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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-29-2014, 12:58 PM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
Purchase a "powered" sub which is designed to...

Purchase a "powered" sub which is designed to work with the AVR ---> http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_id=109&cp_id=10906&cs_id=1090602&p_id=9723&seq=1&format=2
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-29-2014, 12:53 PM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
The rule of thumb is to spend about 1/4 - 1/3 of...

The rule of thumb is to spend about 1/4 - 1/3 of the budget on the AVR and 2/3 - 3/4 on the 5.1 speaker setup. So you're looking at about $400 on the AVR and $800 on the 5.1 speaker setup. The Def...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-29-2014, 12:42 PM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
The X4000 has been one of D&M's most popular...

The X4000 has been one of D&M's most popular models, so if there is any inventory left when the X4100W is released in Sep, that is when there would likely be any sale at Best Buy, although as the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-29-2014, 10:29 AM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
^^ I would call Huppins first and ask them if...

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I would call Huppins first and ask them if they are authorized and if it can be confirmed. AV Science is an authorized Onkyo dealer but we are not listed on Onkyo's website either. The...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-29-2014, 10:00 AM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
ARC = Audio Return Channel

ARC = Audio Return Channel
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-29-2014, 09:59 AM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
You'll have to confirm with the TV Owner's...

You'll have to confirm with the TV Owner's manual. Many TVs will only pass 2.0 over ARC but will allow 5.1 on the optical connection.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-29-2014, 07:33 AM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
^^ That's actually quite good. To ensure...

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That's actually quite good. To ensure sufficient headroom you may want to set the Volume Limit to -10db/70 just to ensure no one can raise it above that level.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-29-2014, 04:43 AM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
Depends on your budget, but generally lower level...

Depends on your budget, but generally lower level models do not have pre-outs; however, at only 50W, you can likely forgo using the amp and just use the new AVR without any loss of power.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-29-2014, 04:39 AM
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Your mate is correct. Send the DNP-720 back as...

Your mate is correct. Send the DNP-720 back as it is redundant. I'm sure one of the forum members can make a NAS HDD recommendation.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-29-2014, 03:04 AM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
^^ Does the TUNER work? Do the devices all...

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Does the TUNER work? Do the devices all pass audio when connected directly to the TV?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-29-2014, 02:59 AM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
^^ Purchase a Harmony remote and download the...

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Purchase a Harmony remote and download the 2807 remote codes from the Logitech website.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-29-2014, 02:50 AM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
You can use the Audyssey LFC setting to tame the...

You can use the Audyssey LFC setting to tame the lower bass frequencies so as not to disturb the neighbors.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-29-2014, 02:43 AM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
There are currently only two Denon models with...

There are currently only two Denon models with Audyssey Sub EQ HT .... X4000 and 4520CI. The lowest 2014 model will be the X4100W. Note however, that as long as you have identical subs that are...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-29-2014, 02:38 AM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
^^ You should expect to get to maybe -30db/50,...

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You should expect to get to maybe -30db/50, perhaps a little higher. Best to simply slowly raise the volume until it shuts down and then you'll know the max level. You'll also want to set the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-29-2014, 02:33 AM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
Either of the X2000 or X3000 would make for an...

Either of the X2000 or X3000 would make for an excellent choice, selecting the X3000 only if you need the extra features/inputs/outputs over what is offered on the X2000.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-29-2014, 02:30 AM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
^^ Sure. As with any TV, it will simply...

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Sure. As with any TV, it will simply upscale a signal to its fixed frame resolution capability.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-29-2014, 02:25 AM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
You can likely find a Denon X2000 on clearance...

You can likely find a Denon X2000 on clearance for what it would cost to replace the HDMI board of he 2112CI.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-29-2014, 02:13 AM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
The current Denon flagship model, 4520CI just...

The current Denon flagship model, 4520CI just came off a recent reduction in MSRP under your budget and would be an excellent choice using Audyssey MultEQ XT32.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-28-2014, 06:25 PM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
^^ Does the TUNER work? Try different HDMI...

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Does the TUNER work? Try different HDMI cables. Do the devices all pass audio when connected directly to the TV?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-28-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 488
Posted By jdsmoothie
^^ Not a viable solution if the TV only passes...

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Not a viable solution if the TV only passes stereo 2.0 audio via ARC as most do.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-28-2014, 06:16 PM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
^^ Perhaps 1.5x would be more reasonable? ...

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Perhaps 1.5x would be more reasonable? :rolleyes: Just depends on the makeup of your sub. Why did you have to reset the speaker volume levels? Are you using a SPL meter to confirm they...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-28-2014, 06:04 PM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
The on board amps will always be active. No way...

The on board amps will always be active. No way to shut them down.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-28-2014, 06:03 PM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
This feature has yet to be implemented on any...

This feature has yet to be implemented on any device.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-28-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 488
Posted By jdsmoothie
In addition to dropping XT32, the Onkyo video...

In addition to dropping XT32, the Onkyo video implementation can only pass HDMI 2.0 video at HDMI 1.4 bandwidth levels, so not a perfect solution even with XT32. Also Audyssey + Atmos requires more...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-28-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By jdsmoothie
^^ The replacement for the SR7008 is the SR7009...

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The replacement for the SR7008 is the SR7009 due out in September while the replacement for the 4520CI is the X7200W due out in December. Neither will be HDCP 2.2 compliant so will not be able...
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