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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-23-2014, 04:19 AM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
^^ DoubleTwist - MagicPlay ...

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DoubleTwist - MagicPlay

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=airplay.android&hl=en
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-23-2014, 04:17 AM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
In Canada? No. It will however depend if the...

In Canada? No. It will however depend if the successor 4520CI (on clearance) is also available where you try to sell it.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-23-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 357
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Posted By jdsmoothie
^^ Again, you will be able to switch between...

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Again, you will be able to switch between Atmos and Auro 3D, with the caveat that only one of them can use the full compliment of speakers, unless you want to LOAD the saved full configuration...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-23-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 14,424
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Posted By jdsmoothie
As a reminder, when we're talking about the...

As a reminder, when we're talking about the "upward firing" speakers, whether stand alone like the AT 44-DA or the integrated Pioneer Atmos speakers with the built-in upward firing speaker, they are...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-22-2014, 06:15 PM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
^^ Steps haven't changed except XT uses 8 mic...

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Steps haven't changed except XT uses 8 mic positions instead of only 6 with MultEQ. Support mic with mic boom stand or camera tripod with mic at seated ear height at listener's ears for position...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-22-2014, 05:50 PM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
^^ Could be one of three things ... (1) Bad...

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Could be one of three things ... (1) Bad HDMI cable, (2) HDMI handshake, or (3) defective HDMI board

Item 1 is easily checked by simply using a different HDMI cable.
Item 2 can be checked by...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-22-2014, 05:43 PM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
Based on the Dolby guide, likely right around on...

Based on the Dolby guide, likely right around on the same line as the FW speakers, maybe slightly forward of them.

http://www.dolby.com/us/en/guide/dolby-atmos-speaker-setup/7-1-4-setups.html
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-22-2014, 05:36 PM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
^^ Correct placement? Although there are 5...

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Correct placement? Although there are 5 physical "height" speaker positions (FH, TF, TM, TR, RH), you're more likely to have a better overhead experience the closer the speakers are to your...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-22-2014, 05:31 PM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
^^ X2000 would be a nice choice.

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X2000 would be a nice choice.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-22-2014, 05:29 PM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
^^ No it will not.

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No it will not.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-22-2014, 05:17 PM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
It's not the $2/month savings (which is actually...

It's not the $2/month savings (which is actually what I estimated for my own personal use, more likely much less for the average person as my setup runs on average 15 hours/day), rather more...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-22-2014, 05:09 PM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
^^ Thanks for the followup and confirmation. ...

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Thanks for the followup and confirmation. My original post was to point out that this feature is likely to improve the DSU music listening experience.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-22-2014, 03:41 PM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
Correct. Ideally they should be mid way between...

Correct. Ideally they should be mid way between the FL/SL and FR/SR speakers, even if on the side wall.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-22-2014, 03:32 PM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
I chose the X5200W over the X4100W specifically...

I chose the X5200W over the X4100W specifically to allow for the choice of using Front Wides in a 7.2.4 configuration and I likely won't give them up easily (even for DSU, although as yet still don't...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-22-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 41,877
Posted By jdsmoothie
^^ Yes, but only possible for the D&M flagship...

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Yes, but only possible for the D&M flagship models, X7200W and AV8802.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-22-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By jdsmoothie
Does your main zone AVR have Zone 2 pre-outs? If...

Does your main zone AVR have Zone 2 pre-outs? If yes, you can connect the Zone 2 pre-outs to a 2CH amp (see below) to a multi zone speaker selector and connect the outdoor speakers to the speaker...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-22-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 3,581
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Posted By jdsmoothie
^^ Don't know that anyone has done a...

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Don't know that anyone has done a side-by-side comparison. Some prefer Marantz for critical 2CH music listening or if you need the multi analog inputs for a SACD player, otherwise the X5200W...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-22-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 1,030
Views: 46,830
Posted By jdsmoothie
^^ Really? Why direct rockhound76s to the...

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Really? Why direct rockhound76s to the "Dialog Level Adjust" setting when he asked where the "Center Spread" was located? I assumed you were confirming it was not on the AV7702 from your reply...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-22-2014, 02:50 PM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
^^ X4100W = 9CH max X5200W/X7200W = 11CH max ...

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X4100W = 9CH max
X5200W/X7200W = 11CH max

We've already had a couple of guys buy the X4100W first, only to return it (open box available now) for the X5200W which can do the full 7.2.4. Keep...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-22-2014, 02:39 PM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
The Blu Ray player can decode the Dolby TrueHD...

The Blu Ray player can decode the Dolby TrueHD audio to PCM, so no loss there. It's generally better to turn on devices in the following order: TV, wait 5 seconds, AVR, wait 5 seconds, and then the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-22-2014, 02:35 PM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
Unplug the power cord to the AVR for at least 10...

Unplug the power cord to the AVR for at least 10 minutes. Then try powering on the PJ, wait 5 secs, AVR, wait 5 secs, then source. If still no joy, see if the PJ or TV will work when connected to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-22-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By jdsmoothie
Audio Output should be set to "Pass...

Audio Output should be set to "Pass Through"
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-22-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 9,415
Views: 724,548
Posted By jdsmoothie
^^ Sorry, no. Only familiar with the full...

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Sorry, no. Only familiar with the full shelf, although AFAIK, the Pro models ("P" designation) do come with the rack ears.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-22-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 10,555
Views: 1,011,398
Posted By jdsmoothie
No, only the new 2014 models are Wifi at this...

No, only the new 2014 models are Wifi at this level. If you already have a wired connection, that's the best configuration.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-22-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 1,030
Views: 46,830
Posted By jdsmoothie
You likely set both the "i/p Scaler" and "Video...

You likely set both the "i/p Scaler" and "Video Conversion" settings to OFF to allow the Oppo to do the video processing. Set the Video Conversion setting back to ON for the Blu Ray source and...
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