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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-21-2014, 03:41 PM
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Posted By batpig
Fascinating. I'll have to recheck that scene. I...

Fascinating. I'll have to recheck that scene. I only have 5.1.2 (front Dolby) so that is another variable to consider.

Keith, you should test this scene as well since you have 5.1.4.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-21-2014, 02:58 PM
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Posted By batpig
How is somebody's subjective assessment of...

How is somebody's subjective assessment of AWESOME an "over hyping", especially since everyone else who has actually made the move is in full agreement. I challenge you to find ONE person who has...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-21-2014, 02:22 PM
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Posted By batpig
That was actually a scene I noted as NOT making...

That was actually a scene I noted as NOT making good use of the overheads. For example, when they are clinging to the cables and the jet plane flies from the distance and then passes directly over...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-21-2014, 02:07 PM
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Posted By batpig
Um, I wasn't responding to you. The person to...

Um, I wasn't responding to you. The person to whom I was responding WAS missing that. It's a common misconception to say "I already have a 9.1 system with front heights, can I add four Atmos...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-21-2014, 01:46 PM
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Posted By batpig
The HDMI 2.0 chipsets available now gave...

The HDMI 2.0 chipsets available now gave manufacturers two imperfect options. Either HDMI 2.0 with full bandwidth support (for expanded colorspace) or HDMI 2.0 with HDCP 2.2 but the same lower...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-21-2014, 11:49 AM
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Posted By batpig
Audyssey is a company. The thing for which they...

Audyssey is a company. The thing for which they are most famous is their automatic calibration / room correction software, which is called MultEQ. They also have other technologies in your receiver...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-21-2014, 11:46 AM
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Posted By batpig
No, you are basically screwed with respect to...

No, you are basically screwed with respect to Atmos if you are not willing to place at least a pair of surrounds at a lower level. There is no point in Atmos if there is literally zero vertical...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-21-2014, 11:40 AM
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Posted By batpig
One important thing you are missing is that...

One important thing you are missing is that heights ARE considered to be "ceiling speakers" according to Atmos. The Atmos layout makes a distinction between listener level and elevated speaker...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-21-2014, 11:11 AM
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Posted By batpig
Most seem to feel 5.1.4 is a better allocation of...

Most seem to feel 5.1.4 is a better allocation of resources than 7.1.2 anyway, and if you have trouble accommodating surr.back speakers then that makes it a no brainer.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-21-2014, 10:50 AM
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Posted By batpig
Yes, this is possible with the X5200. Note...

Yes, this is possible with the X5200. Note however that the Setup Wizard kind of screws this up (known issue) as it whiffs on the "Pre-out" setting even if you tell it you are using external amps...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-21-2014, 10:47 AM
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Posted By batpig
Yeah, that's the default state and is the one...

Yeah, that's the default state and is the one typically illustrated in the manual. They can't illustrate 100% of the possible connection options, too many permutations. But rest assured, you can...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-21-2014, 10:38 AM
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Posted By batpig
Not sure which model you have, but the X4100...

Not sure which model you have, but the X4100 doesn't have speaker posts for Height2 and thus the second set of ceiling speakers (whether Top Middle, Top Rear, or Rear Height) must be connected to an...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-20-2014, 08:39 PM
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Posted By batpig
Fair point, Stu's gonna spank me for forgetting...

Fair point, Stu's gonna spank me for forgetting about the Sherwood!
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-20-2014, 06:08 PM
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Posted By batpig
DSU works on any standard input signal. Just push...

DSU works on any standard input signal. Just push any of the movie / music / game surround mode buttons on the remote and [+ Dolby Surround] should be one of the options.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-20-2014, 05:18 PM
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Posted By batpig
The crossover in receivers is always two sides,...

The crossover in receivers is always two sides, HPF on the speaker side and LPF on the subwoofer side. Each channel (excepting LFE) receives a full bandwidth signal. The crossover frequency...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-20-2014, 05:02 PM
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Posted By batpig
To all the people hoping for the exact positional...

To all the people hoping for the exact positional mapping, thinking this is going to be some panacea for poor speaker placement a la Trinnov remapping.... do we really have any actual evidence this...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-20-2014, 04:40 PM
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Posted By batpig
Not sure what you mean by "separate setup" but...

Not sure what you mean by "separate setup" but you can simply disable Audyssey which will turn off MultEQ filters and all other Audyssey stuff (Dynamic EQ, Volume etc). Distances, levels speaker...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-20-2014, 04:38 PM
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Posted By batpig
Let's clear something up here. A crossover is,...

Let's clear something up here. A crossover is, by definition, TWO sides. An HPF and and LPF. When you set a specific speaker to an 80Hz crossover, it is setting BOTH an 80Hz HPF on the speaker...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-20-2014, 04:33 PM
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Posted By batpig
Definitely lessens the appeal of the Auro3D...

Definitely lessens the appeal of the Auro3D upgrade when you basically have to make a choice between a fully implemented Atmos layout or an Auro layout. You can't run 4 elevated speakers with both...
Forum: Audio Gear   10-20-2014, 10:09 AM
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Posted By batpig
Just to be clear, because I've had a couple of...

Just to be clear, because I've had a couple of last minute hail mary lowballs -- this item was SOLD LOCALLY and is no longer for sale. Thanks everyone for your interest :)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-20-2014, 07:44 AM
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Posted By batpig
It's supposed to just be a "shortcut" to the SW...

It's supposed to just be a "shortcut" to the SW global channel volume (as distinct from the Option / Ch Level menu which is input specific). So it's odd what you report.

I'll admit to not having...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-19-2014, 09:23 PM
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Posted By batpig
1. Extra distance is due to digital filters in...

1. Extra distance is due to digital filters in the subwoofer. Did you enable the "direct" or crossover bypass mode on the SVS? If not that would definitely explain the extra distance.

2. I think...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-19-2014, 04:01 PM
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Posted By batpig
For sure. Soft subtle cues I could be on board...

For sure. Soft subtle cues I could be on board with. But dead silence most of the time in the overheads? Just seems odd to me.

And even when there are some overhead effects, they tend to be pretty...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-19-2014, 04:00 PM
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Posted By batpig
Not sure if you are being facetious or not but...

Not sure if you are being facetious or not but all the action takes place on earths surface.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-19-2014, 01:31 PM
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Posted By batpig
I believe you, your professional opinion...

I believe you, your professional opinion certainly quells my conspiracy theory. But you don't find it odd that the overheads are dead silent when the friggin mothership is cruising directly...
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