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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-04-2016, 10:11 PM
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Posted By Philnick
If an AVR is told there's no sub, it won't do a...

If an AVR is told there's no sub, it won't do a crossover, since it's been told there's no place to send the lower frequencies.

However, since the sub output is just a line level signal intended...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-04-2016, 04:11 PM
Replies: 28,077
Views: 3,301,698
Posted By Philnick
As has already been noted, both connections are...

As has already been noted, both connections are live all the time, so it's just a question of choosing at your amplifier which input you want to listen to.

You might want to switch back and forth...
Forum: Community News & Polls   12-03-2016, 10:36 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,108
Posted By Philnick
Have a backup - or two!

Had a scare this summer when my unbacked-up 2TB external drive refused to read. It only contained my FLAC music library, over ten thousand photos I've taken with my DSLR (I like to do landscape...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   11-29-2016, 06:53 PM
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Posted By Philnick
Glad to be able to help! If you go shopping for a...

Glad to be able to help! If you go shopping for a new AVR, be sure to look at Yamaha's - I particularly appreciate being able to fine tune the results of their YPAO automatic room correction, which...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   11-27-2016, 09:15 PM
Replies: 28,077
Views: 3,301,698
Posted By Philnick
It sounds like you've got Secondary Audio...

It sounds like you've got Secondary Audio switched on. Turn it off.

Look at page 65 of your 93's manual. That contains a grid showing what's output when Secondary Audio is turned on or off.
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Forum: Community News & Polls   11-22-2016, 12:35 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,108
Posted By Philnick
Because the sampling rate has to be at least...

Because the sampling rate has to be at least twice the highest frequency you want to capture, doing 44.1 kHz sampling of an analog signal requires a sharp rolloff over 22 kHz, called a brickwall...
Forum: Community News & Polls   11-21-2016, 06:33 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,108
Posted By Philnick
I like the same sources of music you just listed,...

I like the same sources of music you just listed, but the term "lossless" means a format that does not use data compression that deliberately discards data already captured. "Lossy" data compression...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-28-2016, 09:19 PM
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Posted By Philnick
I'm running a Yamaha Aventage RX-A1030 - two or...

I'm running a Yamaha Aventage RX-A1030 - two or three model years back, the bottom model that has an ESS Sabre DAC - from the same family as is used in the 95 and 105 series of Oppos.

One nice...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-28-2016, 08:29 AM
Replies: 3,175
Views: 213,281
Posted By Philnick
Do you have MAC address filtering enabled in your...

Do you have MAC address filtering enabled in your router? If so, you'll have to find the A3040's wifi circuit's MAC address and enter it ino the approved list in your router.

If you can't find it...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-27-2016, 11:50 AM
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Posted By Philnick
I used a 5.1 multichannel connection for many...

I used a 5.1 multichannel connection for many years until I got my current AVR, and only connecting both ways and listening convinced me that HDMI is better.

The prohibition against players...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-25-2016, 10:44 AM
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Posted By Philnick
Mine too. I'd upgrade to a 103 (don't need...

Mine too.

I'd upgrade to a 103 (don't need a 103D because I've got an outboard Darbee on the link between my AVR and projector) and give my 93 to my girlfriend, who I just got a 50" flatscreen,...
Forum: Official AVS Forum® Blu-ray Disc Reviews   07-13-2016, 09:11 PM
Replies: 519
Views: 90,351
Posted By Philnick
As soon as you start giving away enough money to...

As soon as you start giving away enough money to everyone else world wide so we can all buy the new toys.

You sound like a believer in Steve Jobs' doctrine of "forcing the future," scorning any...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-04-2016, 06:03 PM
Replies: 8,695
Views: 502,213
Posted By Philnick
I don't have a xx50 series unit (I use a 1030),...

I don't have a xx50 series unit (I use a 1030), but I did download the 2050/3050 manual from Yamaha's website a while back.

Set your 3050 to Party mode using the dedicated button for that on your...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-04-2016, 09:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 662
Posted By Philnick
I love my Yamaha RX-A1030 but I keep its YPAO...

I love my Yamaha RX-A1030 but I keep its YPAO output set to "Flat," not "Natural." "Natural" is a treble cut compared to "Flat," which is clear from looking at the eq plots it shows you on the...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-03-2016, 05:41 PM
Replies: 28,077
Views: 3,301,698
Posted By Philnick
I use VUDU through my OPPO with no issues, and...

I use VUDU through my OPPO with no issues, and have for a few years, once I started seeing the UltraViolet movie publisher registration slips inside Blu-rays. Don't know what to advise you, other...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-13-2016, 06:32 AM
Replies: 3,175
Views: 213,281
Posted By Philnick
1) The bass management crossover is either the...

1) The bass management crossover is either the default 80hz or whatever you've changed it to. Some Yamahas use one crossover point for all channels, some let you tailor it differently for different...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-11-2016, 11:20 PM
Replies: 3,175
Views: 213,281
Posted By Philnick
Extra Bass and the bass management crossover are...

Extra Bass and the bass management crossover are independent variables.

Extra Bass will use whatever you've set your bass management crossover to.

Like everyone else, Yamaha ships its AVRs...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   06-05-2016, 08:36 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,620
Posted By Philnick
I have to thank you for letting some new folks...

I have to thank you for letting some new folks know this show exists by starting this thread, but I have to ask you to consider the expression, "Don't yuck my yum" before you continue to spew what...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   06-02-2016, 06:22 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,620
Posted By Philnick
A) She - as much as the ship's counselor - was...

A) She - as much as the ship's counselor - was the hero of the story.

B)
Picard: Wesley. Sit here, in Command
Riker: Captain, it's not allowed. Your orders.
Picard: That's true. Well, I can't...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   06-01-2016, 08:55 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,620
Posted By Philnick
That's a beautiful episode. Thank you for...

That's a beautiful episode.

Thank you for letting us know about it.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   05-13-2016, 06:28 AM
Replies: 28,077
Views: 3,301,698
Posted By Philnick
It's a question of the relative quality of the...

It's a question of the relative quality of the DACs in each device as well as the convenience of having the use of the AVR's room correction.

When I got my Yamaha Aventage 1030 it was two model...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   05-12-2016, 04:16 PM
Replies: 28,077
Views: 3,301,698
Posted By Philnick
The Denon 3803 is pre-HDMI, but it does have a...

The Denon 3803 is pre-HDMI, but it does have a 7.1 multichannel analog input. Use it. Run eight RCA cables from the matching jacks on the back of your Oppo BDP-93, make sure that the Oppo's Audio...
Forum: Official AVS Forum® Blu-ray Disc Reviews   05-12-2016, 03:51 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,506
Posted By Philnick
Since he's jumped over to Star Wars, you don't...

Since he's jumped over to Star Wars, you don't have to worry about him any more.

Given how faithful to the original Star Wars trilogy his The Force Awakens is, it's just a shame he didn't take...
Forum: Official AVS Forum® Blu-ray Disc Reviews   05-12-2016, 06:00 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,506
Posted By Philnick
Personally, I'd rather the Abrams films had not...

Personally, I'd rather the Abrams films had not thrown aside the established Trek timeline, but taken on their own terms, there are good things about them.

The new Spock is perfect (he was...
Forum: Official AVS Forum® Blu-ray Disc Reviews   05-11-2016, 05:00 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,506
Posted By Philnick
Sorry - I didn't mean to give offense. I was just...

Sorry - I didn't mean to give offense. I was just defending a film I love.
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