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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-22-2017, 09:08 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
No. It adjusts the sum of the two, which is...

No.

It adjusts the sum of the two, which is what you hear.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-22-2017, 08:56 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
Yes. All TVs and cable set-top-boxes can...

Yes.

All TVs and cable set-top-boxes can provide stereo PCM using their optical outputs. You might have to configure one of their menu options to down-mix Dolby surround to pcm, but most receivers...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-22-2017, 08:45 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
As has been mentioned, the 95 has already been...

As has been mentioned, the 95 has already been replaced by a newer model, so it's heavily discounted. Marantz and Denon replace their higher end models late in the year. The 2016 Marantz SR7011 won't...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-22-2017, 08:21 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
You need to manually change the speaker "size" in...

You need to manually change the speaker "size" in the receiver's Speaker Config menu from Large to Small. "Small" has nothing to do with the physical size of the speaker. It really means "enable bass...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-22-2017, 07:20 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
Maybe. 10" subs can't go as low as larger ones. ...

Maybe. 10" subs can't go as low as larger ones.



Maybe. I'd suggest using a spectrum analysis package like REW or Omnimic to find out exactly what's going on.
However, please look through the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-22-2017, 07:05 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
Try cleaning out the microphone socket in the...

Try cleaning out the microphone socket in the pre/pro. It might have a tiny piece of packing material in it. Using a can of compressed air is better than blowing into it, since saliva is acidic and...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-22-2017, 06:59 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
You don't mention if you've set all of the...

You don't mention if you've set all of the speakers to be Small, which is what enables bass management. Often the receiver will configure floor-standing speakers as Large, which leaves bass...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-22-2017, 06:49 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
What is the trim level in the receiver for the...

What is the trim level in the receiver for the subwoofer immediately after you run Audyssey?

If it's pegged at -12, then you need to turn down the gain on the subwoofer itself until Audyssey's...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-21-2017, 02:22 PM
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Posted By Selden Ball
Preamps have traditionally cost about 30-50% more...

Preamps have traditionally cost about 30-50% more than equivalent receivers simply because of the difference in the scale of production. Far fewer preamps are sold than receivers, so more overhead ...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-21-2017, 09:07 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
It measures better in both signal-to-noise and in...

It measures better in both signal-to-noise and in distortion levels because it doesn't have the noise which is generated by the amplifier circuits. Some people claim to be able to hear that...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-21-2017, 08:41 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
The On Screen Display is available at 60Hz, but...

The On Screen Display is available at 60Hz, but it's shown on a black background. The higher level receivers show it overlayed on top of 60Hz incoming video.
Forum: HDTV Programming   05-21-2017, 08:20 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
Season 3 episodes which already have been...

Season 3 episodes which already have been broadcast are available in 1080i on SyFy's Web site. Kodi's SyFy plugin makes them easy to get to if you'd rather not wade through all the ancillary stuff.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-19-2017, 10:47 AM
Replies: 6,654
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Posted By Selden Ball
I have a Harmony 650. Apparently there's an older...

I have a Harmony 650. Apparently there's an older complex configuration program, but I'm using the current default programming Web page. It's probably not as flexible, but it's really easy to use.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-19-2017, 10:36 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
Understood. OK. Unfortunately, no, it...

Understood.

OK.

Unfortunately, no, it won't auto-sense an optical signal. When using an optical connection, many people use a universal programmable remote like one of Logitech's Harmony series...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-19-2017, 10:01 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Selden Ball
All modern TVs have to upscale lower resolution...

All modern TVs have to upscale lower resolution video to match the resolution of their display panels. Some just use line-doubling and some have highly sophisticated scalars. There are so many...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-19-2017, 09:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 69
Posted By Selden Ball
For a Sony BD player to bitstream the audio...

For a Sony BD player to bitstream the audio (which is required for an Atmos soundtrack to get through to the receiver), you need to set "Digital Audio Output" to Auto (the default) and "BD Audio Mix"...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-19-2017, 09:37 AM
Replies: 2,069
Views: 97,438
Posted By Selden Ball
There should be a setting in the projector for...

There should be a setting in the projector for that. Often projectors have to be configured in their menus so they detect that you're watching a standard-def anamorphic video signal.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-19-2017, 09:32 AM
Replies: 6,654
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Posted By Selden Ball
The volume control values have nothing to do with...

The volume control values have nothing to do with percentages, as I presume you've learned. They're measured in dB. After calibration, most people listen with a setting of 70, which is 10dB below...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-18-2017, 11:18 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
I'm not sure what you mean by "on top of". ...

I'm not sure what you mean by "on top of".

The overhead (top) speakers should be in, on or at the ceiling. Typically the "ear level" seakers shouldn't be more than a foot or two up from the height...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-17-2017, 07:34 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
The AVS forum discourages discussions of exact...

The AVS forum discourages discussions of exact pricing other that list (aka MSRP), although their enforcement is irregular. In general, you'll get a better price if you call an authorized dealer on...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-17-2017, 07:17 AM
Replies: 2,069
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Posted By Selden Ball
That's due to settings in the TV. If you...

That's due to settings in the TV.

If you want the LG's apps to send sound to the receiver, then you need to disable the speakers in the TV's own menu system and/or configure the TV's menu to use...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   05-15-2017, 08:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 115
Posted By Selden Ball
For several years the DTS decoders provided in...

For several years the DTS decoders provided in receivers and Blu-ray players have expanded DTS 5.1 soundtracks by copying the Surround channels to both the Side Surround and Rear Surround speakers....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-15-2017, 08:46 AM
Replies: 6,654
Views: 335,359
Posted By Selden Ball
The AVR X2000 is not a 4K-capable receiver. From...

The AVR X2000 is not a 4K-capable receiver. From all the problems people have reported, my impression is that the 4K HDMI chipsets (among their other problems) do not output as high a signal level as...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-15-2017, 08:23 AM
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Views: 654,553
Posted By Selden Ball
If you need more than 8 channels, you can use 2...

If you need more than 8 channels, you can use 2 88As. For details, see the discussion (or ask about it) in the 88A thread:...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-12-2017, 12:23 PM
Replies: 2,069
Views: 97,438
Posted By Selden Ball
Given your stated requirements (maximum inputs...

Given your stated requirements (maximum inputs and separate output zones), the NR-1607 does seem to be the most cost effective model from D+M. Its amps have a lower power rating than their full-sized...
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