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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-28-2016, 05:49 PM
Replies: 8,017
Views: 389,356
Posted By Craig Mecak
This: 4. Playback improvement in Neural:X mode ...

This:
4. Playback improvement in Neural:X mode

Once updated, can someone confirm that this fixes the audio distortion issue when upmixing 2 channel content using Neural:X ?
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-26-2016, 06:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,196
Posted By Craig Mecak
Manufacturers really need to start 'bending' the...

Manufacturers really need to start 'bending' the rules with regards to DD+ across HDMI-ARC. As long as the DD+ bitrate is low enough (which is typical of current streaming services etc), they should...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-17-2016, 08:25 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 9,931
Posted By Craig Mecak
If I recall, The RX-V3900 was Yamaha's...

If I recall, The RX-V3900 was Yamaha's top-of-the-line receiver at the time. So the equivalent now is the RX-A3060. No question.

Cheers,
Craig.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   06-24-2016, 06:59 PM
Replies: 3,676
Views: 172,680
Posted By Craig Mecak
Smile I think I might know why some of those other apps...

I think I might know why some of those other apps like HBO-GO only output as stereo over optical. And it has to do with how the provider encodes their 5.1.

Netflix most probably encodes both AC-3...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-14-2016, 07:56 PM
Replies: 2,255
Views: 105,763
Posted By Craig Mecak
Don't they have to eventually do another firmware...

Don't they have to eventually do another firmware update to fix the DTS distortion issue on 2 channel music with the Neural:X UpMixer? Why not roll in the 15Hz EQ update along with that?
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-06-2016, 04:55 PM
Replies: 3,676
Views: 172,680
Posted By Craig Mecak
If it can indeed output DD+, then that's great,...

If it can indeed output DD+, then that's great, and I'm pleasantly surprised. We need more confirmation of that through other users, please.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-06-2016, 01:41 AM
Replies: 3,676
Views: 172,680
Posted By Craig Mecak
Ah, I don't think that's correct. What your...

Ah, I don't think that's correct. What your Marantz is saying is Dolby Digital decode *along with* Dolby Surround decoding, to enable upmixing of 5.1 to your height / rear speakers.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-14-2016, 07:04 PM
Replies: 4,665
Views: 352,766
Posted By Craig Mecak
The Apple TV will re-sample any iTunes audio...

The Apple TV will re-sample any iTunes audio (44.1kHz) to 48kHz sample rate on its output. So, it's not bit-for-bit perfect. It also means you can't output DTS encoded (ripped) CDs which need to be...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-14-2016, 04:16 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,196
Posted By Craig Mecak
Does anyone know if the new Sony X930D / X940D...

Does anyone know if the new Sony X930D / X940D UHDTV sets can stream DD+ over ARC? Say, from the inbuilt Netflix app? Or any other app that can stream DD+ or ATMOS?

Thanks.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-12-2016, 02:53 AM
Replies: 8,017
Views: 389,356
Posted By Craig Mecak
Not true. It not only does this on DTS signals,...

Not true. It not only does this on DTS signals, but DD and PCM too. The rear surrounds are not simply a copy of the surrounds, but a centre-like extraction, like PLIIx Movie. In all probability,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-10-2016, 07:30 PM
Replies: 8,017
Views: 389,356
Posted By Craig Mecak
Hi all, Did the recent firmware update fix...

Hi all,

Did the recent firmware update fix the problem of rear surround speakers outputting sound when in STRAIGHT and only a 5.1 signal is being used? It's as though a Surround EX/ES PLIIx etc...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   04-01-2016, 07:11 PM
Replies: 3,455
Views: 186,318
Posted By Craig Mecak
Does anyone know if Dolby Digital Plus (E-AC-3)...

Does anyone know if Dolby Digital Plus (E-AC-3) can be passed through the HDMI ARC Audio Return Channel to an AV Receiver? Along with any Dolby ATMOS bitstream extensions?

Ie when streaming...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   04-01-2016, 07:09 PM
Replies: 2,179
Views: 146,329
Posted By Craig Mecak
Does anyone know if Dolby Digital Plus (E-AC-3)...

