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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-01-2015, 06:44 AM
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Put your budget into upgrading the speakers and a...

Put your budget into upgrading the speakers and a better quality sub (eg. SVS) first.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-01-2015, 06:37 AM
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Most AVRs will have at least 1 optical and/or...

Most AVRs will have at least 1 optical and/or coax digital input.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-01-2015, 06:34 AM
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It won't ... not with the current Oppo players as...

It won't ... not with the current Oppo players as the new HDCP 2.2 Oppo players won't be available until likely early 2016.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-01-2015, 05:49 AM
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At this point, the only 2014 models known to be...

At this point, the only 2014 models known to be getting the upgrade are the AV8802 and X7200W.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-01-2015, 04:54 AM
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^^ Audyssey MultEQ XT32 with the 8 mic position...

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Audyssey MultEQ XT32 with the 8 mic position data points should provide a much better EQ of your setup vs. Onkyo's new AccuEQ 1 mic position data point which doesn't even EQ the FL/FR speakers or...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-01-2015, 04:51 AM
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The best info we have (again for the USA units)...

The best info we have (again for the USA units) is "spring", so who knows ..... with the delay of the initial delivery of the new units due to the dockworker's strike ... the HDCP 2.2 integrated...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-01-2015, 04:46 AM
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The Marantz USA website is not always updated (or...

The Marantz USA website is not always updated (or updated in a timely manner) so the word of the D&M USA Product Manager as noted in the Twice.com article will suffice as the "official" word for the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-01-2015, 04:30 AM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
Ceiling speakers as main speakers will not be...

Ceiling speakers as main speakers will not be ideal, so he would be better served purchasing at least floor models of the front speakers L/C/R. He could then use the front ceiling speakers as Front...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-01-2015, 04:18 AM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
Using either the SR7009 or A3040 you could expand...

Using either the SR7009 or A3040 you could expand to a 7.2.4 setup and use 4 ceiling speakers with the addition of a 2CH external amp.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-01-2015, 04:12 AM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
You should be able to connect the BDP HDMI...

You should be able to connect the BDP HDMI directly to the TV with an optical cable from the BDP to the 987.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-01-2015, 04:05 AM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
As mentioned, Sub EQ HT is a separate feature for...

As mentioned, Sub EQ HT is a separate feature for setting level/delay of dual subs, while XT32 is what actually EQ's the sub.

For more helpful information on your Denon X4000, refer to posts 3-6...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-01-2015, 03:55 AM
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This will depend on the quality of the upscaler...

This will depend on the quality of the upscaler in the TV and whether it's any better than the upscaler in the AVR.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-01-2015, 03:53 AM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
Refer to p. 202 in your Owner's manual for...

Refer to p. 202 in your Owner's manual for instructions.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-01-2015, 03:41 AM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
Each source change requires a new HDMI handshake....

Each source change requires a new HDMI handshake. You can minimize CBL/SAT delay by setting the cable box to one resolution (eg. 1080i).
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-01-2015, 03:39 AM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
Because you answered your own question. ;)

Because you answered your own question. ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-01-2015, 03:33 AM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
The center speaker will get 85% of the whole...

The center speaker will get 85% of the whole movie audio which is why it should be the best quality speaker in the setup or at the very least as good of a quality as the front speakers. You would be...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-28-2015, 05:48 PM
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^^ Have you tried replacing the HDMI cables...

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Have you tried replacing the HDMI cables connecting the sources to the AVR as I suggested in the other thread? Also try setting the output video to 720p. If it works, there's an issue with the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-28-2015, 05:14 PM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
Yes, you can use those Onkyo speakers placed on...

Yes, you can use those Onkyo speakers placed on top of either your existing FL/FR speakers or SL/SR speakers. The 636 is a 7CH AVR which when used with a 5.1 setup can add 2 "height" speakers,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-28-2015, 04:50 PM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
Yes. Upconverting refers to converting analog...

Yes. Upconverting refers to converting analog --> HDMI. If the content is already HD there's nothing to convert.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-28-2015, 04:36 PM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
If you view the pictures in your Owner's manual,...

If you view the pictures in your Owner's manual, you'll note Front Height is listed as both an Atmos and Auro 3D speaker location meaning that audio is likely to be directed to them using either an...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-28-2015, 07:36 AM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
If you like listening to movies at louder volume...

If you like listening to movies at louder volume levels, the NR1504 will not handle the load, however, it does have a set of FL/FR pre-outs in which you could add a more powerful external amp (eg....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-28-2015, 07:30 AM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
Depends on whether you prefer using MCACC...

Depends on whether you prefer using MCACC (Pioneer) or Audyssey MultEQ XT (Marantz), although an even better deal would be the newer Marantz SR7008 which uses the more advanced Audyssey MultEQ XT32.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-28-2015, 07:26 AM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
^^ There are 5 physical speaker locations that...

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There are 5 physical speaker locations that work as Atmos "height" speakers: Front Height (top of front wall), Top Front (ceiling), Top Middle (ceiling), Top Rear (ceiling), and Rear Height (top...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-28-2015, 06:45 AM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
Consider the Marantz SR1605 which is a slim line...

Consider the Marantz SR1605 which is a slim line networking model.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-28-2015, 05:52 AM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
I would start out with a 7.1 setup using all...

I would start out with a 7.1 setup using all speakers; however, would also experiment with not using the middle set of speakers and instead simply using the back set as "side" surrounds in a 5.1...
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