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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-05-2016, 07:24 PM
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Posted By SoundChex
Presumably in anticipation of 'future video'...

Presumably in anticipation of 'future video' playback at several resolutions (1080p, 4K, and possibly upmixed to 8K) on a wide variety of screen sizes (or more importantly 'screen azimuthal widths'),...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-04-2016, 10:25 AM
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Posted By SoundChex
Crimson Peak and The Last Witch Hunter.[/QUOTE] ...

Crimson Peak and The Last Witch Hunter.[/QUOTE]


Now that the DTS:X|Neural:X firmware is in play, I'd like to hear about results of playing one of the four legacy DTS-HDMA|7.1+Neo:X|11.1 encoded...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-30-2016, 11:05 AM
Replies: 37,937
Views: 1,550,799
Posted By SoundChex
As I am likely more than a year away from...

As I am likely more than a year away from upgrading to a modern immersive system, I'm happy to await a shakeout of evaluations about what constitutes the best (or exact?) height and overhead speaker...
Forum: Latest Industry News   01-28-2016, 03:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 473
Posted By SoundChex
Any chance you had the opportunity to hear...

Any chance you had the opportunity to hear Sennheiser's (competing) immersive audio technology, Ambeo, which I believe was demoing pre-release hardware+software for both a home theater 9.1 speaker...
Forum: Latest Industry News   01-27-2016, 07:07 PM
Replies: 2,872
Views: 150,867
Posted By SoundChex
And hopefully sometime soon the DTS website will...

And hopefully sometime soon the DTS website will become "a cornucopia filled to overflowing" with useful-and-informative material about DTS:X and Neural:X...! :cool:


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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-26-2016, 03:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 528
Posted By SoundChex
In advance of reorganizing my living room...

In advance of reorganizing my living room mid-2016, I've been running "test configs" for a planned 3.2.2 "apartment wall" AV system using mostly re-purposed on-hand equipment. At present, the...
Forum: Latest Industry News   01-26-2016, 09:44 AM
Replies: 2,872
Views: 150,867
Posted By SoundChex
Conceptually, DTS:X seems like a very ambitious...

Conceptually, DTS:X seems like a very ambitious undertaking. The initial product feature set appears to have included almost all capabilities of both Dolby Atmos and Dolby AC-4--presumably with...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-25-2016, 05:23 PM
Replies: 37,937
Views: 1,550,799
Posted By SoundChex
Congratulations, you appear to have rediscovered...

Congratulations, you appear to have rediscovered Ambisonics!

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=1210066&stc=1&d=1453767698


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Forum: Latest Industry News   01-25-2016, 05:03 PM
Replies: 2,872
Views: 150,867
Posted By SoundChex
"Firmware Update Due March 201█" :cool: ...

"Firmware Update Due March 201█" :cool:


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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-24-2016, 05:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 528
Posted By SoundChex
Hard to know what are your real limitations...?!...

Hard to know what are your real limitations...?! :cool:

The Yamaha RX-V379 5.1 AVR (MSRP $279) offers Virtual CINEMA FRONT which might also appeal to you...
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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-24-2016, 03:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 214
Posted By SoundChex
That still leaves open the question regarding...

That still leaves open the question regarding future appearance of Harman's QLS technology in the mass market Home Theater environment, either as licensed tech, or as a stand-alone upmixer...? :cool:...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-24-2016, 02:27 PM
Replies: 2,883
Views: 97,432
Posted By SoundChex
Note that from the Dolby AC-4 standard, the x.x.4...

Note that from the Dolby AC-4 standard, the x.x.4 layouts on Page 176 (and following) of ETSI TS 103 190-2 V1.1.1 (2015-09) Digital Audio Compression (AC-4) Standard Part 2: Immersive and...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-20-2016, 10:20 AM
Replies: 37,937
Views: 1,550,799
Posted By SoundChex
However, the "related" Dolby AC-4 codec is a...

However, the "related" Dolby AC-4 codec is a published Standard, and available as ETSI TS 103 190-2 V1.1.1 (2015-09) Digital Audio Compression (AC-4) Standard Part 2: Immersive and personalized audio...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-18-2016, 10:08 PM
Replies: 2,883
Views: 97,432
Posted By SoundChex
Extract from a Digital Trends January 18, 2016,...

