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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-04-2016, 04:13 PM
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Posted By Philnick
You are correct, the two are mixed together. ...

You are correct, the two are mixed together.

I've had two different Yamaha's of widely-separated ages (one pre-HDMI and one three years back) and neither of them had either an LFE or a "redirected...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-04-2016, 04:09 PM
Replies: 27,894
Views: 3,276,404
Posted By Philnick
Sometimes it's necessary to try more than once. ...

Sometimes it's necessary to try more than once.

I've actually started using my Amazon Fire TV box for YouTube, but the last time I tried through my 93 a few months ago it worked fine - after not...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-03-2016, 04:01 PM
Replies: 3,906
Views: 393,746
Posted By Philnick
The easiest is to set up two scenes for that...

The easiest is to set up two scenes for that input - one set to the default settings. If you can tie one of them to one of the row of Scene buttons in the middle of your remote (like "DVD/BR") and...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-30-2016, 02:37 PM
Replies: 3,906
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Posted By Philnick
The 2030 has the well-regarded ESS Sabre DACs. I...

The 2030 has the well-regarded ESS Sabre DACs. I bought the 1030 for that reason, as my first HDMI-equipped AVR. Before that I was using the multichannel analog output from my Oppo BDP-93, which is...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-29-2016, 08:40 PM
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Posted By Philnick
The manuals for the 2030 and 2040 are the same in...

The manuals for the 2030 and 2040 are the same in this regard. You don't need to mix and match equipment. I'm sorry for the "edito" that resulted from incompletely revising what I had originally...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-27-2016, 08:40 PM
Replies: 3,906
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Posted By Philnick
If you tell the 2030 that the front mains are...

If you tell the 2030 that the front mains are Large and turn on Extra Bass with the Option button on the 2030's remote, the mains will play all the way down, and the subwoofer will double them at 80...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-26-2016, 07:57 PM
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Posted By Philnick
If you haven't yet (though it appears you have),...

If you haven't yet (though it appears you have), download the 2030/3030 manual (look at the first post in this thread for the link to the 2030 product page and instructions for where on that page to...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   01-15-2016, 08:05 PM
Replies: 1,895
Views: 181,658
Posted By Philnick
Or an Amazon Fire TV (what I use). PCs aren't...

Or an Amazon Fire TV (what I use). PCs aren't smart enough to send different programs to different outputs.
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   01-15-2016, 07:41 PM
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Posted By Philnick
Excellent. Dolby Digital Plus 7.1 switchable to...

Excellent. Dolby Digital Plus 7.1 switchable to Dolby Digital 5.1 (or even stereo) for older equipment.

I ran the most recent Star Trek film, "Into Darkness" in parallel from Blu-ray and Amazon...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-09-2016, 05:15 PM
Replies: 2,963
Views: 195,766
Posted By Philnick
Also make sure your disk player (in your case the...

Also make sure your disk player (in your case the PS3) is set to send your Yamaha the undecoded bitstream of the Dolby TrueHD signal - that's what contains the Atmos information. No current disk...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   01-05-2016, 12:04 AM
Replies: 27,894
Views: 3,276,404
Posted By Philnick
PS With respect to music streaming, while I used...

PS With respect to music streaming, while I used my 93 for this pretty exclusively for many years, I now stream stereo music files directly with my Yamaha RX-A1030 AVR, which can work as a gapless...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   01-04-2016, 05:08 PM
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Views: 3,276,404
Posted By Philnick
If you can encode the Dolby TrueHD track in a...

If you can encode the Dolby TrueHD track in a container that can be streamed, it's likely that the BDP-93 can play it. I just was under the impression that it was difficult to put a TrueHD or DTS HD...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   01-04-2016, 03:54 PM
Replies: 27,894
Views: 3,276,404
Posted By Philnick
1) Yes to all but DSD - that requires the 103/105...

1) Yes to all but DSD - that requires the 103/105 level Oppos.

2) No Oppo (or any Blu-ray player, as far as I know) can understand and decode Dolby Atmos or DTS:X to LPCM - they are passed through...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-03-2016, 07:55 PM
Replies: 3,906
Views: 393,746
Posted By Philnick
Set everything - including the source, the name...

Set everything - including the source, the name and icon you want to use for it on screen (so you can tell apart the 8 additional scenes beyond the four scene buttons on the remote), and the sound...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-22-2015, 08:33 AM
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Posted By Philnick
As far as I know, there never was an Osborne DOS...

As far as I know, there never was an Osborne DOS machine - at least not sold publicly. Unless Compaq bought Osborne's prototype, what you had was developed independently.

Compaq tended to go its...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   12-22-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 711
Posted By Philnick
There is true multichannel music

There's not a lot of it, but if you go to AIX Records' site (http://aixrecords.com/), you'll find a catalog of DVD-Audio and Blu-ray disks they recorded live in 5.1, each with multiple mixes...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-21-2015, 11:30 PM
Replies: 27,894
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Posted By Philnick
Cool May I remind everyone of the story of Osborne...

May I remind everyone of the story of Osborne Computer?

Among those active in the personal computer scene around the time that the PC first emerged running DOS, the story of Osborne will be long...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-17-2015, 10:34 PM
Replies: 3,906
Views: 393,746
Posted By Philnick
Glad my post helped you! I've gotten things going...

Glad my post helped you! I've gotten things going based on tips at AVS - so I enjoy giving back.

-Phil
Forum: Latest Industry News   12-15-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 26,737
Posted By Philnick
Update - DD+ is very, very good

Over the summer, I did indeed get an HDMI-capable AVR, a Yamaha Aventage RX-A1030 (two models back from the current x050 generation, and thus nearly 50% off - new - from Amazon). My motivation was to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-15-2015, 04:49 PM
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Views: 195,766
Posted By Philnick
I'm sure there are folks here who like the...

I'm sure there are folks here who like the various "venue" simulations - but I think they sound artificial.

What I've done is set the option for Extended Surround (on the Options button on the...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   12-15-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 5,025
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Posted By Philnick
I love it! If I had a projector with the ability...

I love it! If I had a projector with the ability to memorize parallel settings like this (my old PT-AE2000U doesn't - and it's still going strong on its first replacement bulb) and if I had a big...
Forum: Official AVS Forum Blu-ray Disc Reviews   12-14-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,303
Posted By Philnick
"UP" it's not

I had great hopes for this film, since it was by the same crew - with the same leader - as UP.

Other than the Bing-Bong and the Rocket scene towards the end, I was left pretty cold by this film,...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-09-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 27,894
Views: 3,276,404
Posted By Philnick
The analog jacks do get high res DTS - I ran that...

The analog jacks do get high res DTS - I ran that way for many years before getting an HDMI-capable AVR.

I'm not sure what would go out the analog jacks if HDMI is set to stereo - the analog jacks...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   12-09-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 1,895
Views: 181,658
Posted By Philnick
Like joed32 and many others, I was a Prime member...

Like joed32 and many others, I was a Prime member simply for the free second-day delivery with no minimum purchase, long before Amazon added free video streaming, music streaming, and Kindle...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   12-09-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 1,895
Views: 181,658
Posted By Philnick
I've found it quite valuable - our tastes...

I've found it quite valuable - our tastes apparently are very different.
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