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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-25-2014, 07:50 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
VLC works fine - select Ch2 from the Audio menu.

VLC works fine - select Ch2 from the Audio menu.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-25-2014, 07:49 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
VLC works with all 4 trailers here on my Mac. It...

VLC works with all 4 trailers here on my Mac. It downmixes the sound to 2 channels as that is what my Mac is running, and it sounds terrific.

I had to select Ch 2 from the Audio menu (it defaults...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-25-2014, 07:36 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
More movies are in the pipeline. For...

More movies are in the pipeline.

For mini-reviews of DSU and how it works with various titles, go back through the thread and you'll find quite a few. I've made notes on several myself, as have...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-25-2014, 07:11 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
As you already have the height speakers installed...

As you already have the height speakers installed I would certainly try a FH+TR combination and see how you like it. You can combine physical and Atmos-enabled speakers if you need to.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-25-2014, 05:35 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
There is no need to have identical speakers for...

There is no need to have identical speakers for surrounds and overheads. So long as the overheads are monopoles with a wide dispersion pattern and can meet the SPL requirements etc then they are fit...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-25-2014, 05:32 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I was never sure that TM+RH was an official...

I was never sure that TM+RH was an official config, but thanks for the confirmation that it is. Not sure if TF+TR could be described as 'optimal' though - it will depend on the room and the listening...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-25-2014, 05:30 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Go to Amp Assign, select 9.1 system, then in the...

Go to Amp Assign, select 9.1 system, then in the sub-menus select the number of speakers and the config you are using - eg FH+TM.

Page 31 of the WP is specifically about the use of FH, for...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-25-2014, 05:22 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
The permitted combinations for Atmos are: ...

The permitted combinations for Atmos are:



Front Height & Top Middle
Front Height & Top Rear
Front Height & Rear Height
Top Front & Top Rear (Default)
Top Front & Rear Height
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-25-2014, 05:02 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
FH and TF and RH and TR.

FH and TF and RH and TR.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-25-2014, 05:00 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I have heard both at two Dolby demos in London...

I have heard both at two Dolby demos in London and the general consensus was that the Atmos-enabled speakers were actually more immersive and more preferred than the physical on-ceiling speakers. If...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-25-2014, 03:29 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I am very happy with FH+TM (FH are on the ceiling...

I am very happy with FH+TM (FH are on the ceiling at 42°). Initially I had the TM at 100° which put them slightly behind me (90° obviously being right overhead) but I moved them forward to 85° so...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-25-2014, 03:21 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Nice report, Bill. Welcome to the fun! (Have you...

Nice report, Bill. Welcome to the fun! (Have you made a picture showing the Atmos speaker setup yet, for your build thread?)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-25-2014, 03:20 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Any news on that Amp Assign FAQ, bp? This seems...

Any news on that Amp Assign FAQ, bp? This seems to be the most confusing aspect of setup. I still don't fully 'get' the setup requirements when using a combination of external and internal amps, for...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-25-2014, 03:13 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Hahaha. Go(o)d catch!

Hahaha. Go(o)d catch!
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-25-2014, 03:11 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
This is the conclusion I have now arrived at,...

This is the conclusion I have now arrived at, after considering the various comments in the thread. So the next test will be with FH_TM vs TF+TR and all the speakers playing, but as I just said, it's...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-25-2014, 03:05 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
We ought to have a gambling thread :) I'd bet...

We ought to have a gambling thread :) I'd bet that this isn't going to happen.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-25-2014, 03:04 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I love both The Illusionist and The Prestige, but...

I love both The Illusionist and The Prestige, but apart from both featuring conjurers I can’t see much connection between them TBH. Maybe a coincidence that two 'magic act' movies were released at...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-25-2014, 03:02 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
If current AVRs had positional rendering, knowing...

If current AVRs had positional rendering, knowing the exact locations of each speaker, then speaker placement wouldn’t be quite so critical as it is now, where the renderer has to assume that the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-25-2014, 03:00 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I'll try to do the test again but this time with...

I'll try to do the test again but this time with all the speakers playing and see if I can hear any, or much, difference. It's not easy because all the faffing about needed to change the configs...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-25-2014, 02:58 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
You're welcome, and I agree.

You're welcome, and I agree.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-25-2014, 02:56 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
The test was to determine if different content...

The test was to determine if different content was sent to the speakers when the speaker config changed. Your point hasn't been missed but it isn’t relevant to the discussion.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-25-2014, 02:54 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
How does moving a speaker change the content that...

How does moving a speaker change the content that is sent to it by the AVR?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-24-2014, 11:57 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
The content won’t change because you move the...

The content won’t change because you move the speaker! The imaging might, but I wasn't testing that.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-24-2014, 11:32 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Correct. The test was to determine if the...

Correct. The test was to determine if the different configs used different content. They don't.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-24-2014, 11:32 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
It is. If you buy TF4 in Atmos and play it on old...

It is. If you buy TF4 in Atmos and play it on old gear, you get the 7.1 track.
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