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Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-14-2016, 07:37 AM
Replies: 976
Views: 33,153
Posted By Selden Ball
This is a Win10 thread, but.... Is it a Win7...

This is a Win10 thread, but....

Is it a Win7 install disc or Win7 SP1?
I could certainly believe that new drivers might be required for new motherboard chipsets. An SP1 installation disc would...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-14-2016, 07:27 AM
Replies: 9,237
Views: 467,175
Posted By Selden Ball
I was under the impression that Atmos decoding...

I was under the impression that Atmos decoding was not enabled in D+M equipment if there were no overheads in the speaker configuration. I'm glad to be wrong.
( I have overheads, so I've never...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-14-2016, 06:49 AM
Replies: 9,237
Views: 467,175
Posted By Selden Ball
Atmos soundtracks do make use of Wides so long as...

Atmos soundtracks do make use of Wides so long as you have overhead speakers, too, and do not exceed the maximum configuration of 11 speakers total.

The new Dolby Surround upmixer cannot use the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-14-2016, 06:39 AM
Replies: 3,231
Views: 166,220
Posted By Selden Ball
It's best to change the speaker designation from...

It's best to change the speaker designation from "Large" to "Small" and usually to raise the crossover frequency to 80Hz. That'll both offload the amps (low frequencies require the most power) and...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-14-2016, 06:04 AM
Replies: 10,028
Views: 485,311
Posted By Selden Ball
Like I said in my followup post, I was confused....

Like I said in my followup post, I was confused. Sorry.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-14-2016, 06:01 AM
Replies: 18,941
Views: 2,154,714
Posted By Selden Ball
Only people who have the failing discs can answer...

Only people who have the failing discs can answer for sure. However, Panasonic is the other player which people here on AVS like a lot.

You might try taking a failing disc to a local A/V store and...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-13-2016, 04:18 PM
Replies: 18,941
Views: 2,154,714
Posted By Selden Ball
Probably not. HDMI audio and video are the same...

Probably not. HDMI audio and video are the same unless you get a Darbee version, which does some magic to make the video look somewhat better to some people.

However, the Oppos are "universal"...
Forum: Latest Industry News   02-13-2016, 01:29 PM
Replies: 3,152
Views: 161,096
Posted By Selden Ball
Were you doing the cinematic audio mix or the...

Were you doing the cinematic audio mix or the home audio mix? (They're not the same: my understanding is that the home audio mix supports fewer objects than the cinematic mix does.)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-13-2016, 01:24 PM
Replies: 10,028
Views: 485,311
Posted By Selden Ball
I'm confused about what your problem might be. ...

I'm confused about what your problem might be.

When you use a MiniDSP 88a, you *must* use external amps. The 88a's inputs come from the AVR's line-level preamp outputs and its line-level outputs...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-13-2016, 12:42 PM
Replies: 10,028
Views: 485,311
Posted By Selden Ball
Unfortunately, yes. The 5200 has only 9 internal...

Unfortunately, yes. The 5200 has only 9 internal amplifiers, but 7+4=11. You need to add an external amp that has at least two channels.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-13-2016, 09:58 AM
Replies: 2,856
Views: 129,697
Posted By Selden Ball
Several people have reported successfully...

Several people have reported successfully watching a Fox UHD BD disc using a 1080p display.

Fox isn't providing Atmos on any of their UHD BD discs, though.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-13-2016, 06:12 AM
Replies: 38,290
Views: 1,565,150
Posted By Selden Ball
Unfortunately, the renderer in the AVR has no way...

Unfortunately, the renderer in the AVR has no way to know where the speakers are located except from how you designate them (label them) in the AVR's configuration menus.

When you change a...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-13-2016, 05:20 AM
Replies: 5,619
Views: 249,475
Posted By Selden Ball
DD+ is the abbreviation for Dolby Digital Plus...

DD+ is the abbreviation for Dolby Digital Plus Excacly how and what device are you playing them on? When I play them from a USB thumb drive plugged into my Sony BDP-S6500 over HDMI to my SR7009, ...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-12-2016, 04:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 78
Posted By Selden Ball
What's your budget? The general rule of...

What's your budget?

The general rule of thumb is to spend twice as much on speakers as you do on an AVR. Speakers and room acoustics have the most effect on the quality of the sound you hear....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-12-2016, 04:27 PM
Replies: 5,619
Views: 249,475
Posted By Selden Ball
I don't have Everest, but in some cases the...

I don't have Everest, but in some cases the default audio track is not necessarily the best one. You actually have to select it in the disc's Setup menu.

Also, it's a Lionsgate title. If you have...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-12-2016, 04:21 PM
Replies: 38,290
Views: 1,565,150
Posted By Selden Ball
Does what? Adds Atmos to an existing AVR? None....

Does what? Adds Atmos to an existing AVR? None. However, some people have assembled "frankenstein" combos of AVRs to drive additional speakers for Atmos. See...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-12-2016, 04:13 PM
Replies: 9,237
Views: 467,175
Posted By Selden Ball
Other people have reported problems when using...

Other people have reported problems when using Monoprice's "most recent" active cables, which I assume are the Cabernet brand. My conclusion is that their builtin chipsets are *not* capable of...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   02-12-2016, 12:23 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 8,805
Posted By Selden Ball
Quibble: those aren't radial, they're...

Quibble: those aren't radial, they're circumferential. "Radial" means they're like spokes on a wheel. Circumferential go in a circle. And are disastrous on video discs. :(
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-12-2016, 12:13 PM
Replies: 590
Views: 25,522
Posted By Selden Ball
Yes. It has been reported to work fine. Yes. Fox...

Yes. It has been reported to work fine. Yes. Fox Direct has been shipping them. Most Best Buy stores have the Fox titles in their back room/warehouse. Some refuse to sell them until Sunday, though....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-12-2016, 12:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 88
Posted By Selden Ball
It's designed so it can be used with a stereo...

It's designed so it can be used with a stereo preamp. Many such preamps don't have any bass management built into them, so you have to use a Y cable to connect each of their right and left outputs...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-12-2016, 11:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 88
Posted By Selden Ball
You can use either of the subwoofer outputs....

You can use either of the subwoofer outputs. Internally in the receiver, they're just jumpered together. They aren't separate left and right outputs. Page 7 of he owner's manual (available at...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   02-12-2016, 11:32 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 8,805
Posted By Selden Ball
Off Topic.... It's amazing how fast the language...

Off Topic.... It's amazing how fast the language can change. Why I remember way back when when "hooking up" just meant you were trying to arrange a common place to meet.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-12-2016, 10:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 116
Posted By Selden Ball
To put it bluntly, your Klipsch sales rep was...

To put it bluntly, your Klipsch sales rep was feeding you a line.

Klipsch speakers are very efficient and work fine with any AVR. Power ratings usually are irrelevant for speakers, except that...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-12-2016, 10:32 AM
Replies: 2,856
Views: 129,697
Posted By Selden Ball
Current consensus is that Front Height and Rear...

Current consensus is that Front Height and Rear Height are the best choices if you have D+M equipment. The DTS:X firmware that was recently made available for the Denon AVR X7200WA and Marantz...
Forum: What's Your System Configuration   02-12-2016, 09:12 AM
Replies: 1,364
Views: 68,500
Posted By Selden Ball
Several people have reported actually getting HDR...

Several people have reported actually getting HDR signals even without the firmware update, so you'll just have to try it to find out for sure. Sorry I can't be more definitive. FWIW, at the moment,...
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