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Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   10-30-2016, 11:37 AM
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Posted By David Shapiro
Hi Adidadi, I read your posts regarding the...

Hi Adidadi,
I read your posts regarding the Sony 5000 with great interest.
Do you think that its a case of not being ready for prime time?
Thanks,
David
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   10-13-2016, 07:38 AM
Replies: 11,068
Views: 523,246
Posted By David Shapiro
Does anybody know if the Atmos upgrade can be...

Does anybody know if the Atmos upgrade can be done by us or does the unit need to be sent in?
Thanks,
David
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   09-27-2016, 12:25 PM
Replies: 11,068
Views: 523,246
Posted By David Shapiro
You're absolutely right about this forum. It's...

You're absolutely right about this forum. It's also cost me a lot of money 😄.

David
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   09-27-2016, 12:23 PM
Replies: 11,068
Views: 523,246
Posted By David Shapiro
Thanks much to both of you. Now we just need the...

Thanks much to both of you. Now we just need the software. Hint, hint.
David
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   09-26-2016, 09:05 AM
Replies: 11,068
Views: 523,246
Posted By David Shapiro
Has anybody given any thought as to how to best...

Has anybody given any thought as to how to best implement Atmos when the software comes out? I finally got my rear speakers up and running in a 7.1 config with all the subs on one output( thanks Mark...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   09-21-2016, 09:23 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,411
Posted By David Shapiro
Can anybody tell me what the differences between...

Can anybody tell me what the differences between the Insight Laser 4K and the current 2K models will be, on a practical basis?

Thanks,
David
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   09-15-2016, 07:58 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 7,979
Posted By David Shapiro
Price, availability of the Oppo? Thanks, David

Price, availability of the Oppo?
Thanks,
David
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   09-15-2016, 07:56 PM
Replies: 2,039
Views: 94,884
Posted By David Shapiro
Has anybody seen how the projector does on 3D? i...

Has anybody seen how the projector does on 3D? i have a 10 foot wide screen, and
i know that 3D takes a lot of lumens.
Thanks,
David
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   08-23-2016, 07:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 366
Posted By David Shapiro
Wow, Mark! You have one great system. Were you...

Wow, Mark! You have one great system.
Were you by any chance the high bidder on the recent E-Bay auction for the extremes?
I followed that with great interest.
David
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   08-01-2016, 06:55 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,727
Posted By David Shapiro
My previous projector was a 3-chip Dpi 260 HC....

My previous projector was a 3-chip Dpi 260 HC. That bulb didn't last a few thousand hours. With the amount of use we gave it, it dimmed within a few months. As with everything in life, it all depends...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   08-01-2016, 06:16 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,727
Posted By David Shapiro
I bought a demo DPI Cine M-1000 2 years ago. We...

I bought a demo DPI Cine M-1000 2 years ago. We use our projector as our main TV. My son games on it. It could use more contrast, but for our needs, it works very well.Set and forget has a lot going...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   07-20-2016, 09:27 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 5,352
Posted By David Shapiro
I love mine. It's our primary TV. David

I love mine. It's our primary TV.
David
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   07-13-2016, 02:50 PM
Replies: 11,068
Views: 523,246
Posted By David Shapiro
I have an Aurender N10. It goes straight to my...

I have an Aurender N10. It goes straight to my Theta through an AES/EBU XLR connection. Sounds great and you avoid all the signal handling by different devices.
I can't compare it anything else,...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   03-29-2016, 10:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By David Shapiro
Any plans for Sony to update their models?

I'm asking since the VW 1100 is within the realm of possibility, while the 5000 isn't (winning the lottery excepted). I'd be interested in a new version with updated HDMI, ETC.
David
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   02-21-2016, 09:55 PM
Replies: 11,068
Views: 523,246
Posted By David Shapiro
Actually, you should find a different metaphor...

Actually, you should find a different metaphor than high-performance cars. Almost all of them, Ferrari, Porsche, BMW , Audi to name a few, have abandoned manual shifting for automatic or...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   01-28-2016, 01:54 PM
Replies: 11,068
Views: 523,246
Posted By David Shapiro
Unfortunately, i can't help you with...

Unfortunately, i can't help you with multichannel. I have used a computer based server of one flavor or another for several years. I am very happy with the Aurender through the CB4, in no small part...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   01-28-2016, 01:52 PM
Replies: 11,068
Views: 523,246
Posted By David Shapiro
Thanks for your kind comments. I haven't done any...

Thanks for your kind comments. I haven't done any upgrading for a while. It can be very addictive. And expensive. I have to say that I'm very happy with the direction of my system. now, if only Mark...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   01-07-2016, 10:51 PM
Replies: 11,068
Views: 523,246
Posted By David Shapiro
After getting my Control 4 to play nicely with...

After getting my Control 4 to play nicely with the Casablanca, I've seen started to listen to a lot of music using the Aurender N10 through the D3 DACs.
Outstanding! Bass management and Dirac Live...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   01-01-2016, 10:59 AM
Replies: 922
Views: 51,237
Posted By David Shapiro
I had that type of setup for many years. I've...

I had that type of setup for many years. I've abandoned it now, as you know, for a setup using my processor as my preamp. In my situation, I get better sound, soundstage, separation, depth, etc.,...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   12-31-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 11,068
Views: 523,246
Posted By David Shapiro
I went through a number of speaker iterations. I...

I went through a number of speaker iterations. I started with Focal , went through a speaker called Avalon Osiris, really a lab test bed for the Eidolons. Then I went full Dynaudio, with Temptation...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   12-17-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,416
Posted By David Shapiro
Aurender N10 running into Theta Casablanca 4 with...

Aurender N10 running into Theta Casablanca 4 with Extreme D3
DACs and Dirac. Outstanding!
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   12-16-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 11,068
Views: 523,246
Posted By David Shapiro
Not yet. I wanted to get all of my CD's loaded...

Not yet. I wanted to get all of my CD's loaded first.
David
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   12-16-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 11,068
Views: 523,246
Posted By David Shapiro
Yesterday, Mark Seaton spent about 7 or 8 hours...

Yesterday, Mark Seaton spent about 7 or 8 hours calibrating the subs and generating the Dirac curve for the room. At Craig Shumer's suggestion, he did the calibration with the screen up, as in music...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   12-14-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 93
Posted By David Shapiro
Which set of surrounds have more info, side or rear?

Trying to upgrade from 5.1 to 7.1 which set of speakers carry more auditory input? I'm asking since I don't have identical speakers, and I want the more elaborate pair to be on the most active...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   12-14-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 11,068
Views: 523,246
Posted By David Shapiro
So you store the different curves n your laptop....

So you store the different curves n your laptop. Any way
to store them in the Casablanca?
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