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Forum: Speakers   03-09-2015, 06:10 PM
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Posted By mtrot
My understanding is that the newer tweeter is...

My understanding is that the newer tweeter is significantly better.
Forum: Surround Music Formats   01-04-2015, 07:13 PM
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Views: 605,399
Posted By mtrot
Received for Christmas: Foreigner--Double...

Received for Christmas:

Foreigner--Double Vision MoFi SACD

Blood Sweat and Tears--Child is Father to the Man SACD
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-04-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 6,665
Posted By mtrot
To the best of my knowledge, the Onkyos since the...

To the best of my knowledge, the Onkyos since the XXX9 series run cooler than the prior series did, although there have been plenty of HDMI failures. My 809 has been trouble free for me. Not too...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-04-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,446
Posted By mtrot
Hmm...then how are people getting 5.1 from their...

Hmm...then how are people getting 5.1 from their Netflix apps on their TVs, but not with the Amazon app?

Also, I have tried the Amazon app on my Panasonic DMP-BDT 210 Blu-ray player, but it...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-04-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 13,286
Views: 966,899
Posted By mtrot
Quick question: Does anybody know if the...

Quick question:

Does anybody know if the Amazon Instant Video app on the 60ST60 can be configured to stream 5.1 audio for movies that are listed by Amazon as having 5.1 audio? I streamed The...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-04-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,446
Posted By mtrot
Just got into streaming Amazon Instant Video. ...

Just got into streaming Amazon Instant Video. Yes, the movie listings DO show a "5.1" icon, but when I streamed last night on my 60ST60, the audio was only 2.0. Some have said that the Panasonic...
Forum: Speakers   12-30-2014, 03:51 PM
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Posted By mtrot
My family room setup(which has to suffice for...

My family room setup(which has to suffice for both music and home theater) at present:

Front L/R -- Legacy Audio Signature II towers
Center -- none at present(after four or five unsatisfactory...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-19-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 654
Posted By mtrot
Could be just those low quality sources causing...

Could be just those low quality sources causing all the problems. Test it with good Blu-ray titles via HDMI and high quality broadcast programs. If there is a lot of blocking in the dark areas,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-16-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 199
Posted By mtrot
Nice! It seems like it's exactly what you were...

Nice! It seems like it's exactly what you were looking for.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-13-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By mtrot
If you like Denon, then I believe their current...

If you like Denon, then I believe their current SW700 or SW900 receivers should do the trick. They are both in your price range.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-13-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 199
Posted By mtrot
You might at least check out the Onkyo TX-NR1030....

You might at least check out the Onkyo TX-NR1030. I think it does everything you are looking for, even has balanced outputs for the front main channels.
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   12-06-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 109
Posted By mtrot
I thought about that, but what I don't like about...

I thought about that, but what I don't like about those is that the mount is at the back of the stand and the screen will be set back, effectively losing some of the visual impact due to increased...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   12-06-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 109
Posted By mtrot
Question Wide TV stand/table for 70" TV with large open area underneath...

Hi all,

Here's my situation. I am thinking of upgrading my TV to a 70 or 75" LED, but I want to have room under any stand/table for a really big center channel speaker. All the stands/tables I...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-01-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 6,665
Posted By mtrot
Hmm...glad to know I'm not the only one!:D I...

Hmm...glad to know I'm not the only one!:D I have tower speakers for both my fronts and surrounds, and I like that big sound from them. BTW, contrary to conventional wisdom, I can hear fairly deep...
Forum: Speakers   11-29-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 419
Views: 19,241
Posted By mtrot
Uhhh...yeah, that might do the trick!:) On a...

Uhhh...yeah, that might do the trick!:) On a more affordable level for mere mortals, I have always dreamed of one of these:

http://legacyaudio.com/products/view/marquis-hd/
...
Forum: Speakers   11-27-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 419
Views: 19,241
Posted By mtrot
That is really nice; I was not aware the 929 had...

That is really nice; I was not aware the 929 had that capability! I have the 809 and as far as I know, it does not. This might address the issue I have has with center channel speakers.

I have...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-26-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 14,629
Views: 882,340
Posted By mtrot
So, which is considered to have the better image...

So, which is considered to have the better image quality between the 65 and 70? I could probably go either way. Thanks!
Forum: Blu-ray Players   11-26-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 40,275
Views: 4,986,322
Posted By mtrot
Thanks again for this info. I'm not technically...

Thanks again for this info. I'm not technically savvy, but I got a USB drive and copied and pasted the firmware, then put the drive in the 83 and it worked! It updated three different things, not...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   11-25-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 40,275
Views: 4,986,322
Posted By mtrot
Thanks, Neuro! Any idea when this update will be...

Thanks, Neuro! Any idea when this update will be available via ethernet? Just tried to play X-Men: DFP and got the "wrong disc" message. Also, I got no email from Oppo, even though I was one of...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-23-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 149
Posted By mtrot
Wow, not much you can do in the way of a decent...

Wow, not much you can do in the way of a decent receiver for $200. If you can stretch to $250, this is a good option you can pick up at Best Buy. Even has Bluetooth built-in.
...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   11-23-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 11,036
Views: 605,399
Posted By mtrot
Thanks! What about sound quality? Are they the...

Thanks! What about sound quality? Are they the same mix and same master? I mean, there is about $60 difference in price, right? And I can play the SACD in the car as well!
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-23-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By mtrot
You might look at the Onkyo TX-NR838. I believe...

You might look at the Onkyo TX-NR838. I believe it is in that price range, and certainly is a full-featured receiver with pre-outs for outside amps.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-23-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 149
Posted By mtrot
OK, I think you should tell us how much the...

OK, I think you should tell us how much the speaker set will cost you, and how much you will spend on the receiver and cabling.
Forum: Surround Music Formats   11-23-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 11,036
Views: 605,399
Posted By mtrot
Allman Brothers Live Fillmore East?

Sorry, I know this is probably mentioned somewhere in this thread, but can somebody just hit me with which is the preferred version between the SACD and the new Blu-ray version? Thinking of getting...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-22-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,170
Posted By mtrot
Well, FWIW, I recently heard two amps at a...

Well, FWIW, I recently heard two amps at a buddie's house in his high end system. All we did was switch out the amps -- nothing else was changed, and he uses no processing -- he is a two-channel...
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