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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-25-2015, 01:05 PM
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Posted By chi_guy50
It's fine that you like these films and we don't;...

It's fine that you like these films and we don't; one man's meat is another man's poison. But we're not (or at least I am not) denigrating the subject matter or content of these films. Rather, it's...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-25-2015, 10:14 AM
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Posted By chi_guy50
IMO that describes at least 95% of the big-budget...

IMO that describes at least 95% of the big-budget major studio flicks.



That's got to be a rhetorical question because you already know the answer: Schlock sells, and the producers are looking...
Forum: Speakers   01-24-2015, 07:30 PM
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Posted By chi_guy50
As others have pointed out, those RTi8's have...

As others have pointed out, those RTi8's have 6-1/2" drivers; plus, timbre-matching the surrounds is not a big deal and will be mitigated by your AVR's Audyssey MultEQ XT anyway.

But your bigger...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-23-2015, 04:03 PM
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Posted By chi_guy50
Charles, I thought you had gotten the RC60i;...

Charles, I thought you had gotten the RC60i; Steve has the Polk TC60i, which is similar but from a different model line.

BTW, how are they working out for you? And don't forget to pass along ...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-22-2015, 06:22 AM
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Posted By chi_guy50
Completely agreed: That item would IMO be a hot...

Completely agreed: That item would IMO be a hot seller for us MDA enthusiasts!
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-22-2015, 05:43 AM
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Posted By chi_guy50
Thanks for that feedback, Keith; I know that...

Thanks for that feedback, Keith; I know that you've had a lot of experience using external power amps. I wasn't really thinking in terms of a comparison with the XPA-7, which is much, much...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-21-2015, 03:35 PM
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Posted By chi_guy50
On that topic, what do you (or others with a...

On that topic, what do you (or others with a relevant opinion) think of Parasound? I note that they have a new 12-channel amp, the Parasound ZoneMaster Model 1250...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-21-2015, 07:29 AM
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Posted By chi_guy50
I don't have the disk (and I haven't seen the...

I don't have the disk (and I haven't seen the movie yet), but I assume you guys are referring to the two-minute DTS-HD MA 5.1 demo clip. If so, can you tell us what it is about this particular clip...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-18-2015, 11:37 AM
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Posted By chi_guy50
I responded with that very information just two...

I responded with that very information just two posts below the post you quoted. (I note that you're in the southern hemisphere, so maybe that would be two posts higher?;))
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-18-2015, 06:48 AM
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Posted By chi_guy50
Firstly, bi-amping is meaningless, so I would...

Firstly, bi-amping is meaningless, so I would forget about that idea. But, secondly, those RTi12's are power-hungry and you will need to feed them at least 250w/ch if you want to get the most out of...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-15-2015, 09:03 AM
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Posted By chi_guy50
. . . and it's a steal at only $18,000 MSRP! (I...

. . . and it's a steal at only $18,000 MSRP! (I think you might get discount pricing if you buy two or more.:D)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-15-2015, 06:16 AM
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Posted By chi_guy50
OK, but in the meantime how about giving us just...

OK, but in the meantime how about giving us just a sneak peek at that "Frank Lloyd Wright" screen alcove you teased us with?

Will the rest of your HT feature prairie style elements?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-14-2015, 04:55 PM
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Posted By chi_guy50
Don't take the terms top front and top rear...

Don't take the terms top front and top rear literally. Think in terms of one forward pair and one rearward pair. The forward pair can be designated FH, TF, or TM and the rearward pair can be...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-14-2015, 04:20 PM
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Posted By chi_guy50
I don't know what attachment you're referring...

I don't know what attachment you're referring to.:confused::confused::confused:

Do you mean the chart that is reproduced in your own post? If for some reason you really can't see it on whatever...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-14-2015, 12:11 PM
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Posted By chi_guy50
Your AVR will allow you to assign those...

Your AVR will allow you to assign those in-ceiling (top-level) speakers to any two non-contiguous locations among the five possible positions: front height (FH), top front (TF), top middle (TM), top...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-14-2015, 07:26 AM
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Posted By chi_guy50
Hey, you aren't allowed to tease us like that. ...

Hey, you aren't allowed to tease us like that. Pictures, please! Mensch Meier, zeig mal was du hast!
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-13-2015, 05:01 PM
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Posted By chi_guy50
Along those lines, last night we watched the...

Along those lines, last night we watched the boldly naturalistic Le Quattro Volte (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1646975/)(2010) streamed from Netflix in 2.0 and upmixed via DSU in 7.1.4. This is a ...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-13-2015, 11:12 AM
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Posted By chi_guy50
Keith, I thought you said you were putting this...

Keith, I thought you said you were putting this to bed? As if.:D:rolleyes:

My guess is that we won't know anything for certain until around March when the DTS:X firmware is released.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-13-2015, 10:47 AM
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Posted By chi_guy50
I think it's pretty clear, based on what I and a...

I think it's pretty clear, based on what I and a few others had heard from reliable sources, that D&M had planned for inclusion of DTS:X in this year's Atmos-capable models, if necessary via firmware...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-12-2015, 01:55 PM
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Posted By chi_guy50
Yes, I called Clint out on that prediction...

Yes, I called Clint out on that prediction (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/90-receivers-amps-processors/1534763-denon-avr-x7200w-9-2-13-2ch-2014-2015-receiver-details-5.html#post29751297), and he...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-12-2015, 05:20 AM
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Posted By chi_guy50
Here ya go...

Here ya go (http://www.audiogurus.com/learn/electronics/surround-receivers/denon-avr-x7200w-receiver/2977). You might also want to check out this thread...
Forum: Latest Industry News   01-11-2015, 11:09 AM
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Posted By chi_guy50
It's not necessary to prove to us what you...

It's not necessary to prove to us what you experience or to convince us of anything: what you perceive is what you perceive. For example, some people hear colors (Chromesthesia...
Forum: Latest Industry News   01-11-2015, 09:53 AM
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Posted By chi_guy50
When we watch a movie (similar to reading a good...

When we watch a movie (similar to reading a good novel), don't we want to be immersed in the action? I agree that sounds coming from other than the screen location can by their nature be...
Forum: Speakers   01-11-2015, 07:01 AM
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Posted By chi_guy50
We are in total agreement. There's something...

We are in total agreement. There's something decent out there for every budget if you heed basic advice (like the need for good woofage) and do some careful shopping.

Of course, every setup...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-10-2015, 03:49 PM
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Posted By chi_guy50
I'm going to quote NBA television commentator...

I'm going to quote NBA television commentator Mark Jackson here (you Brits can look him up on YouTube): "Come on, Manni, you're better than that!":(

Setting aside the patronizing tone after you...
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