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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-05-2016, 09:23 PM
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Posted By blastermaster
Yep, I'm simply using the 720 as a preamp. I...

Yep, I'm simply using the 720 as a preamp. I love the Emotiva/Outlaw setup I've got and there's plenty of headroom for my speakers which seem to call for a lot of power. I've never owned a Denon or...
Forum: Official AVS Forum Blu-ray Disc Reviews   02-05-2016, 02:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 559
Posted By blastermaster
You had me at red head. I may have to give this...

You had me at red head. I may have to give this a spin after consuming a few pints of beer.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-05-2016, 12:24 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 28,136
Posted By blastermaster
In every movie I've watched in DSU, I've noticed...

In every movie I've watched in DSU, I've noticed that the musical score gets fed into the ceiling speakers making the music just completely enveloping. Your ears get tricked and you lose the sense...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-05-2016, 10:02 AM
Replies: 37,941
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Posted By blastermaster
Now, now. No need for that. I have another AVR,...

Now, now. No need for that. I have another AVR, it's just not as good as my Onkyo. I'll see if I can make it work, but wow, my setup is already cluttered enough.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-05-2016, 09:33 AM
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Posted By blastermaster
This is really cool what you guys are doing. I'm...

This is really cool what you guys are doing. I'm still giddy about getting my 7.1.4 receiver, but already I'm thinking about what I can do to get 9.1.4. The amaze clip showed me that there is...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-04-2016, 03:36 PM
Replies: 842
Views: 50,248
Posted By blastermaster
That makes more sense, actually. I'm not sure,...

That makes more sense, actually. I'm not sure, then if you can test it after the fact. I'll look at it tonight. Good question.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-04-2016, 03:01 PM
Replies: 842
Views: 50,248
Posted By blastermaster
Yes, it's the green line: ...

Yes, it's the green line:


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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-04-2016, 01:30 PM
Replies: 842
Views: 50,248
Posted By blastermaster
Well, the manual for the 720 is scant to say the...

Well, the manual for the 720 is scant to say the least. That said, I personally have no need for that many extras. I just want great sound, and that's where Anthem delivers. After getting ARC up...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-04-2016, 11:25 AM
Replies: 842
Views: 50,248
Posted By blastermaster
So I've had a few weeks now to test out the 720. ...

So I've had a few weeks now to test out the 720. I continue to love this thing more every day. I went and watched Quantum of Solace which I've seen numerous times and I'm picking up sounds that...
Forum: Official AVS Forum Blu-ray Disc Reviews   02-03-2016, 10:06 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,298
Posted By blastermaster
^This. I like bass don't get me wrong, but some...

^This. I like bass don't get me wrong, but some movies are so relentless in their bass (cough*Mad Max*cough) that you barely get pause to appreciate the more subtle sounds. Rogue Nation is very...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-02-2016, 08:15 PM
Replies: 37,941
Views: 1,550,930
Posted By blastermaster
As if the sound in Tron: Legacy wasn't already...

As if the sound in Tron: Legacy wasn't already stellar, I went and watched it last night in DSU and had my mind blown. The first scene in the grid where the announcer calls out the combatants...her...
Forum: Official AVS Forum Blu-ray Disc Reviews   02-01-2016, 09:27 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,298
Posted By blastermaster
I completely agree with your assessment of the...

I completely agree with your assessment of the latest films with Tom Cruise. They are all on my go-to list for viewings, as the production value, acting, pacing, story, A/V quality, etc. of all of...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   02-01-2016, 07:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 175
Posted By blastermaster
Just bought the 2D version today. I suggest a...

Just bought the 2D version today. I suggest a large magnifying glass in order to find "Dolby Atmos" on the slip cover. /facepalm
Forum: Blu-ray Software   02-01-2016, 01:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 175
Posted By blastermaster
Cool. Appropriate for an 8 and 9 year old? I...

Cool. Appropriate for an 8 and 9 year old? I have a four year old as well, but I don't think he's quite ready for this one. ;)
Forum: Official AVS Forum Blu-ray Disc Reviews   01-28-2016, 12:18 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 13,148
Posted By blastermaster
Wow, I just watched Looper tonight. There were a...

Wow, I just watched Looper tonight. There were a number of standout moments (night club scene, final scene) but overall ,especially WRT the background musical score, the movie really was amazing in...
Forum: Community News & Polls   01-27-2016, 09:40 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,631
Posted By blastermaster
Omigosh. Movies in that theatre must look and...

Omigosh. Movies in that theatre must look and sound amazing. Not just because of all the drool-worthy gear, but the design of the room itself in the way that it tapers outwards and upwards toward...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-26-2016, 12:47 PM
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Views: 50,248
Posted By blastermaster
I bought the Umik 1 before getting the Anthem and...

I bought the Umik 1 before getting the Anthem and it was helpful for understanding REW and such, but honestly now that I have the Anthem I would say it's not necessary. You could always buy one...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-26-2016, 07:59 AM
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Posted By blastermaster
I didn't know that. My bad.

I didn't know that. My bad.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-26-2016, 12:31 AM
Replies: 842
Views: 50,248
Posted By blastermaster
Umm, all 11 channels are the same in terms of...

Umm, all 11 channels are the same in terms of output, so how exactly would you like to customize their assignment? Now, if you're talking about the 720, that's a different story...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-25-2016, 09:17 PM
Replies: 842
Views: 50,248
Posted By blastermaster
Interesting how the pdf shows 6 upfiring speaker...

Interesting how the pdf shows 6 upfiring speaker modules. 7.1.6 is probably just around the corner, if not 9.1.6. FFS this hobby is expensive.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-25-2016, 09:14 PM
Replies: 842
Views: 50,248
Posted By blastermaster
11 channels of amplification vs 7. You may be...

11 channels of amplification vs 7. You may be able to get a better deal by buying the 720 and a 5 channel amplifier, but the 1120 simplifies things making it worth the extra grand if you don't...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-25-2016, 08:14 AM
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Views: 1,550,930
Posted By blastermaster
K, but Dolby did give you a legitimate and...

K, but Dolby did give you a legitimate and reasonable way of getting atmos clips. Also, you can download them easily if you google them and play them through your computer. I use MPC-HC and go into...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-24-2016, 03:10 PM
Replies: 842
Views: 50,248
Posted By blastermaster
I think despite the connectivity problems some...

I think despite the connectivity problems some are having (firmware update incoming), I think you still made the right choice. 140w per channel is pretty beefy, the room correction is awesome and I...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-24-2016, 02:58 PM
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Posted By blastermaster
So what's everyone's favourite Dolby Atmos demo...

So what's everyone's favourite Dolby Atmos demo (from the demo discs)? I find the 747 and Amaze demos to be pretty jaw dropping.
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   01-24-2016, 02:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 166
Posted By blastermaster
You have a legitimate excuse to have a sexy...

You have a legitimate excuse to have a sexy curved screen and you're debating whether or not you should get one? ;)

But seriously, I have a scope setup with a lens and curved screen and I don't...
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