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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-07-2015, 09:52 AM
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Posted By tj21
To have multizone in other rooms you need to wire...

To have multizone in other rooms you need to wire audio cables from one central spot there and hope you will always keep your AVR in that spot. Any AVR upgrade is very disruptive as this thread...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-07-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 7,920
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Posted By tj21
I am puzzled why would someone use multizones...

I am puzzled why would someone use multizones with HTPC. I have server(s) (NAS/Plex) and then clients (HTPCs, regular PCs, tablets, and smart TVs, game consoles or streaming devices could be also...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-01-2015, 01:06 AM
Replies: 26,431
Views: 1,084,893
Posted By tj21
So where are we 4 months since Atmos...

So where are we 4 months since Atmos introduction? Which major studios embraced the format and which do not care?

Lionsgate: fully aboard with

Step Up All In
Expendables 3
John Wick
...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-31-2015, 02:00 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 15,308
Posted By tj21
You need to decode Dolby TrueHD in the player and...

You need to decode Dolby TrueHD in the player and pass 7.1 LPCM to the AVR who then applies DSU. Pretty easy with HTPC and probably also with standalone Blu-Ray player which can decode Dolby TrueHD.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-31-2015, 01:56 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 15,308
Posted By tj21
Great report. I find that DSX puts sounds to...

Great report.

I find that DSX puts sounds to top speakers that should not be there - especially dialog. And your report confirms it. Therefore I use it only for music.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-30-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 26,431
Views: 1,084,893
Posted By tj21
Just to build the paper rocket takes 15 minutes....

Just to build the paper rocket takes 15 minutes. On top of that you have to send your whole family away - especially kids find the test sounds funny. :)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-30-2015, 02:52 AM
Replies: 26,431
Views: 1,084,893
Posted By tj21
Not for those who have AVR that can decode DTS...

Not for those who have AVR that can decode DTS Neo:X but not DTS:X. ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-30-2015, 02:41 AM
Replies: 26,431
Views: 1,084,893
Posted By tj21
Yes, fixed the typo. I don't think there is...

Yes, fixed the typo.

I don't think there is a 'flag' in 'Pro Logic mix'. There is only Dolby Surround mix and there is Dolby Pro Logic decoding. The decoder has no information if the incoming 2...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-29-2015, 12:46 PM
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Posted By tj21
Not sure what is meant by the "flags". I tested...

Not sure what is meant by the "flags". I tested DTS Neo:X on the 11.1 sound check track from Expendables 2 and hear no difference on DTS-HD bitstreamed or LPCM 7.1 decoded version usurely lacks any...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-29-2015, 05:03 AM
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Posted By tj21
I will try to reiterate my original point again: ...

I will try to reiterate my original point again:

You claimed that you will listen to DTS:X movies with DSU. I wondered if it would not actually be better to use DTS Neo:X as the beds could be...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-29-2015, 03:03 AM
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Posted By tj21
There is a big difference how Neo:X and DSU upmix...

There is a big difference how Neo:X and DSU upmix the sound. While DSU places the uncorrelated sound to the top speakers Neo:X puts the correlated sound from FL/R and SL/R to FHL/R and similarly for...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-29-2015, 01:41 AM
Replies: 26,431
Views: 1,084,893
Posted By tj21
The question is if DTS:X soundtrack should be...

The question is if DTS:X soundtrack should be listened on AVR without DTS:X capability in DSU or Neo:X. The reason I emphasize this is that while DSU adds ambiance only Neo:X on optimized soundtrack...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-26-2015, 11:01 AM
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Posted By tj21
So far only one studio is consistently releasing...

So far only one studio is consistently releasing in Atmos - Lionsgate. They seem to be found of improving sales of their movies via advanced audio formats. Remember DTS Neo:X encoded movies? There...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-25-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 15,308
Posted By tj21
100% agree with both of those statements. I did...

100% agree with both of those statements. I did following tests:

1. First I took one extreme - the Expendables 2 movie which is encoded in DTS Neo:X. There is also 11.1 sound check included on the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-13-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 7,920
Views: 380,734
Posted By tj21
I see no alternative that would not degrade the...

I see no alternative that would not degrade the sound. FLAC file is about 1 GB larger than DD+ but that is the price I am willing to pay.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-13-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 7,920
Views: 380,734
Posted By tj21
There must be something funny going on with those...

There must be something funny going on with those old Dolby Digital Plus HD-DVD tracks. I tried these DD+ demos from Dolby site...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-13-2015, 02:29 AM
Replies: 7,920
Views: 380,734
Posted By tj21
Dolby Digital Plus issues. I have small...

Dolby Digital Plus issues.

I have small number of movies that have DD+ soundtrack - they were all ripped to MKV from HD-DVDs (Ocean's trilogy, King Kong, Bourne Identity, ...). Until now I was...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-12-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,868
Posted By tj21
My AVR (Denon X5200W) has HDMI 2.0 and supports...

My AVR (Denon X5200W) has HDMI 2.0 and supports only 7.1 LPCM (http://manuals.denon.com/avrx5200w/NA/EN/GFNFSYdtphpnek.php) input while having 12 channel processing.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-12-2015, 02:06 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,868
Posted By tj21
DSU is just a gimmick that adds some fake sound...

DSU is just a gimmick that adds some fake sound to top speakers. It creates the immersion effect but does not provide discrete sound placement. Compare for example Expendables 3 intro scene with the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-11-2015, 01:00 AM
Replies: 7,920
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Posted By tj21
I agree, unfortunately BD Atmos release pace is...

I agree, unfortunately BD Atmos release pace is not picking up yet, all but one studio are still in waiting mode.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-11-2015, 12:19 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,868
Posted By tj21
Decoding in the AVR means I am locked into the...

Decoding in the AVR means I am locked into the formats the AVR supports. Additionally I need to encode into Atmos (or similar) if I want to utilize top speakers discretely - not possible today.
...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-10-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,868
Posted By tj21
I realized that none of current AVRs can have...

I realized that none of current AVRs can have more than 7.1 channels input over HDMI. So if I would want for example pass 7.1.4 discrete channels from HTPC to such AVR there is not a way. Well the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-10-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 7,920
Views: 380,734
Posted By tj21
This? You misunderstood the text - it...

This?



You misunderstood the text - it says although Book of Life and Big Hero were Atmos in theaters, there will be DTS on Blu Ray.

To me it looks like only one studio (Lionsgate) is fully...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-10-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 7,920
Views: 380,734
Posted By tj21
LOL Can you provide source of information of...

LOL

Can you provide source of information of Book of Life and Big Hero being released in Atmos? Big Hero is listed with DTS here (http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Big-Hero-6-Blu-ray/110064/).
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-10-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 7,920
Views: 380,734
Posted By tj21
Huh? November 2014 - 3 (Step Up,...

Huh?

November 2014 - 3 (Step Up, Transformers, Expendables)
December 2014 - 1 (Ninja Turtles)
January 2015 - 0
February 2015 - 1 (John Wick)
March 2015 - 1 (Gravity)
+ 1 (Exodus)

I would...
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