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Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   02-25-2015, 06:14 PM
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Posted By Selden Ball
I seem to recall other people reporting similar...

I seem to recall other people reporting similar noise which went away when REW was restarted.
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   02-25-2015, 04:21 PM
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Posted By Selden Ball
The ASIO4ALL driver is very buggy. ...

The ASIO4ALL driver is very buggy.

Sometimes rebooting the computer fixes it. Sometimes if you configure the output, then fully exit from REW and ASIO, then start them again, you can configure...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-25-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 207
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Posted By Selden Ball
In other words, the 110W rating is the *maximum*...

In other words, the 110W rating is the *maximum* power you should use to drive the speakers. More will damage them and deafen you. At comfortable sound levels you'll be driving them with less than...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-25-2015, 07:52 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
In most rooms the subwoofer(s) have to be placed...

In most rooms the subwoofer(s) have to be placed in the room so that the base nulls and peaks are not at the primary listening position. These subwoofer locations seldom are at the same locations as...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-24-2015, 04:27 PM
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Posted By Selden Ball
In gaming, "lag" = "delay," not "out of sync." ...

In gaming, "lag" = "delay," not "out of sync." Lip sync, auto or otherwise, is irrelevant, except that it has to be disabled in order to minimize delays.

Audio and video lag can be a serious...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-24-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 448
Posted By Selden Ball
Instructions for creating your own copy of the...

Instructions for creating your own copy of the Atmos demo disc are available at...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-24-2015, 10:51 AM
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Views: 113,219
Posted By Selden Ball
FWIW, AVR Audio Guard...

FWIW, AVR Audio Guard (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/26-home-theater-computers/1317491-silent-stream-bug.html) (a Windows utility) includes an HDMI reset option.
Forum: HDTV Programming   02-24-2015, 08:41 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
For all we know, she might have been blind in...

For all we know, she might have been blind in that eye.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-24-2015, 08:37 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
My understanding is that it's strictly an upgrade...

My understanding is that it's strictly an upgrade to the HDMI circuit board. Adding more channels would require a more extensive overhaul, which I doubt could be as inexpensive (free in the US) as...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-24-2015, 08:07 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
DisplayPort on laptop via passive adapter to HDMI...

DisplayPort on laptop via passive adapter to HDMI on AVR.

Edited to add:


I don't think he mentioned, but certainly it can be very difficult to get access to the back panel in some...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-24-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 158
Posted By Selden Ball
If you haven't recently, you might review the...

If you haven't recently, you might review the Audyssey 101 and FAQ (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/90-receivers-amps-processors/795421-official-audyssey-thread-faq-post-51779-a-1726.html#faqtop) since...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-23-2015, 05:58 PM
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Posted By Selden Ball
Vizio must have several different 54" soundbars....

Vizio must have several different 54" soundbars. Exactly what model do you have? The one I found directly supports both DTS-HD MA and Dolby TrueHD -- model S5430-C2. It decodes the audio into high...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-23-2015, 05:47 PM
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Posted By Selden Ball
There are two very common causes of hum: 1)...

There are two very common causes of hum:

1) Try plugging all of your A/V equipment into the same power outlet/power strip.
In the US, most homes have two phases of incoming power, and different...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-23-2015, 05:36 PM
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Posted By Selden Ball
Marantz model number, serial number and...

Marantz model number, serial number and manufacturing date usually are available over HDMI. They're included in the EDID.

I used Entech's MonInfo (http://www.entechtaiwan.com/util/moninfo.shtm) to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-23-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 186
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Posted By Selden Ball
A Google spreadsheet of the Atmos&Auro systems of...

A Google spreadsheet of the Atmos&Auro systems of about 100 AVS members has been compiled by AVS user kokishin (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/members/7637020-kokishin.html). Send him a PM if you'd...
Forum: HDTV Programming   02-23-2015, 05:18 PM
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Posted By Selden Ball
If the refuge is large enough, you wouldn't be...

If the refuge is large enough, you wouldn't be able to hear anyone who was in its center. Whoever you can hear from outside would have been near the walls. Obviously they think their walls are safe...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-23-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 3,386
Views: 134,777
Posted By Selden Ball
All of the D+M Atmos-capable equipment (including...

All of the D+M Atmos-capable equipment (including the X4100W) can be connected to and can calibrate up to 13.2 speakers (i.e. 9.2.4). However, only a maximum of 11.2 can be active at the same time...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-23-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 17,817
Views: 2,101,323
Posted By Selden Ball
Sony Blu-ray players tend to support more audio...

Sony Blu-ray players tend to support more audio and video file formats (both over the network using DLNA and from a USB drive) than most other players and can decode Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD MA into...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   02-23-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,641
Posted By Selden Ball
Different strokes for different folks. Since...

Different strokes for different folks.

Since your sig claims that you have a NAD AVR, that suggests that you've never heard an Atmos soundtrack rendered by an in-home system. Your loss.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-23-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 158
Posted By Selden Ball
Leave them at 0. Those switches are just a...

Leave them at 0.

Those switches are just a convenient way to help make the speakers have the same sound-level output and/or protect them from overdriving. They can attenuate the input signal by 0,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-22-2015, 10:12 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
Great! You're very welcome. Enjoy!

Great! You're very welcome. Enjoy!
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-22-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 5,579
Posted By Selden Ball
The 4100 provides Atmos and the new Dolby...

The 4100 provides Atmos and the new Dolby Surround upmixer, but not the various flavors of Dolby Prologic II. Its firmware can be upgraded (for about $200) to support Auro-3D.

The 6009 does not...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-22-2015, 09:59 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
Make sure you're using the 11.1 amp assign. The...

Make sure you're using the 11.1 amp assign. The others all make assumptions about your speaker assignments which invariably turn out to be wrong.

Treat this as an entirely new speaker...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-22-2015, 09:16 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
Yes, you can designate them that way: height1 as...

Yes, you can designate them that way: height1 as Front Height and height2 as Surround Height.

Just bear in mind that the physical speaker placements don't match what Auro would like you to have....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-22-2015, 08:55 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
That depends on if you've going to use Auro-3D...

That depends on if you've going to use Auro-3D Surround Height speakers instead of or in addition to Atmos Top Middle. If you've placed the middle overhead speakers so they can be used for both...
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