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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-28-2017, 12:26 PM
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Posted By SoundChex
This grahic of German? European? General?...

This grahic of German? European? General? 2017|2018 model year Yamaha receivers contains NO model RX-A770. But a model so numbered is [only] mentioned on the B&H website and appears in just one image...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   04-15-2017, 06:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 207
Posted By SoundChex
I looked further into the players' specs for a...

I looked further into the players' specs for a possible acquisition of my own:

Of the two players, it looks like the Sony BDP-BX650 can play the CD layer, plus both 2-Channel and multi-Channel DSD...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   04-14-2017, 06:26 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By SoundChex
Probably these two. Check the exact specs at...

Probably these two. Check the exact specs at Sony's website.
https://www.costco.com/CatalogSearch?keyword=blu-ray+player&pageSize=96


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Forum: Surround Music Formats   04-14-2017, 05:26 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By SoundChex
I've always just used my Sony Blu-ray disc...

I've always just used my Sony Blu-ray disc players to play SACDs over HDMI. I noticed two models today in Costco at $69 and $89 which still retain that capability.



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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-12-2017, 06:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,918
Posted By SoundChex
Over the last few years there have been numerous...

Over the last few years there have been numerous posts on this site that suggest potential purchasers are confused about the [significance of] differences between the RX-V7xx AVR and the smaller and...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-12-2017, 05:36 PM
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Views: 204,591
Posted By SoundChex
Seen today on a German website... ...

Seen today on a German website...

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=2081793&stc=1&d=1492043671


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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-30-2017, 12:24 PM
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Views: 171,030
Posted By SoundChex
This NHK-JEITA TV exhibit at CEATEC Japan 2012...

This NHK-JEITA TV exhibit at CEATEC Japan 2012 appears intended to show the feasibility of including a UHD display and 10.x.10 plus 2 Floor Level Speakers in an "average family living room" circa...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-29-2017, 11:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,918
Posted By SoundChex
Over the last few years there have been numerous...

Over the last few years there have been numerous posts on this site that suggest potential purchasers are confused about the [significance of] differences between the RX-V7xx AVR and the smaller and...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-24-2017, 07:45 PM
Replies: 3,173
Views: 125,220
Posted By SoundChex
Interesting paper in IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON...

Interesting paper in IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON BROADCASTING, VOL. 63, NO. 1, MARCH 2017: "Development of the MPEG-H TV Audio System for ATSC 3.0" (link-to-pdf)...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-17-2017, 01:02 PM
Replies: 612
Views: 19,461
Posted By SoundChex
Possibly the brand image team at Dolby are fans...

Possibly the brand image team at Dolby are fans of the "all your base are belong to us" internet meme...

Or more darkly:


"One Surround to rule them all, One Surround to find them,
"One...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-16-2017, 11:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 587
Posted By SoundChex
There are already New Product Bulletins "in the...

There are already New Product Bulletins "in the wild" for some Yamaha 2017 AVRs: RX-V383 (link) (http://media.datatail.com/docs/specs/412143_en.pdf), RX-V483 (link)...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-10-2017, 01:43 PM
Replies: 612
Views: 19,461
Posted By SoundChex
There are already New Product Bulletins "in the...

There are already New Product Bulletins "in the wild" for some Yamaha 2017 AVRs: RX-V383 (link) (http://media.datatail.com/docs/specs/412143_en.pdf), RX-V483 (link)...
Forum: HDTV Technical   03-07-2017, 01:53 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 9,316
Posted By SoundChex
I guess I always assumed you could sit down and...

I guess I always assumed you could sit down and code your own AC-3 implementation--for free--from the ETSI AC-3 standard|specs if you had the time|inclination...?! :D

ETSI TS 102 366 V1.2.1...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   02-27-2017, 04:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 551
Posted By SoundChex
I seem to recall reading somewhere that he was...

I seem to recall reading somewhere that he was the only actor to have been killed on-screen by a Terminator, an Alien, and a Predator...?


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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-27-2017, 03:00 PM
Replies: 3,173
Views: 125,220
Posted By SoundChex
Preparing for Atmos, DTS:X, Auro3D . . . and Dolby AC-4?

Although it seems unlikely there will be any significant ATSC 3.0 OTA broadcasting in the US|Canada before at least 2020 and perhaps much later for extensive CATV deployment, the prospective arrival...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-16-2017, 04:47 AM
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Views: 1,980,785
Posted By SoundChex
From the very limited extent to which I...

From the very limited extent to which I understand Fourier–Bessel math, I believe rendering MIX objects into a well-defined non-coplanar [speaker] channel space (e.g., 7.x.4) for delivery retains all...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-14-2017, 05:20 PM
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Views: 1,980,785
Posted By SoundChex
Just when you thought upgrading to Atmos might...

Just when you thought upgrading to Atmos might allow you some breathing room...


http://www.avsforum.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=1623465&stc=1&d=1472167877...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-14-2017, 04:40 PM
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Posted By SoundChex
Graphic showing setup of one BBC test room a few...

Graphic showing setup of one BBC test room a few years ago: 12 identical speakers arranged to test immersive audio...
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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-14-2017, 12:49 PM
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Views: 1,980,785
Posted By SoundChex
Although home Atmos doe not appear to make...

Although home Atmos doe not appear to make provision for below-the-screen|floor-level speakers, Dolby AC-4, DTS:X, and MPEG-H 3D Audio technologies all seem to have been influenced by ATSC 3.0 and...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-09-2017, 09:01 AM
Replies: 607
Views: 25,305
Posted By SoundChex
I'm under the impression that dual tuner HDTVs //...

I'm under the impression that dual tuner HDTVs // ATSC(1) plus [draft] ATSC 3.0 // will go on sale this|next month in Korea? Hopefully the tuner|decoder engineering is already close enough to what...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-09-2017, 07:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 66
Posted By SoundChex
http://download.yamaha.com/search/result/?site=usa...

http://download.yamaha.com/search/result/?site=usa.yamaha.com&language=en&search=dsp+e800

The user manual looks like there are 5.1 pre-outs, so 5 active speakers + sub should be possible.


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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-03-2017, 08:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 513
Posted By SoundChex
This year "the uncertainty" for South Korea...

This year "the uncertainty" for South Korea 'region' models might be associated with roll-out of [draft] ATSC 3.0 including the (immersive|interactive) MPEG-H 3D Audio codec this month. Yamaha's...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-03-2017, 05:07 PM
Replies: 4,757
Views: 171,030
Posted By SoundChex
Is this item pertinent? CLARIFICATION ON...

Is this item pertinent? CLARIFICATION ON AURO-MATIC® V2.0 (link) (http://www.auro-3d.com/blog/clarification-on-auro-matic-v2-0/)


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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-03-2017, 04:57 PM
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Posted By SoundChex
In the mixing studio, front left|right speakers...

In the mixing studio, front left|right speakers (L|R) might be close to the sides of the screen, while in multiple home theaters many different size displays could be placed between front left|right...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-03-2017, 04:23 PM
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  Dts:x
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Posted By SoundChex
In some [older] versions of immersive audio...

In some [older] versions of immersive audio nomenclature, I believe Vhl|Vhr stood for Vertical Height Left|Right--more likely referenced in this thread as Height Front Left|Right (HFL|HFR)...
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