman
Shouldn't be a problem. Happy remodeling! :cool:

Shouldn't be a problem. Happy remodeling! :cool:
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   04-23-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 2,093
Views: 110,220
Posted By Dan Hitchman
Though, if Disney and Marvel continue to render...

Though, if Disney and Marvel continue to render effects in 2k... you won't see Capt America in true 4k or even 65mm.
Forum: Latest Industry News   04-23-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 1,132
Views: 65,117
Posted By Dan Hitchman
Their first immersive sound video, pre-Atmos'...

Their first immersive sound video, pre-Atmos' arrival was snarky, judgmental, and hugely unprofessional without all the facts in hand, and the viewer response even prodded Gene to come on this board...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   04-23-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 2,093
Views: 110,220
Posted By Dan Hitchman
ARRI just got around to releasing some...

ARRI just got around to releasing some competition to the RED cameras and is coming out with a 65mm equivalent as well. Hopefully, if they have the "look" Hollywood is jonesing about that may help...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   04-23-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 2,093
Views: 110,220
Posted By Dan Hitchman
Don't shout... and probably very few titles will...

Don't shout... and probably very few titles will end up on their shelves. UHD Blu-ray will probably be mostly relegated to online purchases. I don't see Wal*Mart as a bastion of niche high end...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-23-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 798
Views: 41,906
Posted By Dan Hitchman
Yes. However, it will be manufacturer dependent.

Yes. However, it will be manufacturer dependent.
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