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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-09-2016, 09:51 AM
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Posted By batpig
Ok, thank you for helping me understand. Looking...

Ok, thank you for helping me understand. Looking at the levels, it set my front mains and center all around -5 db and my surround sides down about -2db in order to have my surround back speakers at...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-08-2016, 06:04 PM
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Posted By batpig
Perhaps you are reading something I'm not but (at...

Perhaps you are reading something I'm not but (at least with respect to the 11ch limit) I don't think anyone is "blaming the DSP vendor". Rather, I think they are stating it as a matter of fact that...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-08-2016, 05:30 PM
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  Dts:x
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Posted By batpig
But we're not talking about "A" DSP, we are...

But we're not talking about "A" DSP, we are talking about "THE" DSP's actually being used for audio decoding in these processors.

Obviously there are DSP's out there in production that can do 32...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-08-2016, 05:15 PM
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Posted By batpig
No, the 3200 (like all models in this thread)...

No, the 3200 (like all models in this thread) came with Atmos from the beginning. No updates needed (that's for DTS:X).

The image you posted clearly shows the BDP is playing a 5.1 Dolby Digital...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-08-2016, 04:13 PM
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Posted By batpig
Guys, it wasn't a turf war between DTS and Dolby....

Guys, it wasn't a turf war between DTS and Dolby. We have it on very good authority from those with insider connections (e.g. Filmmixer) that it has to do with the way the new DTS code is...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-08-2016, 04:00 PM
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Posted By batpig
A Blu-ray will always have the best video+audio...

A Blu-ray will always have the best video+audio quality. Obviously streamed video will have compression which may or may not be noticeable depending on your internet bandwidth, screen size, etc. In...
Forum: Latest Industry News   02-08-2016, 03:35 PM
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Posted By batpig
What is the DTS muffling effect? ...

What is the DTS muffling effect?


Frank[/QUOTE]
I believe he's referring to the descriptions from Marc, Sanjay and Scott about 2ch music upmix mushing the dynamics / attack of certain parts of...
Forum: Latest Industry News   02-06-2016, 11:02 PM
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Posted By batpig
Are you sure about that? Seems to me that...

Are you sure about that?

Seems to me that the chosen speaker locations would only affect Atmos/DSU processing.*

I don't believe Audyssey knows anything about speaker location other than...
Forum: Latest Industry News   02-06-2016, 05:24 PM
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Posted By batpig
Well you didn't say what receiver you have. At...

Well you didn't say what receiver you have. At current it's available only for the Denon 7200 and the Marantz 8802.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-06-2016, 05:23 PM
Replies: 416
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Posted By batpig
Doesn't work like that on D+M receivers. It's a...

Doesn't work like that on D+M receivers. It's a per input AND per signal type memory system. So the surround mode set for 2.0 is saved separetly from that for 5.1 inputs.
Forum: Latest Industry News   02-06-2016, 04:59 PM
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Posted By batpig
What you are missing is that the processor...

What you are missing is that the processor doesn't know that the speaker hasn't moved. It assumes it has because it's a different speaker location (as far as it's aware).

How are you running TF +...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-06-2016, 04:55 PM
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Posted By batpig
Part of the confusion here is Denon receivers...

Part of the confusion here is Denon receivers allow you to select "Dolby Digital + DSU" as a surround mode even when there are no speakers to upmix (like playing a 5.1 source on a 5.1 setup). I have...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-06-2016, 04:52 PM
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Posted By batpig
No. It's not a mixer.

No. It's not a mixer.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-06-2016, 12:18 PM
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Posted By batpig
You're fine, you already have three externally...

You're fine, you already have three externally amped channels so there are sufficient internal amps available for the other 8 speakers.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-06-2016, 12:17 PM
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Posted By batpig
My understanding is that most STBs give you the...

My understanding is that most STBs give you the option of stereo PCM or surround-sound Dolby. I don't know of any which decode Dolby Digital (the standard for broadcast multichannel audio) into...
Forum: Latest Industry News   02-06-2016, 12:14 PM
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Posted By batpig
You need to change the settings on your players....

You need to change the settings on your players. It's not the processor, all it can do is play what you give it.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-06-2016, 11:02 AM
Replies: 388
  Dts:x
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Posted By batpig
Ummm. Think you need to widen your sample size if...

Ummm. Think you need to widen your sample size if that's what you concluded the general consensus is.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-06-2016, 10:26 AM
Replies: 388
  Dts:x
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Posted By batpig
By all accounts Seasons 1 and 2 have almost no...

By all accounts Seasons 1 and 2 have almost no overhead action. So I suspect the upmixed version will actually be more impressive.

Filmmixer assures us they learned as they went on and the Season...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-06-2016, 10:19 AM
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Posted By batpig
Assuming you don't have a Datasat the Center...

Assuming you don't have a Datasat the Center Height position isn't even an option on D+M processors. Max they can do is 5 heights with VOG.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-06-2016, 01:07 AM
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Posted By batpig
Bottom line -- it's really just arithmetic. ...

Bottom line -- it's really just arithmetic.

The receiver has 9 amps. It can power 11 channels at a time. But you can connect 13 total speakers.

So if you want to hook up 11 speakers you need...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-05-2016, 02:46 PM
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  Dts:x
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Posted By batpig
Is there a consensus as to whether it's best to...

Is there a consensus as to whether it's best to keep Wides or Back Surrounds? Sucks we have to choose![/QUOTE]
Not really. Going to depend on your room layout and personal preference.

Note...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-05-2016, 02:13 PM
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Posted By batpig
1. The 7200 is a direct successor so its amp...

1. The 7200 is a direct successor so its amp section should be of comparable quality to the 4520

2. The only sub EQ is the automatic one via Audyssey XT32. You can't manually EQ the sub. But...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-05-2016, 02:10 PM
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  Dts:x
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Posted By batpig
Yes, this has been discussed. Prior to the...

Yes, this has been discussed.

Prior to the update, with Neo:X only able to do wides + front height, it would automatically do "9.1.2" upmix with wides/heights. However, DTS:X/Neural:X is like...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-05-2016, 11:21 AM
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Posted By batpig
Holy cow Craig! I don't know how you can deal...

Holy cow Craig! I don't know how you can deal with bare wire on the back of these AVRs! The new models with the horizontal row make it a lot easier but the older models are a freaking nighmare!! ...
Forum: Speakers   02-04-2016, 08:14 PM
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Posted By batpig
I think in a room that size most will tell you...

I think in a room that size most will tell you Silver at a minimum, and Gold if you actually want clean reference level.

I have Bronze LCR in a much smaller room (16x17 with 11-12ft distance to...
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