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Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   12-02-2016, 04:31 PM
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Posted By pbarach
My vote FOR 5.1 on HBO Now is based on the app on...

My vote FOR 5.1 on HBO Now is based on the app on my Roku. I didn't consider that other devices might have different audio capabilities for HBO Now. So I am revising my response: HBO Now has 5.1...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-02-2016, 04:28 PM
Replies: 2,840
Views: 209,825
Posted By pbarach
I had a couple of inexpensive BluRay players ten...

I had a couple of inexpensive BluRay players ten years ago, both of them with 7.1 analog outputs. They took forever to load a BluRay, and neither of them did a very good job in upscaling DVDs. Yes,...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   12-01-2016, 07:53 PM
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Posted By pbarach
Yes, same audio quality that you get when you...

Yes, same audio quality that you get when you warch HBO or Cinemax over cable.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-01-2016, 03:48 PM
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Posted By pbarach
I have used my 103 as a preamp to an external...

I have used my 103 as a preamp to an external amp, and I found it was not as good as using my Denon x4000 as the pre-pro.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-29-2016, 03:03 PM
Replies: 24,611
Views: 1,957,040
Posted By pbarach
I thought about it, but after seeing a number of...

I thought about it, but after seeing a number of posts from people who felt it muddied up the dialogue and sound among the front speakers, I decided against trying it.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-27-2016, 04:22 PM
Replies: 12,603
Views: 908,323
Posted By pbarach
I wonder about that, because I had this problem...

I wonder about that, because I had this problem about six months after I bought the unit. I shipped it for warranty repair. They couldn't duplicate the problem, dusted it out, and mailed it back....
Forum: Blu-ray Players   11-27-2016, 10:41 AM
Replies: 24,127
Views: 1,881,442
Posted By pbarach
When I play SACDs that were recorded in DSD...

When I play SACDs that were recorded in DSD (e.g., all of the Telarcs that aren't Soundstream) my my Oppo 103, my Denon x4000 receiver shows the incoming file as 88.2 kHz. Is that correct?? The 103...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-27-2016, 07:14 AM
Replies: 12,603
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Posted By pbarach
Why does the front panel display on my x4000 show...

Why does the front panel display on my x4000 show 88.2 kHz when I'm playing an SACD on my Oppo 103? The Oppo player is set to Bitstream and is outputting the sound file as LPCM (not DSD) via HDMI....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-26-2016, 04:00 PM
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Posted By pbarach
This is a known problem that a number of people...

This is a known problem that a number of people have reported. If parts are available, it's repairable.

These units have a 3-year warranty in the US (not sure about Canada), and many credit card...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   11-25-2016, 08:06 PM
Replies: 4,499
Views: 348,785
Posted By pbarach
I just finished the last episode today. I was...

I just finished the last episode today. I was absorbed, start to finish, over the entire ten hours. I'm guessing this will get a ton of award nominations, well-deserved.
Forum: Speakers   11-14-2016, 04:49 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,345
Posted By pbarach
Well, my experience is different. I have an...

Well, my experience is different. I have an excellent Samsung clothes dryer, AND....
it plays Schubert (Die Forelle) when my clothes are done :)
Forum: Blu-ray Players   11-13-2016, 05:59 AM
Replies: 24,127
Views: 1,881,442
Posted By pbarach
I don't know what FW1220 is, but I know you can't...

I don't know what FW1220 is, but I know you can't get older versions of smartphone apps.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   11-10-2016, 04:24 PM
Replies: 24,127
Views: 1,881,442
Posted By pbarach
I like my Oppo 103 for things other than...

I like my Oppo 103 for things other than streaming apps, such as disc play and the ability to stream all kinds of files from a PC on my home network. I use the Netflix app often and the Vudu app...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   11-07-2016, 05:05 PM
Replies: 4,499
Views: 348,785
Posted By pbarach
Although the reviewers concluded, "Meh," I really...

Although the reviewers concluded, "Meh," I really enjoyed the latest Christopher Guest mockumentary Mascots, especially the bizarre mascot acts (the movie is about a sports mascot competition).

I...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-05-2016, 02:55 PM
Replies: 24,611
Views: 1,957,040
Posted By pbarach
One thing to keep in mind is that if you have...

One thing to keep in mind is that if you have Audyssey turned on, high-resolution files are downsampled to a sample rate of 48 kHz. Denon and other AVR makers have made that choice, since a higher...
Forum: Official AVS Forum® Blu-ray Disc Reviews   11-04-2016, 01:55 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,939
Posted By pbarach
I don't have a 3D monitor, but I've enjoyed the...

I don't have a 3D monitor, but I've enjoyed the two-dimensional BD. I know that few 3D TVs are being sold, so I'm surprised that the studios are still taking the trouble to release 3D versions of...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-24-2016, 04:31 PM
Replies: 12,603
Views: 908,323
Posted By pbarach
That's not the problem. I've had the...

That's not the problem.

I've had the receiver power cord out all day. I reinserted the power cord and the receiver went on without my pushing any buttons. The dial read, AV SURROUND RECEIVER and...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-24-2016, 03:19 PM
Replies: 12,603
Views: 908,323
Posted By pbarach
How to do reset when you can't turn off the power...

How to do reset when you can't turn off the power

My x4000 suddenly stopped responding to the POWER commands, either on the remote or on the face of the unit. When POWER is pressed, the display...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-23-2016, 01:15 PM
Replies: 1,780
Views: 46,343
Posted By pbarach
I could be wrong, but I think that if you want to...

I could be wrong, but I think that if you want to hear DSD converted directly to analog without a prior conversion to PCM, you have to use Pure Direct. When bass management is in use, the incoming...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-23-2016, 08:09 AM
Replies: 1,780
Views: 46,343
Posted By pbarach
Doesn't Denon's Pure Direct also shut off bass...

Doesn't Denon's Pure Direct also shut off bass management, leaving all speakers at full range (LARGE) and also sending the low frequencies from all of the channels to the subwoofer?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-14-2016, 04:59 AM
Replies: 1,780
Views: 46,343
Posted By pbarach
Dynamic EQ does not boost the volume of the front...

Dynamic EQ does not boost the volume of the front left and front right channels. It does not boost the volume of the center channel.
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   10-03-2016, 03:51 PM
Replies: 4,499
Views: 348,785
Posted By pbarach
How far are you into the series? I wasn't wowed...

How far are you into the series? I wasn't wowed by Episode 1, although I liked the character from his Jessica Jones days.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-02-2016, 02:10 PM
Replies: 1,780
Views: 46,343
Posted By pbarach
The changes in clarity based on moving your body...

The changes in clarity based on moving your body are probably due to the uneven vertical dispersion of your tweeter, I'm guessing.

I followed most of Gary's suggestions, allowing for having a...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   10-02-2016, 05:54 AM
Replies: 24,127
Views: 1,881,442
Posted By pbarach
Yes, they dp repairs. Check their website for...

Yes, they dp repairs. Check their website for details.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-01-2016, 08:28 PM
Replies: 1,780
Views: 46,343
Posted By pbarach
^^ Thanks to both of you for your helpful...

^^
Thanks to both of you for your helpful responses. Assuming it rains lightly tomorrow and people aren't running their mowers and weed-whackers, I'll try a calibration in the morning.
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