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Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   08-27-2014, 05:39 PM
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Posted By pbarach
Assuming you ran the Audyssey calibration...

Assuming you ran the Audyssey calibration properly, there are several reasons why your bass is "not there":

1. It's possible that before you ran the Audyssey calibration, your bass was...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-27-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 8,706
Views: 649,694
Posted By pbarach
I agree 100% with the above. I got a...

I agree 100% with the above. I got a significantly smoother frequency response from my system, with better imaging, when I used the boom mic and adapter. I did find with the adapter that it's very...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-27-2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 18,002
Views: 1,428,578
Posted By pbarach
You just have Resume. Don't know about the...

You just have Resume. Don't know about the bitrate. Oppo processes the non 5.1 sound as STEREO, whatever the source. Your AVR can get the stereo signal from the Oppo and process it as Dolby Prologic...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-21-2014, 03:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,024
Posted By pbarach
I'm sure I missed this bit of information, but...

I'm sure I missed this bit of information, but how are you defining an "HRA-capable system"?
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   08-20-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 3,324
Views: 293,107
Posted By pbarach
I'm glad for the IMDB link, because I generally...

I'm glad for the IMDB link, because I generally go there to look for reviews by critics I know before adding the item to my Netflix queue based on recommendations here from people I don't know.
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   08-18-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 1,210
Views: 125,763
Posted By pbarach
Often the built-in headphone amps on audio...

Often the built-in headphone amps on audio equipment are an afterthought and not well done. I haven't heard the one in the 5400, though--have you?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-17-2014, 03:29 AM
Replies: 8,706
Views: 649,694
Posted By pbarach
Mine turned off and went into protection mode a...

Mine turned off and went into protection mode a number of times beginning about 7 months after purchase. I checked to make sure none of the connections were shorting out--they weren't. I mailed the...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-16-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 607
Views: 92,253
Posted By pbarach
Do you have AutoMotion Plus turned on? If so,...

Do you have AutoMotion Plus turned on? If so, this is likely the culprit. I have gotten the best results (when the video skips) by changing the setting from STANDARD to CLEAR, or else just turning it...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   08-15-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 3,324
Views: 293,107
Posted By pbarach
I'm glad you said that about Southcliffe--I'm...

I'm glad you said that about Southcliffe--I'm taking it off my watchlist.
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   08-14-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 3,324
Views: 293,107
Posted By pbarach
It was a negative gem, that's for sure.

It was a negative gem, that's for sure.
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   08-14-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 3,324
Views: 293,107
Posted By pbarach
"Hidden" is a 4-part British conspiracy-crime...

"Hidden" is a 4-part British conspiracy-crime show starring Philip Glenister. Yipes, what a waste of time. When I got to the end, I thought that there MUST be another episode to go, but no---there...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-14-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 8,706
Views: 649,694
Posted By pbarach
I get better dynamic range using a Carver m1.0t...

I get better dynamic range using a Carver m1.0t (200 wpc) for my front left and right channels than I do with the x4000--and this is in stereo (not MCH) with reasonably efficient 8 ohm speakers (and...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   08-14-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 3,324
Views: 293,107
Posted By pbarach
http://www.campbell.army.mil/units/101st/Pages/def...

http://www.campbell.army.mil/units/101st/Pages/default.aspx
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-14-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 2,059
Views: 182,555
Posted By pbarach
If it's a very small screen, there is no visible...

If it's a very small screen, there is no visible difference between 720p and 1080p at normal viewing distances.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-13-2014, 03:40 AM
Replies: 18,002
Views: 1,428,578
Posted By pbarach
It's true, if you have a media server program...

It's true, if you have a media server program that will cooperate.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-13-2014, 03:37 AM
Replies: 8,706
Views: 649,694
Posted By pbarach
I have an x4000 as well. I found that the arrow...

I have an x4000 as well. I found that the arrow keys on my Harmony One remote did not always duplicate what the arrow keys did on the Denon remote for certain sources, including Internet Music. So...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-10-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 8,706
Views: 649,694
Posted By pbarach
If you have a subwoofer, set all the speakers to...

If you have a subwoofer, set all the speakers to small so that the sub will handle the bass (it will handle the bass better than your fronts). And you can then set the crossover for your front...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-08-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 23,513
Views: 1,843,305
Posted By pbarach
I didn't buy a 4311, and watching the double-talk...

I didn't buy a 4311, and watching the double-talk and duplicity coming from Denon is leading me to conclude that my x4000 is the last Denon product I'll buy, for the following reasons:

1. If Denon...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   08-07-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 267
Posted By pbarach
Here ya go--this links to some of the best advice...

Here ya go--this links to some of the best advice I have found on AVS about anytbhing:
...
Forum: Display Calibration   08-07-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 721
Views: 48,927
Posted By pbarach
Is there even a reasonable way to calibrate a...

Is there even a reasonable way to calibrate a monitor for a cable TV signal? The settings that are right when you calibrate from a BluRay player using the Spears and Munsil are often clearly not...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-07-2014, 02:57 PM
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Views: 649,694
Posted By pbarach
If you have a subwoofer and go into DIRECT mode...

If you have a subwoofer and go into DIRECT mode for 2-channel listening, don't you end up with doubled bass (using the x4000)?
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-06-2014, 03:44 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,019
Posted By pbarach
I skipped seeing it in the theater because after...

I skipped seeing it in the theater because after its first week here (Cleveland) in two theaters, it was relegated to a theater that is apparently a clone of the Roxy. So I watched it on Amazon. I...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-04-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 18,002
Views: 1,428,578
Posted By pbarach
I'm using Windows 7 64-bit, and the firewall I'm...

I'm using Windows 7 64-bit, and the firewall I'm using is Norton Internet Security, with permissions set to allow the oShare program full access. I will try turning off the firewall for an hour to...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-03-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 18,002
Views: 1,428,578
Posted By pbarach
When I reboot everything, I generally get the...

When I reboot everything, I generally get the problem again. It doesn't happen every time I stream a music file, but about 80% of the time.

I can't connect my computer to the network via ethernet...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-03-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 18,002
Views: 1,428,578
Posted By pbarach
Yes, the firewall is set to let oShare access...

Yes, the firewall is set to let oShare access everything. Yes, I have tried a different DLNA server (Asset uPnp).

Streaming directly through the Denon does not stop the problem. And one reason to...
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