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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-24-2014, 02:47 PM
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Posted By Selden Ball
The CEC specifications in v2 of the HDMI standard...

The CEC specifications in v2 of the HDMI standard supposedly are much more stringent, but, like most of its provisions, are optional. *sigh*
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-24-2014, 02:42 PM
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Posted By Selden Ball
CinemaAndy, Sorry, I know almost nothing...

CinemaAndy,

Sorry, I know almost nothing about the audio systems in commercial cinemas.

Am I correct that the amps are located at or very close to the speakers?

Don't some cinemas use "Dolby...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-24-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 68
Posted By Selden Ball
I believe so, although I've never used iTunes. ...

I believe so, although I've never used iTunes.

I believe this indicates that your TV is advertising in its EDID that only two speakers are available, which forces the player devices to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-24-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 87
Posted By Selden Ball
To get more than two channels of audio, try...

To get more than two channels of audio, try disabling the TV's speakers. Don't just mute them or turn them down all the way. Most TVs have an explicit setting for when you're using an external...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-23-2014, 01:56 PM
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Posted By Selden Ball
Agreed!

Agreed!
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-23-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 48
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Posted By Selden Ball
My understanding is that Atmos sends its audio to...

My understanding is that Atmos sends its audio to the appropriate speaker channels (depending on where it believes the speakers are located), then the room correction software (or external hardware)...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-23-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 999
Views: 64,535
Posted By Selden Ball
Just above that section, the HDMI FAQ points out...

Just above that section, the HDMI FAQ points out that a manufacturer does not need to implement all of HDMI v2, and that the certification tests they have to pass are only the ones applicable to the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-23-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,895
Posted By Selden Ball
Yes. Some people even use them to augment...

Yes. Some people even use them to augment Audyssey.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-23-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,895
Posted By Selden Ball
Honoring warranties is an expense (granted, one...

Honoring warranties is an expense (granted, one of many) which has to be recouped by increasing profit and minimizing new expenses. Apparently they had to redesign part of the HDMI board to improve...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-23-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 213
Posted By Selden Ball
I read several articles about the sale. They all...

I read several articles about the sale. They all were extremely brief. That's the only one that I saw with any comment about what the production plans might be, so I'm not at all sure how reliable it...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-23-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,895
Posted By Selden Ball
But that's still a cost-driven decision. Adding...

But that's still a cost-driven decision. Adding the necessary DSP horsepower would have forced up the price of their Atmos-capable equipment. Denon decided to take that hit. Onkyo decided not to.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-23-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 213
Posted By Selden Ball
Most of this year's Onkyo and Pioneer models will...

Most of this year's Onkyo and Pioneer models will include support for Dolby's new Atmos object-oriented sound encoding. Denon models from last year won't have that, but they will have Audyssey room...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-23-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 213
Posted By Selden Ball
Sorry, but that's not correct. They're selling...

Sorry, but that's not correct. They're selling 51% of ownership to Hong Kong-based Baring Private Equity Asia, part of the rest to Onkyo and part they're keeping. So far as I know, the fraction to be...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-23-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 68
Posted By Selden Ball
You need to use a media player which supports...

You need to use a media player which supports WASAPI. See http://www.avsforum.com/forum/26-home-theater-computers/1495316-media-players-reconfigure-hdmi-match-number-source-channels.html

Your...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-23-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 999
Views: 64,535
Posted By Selden Ball
I'm not trying to be pedantic, but rather to try...

I'm not trying to be pedantic, but rather to try to educate people. As best i can tell, people are saying "HDMI V2.0" when they really just mean 4K60 video resolution. *sigh*

Personally, I'm...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-23-2014, 07:47 AM
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Views: 64,535
Posted By Selden Ball
I don't know of any equipment claiming to support...

I don't know of any equipment claiming to support 32 audio channels. Do you? That feature won't really be needed until disc players are available which decode object oriented audio tracks, though.
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Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-23-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 40,937
Posted By Selden Ball
Mine gave up entirely: it won't eject. *sigh* ...

Mine gave up entirely: it won't eject. *sigh*

I bought an external USB BD player for my laptop, which I use as an HTPC. Computer disc players set the DVD region to be that of the first disc that...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-23-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 999
Views: 64,535
Posted By Selden Ball
I'm sorry, but saying that a device supports HDMI...

I'm sorry, but saying that a device supports HDMI v2.0 is highly misleading.

No current home entertainment equipment is fully HDMI V2.0 compliant. At best they support only one or two of the many...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-23-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,506
Posted By Selden Ball
FWIW, my understanding is that Sony's 4K media...

FWIW, my understanding is that Sony's 4K media player doesn't actually use HDCP V2.2. Instead it checks to make sure it is directly connected to a compatible Sony display device.
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-22-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 10,246
Posted By Selden Ball
But it's better than the alternative.

But it's better than the alternative.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-22-2014, 09:31 AM
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Views: 495,697
Posted By Selden Ball
NTFS format is supported up to at least 1TB. See...

NTFS format is supported up to at least 1TB. See http://community.sony.com/t5/Blu-Ray-General/What-should-the-external-hard-drive-max-size-amp-file-format-be/td-p/65275

However, just because the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-21-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 247
Posted By Selden Ball
JD, Thanks. I didn't realize that.

JD,

Thanks. I didn't realize that.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-21-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 247
Posted By Selden Ball
Don't forget that authorized Denon dealers are...

Don't forget that authorized Denon dealers are only allowed to advertise MSRP. If you call one on the phone, though, they can quote a much lower price. Best Buy only matches advertised prices,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-21-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 79
Posted By Selden Ball
You might consider a "smart" power strip. When...

You might consider a "smart" power strip. When the device that's plugged into the "master" outlet turns on, power is supplied to the other outlets. Of course, this assumes that the Sony will turn on...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-21-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 175
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Posted By Selden Ball
Umm. Riiiight. For some reason I was...

Umm. Riiiight.

For some reason I was focusing on the invasive aspect of the testing, not the "You're gonna die!" part.


Edited to add: Of course, isn't the only show where knowing that a...
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