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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-27-2015, 10:43 AM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
Many find using the new Dolby Surround with...

Many find using the new Dolby Surround with non-Atmos movies far more satisfying than the weak audio from the current Atmos movies.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-27-2015, 10:38 AM
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You know by whether you can raise the volume of...

You know by whether you can raise the volume of the AVR to the level you prefer and you don't hear distortion from the speakers. As noted above, your Klipsch speakers are very efficient, only...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-27-2015, 10:33 AM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
Keep in mind that you can use the Web Control...

Keep in mind that you can use the Web Control feature to store the config file (to include Audyssey) to a PC file which can then be LOADed after doing a microprocessor reset and restore all of your...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-27-2015, 10:30 AM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
Indeed .... the AMP ASSIGN = CUSTOM (ability to...

Indeed .... the AMP ASSIGN = CUSTOM (ability to reassign the Front, Surround Back, and Front Wide speaker amps), is one of the features the X7200W has which is not featured on the lower models. :)
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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-27-2015, 10:25 AM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
^^ Hah! No kidding ... lightning fast. Enjoy....

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Hah! No kidding ... lightning fast. Enjoy. Also, keep AV Science in mind for your speakers as well. ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-27-2015, 08:10 AM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
With only 2 ceiling speakers installed, the most...

With only 2 ceiling speakers installed, the most common location would be Top Middle .... ideally 1-2' forward of the main listening position/couch.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-27-2015, 07:49 AM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
^^ My response was to RLBURNSIDE ... and as...

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My response was to RLBURNSIDE ... and as most likely all new 2015 models will be HDMI 2.0/HDCP 2.2 so don't really need a thread to track all 2015 models. :)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-27-2015, 07:47 AM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
^^ Is it possible there was a power surge as...

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Is it possible there was a power surge as this could have caused the current issue? Does sound like it's down for the count though. :(
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-27-2015, 07:03 AM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
^^ Unlike the Atmos D&M AVRs and Yamaha A3040...

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Unlike the Atmos D&M AVRs and Yamaha A3040 ... Pioneer AVRs are not expandable using an external amp, such that only the 9CH models (SC-85, SC-87, SC-89) are capable of Atmos 5.1.4 or 7.1.2.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-27-2015, 06:40 AM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
^^ Yup. When you set Video Conversion to OFF...

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Yup. When you set Video Conversion to OFF on the GAME input, you also lose the GUI/Volume overlay.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-27-2015, 06:12 AM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
Yes, there are 3rd party devices available such...

Yes, there are 3rd party devices available such as the one listed below although cannot confirm their effectiveness ...
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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-27-2015, 05:19 AM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
^^ Does the Tuner work? Try doing a soft reset...

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Does the Tuner work? Try doing a soft reset by unplugging the power cord for 10 minutes. If still no joy, try doing about 4-5 microprocessor resets in a row as doing a few more has been known...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-27-2015, 05:14 AM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
Only if you plan on buying a 4k TV using HDCP 2.2...

Only if you plan on buying a 4k TV using HDCP 2.2 and don't want to purchase a dual HDMI 2.0/HDCP 2.2 BDP (avail Fall 2015) to pass the video to the TV and audio to the 2014 or earlier AVR. I just...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-27-2015, 05:10 AM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
Are you using a wired or wireless connection? ...

Are you using a wired or wireless connection? Have you already performed the recent firmware update as noted in post ##5 of this thread? If doing a soft reset (ie. unplug power cable for 10...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-27-2015, 04:58 AM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
There are two settings for Pass Though Source ......

There are two settings for Pass Though Source ... either (1) LAST, or (2) specific HDMI input. Unless you have changed this setting, the factory default is CBL/SAT.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-27-2015, 04:19 AM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
The factory default Standby Source setting for...

The factory default Standby Source setting for the HDMI Pass through feature is CBL/SAT. If you want another source to pass through you must change the Standby Source setting while the AVR is...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-27-2015, 04:10 AM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
Yes, D&M models (to include both X5200W and...

Yes, D&M models (to include both X5200W and SR7009) have a "Virtual" surround mode which can be used with the FL/FR speakers as well as headphones.
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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-27-2015, 04:07 AM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
What feature are you referring to re: Dialog...

What feature are you referring to re: Dialog Lift? Dynamic Volume? If yes, this setting can be set for each source by using a Smart Select button.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-26-2015, 03:26 PM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
Current AVRs tend to use a logarithmic volume...

Current AVRs tend to use a logarithmic volume scale such that 2/3 of max is average volume level for TV and a little louder for movie/music listening so you can't compare the volume "scale" vs. the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-26-2015, 03:15 PM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
By this summer the AV8802 should also be shipping...

By this summer the AV8802 should also be shipping with the new HDCP 2.2 board installed as well. :)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-26-2015, 03:11 PM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
^^ The X1000 is only a 5CH AVR so the Zone 2...

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The X1000 is only a 5CH AVR so the Zone 2 pre-outs must be used to an external 2CH amp to power Zone 2 speakers. Whereas 7CH AVRs would be able to have 5.1 + Zone 2.
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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-26-2015, 03:07 PM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
1. Zone 2 sources can play independently to Zone...

1. Zone 2 sources can play independently to Zone 2 but on the X2100W (and lower models) can only be analog or on board audio (ie. networking, USB, Tuner) otherwise if HDMI use All Zone Stereo. You...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-26-2015, 02:54 PM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
^^ Yup .. authorized dealer for Definitive...

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Yup .. authorized dealer for Definitive Technology speakers as well as an open box set of Atlantic Tech 44-DA as well. Call for pricing. :)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-26-2015, 01:25 PM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
Speaking of the SR7008 .... if someone is...

Speaking of the SR7008 .... if someone is interested in Audyssey MultEQ XT32 on a Marantz unit but is not interested in Dolby Atmos on the newer SR7009, we still have one SR7008 available that will...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-26-2015, 01:22 PM
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Views: 51
Posted By jdsmoothie
The analog --> HDMI conversion feature is...

The analog --> HDMI conversion feature is generally only found on $500+ models ... eg. Denon S900W and X2100W, otherwise on lower models it's simply composite ---> composite and component --->...
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