Extract from a Digital Trends January 18, 2016, article about Sennheiser AMBEO (link) (http://www.digitaltrends.com/home-theater/dr-andreas-sennheiser-interview-ambeo-vr-3d-surround-sound-ces/):

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Forum: HDTV Programming   01-15-2016, 06:40 PM
Replies: 410
Views: 9,355
Posted By SoundChex
I recall a scene in Earthlight (A.C.Clarke)...

I recall a scene in Earthlight (A.C.Clarke) wherein a spaceship's crew transfers to a rescue ship without suits. Clarke suggested that one could survive "a few minutes" in vacuum with sufficient O2...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-15-2016, 05:28 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,330
Posted By SoundChex
And Dolby terminology in the "new for 2016" AC-4...

And Dolby terminology in the "new for 2016" AC-4 codec|technology uses yet another slightly different set of speaker names|abbreviations:
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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-15-2016, 02:06 PM
Replies: 4,448
Views: 147,154
Posted By SoundChex
My Yamaha AST-S1 "actives" predate widespread use...

My Yamaha AST-S1 "actives" predate widespread use of subwoofers, and actually run well a little further below 30 Hz than any of my subs. However, 'good L|R mains placement' does not usually result in...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   01-14-2016, 12:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 664
Posted By SoundChex
The USA|Canada standard covering 4K...

The USA|Canada standard covering 4K OTA|CATV|mobile|IP "broadcasting" is called ATSC 3.0, and it is "almost defined". There were prototype|demo ATSC 3.0 Samsung and LG sets receiving 4K OTA broadcast...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-10-2016, 07:48 AM
Replies: 2,883
Views: 97,432
Posted By SoundChex
This appears to be a formal roll-out|naming of...

This appears to be a formal roll-out|naming of the tech demo'd in 2015 under the designation Sennheiser 3D:






We'll have to wait to see if the process economics and comparative ease of...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-08-2016, 02:34 PM
Replies: 2,883
Views: 97,432
Posted By SoundChex
Sennheiser launches AMBEO '3D audio technology' at CES 2016

AMBEO 3D Audio Listening Experience
Show visitors will experience AMBEO 3D Audio firsthand in the booth’s dedicated 9.1 listening room. Here, Sennheiser’s expert tonmeister Gregor Zielinsky is...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   01-08-2016, 12:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 154
Posted By SoundChex
The 2222+ tracks on the two MDG releases Diabolo:...

The 2222+ tracks on the two MDG releases Diabolo: 28 Classical Audiophile Examples + Test Signals (SACD+BD) (link) (http://www.amazon.com/Diabolo-Classical-Audiophile-Examples-Signals/dp/B00DGGGGDU)...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-07-2016, 07:49 PM
Replies: 4,448
Views: 147,154
Posted By SoundChex
But did you perceive that little birdie to be...

But did you perceive that little birdie to be circling "at ear level" . . . or did the sound appear to originate from some elevated position? Inquiring minds want to know! :D


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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-07-2016, 03:33 PM
Replies: 4,448
Views: 147,154
Posted By SoundChex
To clarify: May|June will probably cover...

To clarify: May|June will probably cover announcements through the forthcoming RX-V681|RX-V781 and RX-A760|RX-A860 models, but info on the RX-A1060|RX-A2060|RX-A3060 models likely won't appear until...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-07-2016, 03:22 PM
Replies: 4,448
Views: 147,154
Posted By SoundChex
Figure that the announcement dates for (2016...

Figure that the announcement dates for (2016 model year) 'higher end' RX-Vx81 AVRs and 'low end' RX-Ax60 AVRs (which might be planned to support Atmos and DTS:X?) is probably May|June. I'm guessing...
Forum: Latest Industry News   01-07-2016, 12:55 PM
Replies: 2,872
Views: 150,867
Posted By SoundChex
Extract from the DTS Press Release at CES January...

Extract from the DTS Press Release at CES January 2014:




As all three of my AVRs are currently working OK, under the circumstances I'll probably put on hold any thoughts I had about replacing...
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