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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-08-2016, 04:28 PM
Replies: 38,109
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Posted By Selden Ball
While actually watching TV (or any other source...

While actually watching TV (or any other source material), press the "Movie" (or Music or Game) button on the remote. You'll be provided a menu of different sound processing options, one of which...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-08-2016, 04:22 PM
Replies: 5,401
Views: 240,895
Posted By Selden Ball
The "Info" button on the receiver's remote shows...

The "Info" button on the receiver's remote shows you what the receiver is being fed.

To see what's actually coming off the disc, press the "Display" button on the Sony player's remote.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-08-2016, 04:16 PM
Replies: 3,315
Views: 175,673
Posted By Selden Ball
All these conspiracy theories are entertaining...

All these conspiracy theories are entertaining but wrong. JDSmoothie has already reported that he was informed by D+M that the lack of "cross-polination" was an unfortunate side effect due to the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-08-2016, 04:11 PM
Replies: 9,982
Views: 483,102
Posted By Selden Ball
One of the major purposes of an Audyssey...

One of the major purposes of an Audyssey calibration is for all of the AVRs to produce the same sound level at the main listening position when their volume controls are set the same. It doesn't...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-08-2016, 04:01 PM
Replies: 5,401
Views: 240,895
Posted By Selden Ball
The audio quality depends on the source material....

The audio quality depends on the source material. In order to answer your question, you have to find out what's actually being provided. Most streaming services provide only lossy Dolby Digital...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-08-2016, 03:37 PM
Replies: 1,787
Views: 69,992
Posted By Selden Ball
Initial shipments are limited. Units are shipped...

Initial shipments are limited. Units are shipped in the order that the reseller received orders. Every time you switch from one supplier to another, you put yourself at the very end of the queue.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-08-2016, 03:33 PM
Replies: 8,986
Views: 459,027
Posted By Selden Ball
Oblivion contains a separate music-only Dolby...

Oblivion contains a separate music-only Dolby TrueHD soundtrack.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-08-2016, 01:51 PM
Replies: 8,986
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Posted By Selden Ball
According to the manuals, by itself "Loudness...

According to the manuals, by itself "Loudness Management" has no effect on the sound. Rather, it enables two other features which can have an effect: "Dynamic Compression" and "Dialog Normalization"....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-08-2016, 09:08 AM
Replies: 38,109
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Posted By Selden Ball
One which timbre-matches your main speakers, just...

One which timbre-matches your main speakers, just as your ear-level surround speakers should.

To some extent roomEQ software can make dissimilar speakers sound similar to one another, but that's...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-08-2016, 05:42 AM
Replies: 18,912
Views: 2,153,812
Posted By Selden Ball
Unfortunately, the HDMI and S/PDIF connections...

Unfortunately, the HDMI and S/PDIF connections provided on consumer computers are output-only. You can't use them to get audio signals into a computer. You have to buy professional audio/video plugin...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-07-2016, 08:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 90
Posted By Selden Ball
Just about all of the threads discussing the D+M...

Just about all of the threads discussing the D+M 2015 equipment models are full of moans about this limitation. The DTS:X firmware update (which was recently made available for the D+M flagship...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-07-2016, 08:37 PM
Replies: 3,191
Views: 162,645
Posted By Selden Ball
One of the features reported as being added by...

One of the features reported as being added by the DTS:X firmware update, at least for the AVR X7200W(A) and AV8802(A), was upgrading from HDMI V2.0 to HDMI V2.0a. The "a" suffix indicates HDR...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-07-2016, 03:24 PM
Replies: 9,982
Views: 483,102
Posted By Selden Ball
Please take a look at the Audyssey 101/FAQ...

Please take a look at the Audyssey 101/FAQ (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/90-receivers-amps-processors/795421-official-audyssey-thread-faq-post-51779-a-1726.html#post21782993) It answers the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-07-2016, 03:08 PM
Replies: 8,986
Views: 459,027
Posted By Selden Ball
By any chance do you have both a TV and a...

By any chance do you have both a TV and a projector connected to the Monitor outputs?
If so, try unplugging the display that isn't being used from wall power.

Sometimes having two devices...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-07-2016, 02:56 PM
Replies: 38,109
Views: 1,555,304
Posted By Selden Ball
While it might not be available on the least...

While it might not be available on the least expensive AVR models from D+M, you can use external amps for the fronts and internal amps for the overheads when using a 2015 6nnn model or higher. This...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-07-2016, 02:42 PM
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Posted By Selden Ball
When the initial DTS:X firmware becomes...

When the initial DTS:X firmware becomes available, Neural:X will be applicable to DTS soundtracks. Unfortunately it won't fix the lack of "cross polination". There is some hope that this problem...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-07-2016, 02:39 PM
Replies: 5,401
Views: 240,895
Posted By Selden Ball
Nope. Current models don't have optical outputs,...

Nope. Current models don't have optical outputs, only inputs. You need to consider getting a 3rd party HDMI-to-optical converter.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-07-2016, 02:36 PM
Replies: 5,819
Views: 259,144
Posted By Selden Ball
Once the DTS:X firmware update is applied,...

Once the DTS:X firmware update is applied, yes.Yes.No.They didn't. Supposedly they were shafted by the firmware provided by DTS for the model of DSP chipsets that they're using. Other A/V...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-07-2016, 10:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 99
Posted By Selden Ball
I've played multichannel high-resolution FLAC...

I've played multichannel high-resolution FLAC over DLNA from my computer to my Sony BD player using ethernet and HDMI from the BDP to my receiver, and stereo over DLNA directly to my receiver with no...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-07-2016, 10:16 AM
Replies: 3,191
Views: 162,645
Posted By Selden Ball
I don't have a service manual, but I believe the...

I don't have a service manual, but I believe the conversion is done in hardware since it has to keep up with 4K video signals. I dunno if the video conversion hardware has other options that they...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-07-2016, 10:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 99
Posted By Selden Ball
If the problem is not in the speakers, your...

If the problem is not in the speakers, your description is consistent with the AVR being defective.

Can you connect your PC to the AVR using HDMI? That will provide the best lossless audio,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-07-2016, 10:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 228
Posted By Selden Ball
You haven't said anything about the environment...

You haven't said anything about the environment of the receiver. All receivers *must* be kept cool.

One thing you need to realize is that most receiver designs use what are called Class A/B...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-07-2016, 09:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 144
Posted By Selden Ball
As a contrarian point of view, although it's fun...

As a contrarian point of view, although it's fun to use high-powered amps, they usually don't provide any additional utility. Unless you have extremely inefficient speakers (Tannoy's speakers are...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-07-2016, 09:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 845
Posted By Selden Ball
You need to investigate room treatments and...

You need to investigate room treatments and speaker placement. Hard surfaces cause strong reflections which muddy the sound. "Fullness" usually is associated with upper-bass frequencies. The...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-07-2016, 09:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 863
Posted By Selden Ball
Relatively little mid-range equipment is made in...

Relatively little mid-range equipment is made in the US now just because of labor costs. Most manufacturing has moved to China and some of the other Asian countries because labor is so much less...
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