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Forum: Speakers   08-04-2015, 01:48 PM
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Posted By batpig
Understood, just trying to give you some sort of...

Understood, just trying to give you some sort of baseline frame of reference based on what little data was out there.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-04-2015, 01:45 PM
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Posted By batpig
It's meant to walk a newb through everything one...

It's meant to walk a newb through everything one at a time. If you know what you are doing you should certainly go ahead and hook everything up in the correct place in advance and just use the setup...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-04-2015, 01:27 PM
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Posted By batpig
That question is somewhat incomprehensible, but...

That question is somewhat incomprehensible, but the bottom line is you typically just let your receiver's auto calibration do its job. You will probably want a high crossover for the Atmos module...
Forum: Speakers   08-04-2015, 01:25 PM
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Posted By batpig
Unless you are really familiar with the lineup...

Unless you are really familiar with the lineup changes over the years you really need to check with Triad with the serial number to get the manufacture date. I've done a lot of research recently...
Forum: Speakers   08-04-2015, 11:58 AM
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Posted By batpig
What vintage are they? I've found that has a...

What vintage are they? I've found that has a great impact on used value. Older Triads do poorly for whatever reason, for example there's a pair of older Silver LCR InRoom on eBay currently for...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-03-2015, 02:37 PM
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Posted By batpig
Apple has not licensed Airplay video streaming to...

Apple has not licensed Airplay video streaming to any non-Apple devices AFAIK.

Also in general receivers don't do video streaming. So even leaving aside the Apple stuff it's audio-only for...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-03-2015, 10:31 AM
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Posted By batpig
Yes, the "basics" commands like power on/off,...

Yes, the "basics" commands like power on/off, volume up/down etc. are not going to be any different. So the newer remote control should still work. A lot of the input commands will probably work...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-03-2015, 10:27 AM
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Posted By batpig
Yes, Michael Bay knows how to expose the limits...

Yes, Michael Bay knows how to expose the limits of your subwoofer(s) and uncover strange resonances in your room :)

So far in my new house I've (thankfully) had very few complaints about noise...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-03-2015, 10:22 AM
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Posted By batpig
Super cool. Let's hope this ushers in a wave of...

Super cool. Let's hope this ushers in a wave of "restorations" of great, older movies with remastered soundtracks utilizing object audio.

As we've seen with John Wick the fact that these films...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-03-2015, 09:45 AM
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Posted By batpig
Yes that's a good one. Another would be the...

Yes that's a good one. Another would be the opening scene of TF:AoE when the spaceships fly overhead from back to front.

Any other good "powerful" overhead pans from the limited library of...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-03-2015, 08:24 AM
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Posted By batpig
No that won't work because the internal tones...

No that won't work because the internal tones mute/override any external audio.

What you could do instead is use the browser interface from a laptop or tablet and tweak levels that way while...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-03-2015, 07:46 AM
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Posted By batpig
At the beginning of this thread are comparisons...

At the beginning of this thread are comparisons between models as well as last year vs this year. Basically if you don't care about 4k or the new DTS immersive audio format you don't have to get this...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-03-2015, 07:43 AM
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Posted By batpig
The Pod-race scene wouldn't really be relevant in...

The Pod-race scene wouldn't really be relevant in hearing differences in the overheads. DSU is not matrixing deep bass up top.

The only time you would have a chance IMO of hearing a difference...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-02-2015, 09:41 PM
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Posted By batpig
What you say is also theoretically true for Atmos...

What you say is also theoretically true for Atmos or any other object audio setup.

But without the height speakers (i.e. a standard 5.1 or 7.1 setup) you will just got the base "channel" mix,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-02-2015, 02:06 PM
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Posted By batpig
Unfortunately DSU cannot upmix to a single SBack...

Unfortunately DSU cannot upmix to a single SBack speaker. Can you not add another speaker back there?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-02-2015, 01:59 PM
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Posted By batpig
A couple of things you are missing: 1. Only...

A couple of things you are missing:

1. Only one of the two USB ports can be active. There is a setting in the menu which switches between the two.

2. The USB and network inputs are connected...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-31-2015, 08:50 PM
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Posted By batpig
Before I address your post! I must point out not...

Before I address your post! I must point out not really liking someone calling me and or referring to me as crazy! Its not necessary to get your point across and as we are encouraged to take the high...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-31-2015, 08:13 PM
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Posted By batpig
You should watch that great video I posted above....

You should watch that great video I posted above. You will learn a bunch about HDMI.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-31-2015, 04:00 PM
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Posted By batpig
OK, fair point. I will admit I ass-u-med that it...

OK, fair point. I will admit I ass-u-med that it was a mega bucks exotic cable. A hundred bucks for something which is solidly designed and reduces signal attenuation (which is discussed in the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-31-2015, 02:52 PM
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Posted By batpig
Since this is topical... they do actually discuss...

Since this is topical... they do actually discuss jitter and how it COULD potentially lead to audible artifacts with extremely long runs and/or high bandwidth signals. So I could get that. But it...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-31-2015, 02:49 PM
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Posted By batpig
I was actually referring to audiofan1, who seemed...

I was actually referring to audiofan1, who seemed to be implying that he heard tonal differences between different brands/types of HDMI cables. Which is nonsense.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-31-2015, 02:14 PM
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Posted By batpig
OK now we're getting into crazy land. If you...

OK now we're getting into crazy land. If you want to make an argument about jitter reduction, fine, I could MAYBE see that being audible under extreme situations... but "analog tone" from an HDMI...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-30-2015, 03:30 PM
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Posted By batpig
Yes, you can use any old speaker and point it up...

Yes, you can use any old speaker and point it up at the ceiling to bounce sound and create a "virtual" overhead effect. That's what the "official" Dolby-enabled speakers do, with some proprietary...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-30-2015, 02:32 PM
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Posted By batpig
Now you two is gettin' all cray-cray. I think...

Now you two is gettin' all cray-cray. I think I've got enough variables to account for already :)

I'm not sure how well that would work out. The speaker on top isn't a "true" bipole/dipole with...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-30-2015, 02:06 PM
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Posted By batpig
Also to add to this -- reps from Trinnov (Curt I...

Also to add to this -- reps from Trinnov (Curt I think?) have confirmed here on AVS that even Trinnov has to use the standard Dolby rendering angle assumptions for home Atmos. Even though they have...
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