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Forum: HDTV Programming   07-29-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 418
Views: 8,257
Posted By Selden Ball
My assumption was that the husband paid extra for...

My assumption was that the husband paid extra for the extra features. I seem to recall one of the characters asking when they first got her (sorry, it) why there were 18+ instructions included, but...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-24-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 418
Views: 8,257
Posted By Selden Ball
Äkta Människor - Real Humans seems to be...

Äkta Människor - Real Humans seems to be available on vimeo with English subtitles. https://vimeo.com/album/2747482
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-22-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 418
Views: 8,257
Posted By Selden Ball
I thought they mentioned that the Synths are...

I thought they mentioned that the Synths are supposed to be programmed with the three Asimov laws of robotics. The first law would explain some of Anita's actions, if one extends the definition of...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   07-21-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 343
Views: 17,272
Posted By Selden Ball
No, "height" speakers don't use reflections....

No, "height" speakers don't use reflections. They're mounted up high and are pointed down toward the audience seating area, usually toward the main listening position (the one where you sit, centered...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-20-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 2,667
Views: 124,333
Posted By Selden Ball
I guess the Volm really didn't need the general....

I guess the Volm really didn't need the general. Letting him be operated on in a non-sterile environment with only his son to provide medical advice? Please.

Maybe they're going to demand Anne be...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-17-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 553
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Posted By Selden Ball
I hadn't noticed him in the preview and assumed...

I hadn't noticed him in the preview and assumed that the actor wanted out. Killing characters is a common way to allow that.
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-15-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,112
Posted By Selden Ball
I'm not sure what you mean by "the movie". The...

I'm not sure what you mean by "the movie". The first (The X-Files: Fight the Future, 1998) was part of the "mythos", with them exploring a downed spacecraft. It wasn't great, but it was *far* better...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-14-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 2,667
Views: 124,333
Posted By Selden Ball
One of the show-runners has a blog where he...

One of the show-runners has a blog where he posted production details of every episode for the first four seasons. http://gregbeeman.blogspot.ca/
His last post of season four has a big "The End" at...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-13-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 27,190
Views: 1,122,827
Posted By Selden Ball
The DLNA and HDMI server software has to be up to...

The DLNA and HDMI server software has to be up to date, too.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-13-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 27,190
Views: 1,122,827
Posted By Selden Ball
Unfortunately, no. Atmos is implemented by...

Unfortunately, no.

Atmos is implemented by adding some metadata to the TrueHD standard. While the firmware in older stand-alone players usually works fine and correctly ignores it, versions of...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-09-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,176
Posted By Selden Ball
That was just what we were shown. For example,...

That was just what we were shown. For example, they didn't show us if any IR cameras were monitoring the "rock" as they were the kids. Maybe a whole flood of energy beings escaped. Or maybe not.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-09-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 8,228
Views: 394,322
Posted By Selden Ball
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-06-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 5,014
Views: 211,841
Posted By Selden Ball
The fix is to delete the cover art. This is...

The fix is to delete the cover art.

This is a "well known" problem with D+M equipment although it's usually reported as a problem with Airplay. They can't play iTunes soundtracks if the...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-02-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 418
Views: 8,257
Posted By Selden Ball
Even in our reality it's a non-issue. 3D printing...

Even in our reality it's a non-issue. 3D printing is readily available to produce unique cake designs, for example. The algorithms to produce unique humanoid shells would be "trivial".
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-02-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 5,353
Views: 302,505
Posted By Selden Ball
1) $2000 US 2) free hardware upgrade to...

1) $2000 US
2) free hardware upgrade to full-speed HDCP V2 (already included in AV8002A)
3) free firmware update for DTS:X
4) higher quality mechanical and electronic construction
Forum: What's Your System Configuration   06-19-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 1,130
Views: 62,669
Posted By Selden Ball
Mike, You're very welcome. My...

Mike,

You're very welcome.

My understanding is that the Dolby Digital versions of the primary soundtracks on Blu-ray discs can (but might not) use a higher bitrate than can be used on DVDs, so...
Forum: What's Your System Configuration   06-18-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 1,130
Views: 62,669
Posted By Selden Ball
Correct.Correct.Correct. 7.1 bed channels +/-...

Correct.Correct.Correct. 7.1 bed channels +/- objects. +/- is my cutesie way of saying that the audio of the objects is included in the traditional 7.1 ear-level base channels. The Atmos audio...
Forum: What's Your System Configuration   06-17-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 1,130
Views: 62,669
Posted By Selden Ball
That depends on what output device was selected...

That depends on what output device was selected when you made the adjustments. The Windows "Playback Devices" menu lets you select each of the audio output devices that are in the computer (or media...
Forum: What's Your System Configuration   06-16-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 1,130
Views: 62,669
Posted By Selden Ball
Mike, The capabilities of the audio card are...

Mike,

The capabilities of the audio card are irrelevant. If you only have an HDMI cable connected, then no sound whatsoever goes through the audio card.

The capabilities of the HDMI hardware...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   06-10-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 740
Views: 22,123
Posted By Selden Ball
Thanks. So far, Mockingjay is the only Atmos...

Thanks. So far, Mockingjay is the only Atmos title that's caused problems on my S590. I'll be trying Jupiter Ascending in the next few days, though.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   06-09-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 740
Views: 22,123
Posted By Selden Ball
Status of audio dropouts? Has anyone...

Status of audio dropouts?

Has anyone determined if the 6500 is subject to audio dropouts when bitstreaming Dolby Atmos BDs?

My S590 has audio dropouts when playing "Mockingjay Part 1", so I'm...
Forum: HDTV Programming   05-01-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 3,140
Views: 99,538
Posted By Selden Ball
So create one yourself.

So create one yourself.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-30-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 26,430
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: 18,279
Views: 2,125,403
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: 5,353
Views: 302,505
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...
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