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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-28-2014, 11:06 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
How can you work out the angles unless you know...

How can you work out the angles unless you know where the mixer sits? Also, it may just be an illustrative diagram that is common to all Atmos desks, although I agree that it is more probable that...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-28-2014, 10:53 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
From the manual: "Auro-3D does not support a...

From the manual: "Auro-3D does not support a Dolby Atoms (sic) configuration using Top Front, Top Middle, Top Rear, Rear Height, or any Dolby Atmos Enabled speakers. If you are using these speakers...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-28-2014, 09:58 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I respect your right to be pleased with what you...

I respect your right to be pleased with what you have. That really, at the end of the day, is all that matters. I think we have both said all we need to say on this topic now and perhaps it is time...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-28-2014, 09:29 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Yeah - you only have to look at soundbar sales to...

Yeah - you only have to look at soundbar sales to see their impact on the market, driven by the poor quality speakers in ultra-thin TVs of course.

But HT is a minority passtime. Most people are...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-28-2014, 09:19 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Ah so - thanks. As you know my current Denon is...

Ah so - thanks. As you know my current Denon is the first I have ever had, and it doesn't feature these graphs. I have always thought that they represented the 'after' situation like the pro graphs,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-28-2014, 07:35 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Agreed again. As a long-term user of XT32 and...

Agreed again. As a long-term user of XT32 and Pro, and someone with modest skills with REW and parametric EQ, I have found that I can usually make small improvements to an XT32 calibration, but would...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-28-2014, 07:31 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
+1. Your remarks also remind me that 'timbre...

+1. Your remarks also remind me that 'timbre matching' is something that effective EQ significantly improves. As you say, even identical speakers sound different to each other simply as a result of...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-28-2014, 05:51 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
A momentus day. For once, we agree on something....

A momentus day. For once, we agree on something. You are completely correct. And a good post from Chris Kyriakakis to back it up too if I may say so.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-28-2014, 05:45 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
The graphs show what Audyssey is doing. They are...

The graphs show what Audyssey is doing. They are not measurements - they are predictions based on the filters Audyssey created during the measurement phase of the calibration.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-28-2014, 05:25 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Nobody is suggesting that you don't listen. It is...

Nobody is suggesting that you don't listen. It is just that these measurements will show you, objectively, what you are listening to. It is very easy to do them and Markus has said he will guide you...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-28-2014, 05:11 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I agree - those who have taken Audyssey as a...

I agree - those who have taken Audyssey as a religion don't help improve understanding. Audyssey is just a tool - it does some things very well, others not so well, but overall it is a good tool.
...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-28-2014, 04:28 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Ah right - thanks.

Ah right - thanks.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-27-2014, 02:41 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Is that region-free for Bluray? I had to open...

Is that region-free for Bluray? I had to open mine up and surgically graft in a part I bought off eBay to make my Oppo 93 region free for Bluray.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-27-2014, 02:40 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I can’t say that I especially noticed this. If...

I can’t say that I especially noticed this. If you want to see some convincing CGI robots (and this time they are actually robots, as opposed to TF4's aliens) check out real Steel. The CGI robots are...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-27-2014, 02:33 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I mean that if aesthetics were important, I...

I mean that if aesthetics were important, I personally really dislike the marantz porthole. But in my case, as all the kit is in a closet, it doesn't really matter to me much. But if the kit were...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-27-2014, 01:04 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I've bought from them in the past too. Reliable...

I've bought from them in the past too. Reliable company. But this time HMV HK were quite a bit cheaper for the single disc. Also, on the yesasia site they only list the sound as DTS-HD MA whereas HMV...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-27-2014, 01:04 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Spot on analysis. The Departed isn't bad at all -...

Spot on analysis. The Departed isn't bad at all - it's just that the original is so much better.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-27-2014, 12:18 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
It is - but it's not as good as Infernal Affairs...

It is - but it's not as good as Infernal Affairs on which it was based.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-27-2014, 12:15 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
That's good news but I do find that buying from...

That's good news but I do find that buying from Japan is expensive. The HK prices are much more reasonable.

I bet I, Frankenstein is a fantastic showcase for Atmos. I’d love to hear that.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-27-2014, 12:13 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
HMV Hong Kong. The site is mostly in English. ...

HMV Hong Kong. The site is mostly in English.

http://www.hmv.com.hk/product/bluray.asp?sku=533943

Be aware that the disc from HK may be region-locked to a region your player can't handle. I am...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-27-2014, 12:11 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Yes, please report back. And well done for...

Yes, please report back. And well done for getting such a big discount!
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-27-2014, 12:07 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I am in the "Audyssey camp" as you know, but I...

I am in the "Audyssey camp" as you know, but I would never say what you say above. I have no idea what the director or the mixer heard and nor does anyone else unless they were sitting in on the mix....
Forum: Blu-ray Players   11-27-2014, 11:44 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Hi Paul - I'm good thanks. Yes, Bob's post was...

Hi Paul - I'm good thanks. Yes, Bob's post was superlatively good. A really full and easy to follow explanation.

Thanks for the additional info and the link. I will do some research!
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-27-2014, 11:43 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Will do. I wonder if it's only the HK release...

Will do. I wonder if it's only the HK release that has the Atmos track? The site I ordered it from has good info on the disc formats etc and confirms that the 3rd film is an Atmos release on BD....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-27-2014, 11:38 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
It is definitely true that Monster cables will...

It is definitely true that Monster cables will improve sound and video much more than no cables at all.
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