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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-23-2014, 07:11 PM
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Posted By batpig
The speakers are high.... They are heights :)...

The speakers are high.... They are heights :) don't overthink it.

Sidestep but are you committed to that subwoofer? If you have time to return it I would step up to something more powerful in a...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-23-2014, 06:17 PM
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Posted By batpig
MultiCH IN means that either the PS3 is set to...

MultiCH IN means that either the PS3 is set to decode the audio to multich PCM (i.e. unpacking the codec so the receiver gets uncompressed audio) or the movie has an uncompressed multich PCM track...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-23-2014, 05:11 PM
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Posted By batpig
Denon X4100 and X5200 officially announced:...

Denon X4100 and X5200 officially announced: http://www.hometheaterhifi.com/press/home-theater-news/denon-introduces-avr-x4100w-and-avr-x5200w/

The X5200 blurb mentions 9.x.2 support:

The...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-23-2014, 05:09 PM
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Posted By batpig
With respect to the HDMI 2.0 support, note this...

With respect to the HDMI 2.0 support, note this passage:

The AVR-X4100W’s advanced video processor is equipped to handle future 4K Ultra HD 50/60 Hz full rate content as well as featuring 4:4:4...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-23-2014, 05:09 PM
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Posted By batpig
I wonder if it's marketing guys out of sync with...

I wonder if it's marketing guys out of sync with actual specs.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-23-2014, 02:20 PM
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Posted By batpig
Beast -- perhaps you missed the part where his...

Beast -- perhaps you missed the part where his "subwoofers" are actually the bottom of the NHT tower speakers he is using as surrounds. They are bi-amp capable and he has a separate power amp...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-22-2014, 03:53 PM
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Posted By batpig
I reread your post trying to figure out what/who...

I reread your post trying to figure out what/who he was responding to, but I couldn't figure it out.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-22-2014, 03:19 PM
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Posted By batpig
You don't use these options.... but instead you...

You don't use these options.... but instead you are experiencing the exact symptoms for which these options were designed. What is the benefit of not just turning on DRC or Dynamic Volume or...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-22-2014, 02:10 PM
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Posted By batpig
The link didn't work for me, but I right-clicked...

The link didn't work for me, but I right-clicked and chose the "Save link as..." option and downloaded the AAC file, at which point I was able to open it in Windows Media Player.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-22-2014, 10:12 AM
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Posted By batpig
That's a really interesting question. I assume a...

That's a really interesting question. I assume a lot depends on some open questions about whether there is special DSP processing for the upward firing speakers, and how the AVR's are set up (i.e....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-22-2014, 09:56 AM
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Posted By batpig
franco244 -- here are my thoughts... As I...

franco244 -- here are my thoughts...

As I mentioned before, you are only using two speakers with extremely high sensitivity in a pretty moderate sized room. It is likely that you have never used...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-22-2014, 09:16 AM
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Posted By batpig
Yeah, the d-pad default mapping for the Denon...

Yeah, the d-pad default mapping for the Denon deuce has been screwed up for years. Don't know why Harmony can't get that right. The up/down keys are mapped to Tuner Up/Down so you have to change them...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-21-2014, 10:00 PM
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Posted By batpig
Goodness, just a pair of stereo speakers with...

Goodness, just a pair of stereo speakers with 99db sensitivity in a medium sized room? Why are you even looking at these super high end mega beef models?

Call up JDSmoothie at AVScience (forum...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-21-2014, 02:51 PM
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Posted By batpig
To be pedantic, LFE would only be in the LFE...

To be pedantic, LFE would only be in the LFE channel (point 1) because that is the definition of LFE. Low frequency content in the main 5 or 7 channels (which ARE full range) is not "LFE", it's just...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-21-2014, 12:34 PM
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Posted By batpig
asarose247 -- See also here:...

asarose247 -- See also here: http://batpigworld.com/wp/?p=150
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-21-2014, 12:33 PM
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Posted By batpig
There's no reason they wouldn't. First of all,...

There's no reason they wouldn't. First of all, the whole point of a Harmony is that they have a giant database of devices so you can preload commands. Second, the basic IR commands (input...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-21-2014, 12:11 PM
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Posted By batpig
In a 17x33 room with cathedral ceiling, the two...

In a 17x33 room with cathedral ceiling, the two built-in 8" subs are definitely not sufficient for big impact movie bass. I would look into two high quality subs, at minimum $500 each (SVS PB-1000)...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-21-2014, 09:51 AM
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Posted By batpig
I'm no expert but I haven't seen anything to make...

I'm no expert but I haven't seen anything to make me think we need anything "special", i.e. waiting for the manufacturer to come out with "an Atmos-specific speaker". The "Atmos speakers" we are...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-21-2014, 09:00 AM
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Posted By batpig
Why are you looking at these older models instead...

Why are you looking at these older models instead of newer more up to date Denons? The 4810 is 5 years old now. It doesn't even support 3D passthrough, and lacks some of the newer networking...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-20-2014, 03:31 PM
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Posted By batpig
The only reason to use DV is if you find yourself...

The only reason to use DV is if you find yourself having to frequently adjust the volume (either because you don't want to disturb others or you otherwise can't handle the full dynamic range of the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-20-2014, 10:01 AM
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Posted By batpig
Given that I would experiment with both the...

Given that I would experiment with both the "recommended" 200hz and then also lowering to 150hz. See which sounds better. Lowering crossovers is not "orthodoxy" but IMO this type of situation is...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-20-2014, 10:01 AM
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Posted By batpig
Given that I would experiment with both the...

Given that I would experiment with both the "recommended" 200hz and then also lowering to 150hz. See which sounds better. Lowering crossovers is not "orthodoxy" but IMO this type of situation is...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-20-2014, 08:33 AM
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Posted By batpig
And if you want to hear 2ch not matrixed to...

And if you want to hear 2ch not matrixed to surround, just use Stereo mode.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-19-2014, 07:55 AM
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Posted By batpig
Many audiophile "purists" mistakenly believe that...

Many audiophile "purists" mistakenly believe that the "pure" mode will be most "accurate" because the signal isn't modified. However, this viewpoint completely ignores the massive inaccuracies...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-18-2014, 03:29 PM
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Posted By batpig
The only instance where not having HDMI 2.0 would...

The only instance where not having HDMI 2.0 would be a limitation is if you wanted to pass through 4k/60hz content. The X2000 supports upscaling/passthrough up to 4k/30Hz, so you would be fine for...
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