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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-07-2016, 07:33 PM
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Posted By m. zillch
YAMAHA: 2ch Stereo Use this program to...

YAMAHA:

2ch Stereo
Use this program to mix down multichannel sources to 2 channels. When
multichannel signals are input, they are down mixed to 2 channels and
output from the front speakers...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-07-2016, 03:19 PM
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Posted By m. zillch
Yes, it is not at all uncommon for there to be...

Yes, it is not at all uncommon for there to be some sort of a slight pop, tick, click, thump, etc. when changing inputs and/or sound formats. Nothing to worry about.


When amplifiers are first...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-07-2016, 02:16 PM
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Posted By m. zillch
As long as you verify with an SPL meter at the...

As long as you verify with an SPL meter at the listening position that you haven't caused an alteration in level by .2 dB or greater, and conduct your test under blind conditions, that sounds like a...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-07-2016, 01:35 PM
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Posted By m. zillch
It mixes down the incoming, multichannel (e.g....

It mixes down the incoming, multichannel (e.g. 5.1) sound such that content, including bass, is redistributed from the rear channels and center channel to just your 2 (or 2.1) speakers. [At least...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-04-2016, 10:47 AM
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Posted By m. zillch
Bi-wiring, a scam to make people buy wire, twice...

Bi-wiring, a scam to make people buy wire, twice the amount they actually need, is easily explained by this Wikipedia diagram showing conventional wiring on the top and bi-wiring below:...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-04-2016, 10:20 AM
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Views: 218,996
Posted By m. zillch
When one speaker is noticeably brighter compared...

When one speaker is noticeably brighter compared to another it is often indicative of a failed or disconnected tweeter. Since many if not most speakers are marketed with "bi-wire" terminals it is not...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   01-28-2016, 09:30 PM
Replies: 5,025
Views: 385,690
Posted By m. zillch
Well keep in mind the Panasonic PTAE8000 is just...

Well keep in mind the Panasonic PTAE8000 is just a monitor, not a full fledged TV set with an included OTA tuner, so you'll need an HD tuner to go with that antenna! :)


I bought an external HD...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   01-28-2016, 07:13 PM
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Posted By m. zillch
A casual search found many complaints of Uverse...

A casual search found many complaints of Uverse using too much compression. This is easiest to see with giant, 1080p TVs like ours and people with smaller TVs might not even notice it. Sending the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-27-2016, 07:26 PM
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Posted By m. zillch
You are correct! Think of possibilities such as: ...

You are correct! Think of possibilities such as: weak connection, long run, poorly seated jack, inadequate gauge, internal cable break, etc.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-26-2016, 06:52 PM
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Posted By m. zillch
Yes. Each device has effectively a signal "amp"...

Yes. Each device has effectively a signal "amp" for the HDMI output and they vary in strength. If one of them is borderline it may be fine one year but then the next year, as the connections get...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   01-26-2016, 04:20 PM
Replies: 5,025
Views: 385,690
Posted By m. zillch
As I mentioned: --- Would I be...

As I mentioned:

---

Would I be correct in guessing that this particular approach you personally use for watching 16x9 material (with the anamorphic lens still in place) is unique to your use...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-26-2016, 12:12 PM
Replies: 4,525
Views: 337,577
Posted By m. zillch
http://forums.solidsignal.com/content.php/1754-The...

http://forums.solidsignal.com/content.php/1754-The-old-way-of-watching-cable-is-going-away-forever


If anyone has a more recent article, by all means, please post.
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   01-26-2016, 12:05 PM
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Posted By m. zillch
The thing is it's difficult to know the...

The thing is it's difficult to know the temperature right when the unit shuts down because you have to wait to reboot everything and by that time the cool down and start up cycles have corrected the...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-25-2016, 11:49 PM
Replies: 4,525
Views: 337,577
Posted By m. zillch
Much like NTSC eventually went away, isn't QAM,...

Much like NTSC eventually went away, isn't QAM, at least unencrypted, also eventually going away? That's what I heard.
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   01-25-2016, 10:35 PM
Replies: 5,025
Views: 385,690
Posted By m. zillch
If you don't electronically scale the image...

If you don't electronically scale the image through an outboard scaler, nor use the Panasonic's own rudimentary circuitry, and view native 16x9 content through the anamorphic lens which you...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   01-25-2016, 07:54 PM
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Views: 385,690
Posted By m. zillch
This boggles my mind since simply removing the...

This boggles my mind since simply removing the anamorphic lens from the light path entirely would make all 16x9 (1.78:1) material look normal and correct. Why not do that or build/buy a robotic...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   01-25-2016, 03:43 PM
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Views: 385,690
Posted By m. zillch
If I am understanding you correctly, when you...

If I am understanding you correctly, when you watch 1.78 material, you don't move the anamorphic lens out of the light path via a manual swing or robotic slide assembly such as this:...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-25-2016, 12:56 PM
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Posted By m. zillch
You could squirt a blast of "compressed air"...

You could squirt a blast of "compressed air" there periodically.
Forum: Video Processors   01-25-2016, 12:49 PM
Replies: 7,168
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Posted By m. zillch
I was thinking about this the other day: some...

I was thinking about this the other day: some people may value this device merely as an "HDMI auto input switcher" or as a "video test pattern generator":
- color bars/fields
- gray scale ramps
-...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-25-2016, 12:17 PM
Replies: 2,970
Views: 218,996
Posted By m. zillch
Pretty sure you mean a preamp output. Such a port...

Pretty sure you mean a preamp output. Such a port is often used to send the signal out to an outboard amp, usually of greater power than the internal one.


The least expensive curent Yamaha AVR...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   01-25-2016, 10:41 AM
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Posted By m. zillch
I don't know if fans would help. How about...

I don't know if fans would help. How about ceiling mounting it?
Interestingly on their later designs, such as the PTAE8000, the air intake vent was moved to one of the sides instead of the back. I...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   01-24-2016, 11:55 PM
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Posted By m. zillch
I know it's easy think of the only air port you...

I know it's easy think of the only air port you need to worry about is the exhaust, but in truth the intake is also important and it looks like you have yours right next to the wall. Panasonic makes...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   01-24-2016, 09:56 PM
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Posted By m. zillch
Cool upside-down room! ;) Do you vacuum clean the...

Cool upside-down room! ;) Do you vacuum clean the filter regularly?
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   01-23-2016, 02:17 PM
Replies: 5,025
Views: 385,690
Posted By m. zillch
^The correct control to electronically shift for...

^The correct control to electronically shift for 2.35 content is found on the Lens Control page of the menu and is called "V-Area Position"; are you perhaps using the similarly named, but incorrect...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   01-21-2016, 05:31 PM
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Posted By m. zillch
The pj has some pretty sophisticated internal...

The pj has some pretty sophisticated internal heat sensors which you can check the status of in the service menu:

3. 1. Procedure to open / close "EXT OPTION" menu.


1. When the projector...
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