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Forum: 2-Channel Audio   11-20-2014, 08:49 PM
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Posted By dschulz
OK then, I will try to make my case. ...

OK then, I will try to make my case.

According to the OP, he has a system with both Audyssey and a subwoofer. Presuming that he has set up the system as he has it now (using a digital connection...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   11-20-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 950
Posted By dschulz
It's not totally clear from the Marantz manual -...

It's not totally clear from the Marantz manual - Source Direct bypasses or disables all the signal processing. Still I would be surprised if the unit doesn't digitize the incoming analog signal.
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Forum: 2-Channel Audio   11-20-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 950
Posted By dschulz
There's not a lot of point in going analog out...

There's not a lot of point in going analog out from the Blu Ray player into the Marantz, because it is going to digitize the signal for processing anyway (unless that particular Marantz has an...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-16-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 14,755
Views: 569,166
Posted By dschulz
I think Keith and Dan are both right in a way....

I think Keith and Dan are both right in a way. There is only one "version" of Atmos, which scales up to 24.1.10. And for those companies running the Atmos software package in full, on an Intel...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-14-2014, 09:37 PM
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Posted By dschulz
It's rendering to an assumption of the location...

It's rendering to an assumption of the location the user has entered. In other words, if I tell the renderer I have Top Front and Top Rear pairs, it takes the existence of those speakers into...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-14-2014, 09:18 PM
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Posted By dschulz
I could be misunderstanding what Trinnov is doing...

I could be misunderstanding what Trinnov is doing then: it sounds to me as though the speaker re-mapping is happening *after* the Atmos renderer does its thing. Which makes sense - the Atmos renderer...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-14-2014, 12:30 PM
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Posted By dschulz
Seeing as how the Dolby Atmos theatrical system...

Seeing as how the Dolby Atmos theatrical system does not have positional rendering using measured speaker locations, I'm not sure why anyone would believe it is someday coming to the home theater...
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   11-02-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 6,733
Views: 129,198
Posted By dschulz
For this particular movie I would strongly...

For this particular movie I would strongly recommend a full IMAX film theater. The reason I say this is that Christopher Nolan shot a decent chunk of the movie on 15/70 IMAX film, and those IMAX...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-18-2014, 05:01 PM
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Posted By dschulz
Depends on which PS3 you have. The first model...

Depends on which PS3 you have. The first model (PS3 Fat) always decodes a DTS or Dolby soundtrack and passes it on to your AVR as PCM. So if you have a PS3 Fat you won't get Atmos, because the PS3...
Forum: Speakers   10-17-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 3,926
Posted By dschulz
For my 5.1 system: Speakers: $3,350 AVR:...

For my 5.1 system:

Speakers: $3,350
AVR: $1200
TV: $2,000
PS3: $400
Apple TV: $100
DVR: $300

Cables (speaker wire, HDMI): <$250
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-05-2014, 09:51 AM
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Posted By dschulz
No, the mixing tools will allow the mixers to...

No, the mixing tools will allow the mixers to place all of the production sound (even if recorded with standard mics), foley, music, library FX etc. anywhere in the soundtrack. Just like you don't...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-04-2014, 03:56 PM
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Posted By dschulz
The Auro 9.1 system leaves out the VOG - it has...

The Auro 9.1 system leaves out the VOG - it has height speakers (at 40 degrees give or take) corresponding to the Left and Right mains and the Left and Right Surrounds.

Not trying to be...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-04-2014, 09:35 AM
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Posted By dschulz
But Auro has a height layer that Atmos doesn't...

But Auro has a height layer that Atmos doesn't have at all, and it is completely central to the Auro sound design. I think that's not always clear because we all keep saying "height" interchangeably...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-03-2014, 10:13 PM
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Posted By dschulz
The VOG is optional for Auro-3D, which is...

The VOG is optional for Auro-3D, which is helpful. OTOH, if you have configured a room for Atmos playback you will have 2 or 4 ceiling speakers (assuming here actual ceiling speakers and not...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-02-2014, 11:21 AM
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Posted By dschulz
Has this been confirmed definitively by someone...

Has this been confirmed definitively by someone at D+M or one of their dealers who has seen a timeline? I hope it has been - I think competition is healthy and I would love to see both Atmos and Auro...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-23-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 14,755
Views: 569,166
Posted By dschulz
Just a note on DTS-UHD, that is the decoding...

Just a note on DTS-UHD, that is the decoding package (not just an upmixer along the lines of Neo:X). The object-based file format that has been proposed for adoption by the motion picture industry by...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   09-20-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 850
Views: 58,716
Posted By dschulz
It is entertaining to me that someone at Trinnov...

It is entertaining to me that someone at Trinnov is so familiar with Datasat's product roadmap. ;)



We would expect our customers to have very high standards for their sound systems. As do we.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-19-2014, 04:24 PM
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Views: 569,166
Posted By dschulz
DCP = Digital Cinema Package. This is the...

DCP = Digital Cinema Package. This is the collection of files delivered to commercial cinemas for playback from a Digital Cinema server and projector. Usually delivered on a hard drive, sometimes via...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-19-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 14,755
Views: 569,166
Posted By dschulz
You could deliver a discrete 11.1 track on the...

You could deliver a discrete 11.1 track on the DCP or Blu Ray, but then you lose backward compatibility to 5.1 systems (or you have to include both the 5.1 and 11.1 tracks on the same disc, or have...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-17-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 14,755
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Posted By dschulz
Is this really a new recommendation? I couldn't...

Is this really a new recommendation? I couldn't begin to tell you where I got my original advice, but my entire life I've been setting my speaker heights so that the tweeters are at the same level as...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   09-17-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 1,956
Views: 94,886
Posted By dschulz
There are 16 Dirac, or processing channels, and...

There are 16 Dirac, or processing channels, and either 16 or 24 output channels.

The Dirac processing channels are basically the content channels: L,R,C,LFE,Ls,Rs,HL,HR,HC,HLs,HRs,T (and Lw,Rw...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-16-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,422
Posted By dschulz
We used them as an array, so the RS20i was...

We used them as an array, so the RS20i was outputting the mono VOG channel to both overhead speakers. They ran "down" the MLP if I understand you correctly - on the centerline of the theater, one...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   09-16-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 1,956
Views: 94,886
Posted By dschulz
Copying from my post over on the Auro-3D Demo...

Copying from my post over on the Auro-3D Demo thread:

We used a single RS20i with the 8-channel card, for a total of 24 channels out of the RS20i.

The content was native 11.1.

The Left,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-16-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,422
Posted By dschulz
We used a single RS20i with the 8-channel card,...

We used a single RS20i with the 8-channel card, for a total of 24 channels out of the RS20i.

The content was native 11.1.

The Left, Center, Right mains were 2-ways, with the crossovers being...
Forum: Community News & Polls   09-12-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,255
Posted By dschulz
I know this is late in the game but...for any...

I know this is late in the game but...for any AVSers at CEDIA we've got some native Auro content and an upmix demo that are not part of the standard CEDIA demo. I'll be in the Convention Center...
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