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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-01-2014, 02:36 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Thanks buddy! I may well give this a try. As you...

Thanks buddy! I may well give this a try. As you say I have everything I need at hand so it only costs some time. Thanks again for the advice.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-01-2014, 02:31 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Selden - I have only seen Chapter 20 so far. I...

Selden - I have only seen Chapter 20 so far. I find it hard to schedule the time for a movie so long, and I refuse to watch a movie in two separate sessions (unless it was designed that way with an...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-01-2014, 02:27 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
The OP didn't say that Bay's movies had great...

The OP didn't say that Bay's movies had great writing, great acting, great storylines etc. He just said that they entertained a lot of people and made a lot of money - and they do. Bemoaning the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-01-2014, 02:24 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Mostly agreed there. Sometimes reviewers forget...

Mostly agreed there. Sometimes reviewers forget that movies are entertainment. Many people find Bay's movies, and other in a similar vein, hugely entertaining. Reviewers might lament that we don't...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-01-2014, 02:15 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
LOL. TMNT... hmmm... I will I guess, but it's not...

LOL. TMNT... hmmm... I will I guess, but it's not my usual sort of movie... ;)

I am quietly confident that there will be many discs to choose from in the not-too-distant... and with some...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-01-2014, 02:09 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Thanks buddy! Glad that you are enjoying it all.

Thanks buddy! Glad that you are enjoying it all.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-01-2014, 02:07 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Keith, Great review, thank you for the...

Keith,


Great review, thank you for the time and effort you put into providing the information!
Your experience with Gravity + DSU echoed my own at the demo I attended.
T4 arrives today, but no...
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-01-2014, 02:05 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Thanks - yeah I have been into cars even longer...

Thanks - yeah I have been into cars even longer than I have been into AV and audio. Big Porsche fan - I am on my 5th 911. :)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-01-2014, 02:02 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
From the FAQ: f)4. If I want to run my subs...

From the FAQ:

f)4. If I want to run my subs a little 'hot' where should I make the changes? (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/showthread.php?p=21782993.html?highlight=#f4)

BTW, batpig's advice is...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-30-2014, 01:42 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Praise the Lord, for he is batpig! That would be...

Praise the Lord, for he is batpig! That would be exceptionally useful, especially to Denon virgins like me.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-30-2014, 01:39 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I tried that very thing Roger, but it required me...

I tried that very thing Roger, but it required me to re-run Audyssey (as the AVR thinks I am using a new pair of uncalibrated speakers) so I abandoned it for now as I have setupitis. But it is on my...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-30-2014, 01:33 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Yep - that was the basis behind my decision to go...

Yep - that was the basis behind my decision to go with FH+TM. Both sets are nicely in spec, and no other combination is since TF +TM is not permissible. I figured staying in spec is better than...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-30-2014, 01:24 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Ooh. I hadn't considered that. I have a spare...

Ooh. I hadn't considered that. I have a spare pair of MK speakers (my old Heights) and a spare 2ch amp. I could give that a try. I can accommodate Wides if they stand one on top of each sub... as...
Forum: HDTV Programming   09-30-2014, 01:13 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I don't follow the thread but because you quoted...

I don't follow the thread but because you quoted me, it showed up in my email notifications. Tunnel driving is one of life's little pleasures - especially in the small hours of the morning when...
Forum: HDTV Programming   09-30-2014, 01:10 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
When I drive through a tunnel at the fastest...

When I drive through a tunnel at the fastest speed possible, changing gear just for fun and accelerating and decelerating, just to hear the engine hitting the red line in the gears, and the windows...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-30-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 9,730
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Posted By kbarnes701
Sorry - I haven't watched the movie all the way...

Sorry - I haven't watched the movie all the way through yet, and just hopped about looking for loud and raucous content :) I am sure there must be some quiet bits - even Michael Bay has to pause for...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-30-2014, 01:01 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Maybe :) Your suggestion might work if Audyssey...

Maybe :) Your suggestion might work if Audyssey believes it has already calibrated the speaker regardless of its designation. But as Top Rear would be miles out of spec for me, I can't see it...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-30-2014, 12:59 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I would stay with 5.1.4 without question. My...

I would stay with 5.1.4 without question. My reasoning is this: if I ran 7.1.2 I would have 7 out of 9 speakers at ear level and only two at overhead level. But if I run 5.1.4 I have 5 speakers at...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-30-2014, 12:15 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
All Bluray players that meet the current Bluray...

All Bluray players that meet the current Bluray spec (which is almost all of them) will bitstream the TrueHD Atmos track plus metadata without problems. Even my ancient Panasonic backup player has no...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-30-2014, 12:13 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I am sure that is what I did the other day. In...

I am sure that is what I did the other day. In the manual setup - and because Audyssey has calibrated my speakers as Front Height and Top Middle, if you change them to Top Front and Top Rear, it...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-30-2014, 12:10 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
More or less exactly what I told the OP in my...

More or less exactly what I told the OP in my reply. I am sure that the arrangement you suggest would work really well.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-30-2014, 12:08 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Thank you - appreciate your remarks. ...

Thank you - appreciate your remarks.



That is a really big deal to do, here. All the gear is in a very restricted closet and is a nightmare to wire unfortunately. I can tell you what I woukd...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-30-2014, 11:30 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Excellent. Told you... Chapter 20... it rocks!! ...

Excellent. Told you... Chapter 20... it rocks!! And the bass is as impressive as the immersion! Way to go!
Forum: HDTV Programming   09-30-2014, 11:18 AM
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Views: 81,374
Posted By kbarnes701
Yep - if you turn off all the other speakers and...

Yep - if you turn off all the other speakers and listen to the Atmos Red Bull clips - there is almost nothing at all in the overhead speakers. Not even in the tunnel. I actively seek out tunnels in...
Forum: Speakers   09-30-2014, 11:10 AM
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Views: 32,640
Posted By kbarnes701
I have just written a long review of my first...

I have just written a long review of my first impressions with my Denon X5200W and Atmos. I mention the Transformers movie towards the end. You can read the full review here.
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