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Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-13-2016, 11:17 AM
Replies: 460
Views: 19,623
Posted By Dan Hitchman
Deep Color isn't a part of the UHD Blu-ray...

Deep Color isn't a part of the UHD Blu-ray spec... Standard 10 bit and Dolby Vision 12 bit are different entities not handled the same way compared to that never used feature from the past and are...
Forum: Latest Industry News   02-13-2016, 09:49 AM
Replies: 3,133
Views: 160,265
Posted By Dan Hitchman
DTS: X may be the lossy version and DTS: X MSTR...

DTS: X may be the lossy version and DTS: X MSTR is X encoding contained in a DTS Master Audio lossless container.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-13-2016, 09:39 AM
Replies: 3,226
Views: 165,744
Posted By Dan Hitchman
Deep Color was a high bit depth feature never...

Deep Color was a high bit depth feature never utilized on regular Blu-ray discs. Don't leave it on. It just screws with the signal from a Blu-ray or UHD Blu-ray player.

BT.2020 is just a...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   02-13-2016, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4,475
Views: 202,535
Posted By Dan Hitchman
Fox was supposed to originally have Dolby Atmos...

Fox was supposed to originally have Dolby Atmos tracks on their first UHD discs. Now they don't. The other whammie is that they were only going to included immersive audio on UHD Blu-ray as a...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   02-13-2016, 01:07 AM
Replies: 4,475
Views: 202,535
Posted By Dan Hitchman
You can do Front Height, Rear Height. That...

You can do Front Height, Rear Height. That designation seems to work for both formats right off the bat and DTS: X doesn't seem to glitch in that configuration.
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   02-13-2016, 01:03 AM
Replies: 4,475
Views: 202,535
Posted By Dan Hitchman
Don't get your hopes up about DTS: X. It seems...

Don't get your hopes up about DTS: X. It seems to be a lot more limited than Dolby Atmos right now. Maybe it's glitches that have to be ironed out... and maybe DTS is a day late and still a dollar...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   02-12-2016, 06:13 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 7,617
Posted By Dan Hitchman
Be sure to check for any color banding. One guy...

Be sure to check for any color banding. One guy was saying the player didn't pass a 10 bit gradient calibration test.

Could be a setting issue. Who knows?
Forum: Latest Industry News   02-12-2016, 05:55 PM
Replies: 3,133
Views: 160,265
Posted By Dan Hitchman
Correct me if I m wrong...When playback of native...

Correct me if I m wrong...When playback of native DTS X sound mix say American ultra for instance, the DTS X MSTR is in object based format?

Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk[/QUOTE]

That...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-12-2016, 04:06 PM
Replies: 15,028
Views: 1,204,780
Posted By Dan Hitchman
Arc has the same limitations as optical. It was...

Arc has the same limitations as optical. It was designed for OTA broadcasting where the consumer was using the TV's tuner and sending audio back to the receiver for audio decoding using one cable......
Forum: Latest Industry News   02-12-2016, 10:38 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 20,610
Posted By Dan Hitchman
Ya you're probably right, but I can dream can't I...

Ya you're probably right, but I can dream can't I ?

I think Oppo would be smart to figure out where they next product lies in terms of price and market appeal, in the face of 400 dollar pieces of...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   02-11-2016, 11:24 PM
Replies: 4,475
Views: 202,535
Posted By Dan Hitchman
So, do we know from this if it is a flaw inherent...

So, do we know from this if it is a flaw inherent to the disc content or the player? It'll be hard to know for sure until there are more players from various manufacturers and more tech variables in...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   02-11-2016, 10:37 PM
Replies: 4,475
Views: 202,535
Posted By Dan Hitchman
I'd like to see the video bitrates being used for...

I'd like to see the video bitrates being used for both versions. Sometimes bit starvation can cause artifacts like that.

Another is quality of chroma upscaling being done by the player. We are...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   02-11-2016, 10:14 PM
Replies: 4,475
Views: 202,535
Posted By Dan Hitchman
If your Tv does not have a true 10 bit or 12 bit...

