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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-23-2014, 08:27 AM
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Posted By Jive Turkey
Why are they coasters? I still watch mine. I have...

Why are they coasters? I still watch mine. I have two HDDVD players, one of which is the original heavy-as-a-tank first generation player which sits in a box in the closet as a backup if ever needed....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-18-2014, 03:08 PM
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Views: 553,385
Posted By Jive Turkey
Jive Turkey: Paradigm Titans, ceiling mounted for...

Jive Turkey: Paradigm Titans, ceiling mounted for Atmos TF and TR.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-17-2014, 02:44 PM
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Posted By Jive Turkey
Call AVS and buy it new. You don't need to get...

Call AVS and buy it new. You don't need to get used. :wink:
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-16-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 42,120
Posted By Jive Turkey
I have no problems with Windows Vista, and I use...

I have no problems with Windows Vista, and I use Seven at work which seems about the same as far as user convenience. The problems I've had with AVS are unique to AVS and isolated to when they...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-16-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 42,120
Posted By Jive Turkey
I have problems with Windows Vista since they...

I have problems with Windows Vista since they went back to the old software. I find when it won't show me thumbnails, it also won't let me post a reply. The only work around I've found is to log of...
Forum: Screens   11-13-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 1,504
Views: 278,333
Posted By Jive Turkey
Search the DIY screen forum for "my latest...

Search the DIY screen forum for "my latest masking trial" for the manual DIY setup I've been using for years.
Forum: Screens   11-10-2014, 06:39 PM
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Posted By Jive Turkey
One of the reasons why I installed black velvet...

One of the reasons why I installed black velvet draw curtains.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-07-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 3,593
Views: 166,560
Posted By Jive Turkey
Is there an actual difference in what one hears...

Is there an actual difference in what one hears from a top front, top rear vs. a top middle, rear height setup? In my situation I sit can sit equidisant horizontally between the two set of top...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-06-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 14,426
Views: 553,385
Posted By Jive Turkey
I think Costco tightened up their return policy a...

I think Costco tightened up their return policy a bit, though it's still a bit generous, for that reason. A lot of TV's coming back after the Super Bowl was over type of thing.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-06-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 3,593
Views: 166,560
Posted By Jive Turkey
Anybody run their top speakers a little hot? I...

Anybody run their top speakers a little hot? I run top front and rear, and I'm thinking about goosing them a little over Audyssey's setting. I don't think I need it with the Atmos demo disc, but with...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-06-2014, 05:29 PM
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Views: 166,560
Posted By Jive Turkey
With a 118" screen at 12' I can't see any reason...

With a 118" screen at 12' I can't see any reason why I'd need to go 4K, and I've seen 4K demos. A little RC from my Sony projector and a little touch of Darbee HD, and I'm good to go.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-06-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By Jive Turkey
The Redbox rental of "Step Up, All In" only has...

The Redbox rental of "Step Up, All In" only has Plain Jane Dolby Prologic. I rented it just to hear some more Atmos. Thankfully it didn't have Atmos; the five minutes of the movie I watched was more...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   11-05-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 748
Views: 36,583
Posted By Jive Turkey
I used to own that same Sound Anchors stand when...

I used to own that same Sound Anchors stand when I had a Dunlavy CRCC center channel speaker. I agree it's an outstanding stand and built with quality.

I had my center channel speaker sitting on...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   11-05-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 748
Views: 36,583
Posted By Jive Turkey
Dunlavy HRCC and Sound Anchor. The welds at the...

Dunlavy HRCC and Sound Anchor. The welds at the top are because I had it cut down once I went with a projection screen in the system.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-05-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 14,426
Views: 553,385
Posted By Jive Turkey
It does not.

It does not.
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   11-05-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 312
Posted By Jive Turkey
I drape triple black velvet over the top and...

I drape triple black velvet over the top and sides of my three front speakers. Kills the reflections perfectly. I had a local tailor seam up the velvet to the proper sizes.
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   11-05-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 640
Posted By Jive Turkey
Call AVS. Get the Sony 55ES. I have no...

Call AVS. Get the Sony 55ES.

I have no better advice coming from firsthand experience.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-05-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 14,426
Views: 553,385
Posted By Jive Turkey
The Redbox rental is Plain Jane Dolby Prologic. I...

The Redbox rental is Plain Jane Dolby Prologic. I only rented it to listen to some more Atmos recordings.

Five minutes in on a random chapter, I hit the eject button. Without the Atmos track to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-04-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 14,426
Views: 553,385
Posted By Jive Turkey
I've been getting a grip on Dolby Surround...

I've been getting a grip on Dolby Surround Upmixing, and have found that better than turning down all the other channels and listening to the ceiling speakers, use the Movie button (on the Denon...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-01-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 3,593
Views: 166,560
Posted By Jive Turkey
Done. Results = awesomely immersive! ...

Done.

Results = awesomely immersive!

Thanks!
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-31-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 3,593
Views: 166,560
Posted By Jive Turkey
Nevermind.......lol Somewhere along the...

Nevermind.......lol


Somewhere along the line amp assign had reverted to something other than Dolby Atmos! Probably a product of when the receiver locked up on me during setup and I had to do a...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-31-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 3,593
Views: 166,560
Posted By Jive Turkey
90db at 2.83v rms. I'll leave at 8 ohms then.

90db at 2.83v rms. I'll leave at 8 ohms then.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-31-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 3,593
Views: 166,560
Posted By Jive Turkey
That's comforting to know....in a "I'd rather it...

That's comforting to know....in a "I'd rather it be a known bug than some error of mine" kind of way.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-31-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 3,593
Views: 166,560
Posted By Jive Turkey
And another question. My side surround speakers...

And another question. My side surround speakers (Dunlavy Aletha's) are nominal 4 ohms, and everything else in my 5.2.4 setup are nominal 8 ohms. It appears from the manual on page 35, that I should...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-31-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 3,593
Views: 166,560
Posted By Jive Turkey
When I installed and configured the other day for...

When I installed and configured the other day for the first time I set:

*Speaker wires (banannas):

Top front right/left hooked to height 1, top rear right/left hooked to hooked to height 2...
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