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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-29-2016, 05:02 PM
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Posted By Ricoflashback
************************* Thanks for the...

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Thanks for the clarification, batpig. I often get confused. Dynamic EQ is on, like you say.

Dynamic Volume with the "Light" setting makes it easier for me to hear...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-29-2016, 06:57 AM
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Posted By Ricoflashback
Yes - and maybe this is the difference. Dynamic...

Yes - and maybe this is the difference. Dynamic Volume set to "Light." Now some folks have complained about their surrounds being too loud using Dynamic Volume. I find it perfect for balancing out...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-29-2016, 06:02 AM
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Posted By Ricoflashback
No - definitely the relative scale. Maybe the...

No - definitely the relative scale. Maybe the kicker for my setup is that my center channel is the beastly Paradigm CC-690, set at ear level on a cabinet, when reclining back in my chair in my home...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-29-2016, 05:37 AM
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Posted By Ricoflashback
******************************* My...

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My experience is the exact opposite. Dynamic EQ in conjunction with my Audyssey setup yields by far the best sound. Maybe it's because I listen at lower volumes. ...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-18-2016, 10:44 AM
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Posted By Ricoflashback
I have an older Denon x5200, so my options are...

I have an older Denon x5200, so my options are DSU and DTS Neo X (as opposed to DTS: X). I've been really happy with DTS Neo X and use it mostly for TV shows, news and sports. For movies -...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-16-2016, 05:10 AM
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Posted By Ricoflashback
I think a lot of people will agree with your...

I think a lot of people will agree with your statement.

What bothers me is that with DD+ - - you can transmit Dolby Atmos with out any bandwidth issues. Yet here we are - - still very little...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-14-2016, 11:46 AM
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Posted By Ricoflashback
--Is the Bluray version Dolby Atmos? The...

--Is the Bluray version Dolby Atmos?

The critics panned the movie - - not surprising from critics. The comments were like "Me Tarzan, You Bored."

If Redbox has the Dolby Atmos mix - - I'll...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   11-10-2016, 03:50 PM
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Posted By Ricoflashback
It's all good. And I have been surprised that...

It's all good. And I have been surprised that the cost of OLED sets have gone down faster than I thought they would.

I bought a Samsung 65" LCD/LED (UN65ES80) back in August of 2012 for $3,500....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-18-2016, 12:48 PM
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Posted By Ricoflashback
Yes and no. Yes on Atmos, but still lack...

Yes and no.

Yes on Atmos, but still lack of availability and no reason not to include it with DD+ streaming or even cable/satellite.

No on 4K - - whether it's streamed (minuscule availability...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-14-2016, 06:47 AM
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Posted By Ricoflashback
I do not notice them -- especially with a movie...

I do not notice them -- especially with a movie on. They run intermittingly at at variable speeds. They also cycle on or off, depending on the heat the AVR is producing.

I really don't notice...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-14-2016, 05:19 AM
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Posted By Ricoflashback
When you buy the thermal controller, it comes...

When you buy the thermal controller, it comes with a LCD thermostat display and a turbo fan power adapter (two prong.) This regulates fan speed and temperature with the thermal prob. It costs a...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-13-2016, 12:03 PM
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Posted By Ricoflashback
I have the Denon x5200 and it does run hot. The...

I have the Denon x5200 and it does run hot. The two AC Infinity fans with the thermostat has worked great. Even in "Standby" mode - - my unit probe reads at 81 degrees Fahrenheit. The thermostat...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-07-2016, 05:50 AM
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Posted By Ricoflashback
Yes - to me, "Unbroken" and the early bombing...

Yes - to me, "Unbroken" and the early bombing scene is hands down, the best example of Dolby Atmos there is. Batman versus Superman is a close second and my first choice for an entire movie mastered...
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-02-2016, 05:27 AM
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Posted By Ricoflashback
Let's hope that it's "Bye-bye Baby" with the...

Let's hope that it's "Bye-bye Baby" with the third episode this year and we can move on to more interesting characters.

Maybe "Red" can find out that he was the father of twins that he never knew...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-01-2016, 11:43 AM
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Posted By Ricoflashback
I think you'll really enjoy a 7.1.4 setup. ...

I think you'll really enjoy a 7.1.4 setup.

I have a great location for your "Front Height" speakers. Can you set a speaker in each of the horned animals above your TV? You know - - make it...
Forum: Camcorders   09-29-2016, 10:56 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,227
Posted By Ricoflashback
If you are looking to stream 4K - - you really...

If you are looking to stream 4K - - you really need a fast Internet connection.

I swore off Comcast about ten years ago when they blew off two appointments (never showed up at my house and I had...
Forum: Camcorders   09-28-2016, 10:11 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,227
Posted By Ricoflashback
RE: -You were mistaken about a 65-inch TV...

RE:

-You were mistaken about a 65-inch TV and decided to side-step to larger units. I am not playing this game.

Very pithy. No baiting going on, Donald. No game playing intended. Basic...
Forum: Camcorders   09-28-2016, 06:37 AM
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Views: 2,227
Posted By Ricoflashback
************** Your price points for the 65"...

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Your price points for the 65" are correct for the OLED sets - - but still twice the cost compared to LCD. And it's not mumbo-jumbo when talking about price performance relative to...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   09-27-2016, 01:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 220
Posted By Ricoflashback
Yes, I ran into the same problem with my switch...

Yes, I ran into the same problem with my switch from Directv to Comcast Xfinity.

Prior to that, I had a sub hum that I was able to totally get rid of via a Blue Jeans Cable Isolation...
Forum: Camcorders   09-27-2016, 06:47 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,227
Posted By Ricoflashback
We seem to be at an impasse between technology,...

We seem to be at an impasse between technology, content availability and price performance.

No doubt - a true 4K picture is stunning. And yes, you can get content - - but until it is available...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   09-25-2016, 10:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 749
Posted By Ricoflashback
The solution? Go with both. I have a...

The solution? Go with both.

I have a short throw, BenQ W1080 ST projector with the Darbee Darblet and a 100" motorized projection screen that goes over my 65" Samsung LCD TV.

When it's movie...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-24-2016, 06:07 AM
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Posted By Ricoflashback
This is the exact setup that I have. I'm using an...

This is the exact setup that I have. I'm using an XPA-3 for the L/C/R speakers and a two channel amp for the rear heights for Dolby Atmos.

9.1.2 - DTS Neo X and 7.1.4 for Dolby Atmos and DSU. The...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   09-22-2016, 10:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 214
Posted By Ricoflashback
Hey indebtbassfreak...

Hey indebtbassfreak (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/members/9105938-indebtbassfreak.html) - any luck on solving your hum issue?
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   09-21-2016, 04:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 214
Posted By Ricoflashback
Shouldn't the ground loop be present with the...

Shouldn't the ground loop be present with the HDMI cable box? Initially, the OP said it was dead quiet with the cable box connection via HDMI. Then, the DVD player connected via HDMI and voila,...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   09-21-2016, 02:47 PM
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Views: 214
Posted By Ricoflashback
I forgot to ask - - what type of receiver are you...

I forgot to ask - - what type of receiver are you using? Any chance of a bum HDMI port? Are there other HDMI ports on the back of your receiver you can connect to?
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