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Forum: Audio Gear   08-24-2016, 12:28 PM
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Posted By batpig
For Atmos and DTS:X it maxes out at 7.1.4 as it's...

For Atmos and DTS:X it maxes out at 7.1.4 as it's limited by the DSP chip it uses for decoding. The Trinnov has a software based processor that allows it to go beyond 11.1ch processing.

Auro3D...
Forum: Speakers   08-24-2016, 11:51 AM
Replies: 54,942
Views: 4,061,555
Posted By batpig
Stick with what you have. You will gain nothing...

Stick with what you have. You will gain nothing moving from 16 to 14 gauge with those speakers in a small room.

If you must buy something stock with inexpensive wire from Monoprice or wherever....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-23-2016, 11:16 AM
Replies: 41,530
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Posted By batpig
Sorry, don't know much about the intricacies of...

Sorry, don't know much about the intricacies of Pioneer AVR's. Any modern receiver however should have info/status screens that will clearly display the input signal and surround format output).
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-23-2016, 11:15 AM
Replies: 577
Views: 37,711
Posted By batpig
Yes but to maintain a surround format that ONLY...

Yes but to maintain a surround format that ONLY upmixes wides+heights, and does nothing else, and now you take away half of that? Doesn't make that much sense when DSU and Neural:X are much more...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-23-2016, 11:01 AM
Replies: 577
Views: 37,711
Posted By batpig
The demand just must not be there, makes for a...

The demand just must not be there, makes for a simpler product. There are a lot of things that seem important to us niche enthusiasts (Front Wide channels, >11ch support) which don't matter to 99%+...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-23-2016, 10:58 AM
Replies: 577
Views: 37,711
Posted By batpig
If HEOS integration into an existing multi-room...

If HEOS integration into an existing multi-room environment is important, seems like it makes sense to step up to the 4300H. A lot of advantages, obviously one less component to worry about, no...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-23-2016, 10:48 AM
Replies: 577
Views: 37,711
Posted By batpig
DSX is obsolete because.... With no...

DSX is obsolete because....



With no wides, not much point in DSX anymore. At this point it has pretty much been superseded by other formats anyway, I can't imagine many people still used it.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-23-2016, 10:17 AM
Replies: 41,530
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Posted By batpig
Yes, they're rolling out firmware (started last...

Yes, they're rolling out firmware (started last week) that adds DTS:X / Neural:X to the lower level models that haven't received it, correcting the cross-pollination upmix thing, and also fixing a...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-23-2016, 10:06 AM
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Posted By batpig
True, but note that this may soon be a moot point...

True, but note that this may soon be a moot point as D+M has started rolling out a fix for the cross-pollination restriction. Some models have already received it and within a few months the whole...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-22-2016, 07:26 PM
Replies: 41,530
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Posted By batpig
The same thing that happens when you apply DSU to...

The same thing that happens when you apply DSU to any 5.1 or 7.1 signal. It upmixes extra channels. DTS is just a "container" for the soundtrack, it's not going to turn our differently than if it...
Forum: Speakers   08-22-2016, 03:59 PM
Replies: 54,942
Views: 4,061,555
Posted By batpig
Thanks for the info... Why do you use the...

Thanks for the info...

Why do you use the "lesser" speaker as wides vs. L/R mains (V2.3 vs V2.4)?
Forum: Speakers   08-22-2016, 12:38 PM
Replies: 54,942
Views: 4,061,555
Posted By batpig
If someone in SoCal is looking for a big...

If someone in SoCal is looking for a big potential bargain, there's a pair of Veritas V2.3 for $200 in northern San Diego county: http://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/ele/5742891733.html

The ad says...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   08-22-2016, 12:34 PM
Replies: 3,450
Views: 166,098
Posted By batpig
The PSW505 seems to fit the bill then.

The PSW505 seems to fit the bill then.
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   08-22-2016, 12:21 PM
Replies: 3,450
Views: 166,098
Posted By batpig
The entry level Polk subs are garbage. Really...

The entry level Polk subs are garbage. Really bad, on the same level as the basic Sony sub you are used to. The PSW505 mentioned above is where things start to get good.

Also note that there is...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   08-22-2016, 12:17 PM
Replies: 3,450
Views: 166,098
Posted By batpig
Yeah, I was going to mention that $150 is a...

Yeah, I was going to mention that $150 is a little high, $100-120 is a better price for a used one. Great little sub, won't do better for ~$100.

Here's a few reviews (note that it's identical...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   08-22-2016, 11:04 AM
Replies: 3,450
Views: 166,098
Posted By batpig
If you can't play loud and primarily want quality...

If you can't play loud and primarily want quality music reinforcement, and especially if you're intending it to be a short-term fill-in sub, you could look at one of the smaller 8" subs like the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-19-2016, 02:55 PM
Replies: 577
Views: 37,711
Posted By batpig
Yup. The 4300 and 6300 with built in HEOS. The...

Yup. The 4300 and 6300 with built in HEOS. The extension of the multi room network audio ecosystem to include the AVR.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-16-2016, 03:46 PM
Replies: 10,496
Views: 483,009
Posted By batpig
The problem is (as you've diagnosed) that the PS4...

The problem is (as you've diagnosed) that the PS4 is decoding the audio to PCM multichannel so the Atmos metadata is lost. You need the PS4 to bitstream the Dolby TrueHD audio to the receiver for...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-16-2016, 02:39 PM
Replies: 11,490
Views: 1,323,445
Posted By batpig
Basically anything listed in the 2015 thread or...

Basically anything listed in the 2015 thread or the 2016 thread will support 4K / HDCP 2.2 / HDMI 2.0a.

So last year's entry models would be S710W, S910W, X1100W, X2200W, and the new lineup is...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-16-2016, 09:49 AM
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Posted By batpig
Actually it appears to be showing a Dolby Digital...

Actually it appears to be showing a Dolby Digital EX (6.1) signal -- notice there is no "S" which would would see for "Dolby Surround", just the "double D" Dolby logo, and it shows the format as 3/3...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-15-2016, 03:51 PM
Replies: 10,496
Views: 483,009
Posted By batpig
First try a "soft reset" which means unplugging...

First try a "soft reset" which means unplugging the unit for 10+ minutes and then plugging back in. This can clear up small glitches.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-15-2016, 01:42 PM
Replies: 10,496
Views: 483,009
Posted By batpig
I don't think it's unreasonable to utilize the...

I don't think it's unreasonable to utilize the AVR to allow for input-specific tweaks relative to the calibrated "baseline" reference, for the reasons I mentioned above (the AVR is doing the video...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-15-2016, 01:10 PM
Replies: 577
Views: 37,711
Posted By batpig
Those aren't mutually exclusive -- the D+M...

Those aren't mutually exclusive -- the D+M processors with Auro3D support max out at 10.1 Auro, but there are also 11.1 and 13.1 Auro configs that can be supported by processors with higher channel...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-15-2016, 01:03 PM
Replies: 10,496
Views: 483,009
Posted By batpig
No need to save or to re-run Audyssey, unless you...

No need to save or to re-run Audyssey, unless you want to change your speaker config.

It's a good idea to have a saved backup anyway in general, but not specific to any firmware update.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-15-2016, 10:39 AM
Replies: 41,530
Views: 1,748,199
Posted By batpig
Yes, people are getting confused -- I'm only...

Yes, people are getting confused -- I'm only referring to a SINGLE back surround (i.e. 6.1 base layer).

DSU works with stereo pairs for upmixing. 7.1 is a better solution overall than 6.1 anyway...
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