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Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   08-20-2014, 01:35 PM
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Posted By thxman
Good point. May be better to say that unless you...

Good point. May be better to say that unless you have a BD player that can output both HD audio and lossy audio at the sime time, you will be limited to the legacy soundtracks. The Blu Ray Standard...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   08-20-2014, 01:33 PM
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Posted By thxman
Thank you sir!

Thank you sir!
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   08-20-2014, 01:32 PM
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Posted By thxman
No, got my info here: ...

No, got my info here:

http://library.d-tools.com/Product/Detail/e1f935ea-8afb-4e67-a359-a361dff79933

MSRP is listed as $299.99
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-20-2014, 01:29 PM
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Posted By thxman
Sorry, I got excited when I saw I could play my...

Sorry, I got excited when I saw I could play my "THX in my user name" card.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-20-2014, 10:50 AM
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Posted By thxman
What kind of looser puts "THX" in their user...

What kind of looser puts "THX" in their user name? :P
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   08-20-2014, 10:08 AM
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Posted By thxman
When did the price of the KAI-1P go up? I...

When did the price of the KAI-1P go up? I thought the MSRP was $299.99?
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   08-20-2014, 09:46 AM
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Posted By thxman
Ok, new questions. If there is no disk drive,...

Ok, new questions. If there is no disk drive, does that mean you always have to have a sub to watch any movie? What if your internet connection is down?

Will there still be RS-232 and IP...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   08-20-2014, 09:42 AM
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Posted By thxman
This generates 2 questions for me. 1. ...

This generates 2 questions for me.

1. Why this extra connection (3.5mm jack) or will this replace the current connection?
2. Will this new controller still not have HDMI? All we...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   08-20-2014, 09:34 AM
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Posted By thxman
Hello Frank, thank you for the post and info. ...

Hello Frank, thank you for the post and info.



This is not correct. We cannot sync with PCM, but Dolby HD and DTS MA all work regardless of 5.1, 7.1, etc...

There is a way to use a PC...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   08-20-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,603
Posted By thxman
BrolicBeast, I agree with you about Atmos. If...

BrolicBeast, I agree with you about Atmos. If not, I think I may be renting future BD until the studios finally do.
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   08-20-2014, 06:36 AM
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Views: 4,963
Posted By thxman
I finally got around to watching Need for Speed....

I finally got around to watching Need for Speed. The story was not great, but there are far worse video games to move franchises out there. I think Ralph was spot on with the audio and video quality....
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   08-19-2014, 12:30 PM
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Posted By thxman
Updated look at D-Box theatrical releases over...

Updated look at D-Box theatrical releases over time. *
2014 – 23 movies (as of 8/15/14). 3 movies are listed as upcoming at this time, but this is expected to grow.
2013 – 26 movies (16 movies by...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-19-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,673
Posted By thxman
Often, they look different on the outside, but...

Often, they look different on the outside, but the main difference is Integra = 3 year warranty and Onkyo = 1 year warranty.
Forum: Speakers   08-19-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 22,448
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Posted By thxman
I am about 7 and 1/2 hours from you, but you can...

I am about 7 and 1/2 hours from you, but you can demo D-Box as much as you want and I can teach you all you would ever want to know about D-box.

And if you bring a pair of 228HT I can finally...
Forum: Speakers   08-18-2014, 03:09 PM
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Posted By thxman
The seats go back to D-Box. Sounds like the...

The seats go back to D-Box. Sounds like the theater had issues.

I really don't care for D-Box in the theater. Your feet don't move and your head is not supported so it goes boobie head. These...
Forum: Speakers   08-18-2014, 01:00 PM
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Posted By thxman
No, D-Box adds to the immersion in the same way...

No, D-Box adds to the immersion in the same way large displays and surround sound does. Also, quality home seating with recline adds much more to the experience vs the standard theaters seats.
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   08-16-2014, 10:58 AM
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Posted By thxman
Well, to be honest, I'd rather you be up and...

Well, to be honest, I'd rather you be up and running so I am sorry to hear that. You have some very informative posts here and I learned a lot about the standalone controllers from you. My favorite...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   08-15-2014, 03:24 PM
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Posted By thxman
After Earth was added to the list. Such a bad...

After Earth was added to the list. Such a bad movie.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-15-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 7,398
Posted By thxman
I agree that Atmos (done right) will be a niche...

I agree that Atmos (done right) will be a niche market but as long as studios release content with Atmos, it can survive and serve those who embrace and enjoy it. DOA implies gone forever. Just a...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-15-2014, 12:25 PM
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Views: 7,398
Posted By thxman
Will you test other ways to implement Atmos. I...

Will you test other ways to implement Atmos. I understand why folks would be skeptical about Atmos speakers, but they are only an option, not the only solution. Perhaps they can be evaluated...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   08-15-2014, 12:04 PM
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Posted By thxman
Rub it in why don't you. ;)

Rub it in why don't you. ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-15-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 7,398
Posted By thxman
Someone at work just sent me this article. I had...

Someone at work just sent me this article. I had told him about the upcoming home implementation of Atmos before, so he asked why I was so excited about Atmos with so many negative aspects. I...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   08-15-2014, 10:42 AM
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Posted By thxman
Add a 4 year sub and I will bite. ;)

Add a 4 year sub and I will bite. ;)
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   08-14-2014, 01:22 PM
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Posted By thxman
Good input. For anyone going to CEDIA, can you...

Good input. For anyone going to CEDIA, can you ask what platform the new controller is built on? Obviously, it won't be Win XP anymore. (Right??)


May be a good idea for D-Box to add a USB...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   08-14-2014, 06:17 AM
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Posted By thxman
Thanks for the info. All sad news for me. If...

Thanks for the info. All sad news for me. If the new controller is priced rigtht, it will make up for the sad news. ;)
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