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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-27-2014, 08:55 AM
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Posted By batpig
Not at all. With the front wall 18' high you...

Not at all. With the front wall 18' high you could easily mount Front Height speakers at 30-45 degree elevation and then place a pair of in/on ceiling speakers further back as either Top Middle or...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-26-2014, 05:49 PM
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Posted By batpig
Those reviews are accurate. DSX works by...

Those reviews are accurate. DSX works by generating synthesized reflections based on the left and right channels. It does this to enhance the sense of "auditory source width" which research has shown...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-26-2014, 04:00 PM
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Posted By batpig
Hey man, if you are limited to 5 floor level...

Hey man, if you are limited to 5 floor level speakers, even more reason to do 4 overheads! Mo' speakers mo' better!! :D

(I love spending other people's money.... says the man with the 5.1.2...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-26-2014, 03:46 PM
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Posted By batpig
The only difference between Direct and Pure...

The only difference between Direct and Pure Direct is that Pure Direct also shuts down the video circuits. There shouldn't be any audible difference.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-26-2014, 02:04 PM
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Posted By batpig
Brian B - This thread is a beast so searching is...

Brian B - This thread is a beast so searching is difficult, but quite a few users have reported moving from 2 overheads to 4 and have unanimously declared it to be a major improvement in immersion...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-26-2014, 01:36 PM
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Posted By batpig
On the other hand, you will also have no trouble...

On the other hand, you will also have no trouble finding people refer to Onkyo or Yamaha as "bright" who then switch to Denon and praise the "smooth, laid back sound". So which one is right? When...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-26-2014, 01:21 PM
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Posted By batpig
One thing that has been pointed out (both by...

One thing that has been pointed out (both by folks like Sanjay in this thread and Anthony Grimani in that awesome HT Geeks podcast) is that a lot of these "debates" about speaker parameters --...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-26-2014, 10:39 AM
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Posted By batpig
First off, DSU will do nothing for you when...

First off, DSU will do nothing for you when listening to a native multich track, since with a 5.1 setup no upmix is required.

As to whether DSU will be better than PLII taking 2ch to 5.1..... most...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-26-2014, 09:41 AM
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Posted By batpig
No, rather just changing which speaker posts are...

No, rather just changing which speaker posts are active and how they are being used. The speaker EQ remains the same.[/QUOTE]
Well to be clear it's possible (likely?) that editing the Amp Assign...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-26-2014, 09:38 AM
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Posted By batpig
It's been mentioned and discussed. There is also...

It's been mentioned and discussed. There is also a separate "preview" thread for the 7200 with additional discussion.

The 7200 has the upgrade to 2.2 available because the "flagship" model isn't...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-26-2014, 01:47 AM
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Posted By batpig
Thanks for the feedback. Not trying to be...

Thanks for the feedback. Not trying to be confrontational either, just seeking out some non anecdotal evidence that something has changed to validate the various anecdotal reports.

So you still...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-26-2014, 01:43 AM
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Posted By batpig
It's not possible without going into the speaker...

It's not possible without going into the speaker config menus and running the global test tones. The "on the fly" channel level menu doesn't exist on this model. Although you can adjust sub level...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-25-2014, 11:31 PM
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Posted By batpig
The 4100 has some assignable preout options (the...

The 4100 has some assignable preout options (the manual is the best resource) but it's not as flexible as with the 5200. With a 5.1.4 setup you are required to have the rear heights/tops powered by...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-25-2014, 11:25 PM
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Posted By batpig
With your seating position so close to the rear...

With your seating position so close to the rear wall you will be going with a Top Middle + Front Height layout. You don't have enough room behind you it appears to go Top Rear + Top Front. Even if...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-25-2014, 05:07 PM
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Posted By batpig
I saw that in the print at the bottom of the...

I saw that in the print at the bottom of the screen, but if I turn it off, how can I save my settings? I was saving over my network so maybe if I plug a usb cable into the avr and then to my...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-25-2014, 05:01 PM
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Posted By batpig
Do they sound good now? Great, they will still...

Do they sound good now? Great, they will still sound good going forward! The only change you might want to think about is lowering them slightly if they are really far above ear level.

You should...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-25-2014, 12:24 PM
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Posted By batpig
That's not true -- we have heard many anecdotes...

That's not true -- we have heard many anecdotes from industry insiders about how the new standards for Atmos theaters (full range surrounds etc) has encouraged them to be more "aggressive" about...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-25-2014, 12:15 PM
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Posted By batpig
Both are YES and are not specific to the 7200,...

Both are YES and are not specific to the 7200, the same would be true to the 5200. 7.1.4 with FW instead of SB is an allowable Atmos config, and FH can be paired with TM, TR, or RH for the Height2...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-25-2014, 11:46 AM
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Posted By batpig
A nitpick -- TF4 has a really excellent sound...

A nitpick -- TF4 has a really excellent sound mix, and shows off a lot of the capabilities of Atmos with respect to precise panning and placement of sound effects, etc. It just doesn't have a ton of...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-25-2014, 11:27 AM
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Posted By batpig
Not to burst the bubble but there is zero...

Not to burst the bubble but there is zero difference in the things you note between the X4000 and X4100. They both have the same Audyssey XT32 calibration, the same Dynamic EQ, and the same...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-25-2014, 10:41 AM
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Posted By batpig
Even if he doesn't add extra speakers? Obviously...

Even if he doesn't add extra speakers? Obviously if he ended up adding a pair of TM or TR speakers to flesh out the 5.1.4 config then DSU gets the "W", but he is just asking about a 5.1.2 setup with...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-25-2014, 10:20 AM
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Posted By batpig
The X4100 is basically the X4000 with Atmos (plus...

The X4100 is basically the X4000 with Atmos (plus a few other ancillary minor changes noted in post #1 (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) of this thread). So...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-25-2014, 10:08 AM
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Posted By batpig
You are sort of correct. There is no bass...

You are sort of correct. There is no bass management in "Direct" modes. However, you can set the sub setting to LFE+MAIN which will copy the summed signal from the FR/FL channels to the SW output,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-25-2014, 09:38 AM
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Posted By batpig
Yup you got it.

Yup you got it.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-25-2014, 09:32 AM
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Posted By batpig
Thank you sir! I will pull another backup...

Thank you sir! I will pull another backup tonight when I get home and see what it has in it.[/QUOTE]
FYI - the tip that has always ensured "good" save files for me has been to turn I/P Standby...
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