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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-02-2015, 03:45 PM
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Posted By batpig
Not just going into the menu, but switching it...

Not just going into the menu, but switching it from "Off" to "On" basically overrides the global SW level with the default 0.0dB value in the SW Level Adjust menu.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-02-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 1,569
Views: 102,753
Posted By batpig
It's not upscaling, that's a separate setting...

It's not upscaling, that's a separate setting (i/p scaler). Scaling = changing resolution.

The somewhat confusingly named "Video Conversion" setting basically is the on/off switch for the entire...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-02-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 11,361
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Posted By batpig
Brian - To be honest, most people simple ignore...

Brian - To be honest, most people simple ignore Def Tech's advice and set things up normally using Audyssey. Worst-case, if you don't like the sound you can turn off Audyssey's room correction EQ,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-02-2015, 10:28 AM
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Posted By batpig
The volume bar and other overlay graphics will...

The volume bar and other overlay graphics will disappear if you turn "Video Conversion" OFF for that input.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-02-2015, 10:28 AM
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Posted By batpig
The Denon X7200WA is basically the receiver...

The Denon X7200WA is basically the receiver version of the Marantz 8802A processor. I would expect the sound quality to be fairly similar.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-02-2015, 09:40 AM
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Views: 378,172
Posted By batpig
Jeremy - If using the RTi38's allows you to stand...

Jeremy - If using the RTi38's allows you to stand mount them closer to ear level than the current FXi's location, then I would think it would be worth it. Seems like since you already have the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-02-2015, 09:33 AM
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Views: 833,417
Posted By batpig
Are you talking about the different inputs on...

Are you talking about the different inputs on your subwoofer? There is no "LINE-IN" or "LFE-IN" on the receiver. If so, seems like a question for your subwoofer's manual.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-02-2015, 09:27 AM
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Posted By batpig
All Denons memorize surround mode by input signal...

All Denons memorize surround mode by input signal and source. So, for example, if you select STEREO surround mode for 2ch input from your Kodi, it won't screw up anything for 5.1 Dolby Digital input...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-01-2015, 04:49 PM
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Posted By batpig
This is a known issue with the current D+M models...

This is a known issue with the current D+M models -- the Sub Level Adjust screen gives you a "shortcut" to the global adjustment, but it defaults back to 0. So, for example, if your subs are set to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-01-2015, 03:50 PM
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Posted By batpig
You would have to assign them as Top Middle; Top...

You would have to assign them as Top Middle; Top Front + Front Height is not allowed (the processor doesn't want you to use adjacent pairs of overheads).

Even without that restriction, if they...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-01-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 117
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Posted By batpig
well, many of these questions have been discussed...

well, many of these questions have been discussed and addressed in the many thousands of posts on the Atmos thread. You are correct that there seems to be few "professional" reviews of the topics,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-01-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,528
Posted By batpig
I believe it's because he has one of the 7.1...

I believe it's because he has one of the 7.1 Pioneer receivers that only allow "Top Middle" as an Atmos speaker position (5.1.2 layout).
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-01-2015, 10:56 AM
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Views: 378,172
Posted By batpig
Exactly, except the exact opposite of what you...

Exactly, except the exact opposite of what you said :)

Height1 = front pair
Height2 = rearward pair
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-01-2015, 09:54 AM
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Posted By batpig
Last question first -- it doesn't matter how many...

Last question first -- it doesn't matter how many speakers you have, they still interact with the room acoustics, so room EQ is going to help. And with a funky setup, I would think room EQ is MORE...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-01-2015, 08:48 AM
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Views: 378,172
Posted By batpig
A little update here. Based on other site...

A little update here.
Based on other site (http://www.hometheaterhifi.com/receivers/receivers-reviews/denon-avr-x4100-a-v-receiver-review/page-2-design-and-setup.html), it seems that the amp assign...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-30-2015, 04:40 PM
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Posted By batpig
The 5200 has 3 HDMI outputs. Two of them...

The 5200 has 3 HDMI outputs.

Two of them (Monitor1 and Monitor2) are parallel (split) main zone outputs, intended for running a single signal to two monitors (either simultaneously or one at a...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-30-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,528
Posted By batpig
Well, if you've got $20K, then Trinnov has...

Well, if you've got $20K, then Trinnov has something they'd like to sell you :)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-30-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 1,569
Views: 102,753
Posted By batpig
Well, you can add that to the list of stupid and...

Well, you can add that to the list of stupid and frustrating aspects of the HDMI connection format. :rolleyes:
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-29-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,528
Posted By batpig
The question can't be answered without context. ...

The question can't be answered without context.

Some people have $2k or less in total speaker investment and are listening at -20db in a 2,000 cu ft room. In that case spending $1k on four...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-29-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,528
Posted By batpig
Audio4Home -- 21 feet from a 120 inch screen.......

Audio4Home -- 21 feet from a 120 inch screen.... ouch! Hopefully the people in the second row aren't good friends ;) :p Out of curiosity why such a small screen for such an enormous room?
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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-29-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 8,763
Posted By batpig
Yeah, in terms of basic specs (e.g. power rating)...

Yeah, in terms of basic specs (e.g. power rating) it shouldn't be much different than the X3100 from last year. Is there any specific question you had about the specs?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-29-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,528
Posted By batpig
FYI but that's just the msrp -- authorized...

FYI but that's just the msrp -- authorized dealers are forced to advertise this msrp pricing but if you actually pick up the phone and call JDSmoothie or any other authorized dealer, the street price...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-29-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 8,763
Posted By batpig
It really all depends on your...

It really all depends on your expectations/definition of "high volumes". Also, IMO a bigger impediment is not the 4-ohm rating, but rather the fact that you have chosen a slim "flat panel speaker"...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-29-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,528
Posted By batpig
Nitpick, but Front Height is an overhead position...

Nitpick, but Front Height is an overhead position so it would be x.x.4 if you use existing Front Heights and supplement with an additional pair of overheads (e.g. Top Middle or Rear Height).
Forum: Speakers   06-29-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 62
Posted By batpig
If you don't have a subwoofer, the front speakers...

If you don't have a subwoofer, the front speakers will NOT have a crossover since there is nothing for them to cross over to.

The other speakers will be bass managed to the front L/R main...
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