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Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   07-26-2016, 09:55 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,636
Posted By thebland
Hi Rob Good to hear we nerds here added just...

Hi Rob

Good to hear we nerds here added just a little bit of something to your creation. Again, just awesome!

When you were here, I recall you picked a wonderful Bordeaux that the wine novice I...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   07-26-2016, 09:22 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,636
Posted By thebland
Really kind words. That was early AVS days - and...

Really kind words. That was early AVS days - and you're right, I used Dennis Erskine when he was a fledgling designer here as the local home theater shops (and there were many) simply wanted to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-25-2016, 07:07 PM
Replies: 41,141
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Posted By thebland
Trinnov software and mic can map the speaker...

Trinnov software and mic can map the speaker locations.

Trinnov’s sophisticated algorithms not only rely on very accurate acoustic measurements but also on the ability to localize speakers...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-25-2016, 03:53 PM
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Posted By thebland
The face down part of the Atmos spec really...

The face down part of the Atmos spec really allows for the Atmos effects to be more evenly spread through out the room. For many, face down, even with wide dispersion speakers will still be too far...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   07-25-2016, 10:22 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,636
Posted By thebland
Thank you, Rob...We might just plan that.. your...

Thank you, Rob...We might just plan that.. your place is truly a destination for us nerds!

I have to tell you that of all the theaters I have seen online, read in magazines, experienced first...
Forum: Official AVS Forum Blu-ray Disc Reviews   07-24-2016, 05:03 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,024
Posted By thebland
Meh, there are worse things.... Nice review...

Meh, there are worse things.... Nice review though..
Forum: Official AVS Forum Blu-ray Disc Reviews   07-24-2016, 01:46 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,024
Posted By thebland
Hi, A lot of grain... Check again. The...

Hi,

A lot of grain... Check again.

The bass was decent but not great and system threatening (which is what I prefer). The deep, deep infrasonic bass just simply was not what it should've been...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   07-24-2016, 01:25 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,636
Posted By thebland
Hi Rob, Awesome description. .... Hard to...

Hi Rob,

Awesome description. .... Hard to imagine this epic on a 19' screen with the sound system you installed. Awesome!
Forum: Blu-ray Software   07-24-2016, 07:51 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,382
Posted By thebland
Ha! Good to know.. I was underwhelmed by the...

Ha! Good to know.. I was underwhelmed by the Atmos track, bass, overhead effects, etc.... And I really liked Man of Steel!
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   07-24-2016, 06:45 AM
Replies: 2,164
Views: 126,745
Posted By thebland
In looking at the Dolby decoder section, what is...

In looking at the Dolby decoder section, what is True HD Loudness Management?
Forum: Blu-ray Software   07-24-2016, 05:59 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,382
Posted By thebland
Though it was a bore.... Atmos track was good but...

Though it was a bore.... Atmos track was good but not great! Bass lacked much of the authority I expected in such a blockbuster.

Too much divided time between the Superman story and the Batman...
Forum: Official AVS Forum Blu-ray Disc Reviews   07-24-2016, 04:43 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,024
Posted By thebland
👎 Doh! I found the movie a bit of a bore... ...

👎

Doh! I found the movie a bit of a bore...

It seemed to disjointed - not enough story time with either Batman or Superman. Actually, no real story at all.

I think these superhero movies...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   07-22-2016, 03:41 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,841
Posted By thebland
Does this Rack Mount box a have a DVR built in or...

Does this Rack Mount box a have a DVR built in or just pure HDTV?
Forum: HDTV Recorders   07-21-2016, 08:39 AM
Replies: 2,209
Views: 280,574
Posted By thebland
Hi Mark What I don't get (and I'm going to...

Hi Mark

What I don't get (and I'm going to call) is there are no menus for the extra HDMI inputs (set up, etc) and I don't see any audio set up options for ATMOS.

So far, I don't see what this...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   07-21-2016, 07:25 AM
Replies: 2,209
Views: 280,574
Posted By thebland
Through an AVS poster who works for Comcast. Very...

Through an AVS poster who works for Comcast. Very slick but as far as I can tell, the menu system is identical to the standard Comcast box?!

It has 2 HDMI 'inputs' but I see know way to access...
Forum: Official AVS Forum Blu-ray Disc Reviews   07-19-2016, 10:53 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,024
Posted By thebland
Cannot wait for this epic Atmos presentation at...

Cannot wait for this epic Atmos presentation at home!
Forum: Blu-ray Software   07-19-2016, 05:01 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,382
Posted By thebland
Was the movie that bad? My teenage kids said it...

Was the movie that bad? My teenage kids said it was. And yes they commented that the musical score was ridiculously dramatic.
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   07-18-2016, 11:44 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,636
Posted By thebland
Wow! That is a bucket list adventure... I can...

Wow! That is a bucket list adventure... I can only imagine the excellence..

Nice write up!
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   07-17-2016, 04:53 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,841
Posted By thebland
Finally, I put this box in my rack... It is a...

Finally, I put this box in my rack... It is a pretty deep but it rack mounts and that is pretty slick. It has a great low profile look and 1U in size.

The box has a fan in the rear, it does make...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   07-14-2016, 06:03 PM
Replies: 2,164
Views: 126,745
Posted By thebland
Click on my link. 21 channels and Quested.:)

Click on my link.

21 channels and Quested.:)
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   07-13-2016, 06:32 PM
Replies: 2,164
Views: 126,745
Posted By thebland
Hi 98% Movie Blu Ray 2% Concert Blu Ray

Hi

98% Movie Blu Ray
2% Concert Blu Ray
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   07-13-2016, 04:49 PM
Replies: 2,164
Views: 126,745
Posted By thebland
I more parrot Ash. NEURAL X is my preferred...

I more parrot Ash. NEURAL X is my preferred upmixer for all formats.
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   07-11-2016, 03:47 PM
Replies: 3,729
Views: 174,715
Posted By thebland
Hi Correct. I came up with that height...

Hi

Correct. I came up with that height configuration based on a guess of future Atmos (no specs were available) and Auro positions might be. So a fusion of known and unknown. My takeaway was that...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   07-11-2016, 10:35 AM
Replies: 3,729
Views: 174,715
Posted By thebland
HA! All into joists with some hefty screws. ...

HA! All into joists with some hefty screws.

Here are the previous placements. More Auro friendly but poor for Atmos. Too physically close to associated side and rear surrounds... Not as good as an...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   07-11-2016, 10:23 AM
Replies: 3,729
Views: 174,715
Posted By thebland
At a sensitivity of 88 db, I'd worry a bit about...

At a sensitivity of 88 db, I'd worry a bit about MAX output... I calculated about 99 db at max amplifier at 8 ft - not for high ceilings...
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