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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-27-2015, 09:45 PM
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Posted By Selden Ball
You need to re-run the Audyssey calibration. ...

You need to re-run the Audyssey calibration.

When you told the receiver that you wanted the front speakers to be Small (which requires a subwoofer) that addition of a subwoofer invalidated your...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-27-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 17,831
Views: 2,101,590
Posted By Selden Ball
The problem seems to be that the "low price"...

The problem seems to be that the "low price" player manufacturers simply are implementing severe cost containment measures. The license costs for two-channel decoders are less than the costs for 7.1...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-27-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 1,379
Views: 173,685
Posted By Selden Ball
Make sure you're using the HDMI connection, not...

Make sure you're using the HDMI connection, not the coaxial S/PDIF connection. S/PDIF cannot provide Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD MA or 7.1 channel LPCM.

Unfortunately, if you're getting an indication...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-27-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 17,831
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Posted By Selden Ball
Unfortunately, no such limited-function device...

Unfortunately, no such limited-function device exists, although some players have fewer functions and/or provide much cruder user interfaces than others. If you don't want to use them, you can just...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-27-2015, 11:21 AM
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Views: 135,527
Posted By Selden Ball
Have you followed the suggestions that are...

Have you followed the suggestions that are provided in the document Audyssey 101...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-27-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 852
Views: 81,393
Posted By Selden Ball
Sorry, I have no experience with those devices. I...

Sorry, I have no experience with those devices. I think you'll get the best advice if you ask in the DIY speaker forum at http://www.avsforum.com/forum/155-diy-speakers-subs/
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-27-2015, 09:41 AM
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Views: 733,307
Posted By Selden Ball
This suggests to me that you have not read the...

This suggests to me that you have not read the Audyssey 101 and FAQ (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/90-receivers-amps-processors/795421-official-audyssey-thread-faq-post-51779-a-1726.html#faqtop). The...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-27-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 1,560
Views: 86,605
Posted By Selden Ball
Select the 11.1 amp assign. It doesn't matter...

Select the 11.1 amp assign. It doesn't matter that you don't actually have 11.1 speakers, the receiver will figure that out when it tests the speakers. The lesser amp assign configurations have...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-27-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 17,831
Views: 2,101,590
Posted By Selden Ball
Unfortunately, that's incorrect. Sony cut...

Unfortunately, that's incorrect.

Sony cut corners in their 2014 BD players: their decoders for the lossless Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD MA provide only two channels of LPCM. To get all 7.1 audio...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-27-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,891
Posted By Selden Ball
While the 8801 may have a better DAC circuit, the...

While the 8801 may have a better DAC circuit, the HDAM preamps in this year's models seem to be better in some respects than those used in previous years. In particular they have a significantly...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-27-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 10,555
Posted By Selden Ball
Personally, I'm prejudiced toward D+M equipment. ...

Personally, I'm prejudiced toward D+M equipment.

In most homes, a decent automated roomEQ is needed to compensate for infelicities in the room's acoustics. Unfortunately, Onkyo/Integra dropped...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-27-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 852
Views: 81,393
Posted By Selden Ball
Unfortunately, bi-amping without external active...

Unfortunately, bi-amping without external active crossovers between the pre/pro and the amps does nothing useful. The same signal is sent to both high and low frequency speaker drivers and the same...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   02-25-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 13,718
Views: 395,093
Posted By Selden Ball
I seem to recall other people reporting similar...

I seem to recall other people reporting similar noise which went away when REW was restarted.
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   02-25-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 13,718
Views: 395,093
Posted By Selden Ball
The ASIO4ALL driver is very buggy. ...

The ASIO4ALL driver is very buggy.

Sometimes rebooting the computer fixes it. Sometimes if you configure the output, then fully exit from REW and ASIO, then start them again, you can configure...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-25-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 5,656
Posted By Selden Ball
In other words, the 110W rating is the *maximum*...

In other words, the 110W rating is the *maximum* power you should use to drive the speakers. More will damage them and deafen you. At comfortable sound levels you'll be driving them with less than...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-25-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,383
Posted By Selden Ball
In most rooms the subwoofer(s) have to be placed...

In most rooms the subwoofer(s) have to be placed in the room so that the base nulls and peaks are not at the primary listening position. These subwoofer locations seldom are at the same locations as...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-24-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 76
Posted By Selden Ball
In gaming, "lag" = "delay," not "out of sync." ...

In gaming, "lag" = "delay," not "out of sync." Lip sync, auto or otherwise, is irrelevant, except that it has to be disabled in order to minimize delays.

Audio and video lag can be a serious...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-24-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 498
Posted By Selden Ball
Instructions for creating your own copy of the...

Instructions for creating your own copy of the Atmos demo disc are available at...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-24-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 1,671
Views: 113,431
Posted By Selden Ball
FWIW, AVR Audio Guard...

FWIW, AVR Audio Guard (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/26-home-theater-computers/1317491-silent-stream-bug.html) (a Windows utility) includes an HDMI reset option.
Forum: HDTV Programming   02-24-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 468
Views: 15,544
Posted By Selden Ball
For all we know, she might have been blind in...

For all we know, she might have been blind in that eye.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-24-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 838
Views: 68,524
Posted By Selden Ball
My understanding is that it's strictly an upgrade...

My understanding is that it's strictly an upgrade to the HDMI circuit board. Adding more channels would require a more extensive overhaul, which I doubt could be as inexpensive (free in the US) as...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-24-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 12,603
Views: 733,307
Posted By Selden Ball
DisplayPort on laptop via passive adapter to HDMI...

DisplayPort on laptop via passive adapter to HDMI on AVR.

Edited to add:


I don't think he mentioned, but certainly it can be very difficult to get access to the back panel in some...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-24-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 161
Posted By Selden Ball
If you haven't recently, you might review the...

If you haven't recently, you might review the Audyssey 101 and FAQ (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/90-receivers-amps-processors/795421-official-audyssey-thread-faq-post-51779-a-1726.html#faqtop) since...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-23-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 17,831
Views: 2,101,590
Posted By Selden Ball
Vizio must have several different 54" soundbars....

Vizio must have several different 54" soundbars. Exactly what model do you have? The one I found directly supports both DTS-HD MA and Dolby TrueHD -- model S5430-C2. It decodes the audio into high...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-23-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 3,409
Views: 135,527
Posted By Selden Ball
There are two very common causes of hum: 1)...

There are two very common causes of hum:

1) Try plugging all of your A/V equipment into the same power outlet/power strip.
In the US, most homes have two phases of incoming power, and different...
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