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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-23-2016, 03:41 PM
Replies: 41,526
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Posted By Selden Ball
Make sure that you have the audio feature...

Make sure that you have the audio feature "secondary audio mix" disabled. It's on by default and defeats bitstreaming, preventing Atmos metadata from getting through. On the Philips player, that's...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-23-2016, 03:18 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 6,855
Posted By Selden Ball
There's no reason to expect that any current...

There's no reason to expect that any current Blu-ray player will produce any better visuals. There were bugs in the 4:2:0 -> 4:2:2 ( and -> RGB) color translation tables of some early models of...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-22-2016, 08:17 AM
Replies: 6,117
Views: 281,158
Posted By Selden Ball
Bass management is handled by the receiver's...

Bass management is handled by the receiver's digital signal processor.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-19-2016, 08:09 AM
Replies: 1,761
Views: 279,421
Posted By Selden Ball
Any current Blu-ray player model should pass...

Any current Blu-ray player model should pass Atmos with no problems, so long as you remember to turn off "secondary audio mix" in the player.

However, some older Blu-ray players don't support...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-17-2016, 08:06 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 37,288
Posted By Selden Ball
One way to eliminate relay clicking is to enable...

One way to eliminate relay clicking is to enable Dolby Surrround or DTS Neural:X upmixing on all input signals. Since those upmixers always make use of all of your speakers, the relays don't have to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-16-2016, 08:02 AM
Replies: 41,526
Views: 1,747,749
Posted By Selden Ball
It seems to me that the Atmos indicator of your...

It seems to me that the Atmos indicator of your Onkyo is buggy. You should consider reporting it to Onkyo.

If you don't have overhead speakers, then there's nothing an Atmos decoder can do for...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-16-2016, 07:26 AM
Replies: 41,526
Views: 1,747,749
Posted By Selden Ball
You haven't said what you're doing about the...

You haven't said what you're doing about the overhead speakers. Atmos requires overheads, at least a 5.1.2 speaker configuration. A 5.1 configuration does not include any overheads, so Atmos is not...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-16-2016, 07:22 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
Make sure you've turned Off the "secondary audio...

Make sure you've turned Off the "secondary audio mix" setting in the player.

Not getting Atmos usually is caused by settings in the disc player which cause it not to be able to bitstream the...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-16-2016, 06:46 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,242
Posted By Selden Ball
Sony has been cutting more and more corners on...

Sony has been cutting more and more corners on their mass-market Blu-ray players every year for the past several years, as have most of their competitors in that price range. :(

The next step up...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-15-2016, 06:51 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,242
Posted By Selden Ball
You're very welcome!

You're very welcome!
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   08-14-2016, 12:46 PM
Replies: 4,850
Views: 224,203
Posted By Selden Ball
Correct. 3D is not part of the 4K spec. 3D will...

Correct. 3D is not part of the 4K spec. 3D will be available only in HD (1080p) format for the foreseeable future.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-14-2016, 12:13 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,242
Posted By Selden Ball
Exactly what titles are you trying to play in...

Exactly what titles are you trying to play in what storage format (original disc, USB thumbdrive, DLNA, ...)?
Older versions of video ripping software were unable to pass through the Atmos metadata,...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-14-2016, 12:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 998
Posted By Selden Ball
Unfortunately, you are correct. So far as I know,...

Unfortunately, you are correct. So far as I know, none of the consumer entertainment manufacturers have implemented that feature of HDMI v2.0.

As best I can determine, you'll have to use...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-12-2016, 10:51 AM
Replies: 6,117
Views: 281,158
Posted By Selden Ball
Unfortunately, the Archive's snapshots are static...

Unfortunately, the Archive's snapshots are static web pages. Their site doesn't run scripts. Sorry.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-12-2016, 10:11 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 37,288
Posted By Selden Ball
Yes. It's called Dolby Surround. When you press...

Yes. It's called Dolby Surround. When you press on the Movie button, for example, it'll be the option with the suffix "+ Surround".

However, D+M equipment currently does not support using Dolby...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-12-2016, 10:01 AM
Replies: 1,182
Views: 39,429
Posted By Selden Ball
It's hardly surprising that OEMs prefer to...

It's hardly surprising that OEMs prefer to provide DVD drives, if only due to cost. Even end-user prices for internal DVD drives are under $20 while BD drives are significantly higher.

Even so, a...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-12-2016, 09:31 AM
Replies: 41,526
Views: 1,747,749
Posted By Selden Ball
I have not the slightest idea, just that, in...

I have not the slightest idea, just that, in principle, it would be possible.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-12-2016, 09:15 AM
Replies: 41,526
Views: 1,747,749
Posted By Selden Ball
My understanding is that there's more to it than...

My understanding is that there's more to it than just "expectation bias". Apparently we tend to associate an event's direction with the direction of the first sound that arrives at our ears.

(My...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-12-2016, 09:00 AM
Replies: 6,117
Views: 281,158
Posted By Selden Ball
Do you know what its URL was? The Internet...

Do you know what its URL was?

The Internet Archive site backs up just about everything that's publicly available several times a year. It's really true that nothing on the Internet is ever lost.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-12-2016, 08:25 AM
Replies: 1,182
Views: 39,429
Posted By Selden Ball
External (USB) DVD and Blu-ray burners are...

External (USB) DVD and Blu-ray burners are readily available (e.g. at Best Buy). There's no need to get internal drives.

They're too big to fit in the ultra-light, ultra-thin laptops that tend to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-10-2016, 03:08 PM
Replies: 6,117
Views: 281,158
Posted By Selden Ball
While LFE+Mains isn't perfect, there are some...

While LFE+Mains isn't perfect, there are some adjustments you can make to improve it. In particular, you can try one of two crossover adjustments to minimize the overlap in bass frequencies between...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-10-2016, 10:57 AM
Replies: 6,117
Views: 281,158
Posted By Selden Ball
You don't have to manually set them to Large when...

You don't have to manually set them to Large when you select Direct or Pure Direct, if that's what you're asking.

When you select Direct or Pure Direct, all of the speakers are treated as if...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-10-2016, 09:41 AM
Replies: 6,117
Views: 281,158
Posted By Selden Ball
You're right of course if multichannel audio is...

You're right of course if multichannel audio is involved.

However, Direct and Pure Direct are most often used by stereo (2.0) enthusiasts, in which case there's no LFE channel available..
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-10-2016, 08:26 AM
Replies: 6,117
Views: 281,158
Posted By Selden Ball
No. If you want the subwoofer to be active,...

No.

If you want the subwoofer to be active, you have to select the option "LFE+Main". That copies the low frequencies to the subwoofer but does not remove them from the main speaker channels.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-10-2016, 08:00 AM
Replies: 771
Views: 38,689
Posted By Selden Ball
Some people claim to be able to hear the...

Some people claim to be able to hear the degredation in audio caused by jitter in the signal. Maybe that's what's going on. Or it's all placebo/expectation bias.
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