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Forum: What's Your System Configuration   11-24-2014, 12:01 PM
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Posted By djbluemax1
Think of it as Dolby making the technology...

Think of it as Dolby making the technology backwards compatible (sort of like USB 3.0 drives working just fine on USB 2.0 outlets).

The TrueHD file is the base file and the Atmos metadata is an...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   11-16-2014, 02:58 AM
Replies: 1,171
Views: 91,112
Posted By djbluemax1
I don't see how it's off topic. If there's an...

I don't see how it's off topic. If there's an issue with older players, it's perfectly on topic to ask for the issue to be resolved in a new player.


Max
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-08-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 8,696
Views: 741,779
Posted By djbluemax1
If you check the Audyssey thread, there's an FAQ...

If you check the Audyssey thread, there's an FAQ that lists the Audyssey mics.


Max
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-04-2014, 07:47 AM
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Views: 741,779
Posted By djbluemax1
Thanks! Wouldn't have known of this without your...

Thanks! Wouldn't have known of this without your post in this thread.


Max
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-04-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 8,696
Views: 741,779
Posted By djbluemax1
Got a link to this? I had mine repaired in......

Got a link to this? I had mine repaired in... 2012? Or was it 2011? I can't even recall when I got the 5008. I think it was in Nov/Dec 2010, it developed the HDMI board problem about 18 months later,...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   11-03-2014, 01:47 AM
Replies: 9,029
Views: 467,925
Posted By djbluemax1
And to avoid any possible confusion, he meant...

And to avoid any possible confusion, he meant "with the TV OFF, unplug the power cord for about a minute", NOT unplug it while it's on.


Max
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   10-31-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 19,007
Views: 1,199,865
Posted By djbluemax1
Yep. Just take a look at the CATWS review...

Yep.

Just take a look at the CATWS review thread. On the one hand, you get folks who enjoyed the audio and on the other, folks complaining that the dialogue was too soft and the explosions\LFE too...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   10-23-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 19,007
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Posted By djbluemax1
Just watched X-Men First Class and DOFP back to...

Just watched X-Men First Class and DOFP back to back at Reference and my initial impressions were correct:

For folks who don't fiddle with re-EQ'ing the bass individually for every single...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   10-16-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 19,007
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Posted By djbluemax1
They didn't use the time travel to bring...

They didn't use the time travel to bring Professor X back.

Obviously you never watched any of the movies through the end credits as you would have seen the numerous spoilers/sneak peeks showing...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   10-16-2014, 09:20 AM
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Views: 1,199,865
Posted By djbluemax1
It's been mentioned in this thread numerous...

It's been mentioned in this thread numerous times, but if you have to fudge the levels THAT much to make a movie decent, then it wasn't decent as mixed. I'm one of those who doesn't tweak the LFE...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   10-14-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 16,291
Posted By djbluemax1
We don't see eye to eye here. The audio...

We don't see eye to eye here.

The audio tracks in movies are encoded on disc so that when the playback setup is properly calibrated, when the audio is played back at Reference level, the SPL at...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   10-14-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 16,291
Posted By djbluemax1
By that logic, why have 5.1 or 7.1 audio tracks...

By that logic, why have 5.1 or 7.1 audio tracks when most folks still use the TV's speakers?

The issue isn't the frequency range, since just as with the folks who chose to make the investment in...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   10-14-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 19,007
Views: 1,199,865
Posted By djbluemax1
Ugh. Just watched X-Men DoFP. Enjoyed the movie,...

Ugh. Just watched X-Men DoFP. Enjoyed the movie, story (miles above TF4) and action overall. The bass on the other hand, was a HUGE letdown. So many missed opportunities.


Max
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   10-09-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 16,291
Posted By djbluemax1
Yep, if you're curious, just Google 'exoskeleton'...

Yep, if you're curious, just Google 'exoskeleton' + 'HULC' (Human Utility Load Carrier), 'TALOS' (Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit), and 'HAL' (Human Assisted Limb).


Max
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   10-09-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 16,291
Posted By djbluemax1
Just a little fun factoid, but the US government...

Just a little fun factoid, but the US government (among others) has been experimenting with those types of exoskeleton bionic power suits for some time now. It isn't body armor per se.

The suits...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   10-08-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 16,291
Posted By djbluemax1
+/-3db but at what SPL? My old Bag End subs could...

+/-3db but at what SPL? My old Bag End subs could play flat to 7Hz... at 75db. Turn it up and it isn't flat to down that low any longer.

Thoroughly enjoyed this movie. Found it way better overall...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   10-01-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 12,799
Posted By djbluemax1
Thanks for another great review Ralph. I had...

Thanks for another great review Ralph. I had reserved expectations for this not in small part due to your review and that turned out to be a good thing.

As expected, with a Michael Bay production,...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   10-01-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 19,007
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Posted By djbluemax1
Olympus Has Fallen Star Trek Into Darkness

Olympus Has Fallen
Star Trek Into Darkness
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   09-27-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 9,708
Views: 887,491
Posted By djbluemax1
Db's and a little more headroom, especially for...

Db's and a little more headroom, especially for the lowest octaves which suck up a lot of power.


Max
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   09-24-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 19,007
Views: 1,199,865
Posted By djbluemax1
That's part of the fun of movie discussions, so...

That's part of the fun of movie discussions, so many varied tastes and opinions.

I for one, found Afflicted to be a MUCH better found footage style movie than FA.

FA was one of those movies...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   09-24-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 13,941
Posted By djbluemax1
Some of those supplements can help folks who have...

Some of those supplements can help folks who have deficiencies in them from a lack in their normal diets. The problem though, is that there are SO many potential causes for tinnitus that these things...
Forum: Latest Industry News   09-18-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 11,776
Posted By djbluemax1
My mistake for misusing the term. It's the...

My mistake for misusing the term. It's the blurring (regardless of whether it's due to a physical or digital filter, OR slower exposure times) that I have an issue with, and it's not an inherent...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   09-18-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 19,007
Views: 1,199,865
Posted By djbluemax1
Some of the 'unhelpful' responses as you deem...

Some of the 'unhelpful' responses as you deem them are due to the fact that certain topics come up fairly frequently, and oftentimes, have already been discussed ad-infinitum. Some members posted...
Forum: Latest Industry News   09-18-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 11,776
Posted By djbluemax1
Motion blur is a subjective topic, i.e. it varies...

Motion blur is a subjective topic, i.e. it varies between viewers.

I personally hate the artifacts inherent due to the archaic and outdated 24fps standard, i.e. the motion blur inherent due to the...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   09-18-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 6,625
Views: 848,703
Posted By djbluemax1
Where can we find the service manual? Max

Where can we find the service manual?


Max
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