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Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   04-29-2017, 11:15 PM
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Posted By petetherock
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is a real solid movie...

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is a real solid movie that is in the vein of the best action movies, with the mix of humor, romance and of course action done just right:...
Forum: Speakers   04-28-2017, 10:57 PM
Replies: 34,580
Views: 2,674,745
Posted By petetherock
Nice stuff, except you may want to 'accidentally'...

Nice stuff, except you may want to 'accidentally' pour some water on that centre, so you can upgrade that too :p
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-27-2017, 07:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 191
Posted By petetherock
Their reply:

Their reply:
Forum: Speakers   04-26-2017, 06:34 PM
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Posted By petetherock
All talk of 'bright' speakers won't be complete...

All talk of 'bright' speakers won't be complete without a separate thread on room treatment, and compatible gear..
A room with bare walls, no carpets etc will definitely sound brighter than another...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-26-2017, 07:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 191
Posted By petetherock
Sent, cheers.

Sent, cheers.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-26-2017, 07:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 191
Posted By petetherock
Nice idea, can you share a template of what the...

Nice idea, can you share a template of what the email contains, so I can simply use that and also email them.
Thumbs up :)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-25-2017, 09:12 PM
Replies: 45,004
Views: 1,981,392
Posted By petetherock
For those who are fans of Hong Kong movies and...

For those who are fans of Hong Kong movies and don't mind a scary one, check this out :
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5157030/?ref_=tt_rec_tt

This will make The Ring look quite tame.. interesting...
Forum: Speakers   04-25-2017, 06:04 PM
Replies: 34,580
Views: 2,674,745
Posted By petetherock
IMHO, it's pretty hard to get them to sound...

IMHO, it's pretty hard to get them to sound 'bright'.. maybe WYSIWYG - a true reflection of the recording..
But even with some nasty death metal I accidentally turned on, it was at worst 'neutral',...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   04-24-2017, 05:44 AM
Replies: 15,385
Views: 830,713
Posted By petetherock
Just as an add on: I have also used the...

Just as an add on:
I have also used the Japanese Limited Edition 105D, and whilst it sounded nice, for the three grand, I would invest it instead in a nice DAC and feed it with a cheaper Oppo, like...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   04-24-2017, 05:41 AM
Replies: 15,385
Views: 830,713
Posted By petetherock
I have the 83 Nuforce, so it's probably not a...

I have the 83 Nuforce, so it's probably not a fair comparison.
The 83 has a decent output, so it will outshine in stereo.
But as a transport, the 203 does a good job outputting to my Marantz DAC,...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   04-24-2017, 05:37 AM
Replies: 15,385
Views: 830,713
Posted By petetherock
thr61 I use a Roku too, and I stick it into my...

thr61
I use a Roku too, and I stick it into my TV - I found no difference in sticking it into my Oppo, and I had no issues then.
By going direct to the TV, I can save a bit of electricity and...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-23-2017, 07:06 AM
Replies: 9,151
Views: 410,393
Posted By petetherock
You may have bought it in 2016, or even 2017, but...

You may have bought it in 2016, or even 2017, but that doesn't make the 7010 a 2016 model I am afraid, and as much as I like to have these features, there's bound to be product differentiation, and...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-20-2017, 01:17 AM
Replies: 45,004
Views: 1,981,392
Posted By petetherock
Get into the program: Get ATMOSpheric ;)

Get into the program: Get ATMOSpheric ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-19-2017, 11:43 PM
Replies: 45,004
Views: 1,981,392
Posted By petetherock
Welcome back mate. Be careful with that stuff,...

Welcome back mate.
Be careful with that stuff, itches like no tomorrow!
I used close to 80kgs in my own building. Nothing close to your build, but it was one scratchy assignment for my contractor. ...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-19-2017, 11:40 PM
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Views: 1,981,392
Posted By petetherock
Unfortunately, it happens mate.. You don't see it...

Unfortunately, it happens mate.. You don't see it because the links are not there..
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-19-2017, 11:16 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,198
Posted By petetherock
That line in bold tell you everything you need to...

That line in bold tell you everything you need to know about the interface :p

I use a non 4k TV too and there wasn't any issues. So let's hope Rotel releases a firmware which fixes this. The SOC /...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   04-19-2017, 05:00 AM
Replies: 15,385
Views: 830,713
Posted By petetherock
I have owned all the previous Oppo players, even...

I have owned all the previous Oppo players, even the 80.
Usually you can count on a decent improvement in sound, as well as a slew of features. It's a pretty no brainer upgrade, especially if you...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   04-17-2017, 05:23 AM
Replies: 15,385
Views: 830,713
Posted By petetherock
This isn't Jerry McGuire, who got you at hello :)...

This isn't Jerry McGuire, who got you at hello :)
Try a few more movie scenes or use the Disney WOW demo disc and see..
Forum: Blu-ray Players   04-15-2017, 10:48 PM
Replies: 15,385
Views: 830,713
Posted By petetherock
These are US units. Just follow the US updates....

These are US units. Just follow the US updates. Your player will also download only the relevant FW updates anyway.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-15-2017, 03:48 AM
Replies: 45,004
Views: 1,981,392
Posted By petetherock
Yep, it's an Atmos thread, so I didn't elaborate...

Yep, it's an Atmos thread, so I didn't elaborate too much :)
But you don't always need 100.1.100 to get excellent presence and ambience..
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-14-2017, 05:05 PM
Replies: 45,004
Views: 1,981,392
Posted By petetherock
For excellent off stage effects, do try Sherlock...

For excellent off stage effects, do try Sherlock Holmes I - with Robert Downing, and Mark Strong.
The abattoir scene with Mark reciting voices and his voice going all round.. 'only' 5.1 but a real...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-14-2017, 08:32 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,198
Posted By petetherock
Dear Patrick If Rotel is planning a new...

Dear Patrick
If Rotel is planning a new processor, take a leaf out of the Marantz 8802. I do mean it in all seriousness. You need to have the same interface, the auto-eq and the same high quality...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-13-2017, 11:29 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,198
Posted By petetherock
Nice to know that. I have the 1585 too. Where did...

Nice to know that. I have the 1585 too. Where did you see the measurements on this amp? I have only seen one review, and it's actually dropped out of the Top Picks for S&V.
I use it to drive my Dyn...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-13-2017, 09:33 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,198
Posted By petetherock
Edit, sorry saw that you were on about the RSP...

Edit, sorry saw that you were on about the RSP 1580, an ancient processor ..

So no... no current formats.

Whereas the RAP 1580 does have it, but only in a rather primitive form..

Yes it...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-12-2017, 10:20 PM
Replies: 1,870
Views: 88,467
Posted By petetherock
Marantz makes AVRs for the whole world, so for...

Marantz makes AVRs for the whole world, so for some regions, it's an important piece of equipment. YMMV, but it's a very useful feature for me.
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