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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-13-2017, 06:13 PM
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Posted By batpig
The way Auro is delivered is by embedding it into...

The way Auro is delivered is by embedding it into a standard 5.1 multich PCM base layer (google their "octopus" encoder) which the Auro3D decoder then re-extracts to create the height layer. That...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-13-2017, 06:10 PM
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Posted By batpig
No, not unless you "give up" 2 channels of the...

No, not unless you "give up" 2 channels of the Emotiva for the Zone 2 speakers. The X4300H doesn't allow you to repurpose "unused" amps for other zones like that, only the flagship X7200WA can do it...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-13-2017, 04:46 PM
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Posted By batpig
There's two separate things: 1. Does the...

There's two separate things:

1. Does the receiver have the physical hardware to support a certain signal type
2. Does the receiver have the correct digital copyright protection to ALLOW that...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-13-2017, 04:34 PM
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Posted By batpig
The problem, as Selden notes above, is that the...

The problem, as Selden notes above, is that the high bandwidth requirements of 4K/UHD data transmission exposed the inadequacy of many "high speed" cables. It doesn't mean an older cable won't work,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-13-2017, 04:16 PM
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Posted By batpig
Gravity (specifically the first scene) is a...

Gravity (specifically the first scene) is a torture test for timbre matching and spatial accuracy because there are voices floating all around the room -- around you, above you, etc.

When you're...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-13-2017, 12:14 PM
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Posted By batpig
Every current model (as well as 2015 models)...

Every current model (as well as 2015 models) supports 4K with HDCP 2.2 / HDMI 2.0. Check out the first few posts of this thread to understand the differences between the models.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-13-2017, 12:03 PM
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Posted By batpig
You'd basically need to combine the "pattern"...

You'd basically need to combine the "pattern" setting with a physical speaker switch to do what you want to accomplish.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-09-2017, 03:05 PM
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Posted By batpig
Audio menu > Surround Parameter

Audio menu > Surround Parameter
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-09-2017, 11:17 AM
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Posted By batpig
Try Dolby Surround but turn the "Center Spread"...

Try Dolby Surround but turn the "Center Spread" parameter ON -- that will spread the sound across the front three speakers more evenly.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-09-2017, 11:06 AM
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Posted By batpig
You can't do it with the Denon X3300H or any...

You can't do it with the Denon X3300H or any other 7ch unit, in order for the 9.1.4 to work properly you need the second unit to be capable of 9ch processing at a minimum (so the Denon X4200W from...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-09-2017, 10:54 AM
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Posted By batpig
As an FYI, the Yamaha "presence" speakers...

As an FYI, the Yamaha "presence" speakers correspond to Front/Rear "Heights", so what you're describing is actually a 7.1.8 system (i.e. a 7ch base with an overhead array consisting of 4 pairs of...
Forum: Speakers   02-06-2017, 06:46 PM
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Posted By batpig
Ouch, that's rough. The speakers don't have...

Ouch, that's rough. The speakers don't have dog-ear mounting tabs built in? They require a special, separate bracket for retro ceiling mounting?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-03-2017, 05:07 PM
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Posted By batpig
Oops, I thought you were talking about input...

Oops, I thought you were talking about input selection! You might want to read through my blog post here: http://batpigworld.com/wp/?p=117

You can send the raw hex code to Harmony and they will...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-03-2017, 04:27 PM
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Posted By batpig
You really think that rendering an object-based...

You really think that rendering an object-based master to a 7.1.4 discrete channel based output, and then counting on the Neural:X upmixer to re-extract phantom imaging for in-between speakers (if...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-02-2017, 06:47 PM
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Posted By batpig
That's a pretty useless "advantage" considering...

That's a pretty useless "advantage" considering that (1) Atmos can do 100+ objects in the re-recording process, so both are already in the "more than enough" range, and (2) for PLAYBACK at home DTS:X...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-02-2017, 06:42 PM
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Posted By batpig
OK, we're at an impasse then. Given the weird...

OK, we're at an impasse then. Given the weird positioning of your surrounds it's impossible to recommend the proper way to go to 5.1.4 without seeing some photos and/or a diagram showing the room...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-02-2017, 06:31 PM
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Posted By batpig
Yes, discrete Input commands should be pre-loaded...

Yes, discrete Input commands should be pre-loaded on your Harmony remote when you added the device to your profile. Any button that's on the factory remote should be represented in the Harmony setup.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-02-2017, 06:10 PM
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Posted By batpig
The surround position is a real problem -- 10...

The surround position is a real problem -- 10 feet behind you and near the ceiling means they are basically in a "rear height" position, not anywhere close to a "surround" position which should be...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-01-2017, 12:08 PM
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Posted By batpig
Sell the Denon and buy an actual amp. The X4000...

Sell the Denon and buy an actual amp. The X4000 makes a poor choice for this application because it does NOT have multich analog inputs, so at best it will be a 2ch amp with a lot of wasted features.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-30-2017, 06:19 PM
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Posted By batpig
If you're only running a 5.1 setup, you don't...

If you're only running a 5.1 setup, you don't need any upmixing UNLESS the source is only 2ch. Any multich source (5.1, 7.1 etc) will already fill all your speakers so there's nothing more to do...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-30-2017, 12:54 PM
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Posted By batpig
Jason Bourne

Jason Bourne
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-27-2017, 01:36 PM
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Posted By batpig
OK. Yeah, the Zone 2 HDMI connection is the...

OK. Yeah, the Zone 2 HDMI connection is the reason for the HDCP issue you are experiencing with 4K content. The source sees the HDMI EDID info of the entire chain including both sinks, so the...
Forum: Speakers   01-27-2017, 01:33 PM
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Posted By batpig
No, the newer Connoisseur "C series" speakers are...

No, the newer Connoisseur "C series" speakers are not really timbre matched to the RC's, they are a newer design that came out after the Klipsch buyout.

Stay patient and watch the used market,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-26-2017, 03:40 PM
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Posted By batpig
I'm not sure I understand how the 4810 is...

I'm not sure I understand how the 4810 is generating wides since it's not Atmos capable -- are you just using DTS Neo:X upmixing to create them?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-26-2017, 01:19 PM
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Posted By batpig
You need a device that can play the file off a...

You need a device that can play the file off a USB stick and bitstream the TrueHD audio to the processor. The USB port on your Marantz is audio-only so can't be used to play multich video files, and...
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