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Forum: 2 Channel Audio   07-05-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 691
Posted By Michael Sargent
A checksum is a lot more than checking file size....

A checksum is a lot more than checking file size. Basically, you take every single byte of data, and calculate a value that "summarizes" the whole file. Then you compare that to the known checksum....
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   07-05-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 691
Posted By Michael Sargent
Are you suggesting that a checksum does not...

Are you suggesting that a checksum does not include all of the data? Just want to clarify before anyone goes ballistic.


Mike
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-04-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 8,749
Views: 524,671
Posted By Michael Sargent
That would be pretty sweet! Of course, we...

That would be pretty sweet!


Of course, we can always hope that someone builds an external Atmos decoder (like the dts decoders from the turn of the millennium). You plug the BD player into the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-03-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 8,749
Views: 524,671
Posted By Michael Sargent
Is there any chance that Denon could upgrade the...

Is there any chance that Denon could upgrade the 4520 firmware to support Dolby Atmos?


I just got the 4520 last year, so upgrading isn't high on my list of priorities.


Thanks,
Mike
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-02-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 649
Views: 64,369
Posted By Michael Sargent
Panasonic emailed me and asked me to send them my...

Panasonic emailed me and asked me to send them my Elysium and Monuments Men disks for testing. I pointed them to this thread so they can see that it's not an issue with an individual disk, but a...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   06-19-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 3,330
Views: 71,270
Posted By Michael Sargent
Atlantic City Mike

Atlantic City


Mike
Forum: Blu-ray Players   06-17-2014, 04:03 AM
Replies: 649
Views: 64,369
Posted By Michael Sargent
So I tried several things last night, like...

So I tried several things last night, like turning off Deep Color (didn't help) and selecting RGB (which worked). The colours seemed OK after selecting RGB, but I was only looking at one disk...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   06-17-2014, 03:56 AM
Replies: 3,330
Views: 71,270
Posted By Michael Sargent
National Treasure: Book of Secrets? Mike

National Treasure: Book of Secrets?


Mike
Forum: Blu-ray Players   06-13-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 649
Views: 64,369
Posted By Michael Sargent
I contacted Panasonic Canada and gave them all...

I contacted Panasonic Canada and gave them all the information. Hopefully I'll hear back from them and we'll get a fix soon.


Mike
Forum: Blu-ray Players   06-09-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 649
Views: 64,369
Posted By Michael Sargent
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by BAMA92 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   06-08-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 10,168
Views: 557,090
Posted By Michael Sargent
Me too! And still very nice to listen to....

Me too!

And still very nice to listen to. Highly recommended.

Mike
Forum: Blu-ray Players   06-07-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 649
Views: 64,369
Posted By Michael Sargent
Quote:Originally Posted by Michael...

Quote:Originally Posted by Michael Sargent http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   06-05-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 3,330
Views: 71,270
Posted By Michael Sargent
Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines...

Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 hours 11 minutes (1965)
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   06-03-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 3,499
Views: 263,723
Posted By Michael Sargent
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by kheiden http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   05-31-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 3,499
Views: 263,723
Posted By Michael Sargent
Replacement bulbs cost $300 (ProVantage) and...

Replacement bulbs cost $300 (ProVantage) and last 4 to 5,000 hours. That works out to between 6 and 7 1/2 cents per hour. Is this something you really want to waste your time worrying about?...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   05-17-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 211
Posted By Michael Sargent
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by imeem http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1532042/did-i-get-the-wrong-speaker-wire-cant-split-it/0_100#post_24727326)

Is it bad...
Forum: Home Automation   05-16-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 415
Posted By Michael Sargent
http://www.wpcentral.com/microsoft-insteon-home-a...

http://www.wpcentral.com/microsoft-insteon-home-automation-windows-and-windows-phone

Full support in Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone, as well as getting sold through the Microsoft Store. Sounds...
Forum: Car Audio, Video, and Nav   05-03-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,335
Posted By Michael Sargent
Anyone find any other head units that play...

Anyone find any other head units that play FLAC's? Any follow up on the units mentioned above? I'm getting serious about replacing my 15 year old 12 disc player.

Thanks,
Mike
Forum: Surround Music Formats   05-01-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,092
Posted By Michael Sargent
Or you could order it from Amazon.co.uk. I got...

Or you could order it from Amazon.co.uk. I got mine delivered for less than $30 CDN. I order most of my music from the UK. They take the VAT off (so the price they charge is just 80% of what's...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   04-28-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 3,330
Views: 71,270
Posted By Michael Sargent
I can't name the movie, but I could give you a...

I can't name the movie, but I could give you a pretty good guess as to what she just stepped in!

http://files.avsforum.com/images/smilies/wink.gif

Mike
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   04-25-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 677
Posted By Michael Sargent
Probably better than the cheapies, but don't be...

Probably better than the cheapies, but don't be surprised if you can't hear a difference.

Mike
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-25-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 166
Posted By Michael Sargent
No experience. But foobar2000 is truly free, so...

No experience. But foobar2000 is truly free, so download it, try it out, and let us know how it compares to JR.

Mike
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   04-25-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 677
Posted By Michael Sargent
Theoretically, the Yellow cable should have a...

Theoretically, the Yellow cable should have a different impedance (75 ohm) than the Red/White (52 ohm), but I very much doubt that any cheap cable would be different. Or, for that matter, the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-22-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 166
Posted By Michael Sargent
foobar2000 is free (really!) so give it a try....

foobar2000 is free (really!) so give it a try. (I only use it for listening on my PC.)

Mike
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   04-22-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 68
Posted By Michael Sargent
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Mr.G http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1528382/panansonic-pt-ae4000u-processing-message/0_100#post_24634332)

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