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Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-31-2015, 02:47 PM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
And you get almost nothing. So...

And you get almost nothing. So...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-31-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 28,929
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-31-2015, 02:14 PM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
In the Marantz manual it shows Front Wides as a...

In the Marantz manual it shows Front Wides as a possible speaker location for DTS Neural: X. If something changes due to the delay in getting the code out to manufacturers, perhaps the early manuals...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-31-2015, 02:05 PM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
Well, for one thing, Yammies don't do wides. DTS...

Well, for one thing, Yammies don't do wides. DTS Neural:X does wides. Maybe that's a reason?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-31-2015, 02:03 PM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
Neural: X is the upmixer that I was talking...

Neural: X is the upmixer that I was talking about. DTS: X is the object based rendering format.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-31-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 539
Views: 31,787
Posted By Dan Hitchman
I'm looking at the manual right now. It says,...

I'm looking at the manual right now. It says, (unless I'm missing something due to Denon-speak), if you have four overhead speakers and are using Front Wides then hook the Height 2 to the Height 2...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-30-2015, 07:57 PM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
The Colorado eastern plains region can definitely...

The Colorado eastern plains region can definitely be a crappy place to live (some parts of Southwestern Colorado too as some towns are armpits due to poor economic situations). Though there are nice...
Forum: Speakers   08-30-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 32,353
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
Why not choose on wall speakers, so that you can...

Why not choose on wall speakers, so that you can adjust the angle of the speakers to hit the appropriate seating arrangement using an adjustable bracket? Very hard to do with most in-wall speakers...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-30-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 539
Views: 31,787
Posted By Dan Hitchman
You can do 5.1.4 + FW for at least Dolby Atmos...

You can do 5.1.4 + FW for at least Dolby Atmos rendering (hopefully DTS Neural: X upmixing and DTS: X object rendering too). You have to use both the FW/Height 2 RCA's and the FW/Height 2 XLR's...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-30-2015, 07:08 PM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
Give him Texas. Nobody wants it... not even the...

Give him Texas. Nobody wants it... not even the Texans. :D
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-30-2015, 06:53 PM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
It doesn't do wide speakers and it may not get...

It doesn't do wide speakers and it may not get DTS Neural: X upmixing either. The Marantz will definitely do both.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-30-2015, 05:29 PM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
Okay, I think I've decided to finally enter the...

Okay, I think I've decided to finally enter the immersive world with the Marantz 7702 mk II this fall.

I might end up having to do a 5.1.4 + FW configuration for the time being, so my question...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-30-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 539
Views: 31,787
Posted By Dan Hitchman
Yes, when you mix RCA and XLR cable outputs (as...

Yes, when you mix RCA and XLR cable outputs (as the wide and height 2 are shared), I also received confirmation that at least Atmos will render to the front wides and continue using all four tops (or...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-30-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 539
Views: 31,787
Posted By Dan Hitchman
Cool! :cool: I'll have to pick up the...

Cool! :cool:

I'll have to pick up the Marantz 7702 mk II when it gets released. Hopefully, by then this upmixer issue will have been fixed.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-30-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 539
Views: 31,787
Posted By Dan Hitchman
But the four overheads work rather than just the...

But the four overheads work rather than just the top middle? Is that correct?
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-30-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 4,879
Views: 288,844
Posted By Dan Hitchman
Good luck in your quest not to update your TV for...

Good luck in your quest not to update your TV for another 5-10 years. Not going to be possible with the way standards and encryption protocols are changing so rapidly. Five... maybe.

Unless you...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-30-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 539
Views: 31,787
Posted By Dan Hitchman
Thanks, but has anyone listened to see if that...

Thanks, but has anyone listened to see if that configuration engages object rendering to the front wides (as if you were in 9.1.2 mode) along with all four overhead locations and channel upmixing to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-29-2015, 11:05 PM
Replies: 539
Views: 31,787
Posted By Dan Hitchman
In the Amp Assign section of the Marantz 7702...

In the Amp Assign section of the Marantz 7702 mkII manual it shows that you can choose four overhead or height speakers (or various combinations) and do a 5.1 + Front Wide floor speaker...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-29-2015, 09:46 PM
Replies: 516
Views: 12,391
Posted By Dan Hitchman
You're right. Looked it up just now.

You're right. Looked it up just now.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-29-2015, 09:34 PM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
The manufacturers had no issue before for many...

The manufacturers had no issue before for many many many years. You could apply a Dolby upmixing sound mode to decoded DTS audio (decoded back to multi-channel PCM) and vice versa. You just chose...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-29-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 28,929
Views: 1,190,950
Posted By Dan Hitchman
It's not DTS: X object rendering that is...

It's not DTS: X object rendering that is affected, it's the DTS Neural:X and Dolby Surround upmixers that won't allow cross format usage of DTS or Dolby compressed audio. Already happening in new...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-29-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 28,929
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
The 5200 is not affected because it is not a new...

The 5200 is not affected because it is not a new 2015 product.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-29-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 516
Views: 12,391
Posted By Dan Hitchman
Prologic IIz, DTS Neo: X, and Neural: X upmixers...

Prologic IIz, DTS Neo: X, and Neural: X upmixers also can use the wide outputs. Now, I don't know if Neural: X is able to upmix to all four overheads plus the wides at this time or if it's limited...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-29-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 516
Views: 12,391
Posted By Dan Hitchman
It doesn't look like the Yamaha's can do a wide...

It doesn't look like the Yamaha's can do a wide speaker output (9.1.2) for either Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, or for DTS Neural: X upmixing (if Yamaha includes it in the DTS: X update, that is). Would that...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-29-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 28,929
Views: 1,190,950
Posted By Dan Hitchman
Yeah, but that's not a viable fix, is it. You...

Yeah, but that's not a viable fix, is it. You shouldn't have to do that.
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