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Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-24-2015, 12:10 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 1,832
Posted By J_Palmer_Cass
Funny thing about 3D video. I own a 3D TV and...

Funny thing about 3D video. I own a 3D TV and BLuray player, yet I have never watched a single 3D movie on my system.
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-24-2015, 12:06 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 1,832
Posted By J_Palmer_Cass
That's what I thought. PCM does not allow you to...

That's what I thought. PCM does not allow you to properly decode the Atmos sound track, so why would you set your player to PCM if you own an Atmos disk and an Atmos sound system?
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-23-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 283
Posted By J_Palmer_Cass
How long are your USB 3.0 cables?

How long are your USB 3.0 cables?
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-23-2015, 05:40 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 1,832
Posted By J_Palmer_Cass
So, what is the recommended setting for Atmos...

So, what is the recommended setting for Atmos content in the typical Bluray player, PCM or bit stream?

Will you get the same multi channel reproduction with either setting?

Will standard DD /...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-22-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 1,832
Posted By J_Palmer_Cass
If you set your Bluray player to PCM, how many...

If you set your Bluray player to PCM, how many discrete channels are there? I thought that PCM only gives you 2 discrete channels of audio?
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-22-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 1,832
Posted By J_Palmer_Cass
Just because you (meaning you personally) do not...

Just because you (meaning you personally) do not need a huge 3-way speaker does not mean much. You will probably use huge 2 way speakers on your ceiling to match the rest of your system;)
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-22-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 1,832
Posted By J_Palmer_Cass
Considering the fact that there are only 4 Atmos...

Considering the fact that there are only 4 Atmos Bluray releases so far, there is no compelling reason to "upgrade" to an Atmos receiver at this point in time.

In addition with DTS-X coming out in...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-22-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 1,832
Posted By J_Palmer_Cass
That's silly. There is a vocal camp on AVS...

That's silly.

There is a vocal camp on AVS that demands over the top loudness capabilities along with a vague sound quality for an audio system. You should know who they are by now. When they...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-22-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 1,832
Posted By J_Palmer_Cass
It remains to be seen how much and what type of...

It remains to be seen how much and what type of speaker you need for the "ceiling" speakers.

I can't move my surround speakers lower for similar reasons that you gave for your room. I also like...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-22-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 1,832
Posted By J_Palmer_Cass
DSU is not the issue on this thread. Atmos is...

DSU is not the issue on this thread. Atmos is not DSU. What will be the name of the DTS-X version of DSU? Regardless, you don't need "ceiling" speakers to use DSU. You can not use DSU with Atmos...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-21-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 416
Posted By J_Palmer_Cass
"One ground" is easier said than done. ...

"One ground" is easier said than done.


Try a cheater plug on your EP4000 subwoofer amplifier. That is just as easy to say as it is to do!!
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-21-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 416
Posted By J_Palmer_Cass
I would try the cheater plug anyhow. If the hum...

I would try the cheater plug anyhow. If the hum goes away, that proves that the subwoofer amplifier is the main problem.

I doubt that there is any significant safety issue using the cheater plug...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-21-2015, 04:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 159
Posted By J_Palmer_Cass
You can not do what you are trying to do. If...

You can not do what you are trying to do.

If you connect the HDMI output from the cable box direct to the TV HDMI input, you can use the optical audio from the TV to the AVR. However, when you...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-20-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 1,832
Posted By J_Palmer_Cass
That is the theatrical release list, and as such...

That is the theatrical release list, and as such the list does not apply to in home content.

How many of those Atmos movies are presently available for in home use including the home Atmos...
Forum: Post Testing Area   01-20-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 17
Posted By J_Palmer_Cass
Test Atmos poll based on your age!

Just wondering how much interest there is in an installed Atmos products by age of the user.

If you have installed a full Atmos system with ceiling speakers, then post you age under "presently...
Forum: Post Testing Area   01-20-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 21
Posted By J_Palmer_Cass
Atmos poll based on your age!

Just wondering how much interest there is in an installed Atmos products by age of the user.

If you have installed a full Atmos system with ceiling speakers, then post you age under "presently...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-20-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 1,832
Posted By J_Palmer_Cass
How about installation costs for wiring for...

How about installation costs for wiring for ceiling speakers, moving "high" surround speakers down to a "lower" placement and damage to real estate by doing the retrofit? The cost of the new...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-20-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 1,832
Posted By J_Palmer_Cass
Scott, I am waiting for Back to the Future to be...

Scott, I am waiting for Back to the Future to be remixed in Atmos. Or will it be DTS:X? Is it a 7.4.28 mix with extended bass? Oh my, I have to wait for 4K video so I need a new X,Y and Z to make...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-20-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 1,832
Posted By J_Palmer_Cass
That's what I did. The only difference is I...

That's what I did. The only difference is I saved a lot of money by not purchasing a new Atmos AVR in order to not use Dolby Atmos!

There are still almost no Atmos titles available to the...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-20-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 1,832
Posted By J_Palmer_Cass
I am going to wait for the future. Then I can go...

I am going to wait for the future. Then I can go back to the future.

Does it really matter to the consumer how movies are mixed or mastered?

Today there are what two Atmos encoded movies...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-20-2015, 06:10 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 1,832
Posted By J_Palmer_Cass
Fad until you see Atmos and DSU in every AVR. ...

Fad until you see Atmos and DSU in every AVR.

I will take it for free, but I will not pay up for it (higher end AVR) since I will not install ceiling speakers in any of my rooms.
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   01-13-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 444
Posted By J_Palmer_Cass
My ratio of home recorded movies to purchased...

My ratio of home recorded movies to purchased content is about 10 commercial DVDs to each home recorded movie. I tend to record older movies (40's and 50's) that can not be purchased on DVD or...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   01-11-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 444
Posted By J_Palmer_Cass
Just wondering. How many of those 15,000 DVD's...

Just wondering. How many of those 15,000 DVD's have you watched since you converted them to DVD?

How many of them do you think you will ever watch in the future?

How much of that content is /...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-04-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 18,300
Views: 724,888
Posted By J_Palmer_Cass
I am going to pass on this entire Atmos ceiling...

I am going to pass on this entire Atmos ceiling speaker gimmickry for a while. There is still not enough home Atmos content available to make a conclusion on how the mixers employed "proper mixing...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-30-2014, 02:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 194
Posted By J_Palmer_Cass
I thought that my BATL main board was bad, but...

I thought that my BATL main board was bad, but eventually the firmware loaded. There was no indication of any type on whether the USB flash drive was working or not.

Did you follow the firmware...
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