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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-01-2015, 04:49 PM
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Posted By batpig
This is a known issue with the current D+M models...

This is a known issue with the current D+M models -- the Sub Level Adjust screen gives you a "shortcut" to the global adjustment, but it defaults back to 0. So, for example, if your subs are set to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-01-2015, 03:50 PM
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Posted By batpig
You would have to assign them as Top Middle; Top...

You would have to assign them as Top Middle; Top Front + Front Height is not allowed (the processor doesn't want you to use adjacent pairs of overheads).

Even without that restriction, if they...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-01-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,887
Posted By batpig
well, many of these questions have been discussed...

well, many of these questions have been discussed and addressed in the many thousands of posts on the Atmos thread. You are correct that there seems to be few "professional" reviews of the topics,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-01-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 107
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Posted By batpig
I believe it's because he has one of the 7.1...

I believe it's because he has one of the 7.1 Pioneer receivers that only allow "Top Middle" as an Atmos speaker position (5.1.2 layout).
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-01-2015, 10:56 AM
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Posted By batpig
Exactly, except the exact opposite of what you...

Exactly, except the exact opposite of what you said :)

Height1 = front pair
Height2 = rearward pair
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-01-2015, 09:54 AM
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Posted By batpig
Last question first -- it doesn't matter how many...

Last question first -- it doesn't matter how many speakers you have, they still interact with the room acoustics, so room EQ is going to help. And with a funky setup, I would think room EQ is MORE...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-01-2015, 08:48 AM
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Posted By batpig
A little update here. Based on other site...

A little update here.
Based on other site (http://www.hometheaterhifi.com/receivers/receivers-reviews/denon-avr-x4100-a-v-receiver-review/page-2-design-and-setup.html), it seems that the amp assign...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-30-2015, 04:40 PM
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Posted By batpig
The 5200 has 3 HDMI outputs. Two of them...

The 5200 has 3 HDMI outputs.

Two of them (Monitor1 and Monitor2) are parallel (split) main zone outputs, intended for running a single signal to two monitors (either simultaneously or one at a...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-30-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,887
Posted By batpig
Well, if you've got $20K, then Trinnov has...

Well, if you've got $20K, then Trinnov has something they'd like to sell you :)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-30-2015, 09:47 AM
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Posted By batpig
Well, you can add that to the list of stupid and...

Well, you can add that to the list of stupid and frustrating aspects of the HDMI connection format. :rolleyes:
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-29-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,887
Posted By batpig
The question can't be answered without context. ...

The question can't be answered without context.

Some people have $2k or less in total speaker investment and are listening at -20db in a 2,000 cu ft room. In that case spending $1k on four...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-29-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,887
Posted By batpig
Audio4Home -- 21 feet from a 120 inch screen.......

Audio4Home -- 21 feet from a 120 inch screen.... ouch! Hopefully the people in the second row aren't good friends ;) :p Out of curiosity why such a small screen for such an enormous room?
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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-29-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 8,205
Posted By batpig
Yeah, in terms of basic specs (e.g. power rating)...

Yeah, in terms of basic specs (e.g. power rating) it shouldn't be much different than the X3100 from last year. Is there any specific question you had about the specs?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-29-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,887
Posted By batpig
FYI but that's just the msrp -- authorized...

FYI but that's just the msrp -- authorized dealers are forced to advertise this msrp pricing but if you actually pick up the phone and call JDSmoothie or any other authorized dealer, the street price...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-29-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 8,205
Posted By batpig
It really all depends on your...

It really all depends on your expectations/definition of "high volumes". Also, IMO a bigger impediment is not the 4-ohm rating, but rather the fact that you have chosen a slim "flat panel speaker"...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-29-2015, 09:47 AM
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Posted By batpig
Nitpick, but Front Height is an overhead position...

Nitpick, but Front Height is an overhead position so it would be x.x.4 if you use existing Front Heights and supplement with an additional pair of overheads (e.g. Top Middle or Rear Height).
Forum: Speakers   06-29-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 59
Posted By batpig
If you don't have a subwoofer, the front speakers...

If you don't have a subwoofer, the front speakers will NOT have a crossover since there is nothing for them to cross over to.

The other speakers will be bass managed to the front L/R main...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-29-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,887
Posted By batpig
You can get it right now (Denon X5200 or Marantz...

You can get it right now (Denon X5200 or Marantz SR7009) but it won't support DTS:X decoding or HDCP 2.2. If you don't really care about 4K support for the next few years, one could make a...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-29-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,887
Posted By batpig
Yes, the goal hopefully is that instead of just...

Yes, the goal hopefully is that instead of just the "Official Dolby Atmos" thread being the sticky, this consolidated "Immersive Audio" thread will replace it as the sticky for catch-all discussion...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-28-2015, 09:28 AM
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Views: 377,307
Posted By batpig
Wait... Side question: If I'm running my LCR...

Wait... Side question: If I'm running my LCR off an external amp, can I run side surrounds, rear surrounds, front height and top mid Atmos channels off the 5200?[/QUOTE]

Yes
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-27-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 107
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Posted By batpig
All indications are that DTS:X will just make...

All indications are that DTS:X will just make life easy and use the Atmos positions (in first gen offerings at least). They've said in releases that Atmos positions are supported, and the 7.1.4 limit...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-26-2015, 11:50 PM
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Views: 1,077,587
Posted By batpig
When is this actually going to happen you think ?...

When is this actually going to happen you think ?

I'm interested in getting a $500 or less receiver, and would love to Atmos and DTS:X


Sometime in 2016 ?[/QUOTE]
It's happening now. No...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-26-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 26,356
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Posted By batpig
Agreed -- while DTS:X and Atmos are basically the...

Agreed -- while DTS:X and Atmos are basically the same thing, Auro is a totally different concept. They're all "immersive audio" in the broad sense, but Atmos and DTS:X are the OBJECT BASED audio...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-26-2015, 03:57 PM
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Views: 2,887
Posted By batpig
Also MODS -- this should become a sticky to...

Also MODS -- this should become a sticky to replace the Dolby Atmos thread.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-26-2015, 01:39 PM
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Posted By batpig
We really need to transition into a joint...

We really need to transition into a joint "immersive object audio" thread where we can freely discuss Atmos and DTS:X, since they are really just two different branded versions of the same thing. I...
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