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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-09-2016, 11:58 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By Selden Ball
Adding rear overhead speakers does provide...

Adding rear overhead speakers does provide front-to-back panning of overhead sounds which can be quite beneficial in some circumstances. It also provides sounds which are directly above you instead...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-09-2016, 11:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 162
Posted By Selden Ball
How does that impact anything? The Audyssey and...

How does that impact anything? The Audyssey and YPAO are just room measurement tools.... The Yamaha I know just sends out beeps and hums to record acoustics in the room. Why would down-sampling...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-09-2016, 11:34 AM
Replies: 2,086
Views: 82,143
Posted By Selden Ball
Although it's not limited to physical discs,...

Although it's not limited to physical discs, there's already the thread...
Forum: HDTV Programming   02-09-2016, 11:13 AM
Replies: 669
Views: 17,302
Posted By Selden Ball
Sure it did. The sculptor changed the head to a...

Sure it did. The sculptor changed the head to a smiley face! Now there's something stomping around the city rescuing all the lost pets.....
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-09-2016, 09:37 AM
Replies: 2,086
Views: 82,143
Posted By Selden Ball
http://www.avsforum.com/forum/166-lcd-flat-panel-d...

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/166-lcd-flat-panel-displays/2202713-master-list-currently-available-4k-hdr-titles-will-updated-often.html
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-09-2016, 09:12 AM
Replies: 38,163
Views: 1,557,429
Posted By Selden Ball
Without knowing the details it's hard to guess...

Without knowing the details it's hard to guess why that might have happened.

Which titles were involved and where did you get them? Were you able to get Atmos from them through some manual...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-09-2016, 05:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,445
Posted By Selden Ball
That's because many of the people who post a lot...

That's because many of the people who post a lot are avid consumers of A/V equipment. They want it now! Panasonic doesn't even have a manual available yet. :(
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-09-2016, 05:42 AM
Replies: 2,086
Views: 82,143
Posted By Selden Ball
You'll get 7.1 Dolby TrueHD or DTS-HD MA...

You'll get 7.1 Dolby TrueHD or DTS-HD MA depending on the title. You won't lose any of the sounds, though. The overhead sounds are included in the "bed" ear-level channels.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-08-2016, 08:46 PM
Replies: 5,458
Views: 242,682
Posted By Selden Ball
The "Digital Audio Output" should be set to Auto....

The "Digital Audio Output" should be set to Auto.

Also change "BD Audio Mix Setting" from "On" (the default) to "Off".
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-08-2016, 04:28 PM
Replies: 38,163
Views: 1,557,429
Posted By Selden Ball
While actually watching TV (or any other source...

While actually watching TV (or any other source material), press the "Movie" (or Music or Game) button on the remote. You'll be provided a menu of different sound processing options, one of which...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-08-2016, 04:22 PM
Replies: 5,458
Views: 242,682
Posted By Selden Ball
The "Info" button on the receiver's remote shows...

The "Info" button on the receiver's remote shows you what the receiver is being fed.

To see what's actually coming off the disc, press the "Display" button on the Sony player's remote.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-08-2016, 04:16 PM
Replies: 3,324
Views: 176,106
Posted By Selden Ball
All these conspiracy theories are entertaining...

All these conspiracy theories are entertaining but wrong. JDSmoothie has already reported that he was informed by D+M that the lack of "cross-polination" was an unfortunate side effect due to the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-08-2016, 04:11 PM
Replies: 9,991
Views: 483,439
Posted By Selden Ball
One of the major purposes of an Audyssey...

One of the major purposes of an Audyssey calibration is for all of the AVRs to produce the same sound level at the main listening position when their volume controls are set the same. It doesn't...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-08-2016, 04:01 PM
Replies: 5,458
Views: 242,682
Posted By Selden Ball
The audio quality depends on the source material....

The audio quality depends on the source material. In order to answer your question, you have to find out what's actually being provided. Most streaming services provide only lossy Dolby Digital...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-08-2016, 03:37 PM
Replies: 2,086
Views: 82,143
Posted By Selden Ball
Initial shipments are limited. Units are shipped...

Initial shipments are limited. Units are shipped in the order that the reseller received orders. Every time you switch from one supplier to another, you put yourself at the very end of the queue.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-08-2016, 03:33 PM
Replies: 9,009
Views: 460,368
Posted By Selden Ball
Oblivion contains a separate music-only Dolby...

Oblivion contains a separate music-only Dolby TrueHD soundtrack.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-08-2016, 01:51 PM
Replies: 9,009
Views: 460,368
Posted By Selden Ball
According to the manuals, by itself "Loudness...

According to the manuals, by itself "Loudness Management" has no effect on the sound. Rather, it enables two other features which can have an effect: "Dynamic Compression" and "Dialog Normalization"....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-08-2016, 09:08 AM
Replies: 38,163
Views: 1,557,429
Posted By Selden Ball
One which timbre-matches your main speakers, just...

One which timbre-matches your main speakers, just as your ear-level surround speakers should.

To some extent roomEQ software can make dissimilar speakers sound similar to one another, but that's...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-08-2016, 05:42 AM
Replies: 18,914
Views: 2,153,923
Posted By Selden Ball
Unfortunately, the HDMI and S/PDIF connections...

Unfortunately, the HDMI and S/PDIF connections provided on consumer computers are output-only. You can't use them to get audio signals into a computer. You have to buy professional audio/video plugin...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-07-2016, 08:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 95
Posted By Selden Ball
Just about all of the threads discussing the D+M...

Just about all of the threads discussing the D+M 2015 equipment models are full of moans about this limitation. The DTS:X firmware update (which was recently made available for the D+M flagship...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-07-2016, 08:37 PM
Replies: 3,208
Views: 163,451
Posted By Selden Ball
One of the features reported as being added by...

One of the features reported as being added by the DTS:X firmware update, at least for the AVR X7200W(A) and AV8802(A), was upgrading from HDMI V2.0 to HDMI V2.0a. The "a" suffix indicates HDR...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-07-2016, 03:24 PM
Replies: 9,991
Views: 483,439
Posted By Selden Ball
Please take a look at the Audyssey 101/FAQ...

Please take a look at the Audyssey 101/FAQ (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/90-receivers-amps-processors/795421-official-audyssey-thread-faq-post-51779-a-1726.html#post21782993) It answers the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-07-2016, 03:08 PM
Replies: 9,009
Views: 460,368
Posted By Selden Ball
By any chance do you have both a TV and a...

By any chance do you have both a TV and a projector connected to the Monitor outputs?
If so, try unplugging the display that isn't being used from wall power.

Sometimes having two devices...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-07-2016, 02:56 PM
Replies: 38,163
Views: 1,557,429
Posted By Selden Ball
While it might not be available on the least...

While it might not be available on the least expensive AVR models from D+M, you can use external amps for the fronts and internal amps for the overheads when using a 2015 6nnn model or higher. This...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-07-2016, 02:42 PM
Replies: 392
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Posted By Selden Ball
When the initial DTS:X firmware becomes...

When the initial DTS:X firmware becomes available, Neural:X will be applicable to DTS soundtracks. Unfortunately it won't fix the lack of "cross polination". There is some hope that this problem...
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