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Forum: Surround Music Formats   07-26-2012, 06:06 AM
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Posted By LB06
Have you connected it via hdmi? It doesn't...

Have you connected it via hdmi?

It doesn't matter. Decoding to LPCM is pretty much lossless.
Forum: Surround Music Formats   07-21-2012, 12:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,134
Posted By LB06
SACD, yes. SACD MC, not that I know of. It...

SACD, yes. SACD MC, not that I know of.

It could be quadraphonic rather than 5.1. Do not listen to your center, but to the surround speakers. Not all tracks may have output on the rears.
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   07-20-2012, 11:57 PM
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Views: 722
Posted By LB06
Watts are absolutely useless.

Watts are absolutely useless.
Forum: Surround Music Formats   07-20-2012, 02:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,134
Posted By LB06
Is it from Sanctuary Records? I'm pretty sure...

Is it from Sanctuary Records? I'm pretty sure that that one got mislabeled somehow. It is in fact NOT DVD-A, even though it's advertised as such. It's regular DVD Video with regular DTS 5.1 and...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   07-18-2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 722
Posted By LB06
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by mgrotel http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1420744/need-a-htib-system-for-my-basement-project#post_22230271)

So you guys think...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   07-18-2012, 10:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 722
Posted By LB06
I assume you have normal warranty? I wouldn't be...

I assume you have normal warranty? I wouldn't be too concerned.
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   07-18-2012, 10:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 722
Posted By LB06
I would stick with 5.1 for various reasons: ...

I would stick with 5.1 for various reasons:

- The layout is wrong. Rear speakers are really supposed to be rear speakers. Not semi-side speakers. I would just get rid of the rears and place the...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   07-16-2012, 12:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 515
Posted By LB06
It's not a bug. With the speakers set to large...

It's not a bug. With the speakers set to large the sub isn't supposed to do the low on the mains.

If you want your sub to kick in set them to small.
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   07-15-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 324
Posted By LB06
Well, the extent of the 'problem' also depends...

Well, the extent of the 'problem' also depends on the sensitivity of your speakers. The higher the sensitivity, the less of a problem this lower impedance is going to be. But the rule of thumb is:...
Forum: Speakers   07-11-2012, 08:13 AM
Replies: 5,665
Views: 741,270
Posted By LB06
Looking for a new pair of fronts for a friend of...

Looking for a new pair of fronts for a friend of mine. After listening to my C 603 he also wants to upgrade and really likes the sound that comes from my Jamo's. There is a small dilemma however....
Forum: Speakers   07-11-2012, 07:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,593
Posted By LB06
Note that if you don't get an A/V receiver...

Note that if you don't get an A/V receiver you'll still need many components that usually are found in a receiver. This includes one or more multichannel DACs, a device that does the DTS Neo:X...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   07-10-2012, 02:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 999
Posted By LB06
Basically the difference of active vs passive is...

Basically the difference of active vs passive is whether or not the device is powered, i.e. plugged into a wall outlet. Another indication is often that they have volume knob. You can either have...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   07-10-2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 999
Posted By LB06
You can try running an optical S/PDIF. And mail...

You can try running an optical S/PDIF. And mail Samsung that their device is buggy and borderline broken.

You could also try to sell your BR player and buy a new, simple one without amp. People...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   07-10-2012, 08:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 999
Posted By LB06
Can you connect another hdmi device to that port...

Can you connect another hdmi device to that port to rule out any problems with the source device?
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   07-09-2012, 06:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 999
Posted By LB06
Strange, because according to the manual it has...

Strange, because according to the manual it has to work. There are even rows in that table for "Audio Stream on Blu-ray Disc" and "Audio Stream on DVD", both indicating that hdmi audio is no...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   07-08-2012, 03:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 999
Posted By LB06
Nice! Let me know how it works out...

Nice! Let me know how it works out http://files.avsforum.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   07-07-2012, 01:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 999
Posted By LB06
Don't worry it'll work. I know because the table...

Don't worry it'll work. I know because the table on p37 depicts which output signal you get when connected to an A/V receiver. The very fact that you can get audio though HDMI suffices and the table...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   07-07-2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 999
Posted By LB06
Feeling lazy? Yes it will work. See p37

Feeling lazy?

Yes it will work. See p37
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   07-07-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 999
Posted By LB06
Hmm, good I asked. You have the HT-D5500, not...

Hmm, good I asked. You have the HT-D5500, not the BD-D5500 http://files.avsforum.com/images/smilies/smile.gif. They're quite different.

Your player DOES have a built-in power amp, albeit a weak...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   07-07-2012, 11:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 999
Posted By LB06
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by jack54 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   07-07-2012, 10:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 999
Posted By LB06
Afaik it does NOT have its own power, in the...

Afaik it does NOT have its own power, in the sense that it has a built-in power amp that can drive passive speakers.

It's very simple. Just run an hdmi cable from your BluRay player to the...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   07-05-2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,511
Posted By LB06
Bottom line is that DD/DTS 5.1 is only possible...

Bottom line is that DD/DTS 5.1 is only possible if you use the DVD player itself. It won't work for any peripheral devices connected to the DVD player, because there's no way to get 5.1 sound to the...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   07-05-2012, 12:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,358
Posted By LB06
Go with the Onkyo HT-S3500. It has the best...

Go with the Onkyo HT-S3500. It has the best frequency response not counting the subwoofer.
Forum: Surround Music Formats   07-05-2012, 12:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 370
Posted By LB06
Yeah, the obvious solution is to rip all discs....

Yeah, the obvious solution is to rip all discs. It's what I do. Personally I hate physical mediums.

CDs are simple; just use EAC.
For DVD-A you need DVDA Extractor or foobar2000. Make sure you...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   07-04-2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,257
Posted By LB06
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by William http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1388984/bluray-multichannel-audio/60#post_22190281)

I was referring to what is allowed...
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