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Forum: Blu-ray Software   02-12-2016, 12:23 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 6,006
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: 322
Views: 13,253
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: 85
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: 85
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: 215
Views: 6,006
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: 3
Views: 65
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: 2,680
Views: 116,043
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: 68,482
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,...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-12-2016, 08:56 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,728
Posted By Selden Ball
It's in the middle of a very long post by...

It's in the middle of a very long post by Stoked21 about the various problems that he had getting the Samsung player to work in his system. He previously was adamant that it couldn't possibly work....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-12-2016, 08:34 AM
Replies: 5,579
Views: 247,279
Posted By Selden Ball
Given that the price difference is only about...

Given that the price difference is only about $10, I'd suggest getting the 6500.

The 6500 adds support for playing SACD discs, which is why I got it. Also, it's supposed to be able to load discs...
Forum: What's Your System Configuration   02-12-2016, 08:20 AM
Replies: 1,364
Views: 68,482
Posted By Selden Ball
Yes, although you'll have to wait for the...

Yes, although you'll have to wait for the pre/pro's next firmware update for the High Dynamic Range feature to work. The DTS:X firmware update includes support for HDMI v2.0a. The update is expected...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-12-2016, 08:14 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,728
Posted By Selden Ball
This will not be knowable until someone actually...

This will not be knowable until someone actually has a player and tries it out.

However, it has been determined that the Samsung UHD player does downscale to 1080p and to HDCP v1.4 when playing...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-12-2016, 07:55 AM
Replies: 5,579
Views: 247,279
Posted By Selden Ball
Sorry: press the Audio button on the Blu-ray...

Sorry: press the Audio button on the Blu-ray player's remote. The Atmos demo files have two soundtracks that can be selected. When playing a disc there usually are three or four, but there can be as...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-12-2016, 07:30 AM
Replies: 5,579
Views: 247,279
Posted By Selden Ball
Nope. When you press on the "Info" button...

Nope.

When you press on the "Info" button on the receiver's remote, it'll show what type of soundtrack the Blu-ray player is sending to the receiver. When the TrueHD soundtrack is selected in...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-12-2016, 07:24 AM
Replies: 5,579
Views: 247,279
Posted By Selden Ball
Press on the "Audio" button on the remote. It'll...

Press on the "Audio" button on the remote. It'll step through the available soundtracks. This works for mt2s files in the same way it works for spinning discs.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-12-2016, 05:06 AM
Replies: 5,579
Views: 247,279
Posted By Selden Ball
The Sony BDP-S6500 does not support lossless...

The Sony BDP-S6500 does not support lossless audio in video files when played from USB. The Atmos demo trailers have two audio tracks, though, both Dolby TrueHD and Dolby Digital Plus. If you select...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-12-2016, 04:44 AM
Replies: 1,591
Views: 65,325
Posted By Selden Ball
You're in the wrong thread. This is the Sony...

You're in the wrong thread. This is the Sony player thread. You want the Yamaha thread at...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-11-2016, 05:16 PM
Replies: 18,935
Views: 2,154,424
Posted By Selden Ball
My understanding is that the PS4's fan can be a...

My understanding is that the PS4's fan can be a little loud at times. Of course, if you're wearing headphones, that's irrelevant.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-11-2016, 04:48 PM
Replies: 18,935
Views: 2,154,424
Posted By Selden Ball
You'll need to get an external headphone amp. If...

You'll need to get an external headphone amp. If you do a web search for
headphone amplifier coaxial s/pdif
you'll find a lot of them in a variety of price ranges. "Coaxial s/pdif" is needed so...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-11-2016, 12:27 PM
Replies: 1,591
Views: 65,325
Posted By Selden Ball
There are one or two, depending on how you count,...

There are one or two, depending on how you count, reasons why one might prefer the 280: it includes multichannel decoders for DTS-HD MA and Dolby TrueHD. Current x500 players include only stereo...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-11-2016, 06:07 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
Bear in mind that you can put the speakers at...

Bear in mind that you can put the speakers at appropriate TF and TR locations. It's just that you have to designate them as FH and RH until the bug is straightened out.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-11-2016, 05:59 AM
Replies: 3,333
Views: 176,933
Posted By Selden Ball
If the store/installer won't replace it on their...

If the store/installer won't replace it on their own, contact Marantz directly for an RMA to get it repaired or replaced. (FWIW, my local reseller needed me to do that before they could send one of...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-11-2016, 05:25 AM
Replies: 5,579
Views: 247,279
Posted By Selden Ball
Umm. No. It's because the TV *IS* sending an...

Umm. No.

It's because the TV *IS* sending an EDID while in standby, which the AVR is misunderstanding. When it's powered off is when there's no EDID, so another solution is to have a switch in the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-10-2016, 12:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 65
Posted By Selden Ball
While Atmos might not be do-able, what about 4K...

While Atmos might not be do-able, what about 4K video support? For that you'll need a 2015 model. Using the model-ranges you mentioned, that'd be the X3200W, SR6010, SR7010, etc. (Note that the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-10-2016, 09:12 AM
Replies: 38,252
Views: 1,562,552
Posted By Selden Ball
I think you're trying to be too restrictive in...

I think you're trying to be too restrictive in how you read the comment by the Dolby spokesperson.

With only four overhead speakers, two in front of you and two behind you, there's only so much...
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