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Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   08-29-2014, 09:57 AM
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Posted By J_Palmer_Cass
I don't use your method, yett my signals are all...

I don't use your method, yett my signals are all digital AFAIK. I use the player built into my PC and my laptop, but I do use the PC sound card.

You still have to "calibrate" when you use your...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-29-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 124
Posted By J_Palmer_Cass
You could always mount the speaker above the TV...

You could always mount the speaker above the TV location if you plan ahead of the build.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-29-2014, 06:09 AM
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Posted By J_Palmer_Cass
Do current AVRs still apply DRC for DD material...

Do current AVRs still apply DRC for DD material when the center speaker is set to none?
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   08-27-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 413
Views: 16,973
Posted By J_Palmer_Cass
The bandwidth of the LFE channel has little to do...

The bandwidth of the LFE channel has little to do with the lowest frequencies that exist on a sound track. The low end spec is about 3 Hz for all channels.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-22-2014, 03:40 PM
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Views: 197,708
Posted By J_Palmer_Cass
I dubbed all my special content VHS tapes to DVD....

I dubbed all my special content VHS tapes to DVD. By special content, I mean content that is not available on DVD or Bluray. That being said, I tend to update those movies when they are available.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-22-2014, 08:55 AM
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Posted By J_Palmer_Cass
Let's hope that nobody dies and makes you king! ...

Let's hope that nobody dies and makes you king!


Speaking of the prices of Bluray content, it looks like prices of Bluray disks have been moving higher over the past few years. I have only...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-22-2014, 01:28 AM
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Posted By J_Palmer_Cass
The passive network is probably required to...

The passive network is probably required to protect the speaker from improper AVR settings / connections being made by the end user (by accident or by intent).
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-21-2014, 08:18 AM
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Posted By J_Palmer_Cass
I still run my Sony STR-DA4es. The Cinema modes...

I still run my Sony STR-DA4es. The Cinema modes are interesting in that you can set the surround speakers to virtual speakers (simulated 5 speakers from 2 surround speakers). You have to set the...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-21-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 5,705
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Posted By J_Palmer_Cass
Last weekend I bought the Sony KDL32R420B for my...

Last weekend I bought the Sony KDL32R420B for my bedroom. On a TV that size, 720P works out just fine.

I bought it at a retail outlet so I could do an easy return if I got a bad TV. Sales tax...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-19-2014, 03:50 AM
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Posted By J_Palmer_Cass
More to the point, does an Atmos upgrade remove...

More to the point, does an Atmos upgrade remove Dolby PL from the AVR during the Atmos firmware upgrade process in an Atmos capable AVR?

The DTS matrix upmixers will remain no matter what.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-18-2014, 08:37 AM
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Posted By J_Palmer_Cass
Well, good luck with your Atmos firmware update!

Well, good luck with your Atmos firmware update!
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-18-2014, 08:27 AM
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Posted By J_Palmer_Cass
I hope your understanding is correct. Does...

I hope your understanding is correct.

Does that mean they will remove PL, PL2 and PL2X music, movie and games and add in "Dolby Surround" when Atmos is added via firmware?

Do you know if "Dolby...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-18-2014, 08:15 AM
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Views: 197,708
Posted By J_Palmer_Cass
Why did you purchase a unit with no "Dolby...

Why did you purchase a unit with no "Dolby Surround" option?;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-18-2014, 06:24 AM
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Views: 197,708
Posted By J_Palmer_Cass
Actually, 3.25" drivers can do fairly well with...

Actually, 3.25" drivers can do fairly well with proper protection. Full range is an interesting term to use to describe that speakers performance.

I have a full set of speakers that use a 3"...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-18-2014, 06:03 AM
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Posted By J_Palmer_Cass
My link takes me to page 111, then after about 5...

My link takes me to page 111, then after about 5 seconds the screen drops down to posting # 4422.

As far as your comment of "I'm not sure what makes you think I read all your posts, but trust...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-18-2014, 05:55 AM
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Posted By J_Palmer_Cass
A Yamaha RX-A3040? Oh my!:confused:

A Yamaha RX-A3040? Oh my!:confused:
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-18-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 5,849
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Posted By J_Palmer_Cass
Maybe you need a new computer? Perhaps you...

Maybe you need a new computer? Perhaps you should move on from Roman numerals to get to the correct posting? Post #4422 (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=4422) on...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-17-2014, 08:14 PM
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Posted By J_Palmer_Cass
and Kind of hard to miss...

and







Kind of hard to miss Scott's and Sanjay's conversation about the issue when you responded to posting #4422 (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=4422)...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-17-2014, 11:31 AM
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Views: 197,708
Posted By J_Palmer_Cass
Ah yes, "Dolby Surround". Not to be confused...

Ah yes, "Dolby Surround". Not to be confused with Dolby Surround!


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolby_Surround
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-17-2014, 11:25 AM
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Posted By J_Palmer_Cass
I don't know for sure what the Atmos Dolby...

I don't know for sure what the Atmos Dolby surround upmixer does, but I am sure that it optimizes the matrix upmix based on the various new Atmos speaker configurations. For a 5.1 system, it...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-17-2014, 11:00 AM
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Posted By J_Palmer_Cass
At this point in time, the answer has been no...

At this point in time, the answer has been no Movie, Music, or Game modes will be available for Atmos "Dolby Surround". There will just be one mode called Atmos "Dolby Surround"..
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-17-2014, 10:57 AM
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Posted By J_Palmer_Cass
OK, but up until this point in time that has not...

OK, but up until this point in time that has not been stated clearly. So if you buy an Atmos AVR, you still have to check to see if the unit in question includes the optional "Dolby Surround"!
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-17-2014, 10:49 AM
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Posted By J_Palmer_Cass
What is the "it" in "it's optional"? How...

What is the "it" in "it's optional"?


How can there be a Dolby surround upmixer specified if the AVR does not have Atmos firmware available for the unit yet?


Regardless of claims being...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-17-2014, 10:34 AM
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Views: 197,708
Posted By J_Palmer_Cass
Are you talking about a Dolby Surround upmixer,...

Are you talking about a Dolby Surround upmixer, or a Dolby Atmos decoder?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-17-2014, 10:32 AM
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Posted By J_Palmer_Cass
Here is the spec sheet for a low end Onkyo unit. ...

Here is the spec sheet for a low end Onkyo unit. Movie, Music and Game buttons on the front panel of the AVR.

Dolby Atmos Ready ✓ (with upcoming firmware update)
32-Bit Digital Signal Processing...
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