Does anyone know if Dolby Digital Plus (E-AC-3) can be passed through the HDMI ARC Audio Return Channel to an AV Receiver? Along with any Dolby ATMOS bitstream extensions?

Ie when streaming...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-01-2016, 05:55 PM
Replies: 3,128
Views: 115,840
Posted By Craig Mecak
Will you be having the Leslie settings as Tremolo...

Will you be having the Leslie settings as Tremolo or Chorale? Or perhaps a mixture of speeds? The front on slow speed, the rear on fast? Lol.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-31-2016, 11:00 PM
Replies: 8,017
Views: 389,356
Posted By Craig Mecak
I don't think you will be able to 'save' a...

I don't think you will be able to 'save' a Surround Decoder 'type' with a Scene memory. This is an oversight from Yamaha. If you recall a Scene, the Surround Decoder recalled will just be your...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-31-2016, 04:24 AM
Replies: 8,017
Views: 389,356
Posted By Craig Mecak
Is it possible to save scenes with different...

Is it possible to save scenes with different Surround Decoders?

ie:
- Scene 1 with Dolby Surround
- Scene 2 with Neural:X
- Scene 3 with Dolby ProLogic IIx

I ask because with my older...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   02-08-2016, 05:07 PM
Replies: 4,766
Views: 221,203
Posted By Craig Mecak
It's important to know the distinction of HFR...

It's important to know the distinction of HFR terminology with regards to 1. Cinema, & 2. UHDTV

In the cinema, HFR refers to either 48 fps or 60 fps. (Even regular TV has been able to do 60...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-04-2016, 03:00 PM
Replies: 4,665
Views: 352,766
Posted By Craig Mecak
So, if no Dolby Digital + bitstream, then no...

So, if no Dolby Digital + bitstream, then no chance of the Apple TV 4 sending Dolby ATMOS audio from a streaming service. PPFffftttt!
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-25-2016, 04:40 AM
Replies: 8,017
Views: 389,356
Posted By Craig Mecak
Can any 3050 owner confirm if the "missing"...

Can any 3050 owner confirm if the "missing" Extended Surround options are still present in the web browser /setup method?

If missing, this is a major omission. Not being able to select PL IIx...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-20-2016, 06:13 PM
Replies: 4,665
Views: 352,766
Posted By Craig Mecak
Re: The compression issues that some people are...

Re: The compression issues that some people are reporting...

Could it be that during the AC-3 to AC-3 transcode, the Apple TV is applying Line Mode compression to the signal before re-code? Line...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-10-2016, 02:12 AM
Replies: 3,128
Views: 115,840
Posted By Craig Mecak
I think you'll find that the 18 bit signal is the...

I think you'll find that the 18 bit signal is the result of channels A + B combined. The 6 bit remaining signal which is 'buried' is just the difference signal, ie A - B. (A minus B)

Through...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   12-20-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 4,665
Views: 352,766
Posted By Craig Mecak
4dB you say? Sounds like the tv 4 re-encodes to...

4dB you say? Sounds like the tv 4 re-encodes to AC-3 with the default DialNorm value of -27, which would explain the 4dB difference. Sounds like it strips off all metadata, including whatever...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-18-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 8,017
Views: 389,356
Posted By Craig Mecak
No, Yamaha do NOT use wides at all on any model. ...

No, Yamaha do NOT use wides at all on any model.

The 2050 can do a maximum of 9 channels. ie 5.1.4 or 7.1.2 or even 5.1.2
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   11-12-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 4,665
Views: 352,766
Posted By Craig Mecak
Has anyone got the chapter search function to...

Has anyone got the chapter search function to work on the Apple TV 4?

My .m4v files have chapters, and I can access them in iTunes and on iPad and iPhone, but not on the newer Apple TV 4.

Only...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-12-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 8,017
Views: 389,356
Posted By Craig Mecak
Check you EXTENDED SURROUND under OPTIONS on the...

Check you EXTENDED SURROUND under OPTIONS on the remote. Even in STRAIGHT, you can upmix 5.1 to 7.1 using PLIIx MOVIE/MUSIC EX/ES etc.
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