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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-23-2016, 07:19 AM
Replies: 5,705
Views: 264,797
Posted By Selden Ball
If your receiver can handle them, yes, they...

If your receiver can handle them, yes, they should all be selected. You'll get either silence or static if Kodi sends the receiver something it can't decode.

However, what version of Kodi are you...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-23-2016, 06:50 AM
Replies: 19,206
Views: 2,280,390
Posted By Selden Ball
Correct. However, you do need to turn Off the...

Correct. However, you do need to turn Off the Audio Settings feature labeled "BD Audio Mix Setting". By default it's On, which causes the player to decode soundtracks to stereo PCM.
Maybe. There are...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-23-2016, 06:38 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 10,673
Posted By Selden Ball
Maybe. Overheating can cause strange problems. If...

Maybe. Overheating can cause strange problems. If it cooks too long, the failures will become permanent.

For convection cooling to work, the receiver needs several inches of free flowing air on...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-23-2016, 06:29 AM
Replies: 5,705
Views: 264,797
Posted By Selden Ball
Briefly: Using the default Confluence GUI,...

Briefly:

Using the default Confluence GUI, go to
System -> Settings -> System

At the bottom left, click on the orange Settings Level until it says Expert

Move the cursor up to "Audio...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-23-2016, 05:03 AM
Replies: 19,206
Views: 2,280,390
Posted By Selden Ball
Unfortunately, having 4K upscaling in the player...

Unfortunately, having 4K upscaling in the player does nothing whatsoever if you don't have a 4K display. If you send a 4K signal to most 1080p displays, it won't work at all. A few 1080p displays can...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-23-2016, 04:51 AM
Replies: 2,963
Views: 163,617
Posted By Selden Ball
Unfortunately, it's obvious that most AVRs don't...

Unfortunately, it's obvious that most AVRs don't have the highest quality of networking software. :( My guess is that your menu manipulations forced your receiver to make a new DHCP request and it...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-23-2016, 04:44 AM
Replies: 790
Views: 47,359
Posted By Selden Ball
You're right: it's ridiculous. And they are....

You're right: it's ridiculous. And they are. You'll find many posts here where people have played musical-chairs with their HDMI cables until they found a combination which works.

Of course,...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-23-2016, 04:24 AM
Replies: 19,206
Views: 2,280,390
Posted By Selden Ball
I've already provided my suggestions: a Sony...

I've already provided my suggestions: a Sony BDP-S6500 or BDP-S6700.

You are unlikely to hear any audio or see any video improvements due to the player alone so long as you stick with standard...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-23-2016, 03:57 AM
Replies: 11,134
Views: 554,889
Posted By Selden Ball
And if it doesn't say Atmos when you know you...

And if it doesn't say Atmos when you know you have the Atmos soundtrack selected, then you have to change settings in the player so that it bitstreams the audio. Usually people neglect to turn off...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-23-2016, 03:52 AM
Replies: 5,705
Views: 264,797
Posted By Selden Ball
A Web search reveals that by itself, Potplayer...

A Web search reveals that by itself, Potplayer does not support bitstreaming. You have to use it in combination with LAV.

I can't help with that. Personally I prefer to use use Kodi.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-23-2016, 03:36 AM
Replies: 790
Views: 47,359
Posted By Selden Ball
Sorry, but the HDMI consortium found this not to...

Sorry, but the HDMI consortium found this not to be the case. Despite the initial claims when 4K video first came out, their certification tests for High Speed turned out not to be sufficiently...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-23-2016, 03:25 AM
Replies: 19,206
Views: 2,280,390
Posted By Selden Ball
What are you looking for that's not available in...

What are you looking for that's not available in your current Panasonic player?

If you want analog audio outputs, you do need to spend ~$300. Otherwise you have to use HDMI to get the best audio,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-23-2016, 03:11 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 10,673
Posted By Selden Ball
Contact Marantz about getting a replacement. :(

Contact Marantz about getting a replacement. :(
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-22-2016, 10:07 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,820
Posted By Selden Ball
The SR5010 is already being discounted. You have...

The SR5010 is already being discounted. You have to call an authorized dealer on the telephone to get the best pricing. MSRP is all they're allowed to mention publicly on Web sites. Crutchfield and...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-22-2016, 10:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 148
Posted By Selden Ball
Bear in mind that the TV's apps at best can only...

Bear in mind that the TV's apps at best can only provide lossy Dolby Digital audio. Some will only provide stereo PCM. Since your receiver can't handle HDMI, you'll need to use the TV's digital...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-22-2016, 09:48 PM
Replies: 1,141
Views: 38,102
Posted By Selden Ball
Unfortunately, that's not enough free space, even...

Unfortunately, that's not enough free space, even if you free up what's being used by the pagefile and hyberfile. Windows 10's files need more than that. :( A clean 64 bit install occupies about 20GB...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   07-22-2016, 11:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 68
Posted By Selden Ball
If you're limited to having the speakers so far...

If you're limited to having the speakers so far forward, then I agree that testing the different modes would be appropriate. However, having only a single pair of overhead speakers means that they'll...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-22-2016, 10:09 AM
Replies: 1,141
Views: 38,102
Posted By Selden Ball
How full is your 80GB drive? The upgrade...

How full is your 80GB drive?

The upgrade normally keeps a copy of the previous OS on the same disk for 30 days so that you can easily revert to it if you want. If there's not enough room, that...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-22-2016, 09:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 148
Posted By Selden Ball
One thing to be aware of is that you'll need a...

One thing to be aware of is that you'll need a 2015 or 2016 model receiver if you want to be able to pass 4K video from a 4K player through the receiver to the TV. 4K video sources require HDCP V2.2...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-22-2016, 08:09 AM
Replies: 3,095
Views: 136,137
Posted By Selden Ball
My understanding is that the XB1S does not...

My understanding is that the XB1S does not bitstream BD and UHDBD soundtracks. This is because it has to convert them to PCM so it can do its own audio manipulations. Unfortunately, this means that...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-22-2016, 04:35 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 11,296
Posted By Selden Ball
I agree. He explicitly commented that he had to...

I agree. He explicitly commented that he had to learn to be less trusting and there was some discussion about how unlikely it was that the current CEO would be so willing to turn over the company.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-22-2016, 04:26 AM
Replies: 1,141
Views: 38,102
Posted By Selden Ball
I've migrated Win10 among three different disks...

I've migrated Win10 among three different disks with no problems, but I used 3rd party software to do it.

In particular, I used WinToUSB to move it from an internal hard drive to a USB hard...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-21-2016, 06:31 AM
Replies: 433
Views: 18,344
Posted By Selden Ball
Have you tried new "Certified Premium" HDMI...

Have you tried new "Certified Premium" HDMI cables? Glitches like what you describe often are caused by cables which don't have the bandwidth to be able to transport 18Gbits/sec reliably. Older...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-21-2016, 04:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 198
Posted By Selden Ball
Of course a subwoofer will enhance the bass...

Of course a subwoofer will enhance the bass frequencies. How big a subwoofer you get depends on your situation. By that I mean that a really large one would be inappropriate in shared housing. One...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-20-2016, 02:46 PM
Replies: 41,094
Views: 1,721,863
Posted By Selden Ball
Go to http://www.blu-raystats.com/Stats/Stats.php...

Go to http://www.blu-raystats.com/Stats/Stats.php and select Audio: Dolby Atmos, then filter. It returns 84 entries, which includes each of the different formats when a title is available in several.
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