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Forum: Community News & Polls   12-08-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,924
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I voted 50/50, but not because of equal money...

I voted 50/50, but not because of equal money spent. I currently spend more time watching movies and TV programmes than I do listening (not counting background) to music. However, I care a lot more...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   11-26-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 10,636
Views: 592,856
Posted By Ovation
Bryan Adams and Tears for Fears 5.1 Blu-rays...

Bryan Adams and Tears for Fears 5.1 Blu-rays arrived in mail. Looking forward to some free time soon to give them a whirl.
Forum: Surround Music Formats   10-14-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 10,636
Views: 592,856
Posted By Ovation
For anyone interested in Bryan Adams, Reckless...

For anyone interested in Bryan Adams, Reckless (probably his most famous album) is being released in a deluxe 4 disc set (includes a concert video DVD, along with a Blu-ray with 5.1 mixes of the...
Forum: Community News & Polls   10-10-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 8,246
Posted By Ovation
A rough guess (counting one major upgrade for the...

A rough guess (counting one major upgrade for the AVR and a second subwoofer) puts my gear (display, source devices, AVR, speakers and sub) at around 12000$ (perhaps up to 15000$ if we account for...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   09-24-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 10,636
Views: 592,856
Posted By Ovation
Ella is my "desert island, can only have one...

Ella is my "desert island, can only have one performer's collection" for music. The three APO discs recently (relatively) released all sound fantastic (to me, at any rate).
Forum: Community News & Polls   09-01-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,675
Posted By Ovation
Still going with my first one--Sony AW15 LCD...

Still going with my first one--Sony AW15 LCD 720p. One my second bulb. When the bulb goes, I'll upgrade. But I'm in no rush.
Forum: Community News & Polls   08-08-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 8,275
Posted By Ovation
I have all of those on SACD and I fully agree....

I have all of those on SACD and I fully agree. Listening to those albums in MCH is (to use an otherwise overused cliche) "like hearing them for the first time, but better". I have preferred the MCH...
Forum: Community News & Polls   08-08-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 8,275
Posted By Ovation
I have a room (the "man-cave" sheet metal poster...

I have a room (the "man-cave" sheet metal poster on the door shows a hungry grizzly threatening unauthorized intruders--my wife's best friend gave it to me), so I'm lucky that way. Time is what is in...
Forum: Community News & Polls   08-08-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 8,275
Posted By Ovation
I voted according to my anecdotal experience...

I voted according to my anecdotal experience (most people haven't heard MCH music before), though any of the options merits consideration.

I arrived at a MCH setup for movies, but quickly jumped...
Forum: Community News & Polls   08-04-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,606
Posted By Ovation
I use my headphones often for music when working...

I use my headphones often for music when working at my computer (as I am doing right now), but as a substitute for HT sound, I voted "occasionally" (though even that is inexact). I never use my...
Forum: Latest Industry News   08-04-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 12,012
Posted By Ovation
At 1080p, the BD is showing you a down-rezzed...

At 1080p, the BD is showing you a down-rezzed version of the image captured on either 35MM or IMAX film. The IMAX film is a much higher resolution source than the 35MM, so even though the final...
Forum: Community News & Polls   08-03-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 15,501
Posted By Ovation
A few days ago, I sat with my son and introduced...

A few days ago, I sat with my son and introduced him to some classic Yes (The Yes Album on Blu-ray in lossless MCH). It was a blast. I'm listening to the same album now (the 2014 Steve Wilson stereo...
Forum: Latest Industry News   08-03-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 12,012
Posted By Ovation
Can you get your hands on a copy of one of the...

Can you get your hands on a copy of one of the latter two Nolan Batman films on Blu-ray? You won't get the full effect (IMAX is 1.44:1 and the BD expansion is confined to 1.78:1) but it'll give you...
Forum: Speakers   08-03-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 5,877
Views: 705,805
Posted By Ovation
My Imagine B speakers are currently being driven...

My Imagine B speakers are currently being driven by an Integra DTR 6.4 (from 2004), in a 2 channel configuration (I moved the Integra to the living room in January 2012 when I inserted my Yamaha...
Forum: Community News & Polls   07-21-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 15,501
Posted By Ovation
I have hundreds of MCH recordings of classical...

I have hundreds of MCH recordings of classical music and jazz performances that were recorded in concert halls, churches or other performance spaces (some live in concert, others in those venues...
Forum: Community News & Polls   07-20-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 15,501
Posted By Ovation
Predictable. And I don't have to "speak for you"....

Predictable. And I don't have to "speak for you". All anyone needs to do is read the posts you've already made. Easy enough to draw conclusions from them. And "clue", it's not my preference for MCH...
Forum: Community News & Polls   07-20-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 15,501
Posted By Ovation
You keep asking a question that has repeatedly...

You keep asking a question that has repeatedly been answered, with detailed explanations among those answers.

Have you ever attended a concert or been present at any live music performance? If so,...
Forum: Community News & Polls   07-18-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,196
Posted By Ovation
Last year I switched from a 60GB/month cap to...

Last year I switched from a 60GB/month cap to unlimited (15Mbps up/10 down--speed is consistent using the speed test app across all my devices). I wanted to up the PQ on Netflix and not worry about...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-11-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 455
Posted By Ovation
I have managed to integrate two different subs...

I have managed to integrate two different subs successfully, with many measurements and some judicious placement. The new sub is the SVS PB-2000 and the old one is a ten year old Boston Acoustics...
Forum: Community News & Polls   07-11-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 15,501
Posted By Ovation
So, in each case, MCH (combined) is a clear...

So, in each case, MCH (combined) is a clear majority--and bigger now than in 2011. Good to know.
Forum: Community News & Polls   07-10-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 15,501
Posted By Ovation
A discrete MCH release is mixed into 3.0, 4.0,...

A discrete MCH release is mixed into 3.0, 4.0, 4.1, 5.0, 5.1 or something else--no algorithm. However, he was asking if there's a difference between a discrete MCH mix and a 2ch mix sent through an...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-10-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,353
Posted By Ovation
Have watched a few movies (Avengers and a couple...

Have watched a few movies (Avengers and a couple of other superhero movies on Blu-ray) and played some bass heavy tunes in the last couple of days. System sounds better than ever. Think I'm done...
Forum: Community News & Polls   07-10-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 15,501
Posted By Ovation
Artistic integrity?:confused: Originally, stereo...

Artistic integrity?:confused: Originally, stereo (taken from the Greek and, in the vernacular, meaning three-dimensional) was a 3 track format. However, consumer audio products were not able to play...
Forum: Community News & Polls   07-10-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 15,501
Posted By Ovation
Thousands. Prices vary from reasonable (under...

Thousands. Prices vary from reasonable (under 20$) to outrageous (many hundreds of dollars)--much like 2ch offerings.




I don't own any of their releases (though I have well over 300 MCH...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-09-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 724
Views: 36,948
Posted By Ovation
Exactly.

Exactly.
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