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Forum: HDTV Programming   05-01-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 776
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Posted By Selden Ball
So create one yourself.

So create one yourself.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-30-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 22,017
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
Replies: 18,101
Views: 2,116,002
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
Replies: 3,377
Views: 207,486
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
Replies: 7,318
Views: 343,598
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
Replies: 24,411
Views: 984,528
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
Replies: 75,508
Views: 6,336,620
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
Replies: 75,508
Views: 6,336,620
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
Replies: 3,377
Views: 207,486
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
Replies: 7,318
Views: 343,598
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
Replies: 7,318
Views: 343,598
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: 144
Views: 22,708
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
Replies: 4,536
Views: 181,755
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
Replies: 7,318
Views: 343,598
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
Replies: 776
Views: 24,783
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: 6,434
Views: 780,959
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: 6,434
Views: 780,959
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: 2,036
Views: 74,029
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: 6,434
Views: 780,959
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...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-21-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7,318
Views: 343,598
Posted By Selden Ball
It's always better to put of electronics...

It's always better to put of electronics purchases until the last possible moment. If you're just going to be leaving it in the box, then you're unnecessarily "burning" up its warranty period.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   04-21-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 6,434
Views: 780,959
Posted By Selden Ball
Another thing to try is to clear out the USB...

Another thing to try is to clear out the USB BD-Live/Bonus View memory. If your BDPlayer is networked, it might have filled it up with previews, etc. See page 17 et seq. of the owner's manual.
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   04-20-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,203
Posted By Selden Ball
In principle you could still use your AVC EQ if...

In principle you could still use your AVC EQ if your receiver has RCA preamp outputs which are used to drive external amps. i.e. if you use your receiver as if it were a pre/pro.

However, as...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-20-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 198
Posted By Selden Ball
You shouldn't be getting large pops in the...

You shouldn't be getting large pops in the subwoofer channel when you change AVR settings.
Check to make sure the AVR's software is up to date.
If it is, then report the problem to Rotel.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-20-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 181
Posted By Selden Ball
5.1.4 will work fine in your situation: place...

5.1.4 will work fine in your situation: place Front Height speakers above your mains and Top Middle above and slightly in front of your seating position.

Note that the X4100 can provide 5.1.4...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-19-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 75,508
Views: 6,336,620
Posted By Selden Ball
It's an intermittent problem. Just be patient. ...

It's an intermittent problem. Just be patient.

I've experienced several threads where a new post is on the next page but the forum software won't show it to me. After a while I can see the new...
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