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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-05-2015, 01:08 AM
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Posted By batpig
It's not due to a firmware update just faulty...

It's not due to a firmware update just faulty memory ;) or perhaps past delusion left unchallenged? :)

Jeff swore it worked that way too until he put it to the test.

As I proved above those...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-04-2015, 04:43 PM
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Posted By batpig
There are two sides to the equation: - the...

There are two sides to the equation:

- the source/output.... you have to make sure the TV is configured correctly to output audio over optical (i.e. some settings you have to change in the TV...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-04-2015, 04:39 PM
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Posted By batpig
Most people who've played around with it have...

Most people who've played around with it have reported not hearing much difference between similar designations (e.g. FH+TM versus TF+TR). I wouldn't sweat it, the actual physical location of the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-04-2015, 03:50 PM
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Posted By batpig
There's definitely a difference between front and...

There's definitely a difference between front and rear height signals. One's in front and one's in back!

If it's more important to get 9 discrete base layer speakers such that you're going to do...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-04-2015, 02:22 PM
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Posted By batpig
Honestly, I really don't. But my wife would...

Honestly, I really don't. But my wife would probably disagree ;)




Hey don't blame the machine, until it gains sentience and rises up against its human overlords it's just doin' what it's...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-04-2015, 12:57 PM
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Posted By batpig
I'm still not understanding how this is possible....

I'm still not understanding how this is possible. In both cases the Top Middle speakers are feeding from the "Height2" pre-outs right? In the latter scenario it would expect Top Middle to be conneted...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-04-2015, 12:41 PM
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Posted By batpig
Yeah now THAT part is a glitch. For some reason...

Yeah now THAT part is a glitch. For some reason these Denons allow you to select DSU or Auro2D as surround modes even when you are playing a 5.1 signal on 5.1 speakers (i.e. nothing to upmix!). ...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-04-2015, 12:14 PM
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Posted By batpig
I've actually thought before this would be a good...

I've actually thought before this would be a good deployment (assuming you're referring to chi_guy when you say "Jeff").

Considering how clustered the surrounds / TM are around a small seating...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-04-2015, 12:10 PM
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Posted By batpig
Sorry but it's not accurate that theaters have...

Sorry but it's not accurate that theaters have surrounds (let alone front speakers!) at the wall/ceiling junction pointing down. The surround speakers in theaters are quite elevated (in order to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-04-2015, 11:58 AM
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Posted By batpig
Are you sure? I don't see how this could...

Are you sure? I don't see how this could possibly work if the TM are hooked up to "Height2" as the height signal would be ouput from Height1 in a 9.1.2 config.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-04-2015, 11:12 AM
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Posted By batpig
I'm not aware that any receiver, ever, could...

I'm not aware that any receiver, ever, could "downconvert" copy protected HDMI video to analog video output of any sort. I'm sure it's an issue of copyright compliance as a downconverted analog...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-04-2015, 11:04 AM
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Posted By batpig
Respectfully, your setup is all whacked out for...

Respectfully, your setup is all whacked out for Atmos. Frankly it's not even optimal for "normal" 7.1 audio.

First of all, you should NOT have 4 "rear speakers" or "rear surrounds". A 7.1 setup...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-04-2015, 11:00 AM
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Posted By batpig
It's not a trick or a glitch. If the incoming...

It's not a trick or a glitch. If the incoming signal is Dolby Atmos it will show that. It doesn't mean it's doing the full Atmos rendering -- we already know that with a 5.1 or 7.1 setup it's...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-04-2015, 10:49 AM
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Posted By batpig
To add to chi_guy's response, be aware that you...

To add to chi_guy's response, be aware that you can't swap Height1 and Height2 outputs. So for example if you have Front Height + Top Middle the FH would have to be hooked up to "Height1" and the TM...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-04-2015, 10:36 AM
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Posted By batpig
While there isn't a direct center channel control...

While there isn't a direct center channel control in the remote app you CAN use the "Cursor" function of the remote app as a subsitute for the remote to get to the "Option" menu and then adjust the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-03-2015, 03:15 PM
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Posted By batpig
Yes, XT32 is worth it. The Sub EQ HT itself...

Yes, XT32 is worth it. The Sub EQ HT itself isn't the deal breaker (it just levels and time aligns the subs, but if you have identical subs and can place them equidistant this is less imporant) but...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-03-2015, 11:52 AM
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Posted By batpig
That was my first thought as well!! Best to crop...

That was my first thought as well!! Best to crop out the dead bodies to limit liability ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-03-2015, 11:21 AM
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Posted By batpig
Well I'm not sure if I said THAT exactly... but...

Well I'm not sure if I said THAT exactly... but the general consensus is to optimize for Atmos, not Auro, since Auro is basically a DOA format. I enjoy Auromatic upmixing for music so if your...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-03-2015, 09:55 AM
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Posted By batpig
Interesting to note that 3 of the 5 were...

Interesting to note that 3 of the 5 were theatrical Atmos mixes.

With the caveat that I've not seen a ton of Atmos movies in the theater, I've said it before but Maze Runner was definitely THE...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-03-2015, 08:58 AM
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Posted By batpig
The diagrams are referring to the deployment of...

The diagrams are referring to the deployment of internal amps. The point of the pre outs is to allow expansion with external amplifiers beyond what the internal amps can power
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-02-2015, 09:10 PM
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Posted By batpig
Well you have two options for 7.1.2 with DTS:X...

Well you have two options for 7.1.2 with DTS:X upgradability. Get a new 9ch model and then no need for external amps. That would be something like the Marantz 7010 or Denon 6200 (or 7200 if you can't...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-02-2015, 09:05 PM
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Posted By batpig
Yes if you use up all the internal amps for main...

Yes if you use up all the internal amps for main zone speakers then you must use external amps for other zones.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-02-2015, 06:25 PM
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Posted By batpig
I don't give two shoots about original. I just...

I don't give two shoots about original. I just want it to be good.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-02-2015, 05:58 PM
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Posted By batpig
Sure you could piggyback a PLII receiver off the...

Sure you could piggyback a PLII receiver off the Surround preouts and matrix a surround back channel.

You would lose benefit of that tasty 7ch base layer for native Atmos or even 7.1 Blu Ray...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-02-2015, 04:22 PM
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Posted By batpig
Yep, I'm a big fan of those KEF eggs for all the...

Yep, I'm a big fan of those KEF eggs for all the reasons you cited. I'm currently using them for all four surround speakers and probably will use another pair for front height.

Mine are from...
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