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Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   12-15-2014, 10:41 PM
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Posted By BIslander
Careful. Speakers from many HTIBs should not be...

Careful. Speakers from many HTIBs should not be used with a standalone AVR. The speakers are often 3 or 4 ohms and most receivers are engineered for 6 or 8 ohm loads.
Forum: Surround Music Formats   12-14-2014, 11:10 PM
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Posted By BIslander
PLII and Neo:6 should both produce sound from all...

PLII and Neo:6 should both produce sound from all five speakers and the sub when playing stereo sources.
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   12-13-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By BIslander
5.1 is going to be better than a soundbar. But,...

5.1 is going to be better than a soundbar. But, a $400 budget isn't going to get much of a system. See if you can arrange a demo somewhere to compare the two approaches with material that makes...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-13-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,007
Posted By BIslander
Yes, really. TrueHD does not involve any...

Yes, really.

TrueHD does not involve any downmixing by the player. Downmixing is done in advance before it even gets to the player. TrueHD consists of a lossless 2 channel core and two...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   12-09-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 318
Posted By BIslander
Less on surrounds, more on L/R/C.

Less on surrounds, more on L/R/C.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   11-24-2014, 07:26 AM
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Posted By BIslander
What are the player audio output settings?

What are the player audio output settings?
Forum: Surround Music Formats   11-21-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,202
Posted By BIslander
DTS 96/24 5.1 on dvd

Agreed. No transcoding. Never thought there was.

My comment was in relation to your subsequent suggestion that the core of these HFPA discs is actually something you described as "a core with...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   11-19-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,202
Posted By BIslander
Not quite. When bitstreaming, it doesn't matter...

Not quite. When bitstreaming, it doesn't matter what the playback device supports. The player simply sends the encoded file to the receiver for decoding and processing.

And, when decoding in the...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   11-19-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,202
Posted By BIslander
I find that notion just as difficult to imagine...

I find that notion just as difficult to imagine as transcoding dts-MA to DTS 96/24. Why would they go to such lengths for a dead codec?
Forum: Surround Music Formats   11-19-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,202
Posted By BIslander
I guess I am not being clear. DTS 96/24 is its...

I guess I am not being clear. DTS 96/24 is its own codec, using a core + extension structure to produce the added sampling rate and bit depth for 5.1 sound tracks. DTS 96/24 is not a standard DTS...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   11-19-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,202
Posted By BIslander
OK. This is a situation where semantics...

OK.

This is a situation where semantics matter. DTS 96/24 is an actual codec that requires a matching decoder to fully process. So, I gather you are saying your receiver reports DTS Surround and...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   11-18-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,202
Posted By BIslander
DTS 96/24 is an actual codec. Are you saying...

DTS 96/24 is an actual codec. Are you saying these two discs with DTS-HD Master Audio tracks output DTS 96/24 when bitstreamed over optical? Does the disc case or audio menu mention that codec? ...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   11-18-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,202
Posted By BIslander
I'll ask the same question, then. What happens if...

I'll ask the same question, then. What happens if you bitstream a 96/24 core over optical to a receiver with a standard dts decoder?
Forum: Surround Music Formats   11-18-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,202
Posted By BIslander
I asked that question of rdgrimes as part of a...

I asked that question of rdgrimes as part of a discussion over whether the dts core on a BD is encoded at 96/24.

If you have a DVD with a 96/24 track, then your AVR should report receiving DTS...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   11-17-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,202
Posted By BIslander
Sorry, but I don't find your explanation...

Sorry, but I don't find your explanation persuasive. But, again, it hardly seems worth spending time on considering we're talking about a codec used so rarely.
Forum: Surround Music Formats   11-17-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,202
Posted By BIslander
I read the quote. I did not see DTS define the...

I read the quote. I did not see DTS define the extended spectrum as inaudible. Just you.

DTS 96/24 never had many releases and it's pointless now that there are formats that support...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   11-17-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,202
Posted By BIslander
Not sure what you've read. But, why would anyone...

Not sure what you've read. But, why would anyone bother creating a structure to include audio no one can hear? Lossless dts-MA also uses the core + extension structure. Is that additional data is...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   11-15-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,202
Posted By BIslander
Yes, 96/24 uses the core + extension structure. ...

Yes, 96/24 uses the core + extension structure. But, why do you conclude the extension data is inaudible?
Forum: Blu-ray Players   11-14-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 1,705
Views: 267,643
Posted By BIslander
Yep, makes no difference when using a digital...

Yep, makes no difference when using a digital connection to the receiver. If you use the analog output of a player, then there will be a difference because the player will be doing the processing...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   11-13-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 1,705
Views: 267,643
Posted By BIslander
PCM simply means the player does the decoding,...

PCM simply means the player does the decoding, which is nothing more than unzipping a compressed file. The AVR still does all the actual processing. As noted, those reviews suggest a lack of...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-10-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 516
Posted By BIslander
You will need to activate HDMI-CEC on the...

You will need to activate HDMI-CEC on the receiver as well.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-08-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 516
Posted By BIslander
HDMI Control must be active in order for ARC to...

HDMI Control must be active in order for ARC to work. Sony usually calls it Bravia Link. No special cable is required, btw.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-09-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 560
Posted By BIslander
There may be some confusion about calibration...

There may be some confusion about calibration tones and actual soundtracks. 105dB is the maximum loudness that can be transmitted without clipping. But, the maximum output for LFE is 115dB, which...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-09-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 560
Posted By BIslander
Sean - that article is not out of date re: to the...

Sean - that article is not out of date re: to the issue at hand. LFE is designed to play 10dB louder than other channels - a maximum of 115dB - a level that will clip in digital transmission. So,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-09-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 560
Posted By BIslander
That doesn't sound normal. Is the sub equally...

That doesn't sound normal. Is the sub equally weak if you bitstream the same track instead of decoding in the player for a PCM output? If the output is the same both ways, then the problem is...
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