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Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-23-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 63
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Posted By Selden Ball
*sigh* I made a similar response, but it seems to...

*sigh* I made a similar response, but it seems to have disappeared. Anyhow, here's a photo of (part of) the front of my Marantz SR7009 showing the Dolby Surround upmixer being applied to a DTS-HD MA...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-23-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 1,364
Views: 65,503
Posted By Selden Ball
It might help to isolate the problem if people...

It might help to isolate the problem if people were to include their AVR's model, manufacturing date and firmware version.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-23-2014, 03:35 AM
Replies: 411
Views: 24,314
Posted By Selden Ball
Have you tried selecting Audyssey Flat? Audyssey...

Have you tried selecting Audyssey Flat? Audyssey Reference includes a high-frequency rolloff.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-23-2014, 03:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 176
Posted By Selden Ball
If you have a multichannel pre/pro and enough...

If you have a multichannel pre/pro and enough amps, there is no need for an AVR whatsoever.It depends on the design of the specific pre/pro, but the AV7702, for example, has both of those features: 3...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-22-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 8,842
Views: 305,114
Posted By Selden Ball
Bear in mind that Atmos and Auro3D encodings add...

Bear in mind that Atmos and Auro3D encodings add their information to Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD MA 7.1 soundtracks respectively. Those older audio formats are not dropped. Presumably DTS UHD will...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-22-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 8,842
Views: 305,114
Posted By Selden Ball
And, of course, Dolby's recommended speaker...

And, of course, Dolby's recommended speaker placement in the home is rather generous (low precision), so that goes hand-in-hand with using less accurate coordinates for the objects.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-22-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 72,390
Views: 6,104,654
Posted By Selden Ball
Audyssey will make things sound bright if it...

Audyssey will make things sound bright if it can't hear the higher frequencies very well. If it can't hear them, it boosts them. If you haven't already, you might try toeing in your speakers toward...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-22-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 8,842
Views: 305,114
Posted By Selden Ball
Yup. Just let the upgradeitis pressure build and...

Yup. Just let the upgradeitis pressure build and build and build until you can'ts stands its nomore. Then get something new :)

I managed to hold off 5 whole years, this last time!
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-22-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,224
Posted By Selden Ball
That's what's supposed to be possible, yes. But...

That's what's supposed to be possible, yes. But computers aren't stand-alone players, and the software players doesn't always provide the same features as players do.




You do need the HDMI...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-22-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 107
Posted By Selden Ball
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-22-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,224
Posted By Selden Ball
The home Dolby Atmos standard allows up to 34...

The home Dolby Atmos standard allows up to 34 channels.
Currently available cost-effective receivers and pre/pros ($2K or less) only support up to 11 simultaneously active channels.
If you have...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-22-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 8,842
Views: 305,114
Posted By Selden Ball
Yup, you are very right. Many people have been...

Yup, you are very right. Many people have been burnt by getting a device which had many promised future upgrades which never materialized. Make sure whatever you get has what you want now. If future...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-22-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 8,842
Views: 305,114
Posted By Selden Ball
Unfortunately, no. HDCP V2.2 is an encryption...

Unfortunately, no. HDCP V2.2 is an encryption method. All of the devices in the chain, from disc player, through receiver, to display, have to support it in order for it to allow a high resolution...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-22-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 176
Posted By Selden Ball
The AV7702 is a preamp/processor. That means that...

The AV7702 is a preamp/processor. That means that it includes all of the circuitry needed to take in analog and digital audio signals, preamplify them to "line level" voltages (about 1-2 volts), and...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-22-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 107
Posted By Selden Ball
You don't need to by boutique cables unless doing...

You don't need to by boutique cables unless doing so makes you happy or if you can get them at a substantial discount.

What you need are well-constructed cables which are certified "High Speed"....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-22-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 176
Posted By Selden Ball
What's your price range? $500? $2K? $20K? ...

What's your price range? $500? $2K? $20K?
What's your timeline? Now? 6 months from now?

The $2K Marantz AV7702 pre/pro might fit your needs. It has XLR outputs but its inputs are RCA. It has all...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-22-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 8,842
Views: 305,114
Posted By Selden Ball
THX speaker tests were included on some discs,...

THX speaker tests were included on some discs, too I think we really need a suite of tests. For example, one might have a single channelized sound moving around the room so we can test...
Forum: Latest Industry News   09-22-2014, 04:03 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 7,856
Posted By Selden Ball
One of my co-workers likes to point out that an...

One of my co-workers likes to point out that an edited version consisting of just the robot action scenes would be very popular.

One of the early promises for BD-Live was that people would be able...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-21-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,578
Posted By Selden Ball
Don't forget that magazines typically have a 3...

Don't forget that magazines typically have a 3 month lead time, so they might have been doing a lot of guessing in advance of Dolby's official releases.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-21-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 8,842
Views: 305,114
Posted By Selden Ball
Neither. It's 9.2 at ear height plus any one of...

Neither. It's 9.2 at ear height plus any one of the 5 possible pairs of overhead speakers for a total of 11 active speaker channels. Or you can hook up 9.2 + 4 overhead speakers and select which 11...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-21-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 411
Views: 24,314
Posted By Selden Ball
You can use up to 9.2 at ear height plus any one...

You can use up to 9.2 at ear height plus any one of the five overhead pairs: Front Height, Top Front, Top Middle, Top Rear or Rear Height for a total of 11 active speaker channels (although you have...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-21-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,578
Posted By Selden Ball
Atmos for the home environment is carried by two...

Atmos for the home environment is carried by two different types of audio streams: lossless Dolby TrueHD and lossy Dolby Digital Plus, depending on the source material.

See...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-21-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,139
Posted By Selden Ball
Unfortunately, there is no doubt that well done...

Unfortunately, there is no doubt that well done room correction, automated or otherwise, is a necessity in most home listening environments if you want to hear accurate sound. Many people have become...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-21-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 411
Views: 24,314
Posted By Selden Ball
One does have to wonder, though, just how much of...

One does have to wonder, though, just how much of our initial enjoyment is just because it's so much different from what we've experienced in the past. How long will it take for the experience to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-21-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 1,364
Views: 65,503
Posted By Selden Ball
That's near the high end of what many people seem...

That's near the high end of what many people seem to like, but it's still well below "reference," which would be a volume control setting of 0. In well treated rooms (ones with appropriate absorbers,...
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