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Forum: 3D Tech Talk   02-28-2017, 06:15 PM
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Posted By sfm
I'm one the fence about the future of VR... I...

I'm one the fence about the future of VR... I have a high-end gaming rig (well, it was a few months ago anyways) and purchased the HTC Vive to see what VR is all about... My conclusion is that it has...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   02-13-2017, 03:33 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,640
Posted By sfm
Until recently I had been using a Panamorph UH440...

Until recently I had been using a Panamorph UH440 and motorized sled with my JVC RS-56 (and previously with a RS-20 and Sharp XV-20000). Once I remembered that the RS-56 supported lens memory I gave...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-13-2017, 11:51 AM
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Views: 193,521
Posted By sfm
I own both... AVM60 in the basement theater...

I own both... AVM60 in the basement theater (7.1.4 speakers) and the 520 in the living room (3.1 speakers). Now I haven't directly compared them with the same speakers, amps, room conditions, etc....
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-19-2016, 05:49 AM
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Posted By sfm
As always with Oppo I use the website (US) and...

As always with Oppo I use the website (US) and their "Contact Us" form. In my experience they have always been very responsive/helpful.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-19-2016, 12:23 AM
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Views: 900,603
Posted By sfm
I reported earlier of an issue with my Lumagen...

I reported earlier of an issue with my Lumagen Radiance reporting "24.00" (accompanied by the occasional "stutter" for the lack of a better term) when the 203 is playing any 23.976 source (whereas...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-17-2016, 05:21 AM
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Posted By sfm
Similar issue here... 203 to Lumagen 2021 to JVC...

Similar issue here... 203 to Lumagen 2021 to JVC RS-56 (no 4k display device... yet)... Source direct on the Oppo (or Auto... doesn't matter) and 23.976 sources show as 24.00 on the Lumagen......
Forum: HDTV Programming   11-22-2016, 01:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 179
Posted By sfm
Because the majority would bitch about the...

Because the majority would bitch about the presentation not filling the screen... The OAR fanatics (like myself) are far outnumbered by the people who expect their TV screens to be filled.
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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-28-2016, 12:38 AM
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Posted By sfm
But I did run two calibrations did I not (at...

But I did run two calibrations did I not (at least I think I did)? Before measuring I set config1 to be 7.1.4 (with config2 being a copy of config1) and config3 to be 5.1 (with config4 being a copy...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-27-2016, 12:20 PM
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Posted By sfm
So I'm wondering if this is a valid usage...

So I'm wondering if this is a valid usage scenario with the AVM-60:

In my finished basement I have a dedicated theater room with a 7.1.4 speaker setup... AVM-60 via XLR outs to a 3 and 8 channel...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-07-2016, 11:36 AM
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Posted By sfm
For those of you experiencing problems with the...

For those of you experiencing problems with the AVM60 dropping off the network after a while some good news... Anthem supplied me with a beta firmware (0.1.06) that appears to have resolved the issue...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-17-2016, 01:16 PM
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Posted By sfm
So I received the following response today from...

So I received the following response today from Anthem tech support as to the IP control issue:

"Thank you for your feedback. Recently, we were able to reproduce what you’re seeing with the MCU...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-16-2016, 07:12 PM
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Views: 193,521
Posted By sfm
Interesting... As this relates to my IP control...

Interesting... As this relates to my IP control failing (or ARC 2 connection attempts failing) after the AVM60 has been on for a while with V.45 installed (I also tried V.44 with the same bad...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-15-2016, 08:47 AM
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Views: 193,521
Posted By sfm
Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk[/quote] ...

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk[/quote]

And if you are on 44 does the IP control work for hours after the unit is turned on? Mine stops working after around an hour or so (sometimes longer and...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-08-2016, 11:53 AM
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Posted By sfm
I wonder how many people are actually using IP...

I wonder how many people are actually using IP control like I and ja.jo? I'd be curious to know if someone is and has NOT run into the issue with the IP control port failing to respond after a while....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-07-2016, 03:27 PM
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Posted By sfm
I also am trying to use IP control for the AVM60...

I also am trying to use IP control for the AVM60 from my HTPC (via an Intel NUC which is always on) to be able to access AVM 60 features more readily (room correction on/off, dolby on/off via a...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   07-24-2016, 02:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 431
Posted By sfm
we game on our JVC RS-56 quite often... most of...

we game on our JVC RS-56 quite often... most of the time in 21:9 mode (game pc set to 2560x1080 scaled back to 16x9 by the GPU which yields a nice vertically squeezed image that is then optically...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-22-2016, 09:50 AM
Replies: 3,451
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Posted By sfm
Hate to be so pessimistic but (currently own both...

Hate to be so pessimistic but (currently own both a new generation AVM and MRX and happy with both) I would not be surprised to see Anthem eventually announce no DTS:X support without some hardware...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-28-2016, 11:06 AM
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Posted By sfm
I've been running a D2 for nearly 10 years... but...

I've been running a D2 for nearly 10 years... but I wanted to support 4K (down the road) and have recently installed a 7.1.4 atmos speaker setup in our theater so I needed to "upgrade". I went with a...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-26-2016, 08:25 AM
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Views: 193,521
Posted By sfm
Both amps (MCA 325, PVA8) and the AVM60 all use 2...

Both amps (MCA 325, PVA8) and the AVM60 all use 2 prong plugs already (no ground) so not sure what I can do (other than trying to further ground the problematic PVA8 amp somehow... the MCA325 causes...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-25-2016, 12:05 PM
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Posted By sfm
I have a 7.1.4 system (JTR speakers) with the...

I have a 7.1.4 system (JTR speakers) with the AVM60... using a MCA 325 amp for the front 3 and a PVA 8 for the surrounds (connected using RCA)... and I also have a slight, what I assume to be, ground...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-09-2016, 11:30 AM
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Posted By sfm
I did the same as you... replaced a D2 with the...

I did the same as you... replaced a D2 with the AVM60 (for atmos and proper 7.1 input handling, etc.). I can't say with any certainty whether or not the D2 is better from a sound quality standpoint...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   04-27-2016, 05:57 PM
Replies: 19,574
Views: 2,402,554
Posted By sfm
Seeking universal transport only disk player

With all the bloat (IMHO) that current universal players have (streaming apps, DLNA support, etc.) I would like to see a quality universal disk player (UHD, Bluray, DVD, SACD, DVD-Audio, CD, etc.)...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-19-2016, 02:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 707
Posted By sfm
A little harder to compare obviously (since...

A little harder to compare obviously (since swapping would have required 15 minutes plus... way to long of time to even approach an appropriate a/b comparison) but I can say that, at least for sound...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-19-2016, 01:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 707
Posted By sfm
My two cents... I recently added a 7.1.4 speaker...

My two cents... I recently added a 7.1.4 speaker setup to our home theater so was looking for a Atmos/DTS:X capable pre/pro (to replace the Anthem D2). I shied away from the Marantz because of its...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-15-2016, 10:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 771
Posted By sfm
Keep in mind that neither the 520 nor the 710...

Keep in mind that neither the 520 nor the 710 support Atmos/DTS:X (if that's what you meant by 5.1.2). If you're looking to possibly do Atmos later then the 720 is the lowest model in the Anthem line...
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