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Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-05-2016, 09:45 AM
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Posted By Bill Mac
Check out SeeMoreDigital's response to your post....

Check out SeeMoreDigital's response to your post. He explains it far better than I could ever hope to :).

Bill
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-05-2016, 08:35 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,015
Posted By Bill Mac
I'd have to disagree with this assessment. I have...

I'd have to disagree with this assessment. I have the XMC-1 and other than a FW update issue (totally my fault) it has performed without issue. One of the best sounding processors I've ever owned....
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-05-2016, 07:00 AM
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Posted By Bill Mac
Without the specs being released it's not known...

Without the specs being released it's not known if the 203 will support Dolby Atmos from the 7.1 analog output. But I'm going to go out on a limb and say that IMO there is no way it will happen.
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Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-03-2016, 12:07 PM
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Posted By Bill Mac
I feel your pain :eek:. Are you close to Oppo HQ?...

I feel your pain :eek:. Are you close to Oppo HQ?

(must stay on topic)

Bill
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-03-2016, 11:30 AM
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Posted By Bill Mac
Chiefs look excellent this year! I like Andy Reid...

Chiefs look excellent this year! I like Andy Reid and Alex Smith just not when they're playing the Pats. Yes the Gronk would be Dolby Vision, it's there but can't play right now (just guessing) ;).
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Forum: Surround Music Formats   12-03-2016, 11:22 AM
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Posted By Bill Mac
Hold on to your wallet :eek:! I was bit by the...

Hold on to your wallet :eek:! I was bit by the SACD bug awhile back and there's no turning back! All kidding aside it's well worth the effort and expense of seeking out great sounding SACDs. Keeps me...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-03-2016, 07:03 AM
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Posted By Bill Mac
Nothing better than seeing Oppo, Brady and...

Nothing better than seeing Oppo, Brady and Belichick mentioned in the same post ;). I totally agree with your analogy of course :)!

Bill
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-03-2016, 06:03 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,015
Posted By Bill Mac
Doesn't look like much under the hood of the...

Doesn't look like much under the hood of the MC-700 from the picture on the Emotiva site.

http://emotiva.com/products/pres-and-pros/mc-700

Bill
Forum: Surround Music Formats   12-01-2016, 02:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 49
Posted By Bill Mac
This looks interesting. But after my...

This looks interesting. But after my disappointment with the Wired SACD I'll sit back and see what others think of it before buying it.

Bill
Forum: Surround Music Formats   11-28-2016, 10:10 PM
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Views: 995
Posted By Bill Mac
Calling Steven Wilson........ :D. Bill

Calling Steven Wilson........ :D.

Bill
Forum: Surround Music Formats   11-27-2016, 03:48 PM
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Views: 1,405
Posted By Bill Mac
The Division Bell 5.1 mix is on a stand alone DVD...

The Division Bell 5.1 mix is on a stand alone DVD and on Blu-ray in the DB Immersion set. As posted in the Division Bell thread the DVD was available from the Pink Floyd store. It's not available now...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   11-26-2016, 07:49 PM
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Posted By Bill Mac
Just bought: New York Voices - Let It Snow...

Just bought:

New York Voices - Let It Snow (http://www.sa-cd.net/showtitle/10109) AF 5.1 SACD. The multichannel mix and mastering was done by Elliot Scheiner :).

Bill
Forum: Surround Music Formats   11-26-2016, 05:54 AM
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Views: 1,405
Posted By Bill Mac
Nice choice :)! Did you copy the Division Bell...

Nice choice :)! Did you copy the Division Bell DVD cardboard packaging for the CD case art work? As a huge fan of Pink Floyd I never owned Division Bell in any format till buying the DVD. It's one of...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   11-25-2016, 07:47 PM
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Posted By Bill Mac
JA, The Santana Lotus AF SACD has not been...

JA,

The Santana Lotus AF SACD has not been released yet. I don't have the 3 CD Japanese mini LP version. Sure wish I did but it's OOP and quite expensive. I'll be happy with the AF SACD for now...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   11-22-2016, 08:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 277
Posted By Bill Mac
I doubt that. Not many "average listeners" in...

I doubt that. Not many "average listeners" in this sub forum. Many of the "reviews" you have posted here on AVS include many assumptions that at times have been incorrect. It's one thing to give ones...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   11-22-2016, 03:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 277
Posted By Bill Mac
Thank you for your detailed response. But in all...

Thank you for your detailed response. But in all honesty I've never heard that on vinyl "the first track has the highest fidelity and dynamic range and the last track on the side has the least". Also...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   11-22-2016, 01:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 277
Posted By Bill Mac
I really don't know what to make of this...

I really don't know what to make of this "review". I actually posted this "review" over at the Steve Hoffman forum in the Jethro Tull Stand Up Deluxe...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   11-22-2016, 09:22 AM
Replies: 2,742
Views: 202,934
Posted By Bill Mac
I'm sure you are correct in that will be process...

I'm sure you are correct in that will be process for the 203's release. If I recall weren't some of the early Oppo releases such as the 83 something of an "open beta"? Either way the 203 release goes...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   11-22-2016, 07:09 AM
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Views: 202,934
Posted By Bill Mac
I left "when the 203 is ready for purchasing" out...

I left "when the 203 is ready for purchasing" out of my post :). My question is will Oppo contact people in the order that they emailed Oppo about interest in the 203 for purchasing it. No...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   11-21-2016, 07:41 PM
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Views: 202,934
Posted By Bill Mac
I wonder if Oppo contacts people in order that...

I wonder if Oppo contacts people in order that they signed up for the "interest" or "news letter" email?

Bill
Forum: Surround Music Formats   11-21-2016, 08:45 AM
Replies: 12,535
Views: 657,321
Posted By Bill Mac
Hey Dan, Thanks :)! I got the Young Mystic...

Hey Dan,

Thanks :)! I got the Young Mystic for a great price as it's quite rare and expensive. I'll definitely post my thoughts once it arrives.

Bill
Forum: Surround Music Formats   11-20-2016, 05:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 425
Posted By Bill Mac
My thoughts on Wired 5.1 mix are definitely in...

My thoughts on Wired 5.1 mix are definitely in the minority over at QQ. I'm going to give it another spin when I get a chance. A buddy of mine should be getting a copy this week. So I'll have to see...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   11-20-2016, 04:51 PM
Replies: 12,535
Views: 657,321
Posted By Bill Mac
Just bought: Bob Marley - Young Mystic...

Just bought:

Bob Marley - Young Mystic (http://sa-cd.net/showtitle/2140) AF SACD

Nektar - Journey To The Centre Of The Eye (https://www.hraudio.net/showmusic.php?title=11878) 2CD/SACD 5.1 set
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Forum: Surround Music Formats   11-20-2016, 07:05 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,793
Posted By Bill Mac
What parts of The Early Years 1965-1972 Box Set...

What parts of The Early Years 1965-1972 Box Set were officially announced but were removed? I would be nice to have all of Pink Floyd's albums in 5.1 hi-res. Not sure if that will happen but...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   11-19-2016, 05:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,793
Posted By Bill Mac
I read in some of the threads over at the Steve...

I read in some of the threads over at the Steve Hoffman forum that The Early Years 1965-1972 Box Set is having some issues. For the cost of the box set one would think there would be no issues or...
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