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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-26-2015, 11:18 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
There was a major improvement this year in the...

There was a major improvement this year in the design of the Marantz proprietary HDAM preamp circuits, which nominally improves their high frequency response. Maybe that's where the rumor started....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-26-2015, 07:00 AM
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Views: 160,107
Posted By Selden Ball
What about their NA series?

What about their NA series?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-26-2015, 06:55 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
A slight clarification: in a 9.2.4 configuration,...

A slight clarification: in a 9.2.4 configuration, the Front Wides are silent when using Atmos and Dolby Surround. They are not used as clones or ambience. The Front Wides are used by DTS Neo:X, in...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-25-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 349
Posted By Selden Ball
It's good to know you managed to get most stuff...

It's good to know you managed to get most stuff working.

Sometimes the TV's internal 4K upscaling works best, sometimes the AVR's, and sometimes the best 4K upscaling is in the disc player. You...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   03-25-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 22,141
Posted By Selden Ball
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-25-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 349
Posted By Selden Ball
Verify that you're using the correct HDMI port on...

Verify that you're using the correct HDMI port on the TV itself. Only one of the TV's HDMI ports has ARC. It should have an "ARC" label next to it. That's the only TV port which can provide an audio...
Forum: HDTV Programming   03-25-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 666
Posted By Selden Ball
That's certainly my hope. I'm also hoping they...

That's certainly my hope. I'm also hoping they have reasonably good writers, better than most remakes. Just copying another show as they've done so far doesn't take much creativity. :(
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-25-2015, 10:34 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
"They" in this case is Emotiva. They currently...

"They" in this case is Emotiva. They currently sell the XMC-1 7.1 channel surround-sound pre/pro which lists for $2K and which incorporates a limited version of Dirac Live room correction.

Emotiva...
Forum: HDTV Programming   03-25-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 666
Posted By Selden Ball
If you really want to know the answers to your...

If you really want to know the answers to your questions now, you should watch the French version of the program.

So far the remake has been faithfully following the plots of each of the episodes...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-25-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 349
Posted By Selden Ball
If ARC doesn't work, than you need an optical (or...

If ARC doesn't work, than you need an optical (or coax) audio connection from the TV to the receiver.

Both receiver and TV have to support the feature named ARC (Audio Return Channel) for sound to...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   03-25-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 22,141
Posted By Selden Ball
Great! Do you have a copy of "Mockingjay...

Great!

Do you have a copy of "Mockingjay Part 1" that you can use to stress-test it?

I've been thinking about upgrading my older Sony S590 to one of these, but if Mockingjay has audio dropouts...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-25-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 48
Posted By Selden Ball
No reason. Be sure to run the calibration...

No reason.

Be sure to run the calibration procedure after you've connected them so that the sound levels are set correctly.

Of course, since the AVR doesn't know that's what you've done, the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-24-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 349
Posted By Selden Ball
I think so. You have to have more than 5 posts to...

I think so. You have to have more than 5 posts to AVS, I think, in order to be allowed to include attachments and URLs.
When responding to a post, there should be a section below the text entry box...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-24-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 48
Posted By Selden Ball
Top Front and Front Height are not an allowed...

Top Front and Front Height are not an allowed combination of overhead speakers: they're too close together.

Front Wide speakers are not used by Dolby Surround, which many people prefer to the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-24-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 106
Posted By Selden Ball
Right.

Right.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-24-2015, 09:13 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
Also, some options don't appear unless you...

Also, some options don't appear unless you actually have an incoming signal. (E.g. the decoder needed for a particular type of input signal.)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-24-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 349
Posted By Selden Ball
It'll provide correct surround-sound for the...

It'll provide correct surround-sound for the people sitting in-between the speakers. Some movies might sound a little strange to the people sitting on the "wrong side" of the speakers. In general,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-23-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 349
Posted By Selden Ball
When sold as a package, a "receiver with...

When sold as a package, a "receiver with speakers" usually is called a "Home Theater in a Box", so you'll probably get more responses in the subforum...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   03-23-2015, 05:13 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 22,141
Posted By Selden Ball
Authorized D+M (Denon & Marantz) resellers are...

Authorized D+M (Denon & Marantz) resellers are only allowed to publish MSRP. However, if you contact them directly they can quote a much lower price. A few resellers (Crutchfield and Best Buy in...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-22-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 6,733
Views: 311,173
Posted By Selden Ball
Keith, The ECO mode seems to apply only to...

Keith,

The ECO mode seems to apply only to the amps. For example, it is not an available option in the D+M pre/pros.

Since you aren't using your 5200's amps, ECO mode shouldn't have any effect...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-22-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 67
Posted By Selden Ball
Another workaround would be to connect the...

Another workaround would be to connect the speakers that are in adjacent rooms to the same speaker outputs as are used in the main room, and not to use the Zone 2 outputs for them. That way, they'd...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-22-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 22,367
Views: 896,705
Posted By Selden Ball
How about pre/pros? Like the Denon...

How about pre/pros?

Like the Denon AVP-A1HDCI.

Of course, it was one which was sold as being upgradeable.

Others are listed at http://usa.denon.com/us/downloads/productupdates
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-20-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 99
Posted By Selden Ball
The power ratings of speakers are for the maximum...

The power ratings of speakers are for the maximum amount of power that your amps can be allowed to deliver to them, not how much they need. In other words, if you exceed those ratings, the speakers...
Forum: Latest Industry News   03-20-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 742
Views: 42,268
Posted By Selden Ball
My impression when it was first announced was...

My impression when it was first announced was that they were not planning to replace the 5200 this year, but that they changed their minds later. Of course, we really won't know for sure until its...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-20-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 99
Posted By Selden Ball
If you're interested in the possibility of...

If you're interested in the possibility of upgrading to an Atmos (overhead) speaker configuration then the SR7009 would be more appropriate than the SR7008.

A couple of notes:

AV Science no...
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