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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-27-2014, 08:46 PM
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Posted By JohnAV
No big loss, figure you don't want to mess with...

No big loss, figure you don't want to mess with initial implementations anyway, it always improves with the next model, just look at how HDMI interfaces and DSP usage has evolved with each new model....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-27-2014, 05:45 PM
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Posted By JohnAV
There are a limited number of HDMI 2.0 chiset...

There are a limited number of HDMI 2.0 chiset manufacturers and all of them appear to impliment HDCP 2.2 chipsets.

Denon and other manufacturers aren't obliged to declare what version of HDCP...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-27-2014, 02:17 PM
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Posted By JohnAV
You would get you the most bang for the buck,...

You would get you the most bang for the buck, would be the the improved sound/music quality from using Audyssey MultiEQ XT32 which the x4000 on up would offer. Batpig is very happy with his x4000 it...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-27-2014, 01:04 PM
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Posted By JohnAV
First the 2809 doesn't even support HDMI video...

First the 2809 doesn't even support HDMI video overlay, so using it with a somewhat modern setup really shows. The most important aspects of a receiver upgrade over the 2809 would be a stronger...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-26-2014, 04:55 PM
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Posted By JohnAV
When one is setting up a home audio system not...

When one is setting up a home audio system not everything is about movies. The speakers are highly important. Not just pitching about Atmos-enabled speakers.

See The Dolby Atmos Home Theater...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-25-2014, 02:58 PM
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Posted By JohnAV
We were split into groups of six and taken into a...

We were split into groups of six and taken into a small, 6 seater ‘home theatre’ on the first floor of the Dolby facility. Immediately on entering the room, I noticed that it was treated, including...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-25-2014, 01:47 PM
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Posted By JohnAV
inspirational isn't it, fixed.:wink:

inspirational isn't it, fixed.:wink:
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-25-2014, 12:19 PM
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Posted By JohnAV
For any smaller vendor the affordable pre/pro...

For any smaller vendor the affordable pre/pro market is a minefield. For example pre-pro involving Emotiva, Outlaw didn't go so well. Leave it for the big vendors to work out all the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-25-2014, 11:36 AM
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Posted By JohnAV
Always enjoy your posts and insight Batpig. :) ...

Always enjoy your posts and insight Batpig. :)

I just have a real problem with the current speaker marketplace most of what sells out there for consumers to enjoy is positively wretched, so...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-25-2014, 10:45 AM
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Posted By JohnAV
Sure sure, like any fool would need a 13 to 17...

Sure sure, like any fool would need a 13 to 17 channel pre/pro normally. Just think how big the player would become! :D

For now any BD player can bitstream the Atmos encoded autio track to a...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-25-2014, 10:32 AM
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Posted By JohnAV
You can say the same thing about 2160P@ 50/60 Hz...

You can say the same thing about 2160P@ 50/60 Hz video aka 4K. ;):D
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-25-2014, 10:27 AM
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Posted By JohnAV
Whether Atmos makes any difference at all will be...

Whether Atmos makes any difference at all will be determined by how the discrete sound elements within the mixed soundscape, irrespective of specific playback loudspeaker configurations will work...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-25-2014, 09:18 AM
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Posted By JohnAV
Very true, and DTS rules Blu-rays anyway, as...

Very true, and DTS rules Blu-rays anyway, as Dreamliner posted not Dolby unless you buy nothing but Disney titles. :)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-25-2014, 09:00 AM
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Posted By JohnAV
Recently Sound and Vision did a poll...

Recently Sound and Vision did a poll (http://www.soundandvision.com/content/poll-recap-51-rules-world-surround-sound) to establish the likelihood of people being even keen on Atmos. The results were...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-24-2014, 09:50 PM
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Posted By JohnAV
The 140 watt/ch AVR-X5200W is not a flagship...

The 140 watt/ch AVR-X5200W is not a flagship model, that is the 150 watt/ch AVR-X7200W which has the multi-channel analog inputs, superior amps/PS, DDSC-HD32, 32-bit/192 kHz DAC's, Multi Channel AL32...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-24-2014, 11:43 AM
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Posted By JohnAV
Another site with specifics Denon Dolby Atmos...

Another site with specifics
Denon Dolby Atmos Receivers (http://www.audiogurus.com/learn/electronics/surround-receivers/denon-dolby-atmos-receivers/1598)

Neither the x4100 or x5200 offers 7.1...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-24-2014, 11:15 AM
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Posted By JohnAV
I expect by what I see, about front panel door,...

I expect by what I see, about front panel door, that the x5200 will be more along the lines of the 4520 versus the x4000. The x4000 was a bit flimsy, while the x4520 seemed studier. Mind you I...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-24-2014, 11:09 AM
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Posted By JohnAV
I certainly agree on the last comment. Here is...

I certainly agree on the last comment. Here is a write up of some of the differences when moving up to a X5200 or X7200 (translated)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-24-2014, 09:37 AM
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Posted By JohnAV
I be careful on that aspect, like so many first...

I be careful on that aspect, like so many first generation UDTV's, saying you can passthrough 2160P@50/60 Hz 4:4:4 doesn't represent much. HDMI 1.4 can pass 2160P@50/60 hz 4:2:0 (8 bit) if...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-24-2014, 09:25 AM
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Views: 67,613
Posted By JohnAV
That receiver represents what I was complaining...

That receiver represents what I was complaining about earlier line up, that you had a x4000 and x4520 with a huge price jump and nothing in between from Denon. The AVR-x7200W has the 32 bit...
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-21-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 561
Views: 11,790
Posted By JohnAV
Relevant article to this discussion Study...

Relevant article to this discussion

Study finds only 17% of U.S. broadband users are aware of 4K...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   07-15-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 9,474
Posted By JohnAV
Oppo HA-1 DAC/Headphone Amp:"Discrete" Output...

Oppo HA-1 DAC/Headphone Amp:"Discrete" Output Nets Sonic Treat (http://everythingaudionetwork.blogspot.com/2014/07/audiophile-review-oppos-ha-1.html)

Everything Audio Network - John Gatski, July...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-12-2014, 09:25 AM
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Views: 537,276
Posted By JohnAV
Its a exceptionally sounding AVR, I moved up from...

Its a exceptionally sounding AVR, I moved up from a 2809 awhile back, and yes no question everything sounds better with MultiEQ XT32, and the rest of the feature set. Congratulation on finally...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   07-10-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 9,474
Posted By JohnAV
Test OPPO HA-1: Reference HDfever award for...

Test OPPO HA-1: Reference HDfever award for extraordinary DAC!...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   07-09-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 9,474
Posted By JohnAV
The real question is how are you likely to store...

The real question is how are you likely to store and play those high res files? If you are planning on playing content not from media or attached storage but mostly from a computer then the HA-1...
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