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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-17-2014, 04:02 PM
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Is this really a new recommendation? I couldn't...

Is this really a new recommendation? I couldn't begin to tell you where I got my original advice, but my entire life I've been setting my speaker heights so that the tweeters are at the same level as...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   09-17-2014, 11:32 AM
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There are 16 Dirac, or processing channels, and...

There are 16 Dirac, or processing channels, and either 16 or 24 output channels.

The Dirac processing channels are basically the content channels: L,R,C,LFE,Ls,Rs,HL,HR,HC,HLs,HRs,T (and Lw,Rw...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-16-2014, 10:48 PM
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Posted By dschulz
We used them as an array, so the RS20i was...

We used them as an array, so the RS20i was outputting the mono VOG channel to both overhead speakers. They ran "down" the MLP if I understand you correctly - on the centerline of the theater, one...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   09-16-2014, 08:36 AM
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Posted By dschulz
Copying from my post over on the Auro-3D Demo...

Copying from my post over on the Auro-3D Demo thread:

We used a single RS20i with the 8-channel card, for a total of 24 channels out of the RS20i.

The content was native 11.1.

The Left,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-16-2014, 08:00 AM
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Posted By dschulz
We used a single RS20i with the 8-channel card,...

We used a single RS20i with the 8-channel card, for a total of 24 channels out of the RS20i.

The content was native 11.1.

The Left, Center, Right mains were 2-ways, with the crossovers being...
Forum: Community News & Polls   09-12-2014, 03:19 PM
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Posted By dschulz
I know this is late in the game but...for any...

I know this is late in the game but...for any AVSers at CEDIA we've got some native Auro content and an upmix demo that are not part of the standard CEDIA demo. I'll be in the Convention Center...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-08-2014, 06:48 AM
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Posted By dschulz
This is not quite right. There are several Auro...

This is not quite right. There are several Auro configurations supported by the Auro codec and the RS20i, including 9.1 (5.1 + 4 heights) and a 7.1+4 config, neither of which have the VOG. If you...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-03-2014, 03:48 PM
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Posted By dschulz
It's nice to see other manufacturers adopting...

It's nice to see other manufacturers adopting Dirac Live!

Does anyone know if for HDCP encrypted sources the miniDSP does a 44.1/16 down-res for the output, or does it maintain the HDCP encryption...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-02-2014, 12:19 PM
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Posted By dschulz
Dirac Live is included with all RS20i processors,...

Dirac Live is included with all RS20i processors, and is not available in the LS10, so I'm not sure what upgrade price you're referring to. Unless you're thinking of the Dirac Kit that Datasat sells...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-02-2014, 12:15 PM
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Posted By dschulz
The Mensa and Crux are both Datasat designs for...

The Mensa and Crux are both Datasat designs for Auro Technologies. The Auro Auriga is, I believe, derived from one of the Storm Audio products.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-30-2014, 09:07 AM
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Posted By dschulz
There is no reason for DTS-UHD to have to conform...

There is no reason for DTS-UHD to have to conform to the Auro-3D channel layout. Early demos in Hollywood of MDA-based mixes have taken place in cinemas with Auro-3D installations, it's true, and...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-28-2014, 12:15 PM
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Posted By dschulz
If there was a near-field remix done for the Blu...

If there was a near-field remix done for the Blu Ray, there's a good chance the 5.1 (or 7.1) soundtrack was mixed in a room with single speakers for all channels rather than arrays.
Forum: HDTV Recorders   08-27-2014, 06:34 PM
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Posted By dschulz
I'm still interested, and I'll try to explain...

I'm still interested, and I'll try to explain why:

1) I'm a cord-never. I live in LA, in an area with good reception.

2) DVR options in the HDTV era have always sucked

3) For a number of...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   08-25-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 47
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Posted By dschulz
I don't mean to be pedantic, but Marvel Cinematic...

I don't mean to be pedantic, but Marvel Cinematic Universe is a term of art being used by Marvel themselves to describe the inter-linked films launched by Marvel Studios starting with Iron Man in...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   08-15-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 15,673
Posted By dschulz
Datasat's aware and it is on the engineering task...

Datasat's aware and it is on the engineering task list for a future firmware update.

Dolby Atmos does not have a Center Height. It also doesn't have a VOG as such, instead it uses multiple pairs...
Forum: Latest Industry News   08-09-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 206
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Posted By dschulz
Remember that DTS and Datasat are completely...

Remember that DTS and Datasat are completely separate entities (DTS having sold their cinema division to Datasat in 2008).

DTS is part of a consortium of companies promoting the adoption by...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-05-2014, 04:11 PM
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Posted By dschulz
No, and no. The standards for mixing have long...

No, and no. The standards for mixing have long since been established by SMPTE and others (although with considerable input from Dolby over the years). As others have noted the DCI standard for...
Forum: Latest Industry News   08-05-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 8,560
Posted By dschulz
Bollywood is currently an interesting mix of...

Bollywood is currently an interesting mix of DCI-compliant Digital Cinema, 35mm film and non-DCI-compliant digital projection. The Hollywood studios insist on DCI-spec for their content, with all the...
Forum: Latest Industry News   08-05-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 8,560
Posted By dschulz
Yes. There will be more than a few 15/70 prints...

Yes. There will be more than a few 15/70 prints of Interstellar, and Datasat is in the middle of a 5/70 restoration of a classic 70mm film with them as we speak.
Forum: Latest Industry News   08-05-2014, 08:50 AM
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Views: 8,560
Posted By dschulz
Fotokem, in Burbank.

Fotokem, in Burbank.
Forum: Latest Industry News   08-04-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 8,560
Posted By dschulz
The vast majority of Digital Cinema Packages...

The vast majority of Digital Cinema Packages (DCPs) are indeed 2K, even if many of the theaters they're going to have 4K projection. Mostly this has to do with the expense and logistics of doing a...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   08-01-2014, 09:22 PM
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Posted By dschulz
The Datasat amps are indeed Class AB.

The Datasat amps are indeed Class AB.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-18-2014, 03:51 PM
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Posted By dschulz
DTS has an object-based format. The file format...

DTS has an object-based format. The file format is called MDA (Multi-Dimensional Audio), and they are working towards getting it adopted by the movie industry as a file format for object-based...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-18-2014, 03:33 PM
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Posted By dschulz
I have no inside information I can share on when...

I have no inside information I can share on when DTS-UHD will be launched, no.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-18-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 8,472
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Posted By dschulz
They do not; the cinema division was sold in its...

They do not; the cinema division was sold in its entirety to Datasat. We do have a business relationship in that Datasat licenses the DTS codecs for our home theater processors.
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