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Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   03-22-2015, 08:41 AM
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Posted By GGA
It has been a while but when I had trouble with...

It has been a while but when I had trouble with my USBPre 2.0 it was because I was plugging it into the USB3 port on my laptop running W7. When I plugged it into the USB2 port it worked fine. The...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-14-2015, 06:27 PM
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Posted By GGA
This might work. You would have to call Geffen to...

This might work. You would have to call Geffen to make sure.

http://www.amazon.com/Gefen-EXT-HDMI-EDIDP-HDmi-Detective-Plus/dp/B001RIMZUW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1426382589&sr=8-1&keywords=gefen
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   03-03-2015, 12:48 PM
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Posted By GGA
Toslink should be a good choice. You can program...

Toslink should be a good choice. You can program the RS20i to go to whatever source you want when you boot up. I forget which menu has the choice, but it is there.

The few times I had a problem...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   02-19-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 35
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Posted By GGA
I know this is a pretty simple-minded question...

I know this is a pretty simple-minded question but I am always surprised that it has always been swept under the rug with balanced power systems.

What are the risks in a balanced system for...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   02-13-2015, 08:50 AM
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Posted By GGA
Is there not a European version of the Samsung...

Is there not a European version of the Samsung BD-H6500? It has no problem sending out 24p on NF and Amz without any setting changes.
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   02-07-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 335
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Posted By GGA
Well if I had to guess I would say that with AC...

Well if I had to guess I would say that with AC the electrons would show no net movement. They would just move back and forth. A really clever electron might be able to work its way from one end to...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   01-22-2015, 04:04 PM
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Posted By GGA
I believe there is a lot more to this statement...

I believe there is a lot more to this statement than meets the eye. Dirac takes some nine measurements for each speaker and does some sophisticated averaging to determine the correction curve and...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   01-21-2015, 11:57 AM
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Posted By GGA
While you cannot decode in the Datasat using...

While you cannot decode in the Datasat using Ch1-8, processing such as PLIIx and Neo:X does work. I guess the big question is whether the Auro/Atmos upmixer can be used with Ch1-8.

With an Auro...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   12-29-2014, 04:19 PM
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Posted By GGA
Because I had such a frustrating experience with...

Because I had such a frustrating experience with DD+ I wish to communicate the useless knowledge I have accumulated.

A couple years ago I bought a Roku whose only sound output was DD+ via HDMI....
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   12-20-2014, 09:13 AM
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Posted By GGA
I think Dan is referring to the 6dB you can lose...

I think Dan is referring to the 6dB you can lose if you disconnect pin 3, i.e., half the signal. But I also have in my notes this quote:

it depends on the type of balanced output. Transformer bal...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   12-20-2014, 08:53 AM
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Posted By GGA
Go to the Vinyl section of Audio Asylum. The hum...

Go to the Vinyl section of Audio Asylum. The hum issue has been discussed in great depth.
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   12-17-2014, 02:41 PM
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Posted By GGA
You need to find an adapter that you can open up...

You need to find an adapter that you can open up and cut the pin 3 connection. Some are very difficult to open up, others have a small screw that make it easy. After you are done make sure you check...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   12-02-2014, 05:24 PM
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Posted By GGA
Hi Dan, I am a little confused by your old setup....

Hi Dan, I am a little confused by your old setup.

You have a total of 8 subs, two each of the following:

front side (these are located somewhere between the front and side subs?)
front
side...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   11-30-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 1,726
Views: 193,320
Posted By GGA
The UI is much faster on the 225. The remotes are...

The UI is much faster on the 225. The remotes are similar and interchangeable but not identical.
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   11-30-2014, 12:26 PM
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Posted By GGA
You can replace the DOWNx6 with UPx2 (it wraps)....

You can replace the DOWNx6 with UPx2 (it wraps). Saves you 4 button presses!
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   11-26-2014, 04:56 PM
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Posted By GGA
How does the Samsung BD-H6500 implement 24p for...

How does the Samsung BD-H6500 implement 24p for streaming? Does it automatically detect the framerate and output accordingly or do you have to manually implement it? Will it send out 480p streaming...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-23-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 469
Posted By GGA
External Hard Drive for Dish Satellite not working. How to retrieve data?

Couple days ago I heard some clicking from my external Iomega 1TB hard drive and some high pitched noise. When I checked the Dish VIP722 Menu it no longer recognized the external hard drive. When ...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   10-28-2014, 05:35 PM
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Posted By GGA
I recently bought a used a DMP-BDT220 off eBay to...

I recently bought a used a DMP-BDT220 off eBay to test its 24p output for streaming. It is a bit clunky but does actually work. The Netflix interface is very slow by today's standards, so I bought a...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   10-25-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 10,409
Posted By GGA
Yes that is what I meant but did not explain it...

Yes that is what I meant but did not explain it very well. The Left Front Low Pass would go to the LF sub, the RF LP to the RF sub, the Left Rear LP to the LR sub, the Right Rear LP to the RR sub,...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   10-24-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 10,409
Posted By GGA
Thanks for another terrific tutorial! I had...

Thanks for another terrific tutorial! I had forgotten about using Dirac to smooth out the crossovers, which kind of serves as a magic bullet.

One of the choices in the Datasat BM is to send...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-24-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 10,585
Posted By GGA
I think we should both blame Wooki! He was the...

I think we should both blame Wooki! He was the first one to point it out. :)

I am surprised about the delay limits, especially since there are both input and output delays. Datasat support is...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   10-23-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 10,409
Posted By GGA
A great thread. Many kudos to Mark. I feel...

A great thread. Many kudos to Mark. I feel deprived having only one Submersive.

I especially like the part where Mark showed how he integrated the Center with the subs.

My query is how the full...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-21-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 10,585
Posted By GGA
Wooki is right. The Datasat eqs the input...

Wooki is right.

The Datasat eqs the input channels, not the output channels. There is a flowchart in the manual that shows which parameters are associated with the input and output channels.
...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   10-13-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 2,329
Views: 114,707
Posted By GGA
Have you set your DB25 input to DB1.2 rather than...

Have you set your DB25 input to DB1.2 rather than DB1-2? Only the former invokes the decoder allowing expansion of the input. This works fine for me. You can see with Input/Source that the decoder is...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   09-30-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 888
Views: 58,705
Posted By GGA
There is also the mini-DSP DDRC, which is a stand...

There is also the mini-DSP DDRC, which is a stand alone 2-channel box that is designed for Dirac Live. I asked Dirac if the filters were the same and here is the reply:

The application used for...
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