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Forum: What's Your System Configuration   06-19-2015, 10:19 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
Mike, You're very welcome. My...

Mike,

You're very welcome.

My understanding is that the Dolby Digital versions of the primary soundtracks on Blu-ray discs can (but might not) use a higher bitrate than can be used on DVDs, so...
Forum: What's Your System Configuration   06-18-2015, 11:35 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
Correct.Correct.Correct. 7.1 bed channels +/-...

Correct.Correct.Correct. 7.1 bed channels +/- objects. +/- is my cutesie way of saying that the audio of the objects is included in the traditional 7.1 ear-level base channels. The Atmos audio...
Forum: What's Your System Configuration   06-17-2015, 11:07 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
That depends on what output device was selected...

That depends on what output device was selected when you made the adjustments. The Windows "Playback Devices" menu lets you select each of the audio output devices that are in the computer (or media...
Forum: What's Your System Configuration   06-16-2015, 10:21 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
Mike, The capabilities of the audio card are...

Mike,

The capabilities of the audio card are irrelevant. If you only have an HDMI cable connected, then no sound whatsoever goes through the audio card.

The capabilities of the HDMI hardware...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   06-10-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 642
Views: 16,776
Posted By Selden Ball
Thanks. So far, Mockingjay is the only Atmos...

Thanks. So far, Mockingjay is the only Atmos title that's caused problems on my S590. I'll be trying Jupiter Ascending in the next few days, though.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   06-09-2015, 11:08 AM
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Views: 16,776
Posted By Selden Ball
Status of audio dropouts? Has anyone...

Status of audio dropouts?

Has anyone determined if the 6500 is subject to audio dropouts when bitstreaming Dolby Atmos BDs?

My S590 has audio dropouts when playing "Mockingjay Part 1", so I'm...
Forum: HDTV Programming   05-01-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 2,165
Views: 70,602
Posted By Selden Ball
So create one yourself.

So create one yourself.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-30-2015, 06:36 AM
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Views: 25,456
Posted By Selden Ball
Current Pioneer receivers can do 7.1.2 or 5.1.4...

Current Pioneer receivers can do 7.1.2 or 5.1.4 but not 7.1.4. You can connect all 11 speakers, but they won't all be used at the same time.

The same is true for the Denon X4100w.

Similarly,...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   04-29-2015, 11:11 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
Please remember that authorized D+M resellers are...

Please remember that authorized D+M resellers are only allowed to advertise full list price. To get the actual selling price you have to call them on the phone.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-26-2015, 07:26 PM
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Posted By Selden Ball
There's an obvious reason for upmixing a 5.1...

There's an obvious reason for upmixing a 5.1 soundtrack when you have 7.1 speakers: the speaker layouts are *not* the same, or at least they aren't supposed to be.

A correct 5.1 speaker layout has...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-25-2015, 01:29 PM
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Posted By Selden Ball
The manual makes no mention whatsoever about...

The manual makes no mention whatsoever about DTS:X, although it does mention HDCP v2.2. In other words, DTS:X won't be available in initial shipments.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-25-2015, 01:26 PM
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Posted By Selden Ball
As has been mentioned, the speakers over the sofa...

As has been mentioned, the speakers over the sofa probably should be designated Top Middle.
I'd suggest moving the front overhead speakers somewhat closer to the front main speakers so that they're...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-25-2015, 01:10 PM
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Posted By Selden Ball
Correct: no difference. Which is why I was able...

Correct: no difference. Which is why I was able to suggest putting it in the middle.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-25-2015, 08:10 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
Indeed, XLR connections will make your situation...

Indeed, XLR connections will make your situation worse, probably requiring attenuators for all of the channels instead of just one.

Your description indicates that you really only need a single...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-25-2015, 07:49 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
You should use the 11.1 Assign Mode setting. It...

You should use the 11.1 Assign Mode setting. It provides the most flexibility. You don't need to have 11 speakers to use it. The setup software will detect which speakers you actually have connected....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-24-2015, 06:21 PM
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Posted By Selden Ball
The upmixers only affect the output, not the...

The upmixers only affect the output, not the input.

When you press the "Info" button on the remote, it'll show the type and number of channels in the input signal plus which output speaker...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-24-2015, 03:23 PM
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Posted By Selden Ball
Only senior management in D+M knows for sure. All...

Only senior management in D+M knows for sure. All you'll get here on AVS is guesswork. We don't even know when a formal announcement will be made.

That said, it currently seems likely that the...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   04-24-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 23,606
Posted By Selden Ball
The "remember last position" feature only works...

The "remember last position" feature only works for some Blu-ray discs, not all. That feature is provided by the Java software of the BD disc itself, not by the player. If the disc's Java software...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-24-2015, 03:02 PM
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Posted By Selden Ball
You must *not* hotswap the cables. At the...

You must *not* hotswap the cables.

At the very least, make sure all of the equipment is in Standby and that you don't have HDMI Passthrough enabled. Unpluging the equipment from wall power and...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-24-2015, 02:50 PM
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Posted By Selden Ball
To expand slighty on what batpig wrote: the relay...

To expand slighty on what batpig wrote: the relay clicks happen when the active speaker configuration changes. For example, you'll hear them when you switch between a stereo output and a multichannel...
Forum: HDTV Programming   04-24-2015, 01:27 PM
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Posted By Selden Ball
Our local cable company includes both AMC and...

Our local cable company includes both AMC and WEtv in one of their least expensive packages (which is what I have), but BBC America is in one of the most expensive ones (which I don't).

It's...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   04-23-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 6,439
Views: 781,506
Posted By Selden Ball
My Pioneer 120 certainly was. The only difference...

My Pioneer 120 certainly was. The only difference is the manufacturer's logo. However, my understanding is that the very latest generation of Pioneer's players were back to being their own. I dunno...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   04-23-2015, 04:23 AM
Replies: 6,439
Views: 781,506
Posted By Selden Ball
In that case, you probably should consider...

In that case, you probably should consider getting a current model. Sony, Panasonic and Oppo are the brands favored here on AVS. Pioneer and Sharp tend to have relatively limited functionality in...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-22-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 2,367
Views: 85,226
Posted By Selden Ball
Unfortunately, you need to replace your Blu-ray...

Unfortunately, you need to replace your Blu-ray player.

The dropouts are caused by the type of protection that studios use for some movies. They overuse the feature called "Seamless Branching" in...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   04-22-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 6,439
Views: 781,506
Posted By Selden Ball
Connecting a player to the network usually isn't...

Connecting a player to the network usually isn't necessary if you don't plan to use any of its networking features. I think your symptoms indicate you have a lemon, maybe with a loose connection...
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