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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-08-2016, 09:37 AM
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Posted By blastermaster
If it truly was set up correctly, I find it...

If it truly was set up correctly, I find it strange that you weren't impressed with it. For myself, I know my theatre very well and could instantly tell the difference - and it was significant. ...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-08-2016, 12:19 AM
Replies: 38,141
Views: 1,556,760
Posted By blastermaster
Apparently summer. No rush for me as DSU does...

Apparently summer. No rush for me as DSU does great with DTS: HD and there really aren't any DTS:X titles out anyway (OK, I own one).
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   02-07-2016, 09:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,147
Posted By blastermaster
This is actually something I've been thinking...

This is actually something I've been thinking about as well. Is there any aural benefit for me putting my subs up off my concrete floor (it is carpeted, but it's in the basement)? They don't move. ...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-07-2016, 09:23 PM
Replies: 38,141
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Posted By blastermaster
Well, I just watched Goosebumps with my kids this...

Well, I just watched Goosebumps with my kids this afternoon. It's really unfortunate for those who haven't had a good experience with Atmos because watching that movie was sheer audio bliss. And...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   02-07-2016, 07:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 211
Posted By blastermaster
Just watched it with the kids. Holy crap that is...

Just watched it with the kids. Holy crap that is the best use of Atmos I've heard yet! In particular:

The scene where the ghost boy lands on top of the car. It sounded like it was right above...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-05-2016, 09:23 PM
Replies: 851
Views: 51,062
Posted By blastermaster
Yep, I'm simply using the 720 as a preamp. I...

Yep, I'm simply using the 720 as a preamp. I love the Emotiva/Outlaw setup I've got and there's plenty of headroom for my speakers which seem to call for a lot of power. I've never owned a Denon or...
Forum: Official AVS Forum Blu-ray Disc Reviews   02-05-2016, 02:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 749
Posted By blastermaster
You had me at red head. I may have to give this...

You had me at red head. I may have to give this a spin after consuming a few pints of beer.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-05-2016, 12:24 PM
Replies: 416
Views: 28,464
Posted By blastermaster
In every movie I've watched in DSU, I've noticed...

In every movie I've watched in DSU, I've noticed that the musical score gets fed into the ceiling speakers making the music just completely enveloping. Your ears get tricked and you lose the sense...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-05-2016, 10:02 AM
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Posted By blastermaster
Now, now. No need for that. I have another AVR,...

Now, now. No need for that. I have another AVR, it's just not as good as my Onkyo. I'll see if I can make it work, but wow, my setup is already cluttered enough.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-05-2016, 09:33 AM
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Posted By blastermaster
This is really cool what you guys are doing. I'm...

This is really cool what you guys are doing. I'm still giddy about getting my 7.1.4 receiver, but already I'm thinking about what I can do to get 9.1.4. The amaze clip showed me that there is...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-04-2016, 03:36 PM
Replies: 851
Views: 51,062
Posted By blastermaster
That makes more sense, actually. I'm not sure,...

That makes more sense, actually. I'm not sure, then if you can test it after the fact. I'll look at it tonight. Good question.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-04-2016, 03:01 PM
Replies: 851
Views: 51,062
Posted By blastermaster
Yes, it's the green line: ...

Yes, it's the green line:


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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-04-2016, 01:30 PM
Replies: 851
Views: 51,062
Posted By blastermaster
Well, the manual for the 720 is scant to say the...

Well, the manual for the 720 is scant to say the least. That said, I personally have no need for that many extras. I just want great sound, and that's where Anthem delivers. After getting ARC up...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-04-2016, 11:25 AM
Replies: 851
Views: 51,062
Posted By blastermaster
So I've had a few weeks now to test out the 720. ...

So I've had a few weeks now to test out the 720. I continue to love this thing more every day. I went and watched Quantum of Solace which I've seen numerous times and I'm picking up sounds that...
Forum: Official AVS Forum Blu-ray Disc Reviews   02-03-2016, 10:06 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,355
Posted By blastermaster
^This. I like bass don't get me wrong, but some...

^This. I like bass don't get me wrong, but some movies are so relentless in their bass (cough*Mad Max*cough) that you barely get pause to appreciate the more subtle sounds. Rogue Nation is very...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-02-2016, 08:15 PM
Replies: 38,141
Views: 1,556,760
Posted By blastermaster
As if the sound in Tron: Legacy wasn't already...

As if the sound in Tron: Legacy wasn't already stellar, I went and watched it last night in DSU and had my mind blown. The first scene in the grid where the announcer calls out the combatants...her...
Forum: Official AVS Forum Blu-ray Disc Reviews   02-01-2016, 09:27 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,355
Posted By blastermaster
I completely agree with your assessment of the...

I completely agree with your assessment of the latest films with Tom Cruise. They are all on my go-to list for viewings, as the production value, acting, pacing, story, A/V quality, etc. of all of...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   02-01-2016, 07:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 211
Posted By blastermaster
Just bought the 2D version today. I suggest a...

Just bought the 2D version today. I suggest a large magnifying glass in order to find "Dolby Atmos" on the slip cover. /facepalm
Forum: Blu-ray Software   02-01-2016, 01:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 211
Posted By blastermaster
Cool. Appropriate for an 8 and 9 year old? I...

Cool. Appropriate for an 8 and 9 year old? I have a four year old as well, but I don't think he's quite ready for this one. ;)
Forum: Official AVS Forum Blu-ray Disc Reviews   01-28-2016, 12:18 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 13,163
Posted By blastermaster
Wow, I just watched Looper tonight. There were a...

Wow, I just watched Looper tonight. There were a number of standout moments (night club scene, final scene) but overall ,especially WRT the background musical score, the movie really was amazing in...
Forum: Community News & Polls   01-27-2016, 09:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,824
Posted By blastermaster
Omigosh. Movies in that theatre must look and...

Omigosh. Movies in that theatre must look and sound amazing. Not just because of all the drool-worthy gear, but the design of the room itself in the way that it tapers outwards and upwards toward...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-26-2016, 12:47 PM
Replies: 851
Views: 51,062
Posted By blastermaster
I bought the Umik 1 before getting the Anthem and...

I bought the Umik 1 before getting the Anthem and it was helpful for understanding REW and such, but honestly now that I have the Anthem I would say it's not necessary. You could always buy one...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-26-2016, 07:59 AM
Replies: 851
Views: 51,062
Posted By blastermaster
I didn't know that. My bad.

I didn't know that. My bad.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-26-2016, 12:31 AM
Replies: 851
Views: 51,062
Posted By blastermaster
Umm, all 11 channels are the same in terms of...

Umm, all 11 channels are the same in terms of output, so how exactly would you like to customize their assignment? Now, if you're talking about the 720, that's a different story...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-25-2016, 09:17 PM
Replies: 851
Views: 51,062
Posted By blastermaster
Interesting how the pdf shows 6 upfiring speaker...

Interesting how the pdf shows 6 upfiring speaker modules. 7.1.6 is probably just around the corner, if not 9.1.6. FFS this hobby is expensive.
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