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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-18-2014, 09:04 AM
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Posted By batpig
No, it came out two years ago. HDMI 2.0 is only...

No, it came out two years ago. HDMI 2.0 is only in the very newest receivers - and even then it's a somewhat incomplete implementation due to the available chipsets.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-18-2014, 09:02 AM
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Posted By batpig
Well obviously there have to be defaults for the...

Well obviously there have to be defaults for the surround mode based on input signal. The point is that if you don't like what the receiver has set as the default, just change it once and the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-17-2014, 10:57 PM
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Posted By batpig
Word from Vudu in response to my question about...

Word from Vudu in response to my question about Atmos on the DD+ soundtrack for the already available "digital exclusive" Transformers AoE:

thank you for contacting VUDU support,

The press...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-17-2014, 08:13 PM
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Posted By batpig
Well that was just thirteen out of the last...

Well that was just thirteen out of the last fourteen, including a mind numbing streak of 10 in a row.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-17-2014, 06:10 PM
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Posted By batpig
Yes same mic

Yes same mic
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-17-2014, 05:44 PM
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Posted By batpig
A. Yes, that's a great deal. Cajole them to dig...

A. Yes, that's a great deal. Cajole them to dig around their magical draw of extra crap, I'm sure there's an Audyssey mic in there somewhere. It doesn't have to be the specific mic that came with...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-17-2014, 05:39 PM
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Posted By batpig
Raybo - As a reminder, I explained all this to...

Raybo - As a reminder, I explained all this to you already when I replied to your initial post. You can still leave the wides connected since you have 4 channels of external amps and choose to run...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-17-2014, 05:32 PM
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Posted By batpig
There has never been a Dolby surround mode that...

There has never been a Dolby surround mode that supported Front Wides. As JD noted, on your old 4810 the only way to matrix FW content was by layering Audyssey DSX on top of whatever DD/DTS signal...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-17-2014, 05:22 PM
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Posted By batpig
Considering that D&M is the only AVR vendor still...

Considering that D&M is the only AVR vendor still fully aligned with Audyssey, it's a pretty easy list. Basically any of the higher end Denon (X4100 and up for the new models) and Marantz (SR7009...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-17-2014, 03:31 PM
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Posted By batpig
The 5200 has 9 amps built in, and, yes, one of...

The 5200 has 9 amps built in, and, yes, one of the amp assign options is 7.1ch (Bi-Amp). This will assign 4 amps to the 2 front channels. You can actually still hook up 9 speakers and then switch...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-17-2014, 03:01 PM
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Posted By batpig
Yes, run Audyssey. Worst-case scenario you can...

Yes, run Audyssey. Worst-case scenario you can always disable the EQ portion, and then at least you have let the auto calibration accurately set your distances and levels. But chances are you want...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-17-2014, 02:39 PM
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Posted By batpig
What model do you have? If you are connected via...

What model do you have? If you are connected via HDMI, be aware that only the X3000 and X4000 can output digital audio to Zone 2.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-17-2014, 01:33 PM
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Posted By batpig
It's rooted in the convention of THX standards...

It's rooted in the convention of THX standards for cinema reproduction. When cinemas moved to a bass managed system to allow greater headroom for the system, they had to come up with a spec below...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-17-2014, 01:27 PM
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Posted By batpig
+1 -- if those are the only two speakers that...

+1 -- if those are the only two speakers that cause it to shut down I would strongly suspect an issue with either the speakers or the wiring.

Is there any kind of in-line volume control for the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-17-2014, 10:20 AM
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Posted By batpig
There is no need to "match" them at all, the...

There is no need to "match" them at all, the redirection of bass from the other speakers isn't really related to the LFE channel. There are benefits to a higher crossover (higher EQ filter...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-17-2014, 10:19 AM
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Posted By batpig
Yes, just set Zone 2 input to "Source" (not...

Yes, just set Zone 2 input to "Source" (not available on the remote, but you can do it through the remote app or the web browser) and it will always mirror the main zone.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-17-2014, 09:54 AM
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Posted By batpig
On the 4520 you have to press and HOLD the...

On the 4520 you have to press and HOLD the movie/music/game buttons and then it will pop up a menu of options that you can scroll through. A single press will just recall the last setting for each...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-17-2014, 09:36 AM
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Posted By batpig
In addition to this reason, a major reason why...

In addition to this reason, a major reason why it's not recommended is that the "double bass" will often yield WORSE bass response because of the interaction of the bass from the mains and the sub. ...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-17-2014, 09:20 AM
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Posted By batpig
To add to what JD said... There are two...

To add to what JD said...

There are two types of bass that go to the subwoofer: 1. the LFE channel (the ".1" in a multichannel track), and 2. redirected bass from other speakers (bass management...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-17-2014, 08:44 AM
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Posted By batpig
I don't think you would want to sit directly...

I don't think you would want to sit directly under a ceiling speaker. If you can only do two overhead they should be "Top Middle" and slightly in front of the listening position.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-17-2014, 08:40 AM
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Posted By batpig
For you it's a no brainer - get the X4100. Since...

For you it's a no brainer - get the X4100. Since you don't need 11ch capability and don't need the extra power, no need to spend the extra.

The 4306 had a beefy amp section that won't be exceeded...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-16-2014, 05:06 PM
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Posted By batpig
No, the TrueHD track is 5.1. There is also a 6.1...

No, the TrueHD track is 5.1. There is also a 6.1 DTS-ES track but it's lossy.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-16-2014, 04:56 PM
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Posted By batpig
Yes, I'm using the Denon X5200W. And, yes, I...

Yes, I'm using the Denon X5200W. And, yes, I could boost the volume of the heights. I'm not going to try that quite yet because I like to test things at "reference" without tweaking the calibrated...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-16-2014, 04:21 PM
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Posted By batpig
I also submitted a question to Vudu support,...

I also submitted a question to Vudu support, we'll see what they say. It will be fun to compare notes and see if the typical clueless CSR is going to give us the same answer, or (more likely)...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-16-2014, 04:14 PM
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Posted By batpig
Raybo - Just so you are clear, the X5200 can...

Raybo - Just so you are clear, the X5200 can connect and calibrate a 13ch setup but it can only run 11 channels at once. So with your proposed setup, the wides would be silent with any Atmos content...
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