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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-19-2014, 01:58 PM
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So that sounds right -- a 5.1 input and then...

So that sounds right -- a 5.1 input and then 7.1.4 output. You are good :)
Forum: Speakers   09-19-2014, 10:50 AM
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Yes, they are two separate speaker channels as...

Yes, they are two separate speaker channels as far as the AVR is concerned. In the case of something like those AJ Pioneer speakers they two speakers are in one cabinet, but they are still two...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-19-2014, 10:08 AM
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Posted By batpig
guys, I'm pretty sure there is some parallax /...

guys, I'm pretty sure there is some parallax / perspective distortion happening here. this is common phenomenon with digital images, note the couch is considerably closer to the lens than the back...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-18-2014, 05:35 PM
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Posted By batpig
It's a question of how much power you need. If...

It's a question of how much power you need. If you want to run 11 channels, with only 9 amps in the receiver, you have to add 2 more channels. So then the choice is whether you buy an amp that is...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-18-2014, 05:16 PM
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Posted By batpig
Are you sure there aren't any volume compression...

Are you sure there aren't any volume compression settings engaged? Dynamic Volume, DRC, Loudness Comp, etc. Is the soft volume across all sources? Have you used a "good" known source like an...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-18-2014, 05:11 PM
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Posted By batpig
This one:...

This one: http://www.analog.com/en/audiovideo-products/video-encoders/adv8003/products/product.html
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-18-2014, 04:19 PM
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Posted By batpig
As an FYI, I received a similar response: ...

As an FYI, I received a similar response:

Greetings,
The Dolby Atmos will not be available for the release of the movie unfortunately. I cannot say for certain if/when it will come as we are not...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-18-2014, 04:17 PM
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Posted By batpig
The biggest differentiator is likely going to be...

The biggest differentiator is likely going to be the room EQ options.

Denon/Marantz models use the top of the line Audyssey XT32 calibration software.

Pioneer models use their proprietary...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-18-2014, 03:40 PM
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Posted By batpig
You could just keep reading the subsequent...

You could just keep reading the subsequent discussion after the posts you quoted, it was all discussed there.

Basically, Dolby Atmos amp assign mode limits you to only FOUR potential layouts:...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-18-2014, 03:35 PM
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Posted By batpig
No, there is no need to do that, the pre-outs are...

No, there is no need to do that, the pre-outs are always hot.

Are you sure you didn't do anything silly like keep the speaker wires hooked up to the receiver? Something sounds fishy, people...
Forum: Speakers   09-18-2014, 03:00 PM
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Posted By batpig
Sorry, I wasn't suggesting that the RVS are much...

Sorry, I wasn't suggesting that the RVS are much better than the C-2 (they aren't, they are approximately equal I would say). I was just making a general comment that they are an awesome value if...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-18-2014, 02:42 PM
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Posted By batpig
It sounds to me like a setting is off somewhere,...

It sounds to me like a setting is off somewhere, probably Amp Assign. If for example the Amp Assign setting you are using is for a 7ch setup and you have surr.back speakers active that's all 7...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-18-2014, 02:17 PM
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Posted By batpig
Of course.... but what about when you are in the...

Of course.... but what about when you are in the angular purgatory in between 100° and 125° elevation? Which is "the correct designation"??
Forum: Speakers   09-18-2014, 02:15 PM
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Posted By batpig
Upward-firing "virtual" height speakers are a...

Upward-firing "virtual" height speakers are a compromise for those who can't physically install speakers on/in the ceiling. Obviously, if you CAN put physical speakers up there it's a better option...
Forum: Speakers   09-18-2014, 01:51 PM
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Posted By batpig
Yes, the way to go now is to buy vintage Energy...

Yes, the way to go now is to buy vintage Energy speakers which are a shockingly good value if you know what to look for. The "even number" Connoisseurs are phenomenal, I actually just sold a pair of...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-18-2014, 01:41 PM
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Posted By batpig
The 4ohm/6ohm settings are just current limiters...

The 4ohm/6ohm settings are just current limiters to prevent the unit from overheating and going into protection (they piggyback off the current limiting aspect of Eco Mode). So I would recommend he...
Forum: Speakers   09-18-2014, 01:35 PM
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Posted By batpig
Well my writing was grammatically ambiguous but I...

Well my writing was grammatically ambiguous but I meant the adjective "crappy" to refer only to the subs :p
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-18-2014, 01:18 PM
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Posted By batpig
But if you're going to be that precise about it...

But if you're going to be that precise about it remember the Top Middle location skews slightly forward and the maximal recommended rearward angle is only 10 degrees behind MLP.

So if those...
Forum: Speakers   09-18-2014, 01:05 PM
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Posted By batpig
Fat chance. You can effectively consider Energy...

Fat chance. You can effectively consider Energy speakers dead in terms of interesting new product development. The only thing they've put out since being lobotomized by the Audiovox takeover are...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-18-2014, 11:06 AM
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Posted By batpig
BTW - A quick moment for something NOT about...

BTW - A quick moment for something NOT about Dolby Atmos....

I registered for a Spotify Premium account the other day and I have to say the Spotify Connect interface is FREAKING AWESOME. It's...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-18-2014, 10:57 AM
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Posted By batpig
The Dolby white paper on speaker placement is...

The Dolby white paper on speaker placement is linked in the first post, and the same angles are specified in the Denon manuals.

Basically, with 4 ceiling speakers ideally you would want them set...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-18-2014, 10:52 AM
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Posted By batpig
Are you making the change before or after running...

Are you making the change before or after running Audyssey? If you boost the subs before Audyssey, it will erase that boost by setting the level more negative. Audyssey is trying to calibrate all...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-18-2014, 10:23 AM
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Posted By batpig
James - One cool change which debuted last year...

James - One cool change which debuted last year (starting with the E/X series) is the update of the old "Video Select" feature, which as you know never worked with HDMI sources, thus requiring you to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-18-2014, 09:46 AM
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Posted By batpig
Only the new Dolby modes (Dolby Surround Upmixer...

Only the new Dolby modes (Dolby Surround Upmixer and native Atmos) will activate any height speakers outside of the FRONT HEIGHT speakers. DSX, Neo:X, etc. can only make noise out of the Front...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-18-2014, 09:41 AM
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Posted By batpig
$700 is an aesome deal. And since you have the...

$700 is an aesome deal. And since you have the old Audyssey mc, and you have a Harmony One remote, you are all covered there.

Do you still have the factory remote from the 3311? What I would do...
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