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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-06-2015, 10:55 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
If you haven't already, please take the time to...

If you haven't already, please take the time to read the Audyssey 101 setup guide & FAQ...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   03-06-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,785
Posted By Selden Ball
Target is advertising an exclusive additional...

Target is advertising an exclusive additional disc with 45 minutes of additional features. Has anyone seen this yet? Is it worth it?

The last time I got a title with such additional "specials"...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-06-2015, 10:30 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
JD, thanks for the correction!

JD, thanks for the correction!
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-06-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 33
Posted By Selden Ball
It's going to be a compromise, no matter what you...

It's going to be a compromise, no matter what you do.

The rear surround channels are independent from one another (stereo) so they'll sound better with more separation. (That's why it's called...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-06-2015, 10:05 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
Any authorized dealer. But people have reported...

Any authorized dealer. But people have reported that some authorized dealers give excuses for not providing it.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-06-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 106
Posted By Selden Ball
The newest version of Comodo's free Internet...

The newest version of Comodo's free Internet Security Suite is quite unobtrusive when you use its default settings. However, it's CPU and I/O intensive for about 10-15 minutes when you first power up...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-06-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 30
Posted By Selden Ball
Then I have to suggest ordering a new remote of...

Then I have to suggest ordering a new remote of the appropriate model. Replacing the batteries would also have done a "reset". Sorry.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-06-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 199
Posted By Selden Ball
Fortunately, most people never have to make use...

Fortunately, most people never have to make use of their warranties.

Still, to minimize problems, make sure you keep the receiver cool. It needs several inches of open space on both sides and...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-06-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 30
Posted By Selden Ball
Have you tried replacing the remote's batteries? ...

Have you tried replacing the remote's batteries?
Low power can cause strange glitches.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-05-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 661
Views: 81,227
Posted By Selden Ball
Unfortunately, McIntosh is no longer affiliated...

Unfortunately, McIntosh is no longer affiliated with D+M, so upgrading the MX121 would be relatively difficult (i.e. more expensive than it's worth) since they don't have easy access to compatible...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-05-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 20,696
Views: 830,736
Posted By Selden Ball
In the D+M equipment lineup which can provide 11...

In the D+M equipment lineup which can provide 11 simultaneously active channels, there are the Denon X5200W & X7200W and Marantz SR7009 receivers. All need at least one external stereo amp to drive...
Forum: HDTV Programming   03-05-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 7,625
Views: 342,299
Posted By Selden Ball
If the wall is just sitting on the ground, you...

If the wall is just sitting on the ground, you need supports on both the inside and the outside. You can't expect the adjacent wall segments to hold each other up.

Of course, as has been pointed...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-05-2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 74,548
Views: 6,283,289
Posted By Selden Ball
Equipment with only two prongs are designed...

Equipment with only two prongs are designed differently from devices which include a ground pin.

http://www.quora.com/Does-the-third-ground-prong-on-electrical-plugs-improve-safety
Forum: Remote Control Area   03-05-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 241
Posted By Selden Ball
Ron, The DVR has a "reset to factory...

Ron,

The DVR has a "reset to factory settings". You might give that a try. See page 120 of the owner's manual, which I've attached below. If that doesn't work, then I'm afraid it's time to think...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-04-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 1,685
Views: 115,694
Posted By Selden Ball
Try reducing the bit rate slightly: Disable "deep...

Try reducing the bit rate slightly: Disable "deep color" in the player and make sure it's configured to send color as YCrCb 4:2:2, not 4:4:4.

While I don't have the equipment that you have, the...
Forum: Latest Industry News   03-04-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 585
Views: 30,733
Posted By Selden Ball
That is the current expectation, except perhaps...

That is the current expectation, except perhaps the D+M flagship models: the Marantz AV8802 pre/pro and the Denon X7200W AVR.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-04-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 74,548
Views: 6,283,289
Posted By Selden Ball
Disconnecting a ground prong is a serious safety...

Disconnecting a ground prong is a serious safety hazard. If a short happens in your sub, you could be directly exposed to 120Volts, which usually is lethal.

There are two common causes of 60Hz hum...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-04-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 20,696
Views: 830,736
Posted By Selden Ball
Front Height + Back Height can provide a larger...

Front Height + Back Height can provide a larger front-to-back soundstage than can Top Front + Top Back. In contrast, if you use Top Front + Top Back, they potentially can provide a soundstage that...
Forum: HDTV Programming   03-03-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 7,625
Views: 342,299
Posted By Selden Ball
I was distracted by the possum with the arrow...

I was distracted by the possum with the arrow through it.

They must have had fun making it. I wonder if there was more than one -- one to carry and one to gut?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-03-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 9,405
Posted By Selden Ball
I suspect TM is popular with those people who...

I suspect TM is popular with those people who have their seating against the back wall. There's no place behind them where speakers could be put.

If you have room, I'd suggest putting the rear...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-03-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 20,696
Views: 830,736
Posted By Selden Ball
Not yet. They're still maintaining backward...

Not yet. They're still maintaining backward compatibility with channel-based technologies.

Maybe they'll be able to drop the channel "beds" a decade from now when Atmos and competing object...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-03-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 9,405
Posted By Selden Ball
All Atmos-capable AVRs include the new Dolby...

All Atmos-capable AVRs include the new Dolby Surround upmixer (aka DSU). Most of them have dropped ProLogic, although Yamaha's AVRs have kept it.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-02-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 3,577
Views: 140,954
Posted By Selden Ball
Then the "obvious" problem is a defective or...

Then the "obvious" problem is a defective or confused pre/pro.

Have you tried the various resets?
e.g. soft reset: unplug from wall power for about 10 minutes (This clears RAM)
microprocessor...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-02-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 186
Posted By Selden Ball
It was a business decision for their 2014 models...

It was a business decision for their 2014 models so they could make Atmos available at a lower price point than the other Atmos licensees could.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-02-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 20,696
Views: 830,736
Posted By Selden Ball
Make sure you tilt the speakers down toward the...

Make sure you tilt the speakers down toward the audience.

It should make little or no difference whatsoever. After you run Audyssey, I doubt very much you'd be able to hear any difference.
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