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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-27-2014, 07:38 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
Remember that D+M Group produces both Denon and...

Remember that D+M Group produces both Denon and Marantz equipment and they have a high commonality of parts. In other words, the Marantz AV7702 and AV8802 pre/pros are the "Denon" pre/pros. The...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-26-2014, 08:58 PM
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Posted By Selden Ball
Ryan, Here are some suggestions. They're far...

Ryan,

Here are some suggestions. They're far from optimal, but might provide an acceptable Atmos speaker environment. There doubtless are some reasons why you can't do this, but at least it'd be a...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-26-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 1,120
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Posted By Selden Ball
Sorry, I don't know about the characteristics of...

Sorry, I don't know about the characteristics of the Samsung BDP. I use a 2 year old Sony BDP-S590, which passes Atmos fine. My understanding is that this year's Sony players do, too. (They're the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-26-2014, 12:34 PM
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Posted By Selden Ball
A previous year's model would be less expensive...

A previous year's model would be less expensive and probably appropriate.

"More Power" in a receiver really doesn't make the sound noticeably louder: 2X the power results in a 3dB increase, which...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-26-2014, 12:27 PM
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Posted By Selden Ball
Oops! I don't think the Blu-ray consortium will...

Oops! I don't think the Blu-ray consortium will be very happy with that. :)

Presumably it'll be fixed in a firmware update RealSoonNow.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-26-2014, 10:38 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
Contact Oppo and let them know. My understanding...

Contact Oppo and let them know. My understanding is that older Oppo BD players can't transmit Atmos metadata because of a limitation in the Mediatek chipset that they use. Supposedly Oppo and...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-26-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 14,715
Views: 567,593
Posted By Selden Ball
I assume he meant that he did not want the cooled...

I assume he meant that he did not want the cooled air in the HT, and the energy needed to keep it cool, to be wasted by letting it escape into the non-air-conditioned attic.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-26-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 1,787
Views: 146,513
Posted By Selden Ball
Yup, that seems the right thing to do. You're...

Yup, that seems the right thing to do. You're very welcome.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-26-2014, 08:01 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
That's really strange. It looks to me like...

That's really strange. It looks to me like MonInfo is mistranslating the binary code for TrueHD as DVD-A, since Windows shows it correctly.

For testing, at least, you might try a different media...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-26-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 152
Posted By Selden Ball
Unfortunately, most full-sized AVRs are quite...

Unfortunately, most full-sized AVRs are quite deep. The Marantz NR series is both shorter and shallower than most, so you might want to look at them. They include Audyssey room EQ. Properly using a...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-26-2014, 03:45 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
You're using ambiguous terminology, which might...

You're using ambiguous terminology, which might be part of the problem.

Do you mean that you're switching between Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD MA soundtracks on a disc which provides both soundtracks,...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   11-26-2014, 03:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 126
Posted By Selden Ball
Nope. I meant infelicities: things which are...

Nope. I meant infelicities: things which are incorrect and unfit. "Inefficiencies" are things which waste energy, although that's also the case. :)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-26-2014, 03:25 AM
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Views: 146,513
Posted By Selden Ball
Denon doesn't add coloration. Your speakers and...

Denon doesn't add coloration. Your speakers and room do. When properly applied(*), Audyssey can remove much of that coloration. Some people have spent a lot of time choosing speakers and treating...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   11-25-2014, 02:41 PM
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Posted By Selden Ball
Despite the flimsy construction, people report...

Despite the flimsy construction, people report that Sony BDPs seem to be quite a bit more reliable than Samsung's, especially in the software features.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-25-2014, 02:32 PM
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Posted By Selden Ball
S/PDIF digital audio connections, both Toslink...

S/PDIF digital audio connections, both Toslink optical and RCA coax, provide 5.1 surround sound over a single wire (or optical fiber). Most AVRs provide at least one of each type of digital input...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   11-25-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 126
Posted By Selden Ball
It's a tired refrain, but... Speakers and room...

It's a tired refrain, but... Speakers and room acoustics make the biggest difference in the quality of the sound you hear. Electronics are a distant third, although room EQ can compensate for some...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-25-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 3,805
Views: 173,675
Posted By Selden Ball
Not quite. If you enable LFE+MAIN when Direct is...

Not quite. If you enable LFE+MAIN when Direct is enabled, the subwoofer will get the low frequencies below whatever the crossover frequency has been set to. It isn't real 2.1, though, since the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-25-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 103
Posted By Selden Ball
Best Buy does *not* have the best prices on home...

Best Buy does *not* have the best prices on home electronics. If you have some other local audio/video store, they often can quote a lower price. Lowest would be from authorized internet dealers....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-25-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 76
Posted By Selden Ball
Have you tried turning on ECO mode? That can help...

Have you tried turning on ECO mode? That can help slightly with both possible problems.

Equipment should be kept as cool as possible to maximize its lifetime. The spacing you describe seems too...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-25-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 103
Posted By Selden Ball
Having a separate circuit that's turned off does...

Having a separate circuit that's turned off does minimize the amount of time that the equipment is exposed to the potentially damaging power spikes which tend to accompany external power outages. An...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-25-2014, 08:36 AM
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Views: 146,513
Posted By Selden Ball
If ARC works for you, then it should provide...

If ARC works for you, then it should provide better audio quality than RCA connections. Unfortunately, ARC and CEC are problematic for some combinations of equipment. Many STBs have an S/PDIF digital...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-25-2014, 05:44 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
You should be looking for whether or not that...

You should be looking for whether or not that list includes the digital audio format that you want to play. Is there any chance you omitted part of the list?

In particular, although there are DD+...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-24-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 459
Posted By Selden Ball
If you're referring to Audyssey EQ, there can be...

If you're referring to Audyssey EQ, there can be only one ;)

The two outputs get different delays and different sound level trim settings, but both get the same EQ values.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-24-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 459
Posted By Selden Ball
I just realized (again): the numbers indicate the...

I just realized (again): the numbers indicate the number of separate and distinct *audio channels* that the Atmos decoder knows about, not the number of physical speakers. It knows nothing about bass...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-24-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 459
Posted By Selden Ball
Obviously the number of speakers! I never said...

Obviously the number of speakers! I never said Dolby-speak made any sense.
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