If your Tv does not have a true 10 bit or 12 bit panel then you can still get visible 8 bit banding during the downconversion.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-11-2016, 10:04 PM
Replies: 15,028
Views: 1,204,780
Posted By Dan Hitchman
If you're plugging a Uhd Blu-ray player into this...

If you're plugging a Uhd Blu-ray player into this set, you should set that particular input to the HDMI UHD Color mode from the picture menu setting.

Unfortunately, if you are using a receiver...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   02-11-2016, 09:34 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 7,617
Posted By Dan Hitchman
Which Uhd set do you have? It may not have a 10...

Which Uhd set do you have? It may not have a 10 bit and/or WCG capable panel.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-11-2016, 04:47 PM
Replies: 15,028
Views: 1,204,780
Posted By Dan Hitchman
So with that purchase you get an SACD and a...

So with that purchase you get an SACD and a Blu-ray Audio disc? And what player do you use to play a Blu-ray Audio disc?[/QUOTE]

Correct.

Any Blu-ray player will play a Blu-ray audio disc. ...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   02-11-2016, 04:01 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 7,617
Posted By Dan Hitchman
There is no 3D support on UHD Blu-ray. There...

There is no 3D support on UHD Blu-ray. There isn't even a 4k 3D theatrical format yet.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-11-2016, 03:58 PM
Replies: 15,028
Views: 1,204,780
Posted By Dan Hitchman
Yep. Marantz 7702 mk II pre-amp set to 7.1.4, but...

Yep. Marantz 7702 mk II pre-amp set to 7.1.4, but without rear speakers and front wides instead. Four overheads.

It's this disc:
...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-11-2016, 03:42 PM
Replies: 15,028
Views: 1,204,780
Posted By Dan Hitchman
Go to SA-CD.net too. Pure Audio Blu-ray...

Go to SA-CD.net too.

Pure Audio Blu-ray has kind of taken over from SA-CD as the disc based high resolution release format of choice for audiophile labels. I even have a Dolby Atmos Pure Audio...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-11-2016, 03:29 PM
Replies: 15,028
Views: 1,204,780
Posted By Dan Hitchman
Secondary audio is sub audio tracks for extra...

Secondary audio is sub audio tracks for extra supplemental material (audio commentary, menu sound effects, etc.). The player muxes it with the movie's soundtrack and then converts the whole mashed...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-11-2016, 03:23 PM
Replies: 15,028
Views: 1,204,780
Posted By Dan Hitchman
Never, ever have Secondary Audio turned on. That...

Never, ever have Secondary Audio turned on. That has nothing to do with the HDMI port, but with the raw soundtrack audio off the Blu-ray getting messed up. You want the soundtrack untouched.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-11-2016, 03:17 PM
Replies: 15,028
Views: 1,204,780
Posted By Dan Hitchman
Yup. Just be sure you have the player set to...

Yup. Just be sure you have the player set to bitstream and secondary audio is off. It defaults to PCM and secondary audio turned on.
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   02-11-2016, 03:00 PM
Replies: 4,475
Views: 202,535
Posted By Dan Hitchman
If the hinted at The Martian: Director's Cut with...

If the hinted at The Martian: Director's Cut with about 20 extra minutes is forthcoming in a few months or a year, that may be a way to add Atmos at that time. Maybe by then they'll have more BD-100...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-11-2016, 02:53 PM
Replies: 15,028
Views: 1,204,780
Posted By Dan Hitchman
If you have an itch to play them now, the Sony...

If you have an itch to play them now, the Sony S3500 and above will play SA-CD discs via HDMI (PCM converted or DSD bitstream) and at bargain prices. At least it would be a tied-me-over until the...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-11-2016, 02:33 PM
Replies: 15,028
Views: 1,204,780
Posted By Dan Hitchman
The upcoming Oppo will and the Sony may. I don't...

The upcoming Oppo will and the Sony may. I don't believe the Panny or the Samsung play SA-CD's. Those brands never have before.
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