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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-20-2014, 08:52 PM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
Atmos can have full frequency sound in all...

Atmos can have full frequency sound in all speakers... that's why good bass management is warranted. It's the "enabled" speakers that seem to have a more severe roll off due to one factor or another.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-20-2014, 07:52 PM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
From my understanding, the upfiring "enabled"...

From my understanding, the upfiring "enabled" speakers work best with a fairly flat, reflective ceiling. Your decorative, coffered ceiling with lights in just about every area of the ceiling space...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-20-2014, 07:33 PM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
An amazing theater that will only get better with...

An amazing theater that will only get better with addition of more surrounds and Atmos rendering!!!

Is there a reason you're not going with actual ceiling speakers? Like in-room Triad Silver...
Forum: Latest Industry News   11-20-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 390
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
I don't think 4k Blu-ray will have a rental...

I don't think 4k Blu-ray will have a rental format. It will probably be a lot like laserdisc. Hopefully, without the outrageous prices. There is no reason in the world (except for pure greed) ...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   11-18-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,607
Posted By Dan Hitchman
HDMI to BenQ Toslink optical cable to the...

HDMI to BenQ

Toslink optical cable to the Yamaha for lossy DTS and Dolby Digital 5.1 audio. Though, I don't know if the Yamaha, being 14 years old, will be able to accept 640 kilobits/sec DD,...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   11-18-2014, 05:10 PM
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Views: 6,607
Posted By Dan Hitchman
It'll be helpful, at least in terms of Dolby...

It'll be helpful, at least in terms of Dolby TrueHD lossless if your receiver has analog/RCA 5.1 inputs. It won't help for DTS-HD Master Audio lossless decoding, which a majority of Blu-ray's are...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   11-18-2014, 04:37 PM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
http://esupport.sony.com/p/model-home.pl?mdl=BDPS3...

http://esupport.sony.com/p/model-home.pl?mdl=BDPS300

The latest firmware update was in 2012. I have no idea if some new titles will have issues because the encryption keys are two years old. It...
Forum: Speakers   11-18-2014, 08:09 AM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
Oh, it should be... it should be. ;)

Oh, it should be... it should be. ;)
Forum: Speakers   11-17-2014, 10:45 PM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
Despite what some claim, the closer all your...

Despite what some claim, the closer all your speakers are to being timbre matched, the better and more seamless the overall sonic palette of your system will be. I'd go with the Mini Monitors. The...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-17-2014, 04:38 PM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
And the the young at heart. :wink:

And the the young at heart. :wink:
Forum: Speakers   11-17-2014, 04:05 PM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
I still gotta go with setup #2...

I still gotta go with setup #2 (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) . You're ready with a timbre matched setup from the get go. Just need to pop in the four Gold...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-17-2014, 03:50 PM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
The Dolby Front Enabled selection turns on...

The Dolby Front Enabled selection turns on additional signal processing to enhance the sensation of overhead sound from those particular "enabled" speakers.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-17-2014, 09:38 AM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
One of the main features of object based surround...

One of the main features of object based surround is that objects can be anchored or steered through multiple individual speakers throughout the room. It gives a heightened precision to sound...
Forum: Latest Industry News   11-17-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 19,705
Posted By Dan Hitchman
It's only going to fly if the price of UHD discs...

It's only going to fly if the price of UHD discs aren't inordinately higher than Blu-ray and DVD gets phased out. Three competing physical formats will be absolutely insane on the industry's part.
Forum: Speakers   11-17-2014, 09:10 AM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
Then Paradigm has changed their tune about...

Then Paradigm has changed their tune about phasing out the Studios. Maybe they received some blow back.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-17-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 336
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
We want our greed-based, crappy, nightmarish,...

We want our greed-based, crappy, nightmarish, bankruptcy-enducing healthcare system, dammit! :D
Forum: Speakers   11-17-2014, 09:01 AM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
Let's just say if the Emotiva can't handle that...

Let's just say if the Emotiva can't handle that combination... they should get out of the amp making business. ;)

Yes, there are better amps out there, but I would save that upgrade for a later...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-17-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 14,322
Views: 546,856
Posted By Dan Hitchman
Hmmm... it might behoove you to at least consider...

Hmmm... it might behoove you to at least consider 9.1.4. That's one of the configurations I heard at CEDIA (Steinway/Lyngdorf), in a much larger room, and it was pretty impressive since you do get...
Forum: Speakers   11-16-2014, 10:31 PM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
Gold Omni/SE's. It'll be a more coherent sonic...

Gold Omni/SE's. It'll be a more coherent sonic match with the Gold LCR fronts. Get the matching Gold Omni in-ceilings when you add the overheads.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-16-2014, 08:34 PM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
With a 30' long room I would at least consider...

With a 30' long room I would at least consider pre-wiring for six overhead speakers and some slack to re-position the four you're starting out with. One would think it would be inevitable that this...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-16-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 40,724
Posted By Dan Hitchman
That right there is your problem. ;) Of course,...

That right there is your problem. ;) Of course, Windows 8 is no better at least in terms of the user interface design. If they had gone with Windows 7 with better, faster, more streamlined code,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-16-2014, 05:35 PM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
Maybe it is possible, however it may be kludgey...

Maybe it is possible, however it may be kludgey and less streamlined to implement. Plus companies would rather you have to buy an over $1,000 unit every year or so.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-16-2014, 04:43 PM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
I have no idea if that's even possible. I...

I have no idea if that's even possible.

I have, however, always advocated for an expandable/modular approach to 3D audio products where you can add-on a smaller data-linked unit (with more...
Forum: Speakers   11-16-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 6,573
Views: 464,151
Posted By Dan Hitchman
Just be careful when recommending the Surrounds,...

Just be careful when recommending the Surrounds, as they are dipoles. If anyone is considering Atmos or Auro or DTS immersive sound then those are not recommended.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-16-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 14,322
Views: 546,856
Posted By Dan Hitchman
That is your prerogative to do so. :)

That is your prerogative to do so. :)
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