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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-18-2014, 11:06 AM
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BTW - A quick moment for something NOT about...

BTW - A quick moment for something NOT about Dolby Atmos....

I registered for a Spotify Premium account the other day and I have to say the Spotify Connect interface is FREAKING AWESOME. It's...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-18-2014, 10:57 AM
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The Dolby white paper on speaker placement is...

The Dolby white paper on speaker placement is linked in the first post, and the same angles are specified in the Denon manuals.

Basically, with 4 ceiling speakers ideally you would want them set...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-18-2014, 10:52 AM
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Are you making the change before or after running...

Are you making the change before or after running Audyssey? If you boost the subs before Audyssey, it will erase that boost by setting the level more negative. Audyssey is trying to calibrate all...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-18-2014, 10:23 AM
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James - One cool change which debuted last year...

James - One cool change which debuted last year (starting with the E/X series) is the update of the old "Video Select" feature, which as you know never worked with HDMI sources, thus requiring you to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-18-2014, 09:46 AM
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Posted By batpig
Only the new Dolby modes (Dolby Surround Upmixer...

Only the new Dolby modes (Dolby Surround Upmixer and native Atmos) will activate any height speakers outside of the FRONT HEIGHT speakers. DSX, Neo:X, etc. can only make noise out of the Front...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-18-2014, 09:41 AM
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Posted By batpig
$700 is an aesome deal. And since you have the...

$700 is an aesome deal. And since you have the old Audyssey mc, and you have a Harmony One remote, you are all covered there.

Do you still have the factory remote from the 3311? What I would do...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-18-2014, 09:04 AM
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Posted By batpig
No, it came out two years ago. HDMI 2.0 is only...

No, it came out two years ago. HDMI 2.0 is only in the very newest receivers - and even then it's a somewhat incomplete implementation due to the available chipsets.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-18-2014, 09:02 AM
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Posted By batpig
Well obviously there have to be defaults for the...

Well obviously there have to be defaults for the surround mode based on input signal. The point is that if you don't like what the receiver has set as the default, just change it once and the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-17-2014, 10:57 PM
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Word from Vudu in response to my question about...

Word from Vudu in response to my question about Atmos on the DD+ soundtrack for the already available "digital exclusive" Transformers AoE:

thank you for contacting VUDU support,

The press...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-17-2014, 08:13 PM
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Posted By batpig
Well that was just thirteen out of the last...

Well that was just thirteen out of the last fourteen, including a mind numbing streak of 10 in a row.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-17-2014, 06:10 PM
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Posted By batpig
Yes same mic

Yes same mic
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-17-2014, 05:44 PM
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Posted By batpig
A. Yes, that's a great deal. Cajole them to dig...

A. Yes, that's a great deal. Cajole them to dig around their magical draw of extra crap, I'm sure there's an Audyssey mic in there somewhere. It doesn't have to be the specific mic that came with...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-17-2014, 05:39 PM
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Posted By batpig
Raybo - As a reminder, I explained all this to...

Raybo - As a reminder, I explained all this to you already when I replied to your initial post. You can still leave the wides connected since you have 4 channels of external amps and choose to run...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-17-2014, 05:32 PM
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Posted By batpig
There has never been a Dolby surround mode that...

There has never been a Dolby surround mode that supported Front Wides. As JD noted, on your old 4810 the only way to matrix FW content was by layering Audyssey DSX on top of whatever DD/DTS signal...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-17-2014, 05:22 PM
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Posted By batpig
Considering that D&M is the only AVR vendor still...

Considering that D&M is the only AVR vendor still fully aligned with Audyssey, it's a pretty easy list. Basically any of the higher end Denon (X4100 and up for the new models) and Marantz (SR7009...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-17-2014, 03:31 PM
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Posted By batpig
The 5200 has 9 amps built in, and, yes, one of...

The 5200 has 9 amps built in, and, yes, one of the amp assign options is 7.1ch (Bi-Amp). This will assign 4 amps to the 2 front channels. You can actually still hook up 9 speakers and then switch...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-17-2014, 03:01 PM
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Posted By batpig
Yes, run Audyssey. Worst-case scenario you can...

Yes, run Audyssey. Worst-case scenario you can always disable the EQ portion, and then at least you have let the auto calibration accurately set your distances and levels. But chances are you want...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-17-2014, 02:39 PM
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Posted By batpig
What model do you have? If you are connected via...

What model do you have? If you are connected via HDMI, be aware that only the X3000 and X4000 can output digital audio to Zone 2.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-17-2014, 01:33 PM
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Posted By batpig
It's rooted in the convention of THX standards...

It's rooted in the convention of THX standards for cinema reproduction. When cinemas moved to a bass managed system to allow greater headroom for the system, they had to come up with a spec below...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-17-2014, 01:27 PM
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Posted By batpig
+1 -- if those are the only two speakers that...

+1 -- if those are the only two speakers that cause it to shut down I would strongly suspect an issue with either the speakers or the wiring.

Is there any kind of in-line volume control for the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-17-2014, 10:20 AM
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Posted By batpig
There is no need to "match" them at all, the...

There is no need to "match" them at all, the redirection of bass from the other speakers isn't really related to the LFE channel. There are benefits to a higher crossover (higher EQ filter...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-17-2014, 10:19 AM
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Posted By batpig
Yes, just set Zone 2 input to "Source" (not...

Yes, just set Zone 2 input to "Source" (not available on the remote, but you can do it through the remote app or the web browser) and it will always mirror the main zone.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-17-2014, 09:54 AM
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Posted By batpig
On the 4520 you have to press and HOLD the...

On the 4520 you have to press and HOLD the movie/music/game buttons and then it will pop up a menu of options that you can scroll through. A single press will just recall the last setting for each...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-17-2014, 09:36 AM
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Posted By batpig
In addition to this reason, a major reason why...

In addition to this reason, a major reason why it's not recommended is that the "double bass" will often yield WORSE bass response because of the interaction of the bass from the mains and the sub. ...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-17-2014, 09:20 AM
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Posted By batpig
To add to what JD said... There are two...

To add to what JD said...

There are two types of bass that go to the subwoofer: 1. the LFE channel (the ".1" in a multichannel track), and 2. redirected bass from other speakers (bass management...
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