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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-03-2015, 02:37 PM
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Posted By batpig
Apple has not licensed Airplay video streaming to...

Apple has not licensed Airplay video streaming to any non-Apple devices AFAIK.

Also in general receivers don't do video streaming. So even leaving aside the Apple stuff it's audio-only for...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-03-2015, 10:31 AM
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Posted By batpig
Yes, the "basics" commands like power on/off,...

Yes, the "basics" commands like power on/off, volume up/down etc. are not going to be any different. So the newer remote control should still work. A lot of the input commands will probably work...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-03-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 27,335
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Posted By batpig
Yes, Michael Bay knows how to expose the limits...

Yes, Michael Bay knows how to expose the limits of your subwoofer(s) and uncover strange resonances in your room :)

So far in my new house I've (thankfully) had very few complaints about noise...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-03-2015, 10:22 AM
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Posted By batpig
Super cool. Let's hope this ushers in a wave of...

Super cool. Let's hope this ushers in a wave of "restorations" of great, older movies with remastered soundtracks utilizing object audio.

As we've seen with John Wick the fact that these films...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-03-2015, 09:45 AM
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Posted By batpig
Yes that's a good one. Another would be the...

Yes that's a good one. Another would be the opening scene of TF:AoE when the spaceships fly overhead from back to front.

Any other good "powerful" overhead pans from the limited library of...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-03-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 11,481
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Posted By batpig
No that won't work because the internal tones...

No that won't work because the internal tones mute/override any external audio.

What you could do instead is use the browser interface from a laptop or tablet and tweak levels that way while...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-03-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 613
Views: 28,471
Posted By batpig
At the beginning of this thread are comparisons...

At the beginning of this thread are comparisons between models as well as last year vs this year. Basically if you don't care about 4k or the new DTS immersive audio format you don't have to get this...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-03-2015, 07:43 AM
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Posted By batpig
The Pod-race scene wouldn't really be relevant in...

The Pod-race scene wouldn't really be relevant in hearing differences in the overheads. DSU is not matrixing deep bass up top.

The only time you would have a chance IMO of hearing a difference...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-02-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 1,892
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Posted By batpig
What you say is also theoretically true for Atmos...

What you say is also theoretically true for Atmos or any other object audio setup.

But without the height speakers (i.e. a standard 5.1 or 7.1 setup) you will just got the base "channel" mix,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-02-2015, 02:06 PM
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Posted By batpig
Unfortunately DSU cannot upmix to a single SBack...

Unfortunately DSU cannot upmix to a single SBack speaker. Can you not add another speaker back there?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-02-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 1,892
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Posted By batpig
A couple of things you are missing: 1. Only...

A couple of things you are missing:

1. Only one of the two USB ports can be active. There is a setting in the menu which switches between the two.

2. The USB and network inputs are connected...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-31-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 5,376
Views: 304,636
Posted By batpig
Before I address your post! I must point out not...

Before I address your post! I must point out not really liking someone calling me and or referring to me as crazy! Its not necessary to get your point across and as we are encouraged to take the high...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-31-2015, 08:13 PM
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Posted By batpig
You should watch that great video I posted above....

You should watch that great video I posted above. You will learn a bunch about HDMI.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-31-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 5,376
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Posted By batpig
OK, fair point. I will admit I ass-u-med that it...

OK, fair point. I will admit I ass-u-med that it was a mega bucks exotic cable. A hundred bucks for something which is solidly designed and reduces signal attenuation (which is discussed in the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-31-2015, 02:52 PM
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Posted By batpig
Since this is topical... they do actually discuss...

Since this is topical... they do actually discuss jitter and how it COULD potentially lead to audible artifacts with extremely long runs and/or high bandwidth signals. So I could get that. But it...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-31-2015, 02:49 PM
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Posted By batpig
I was actually referring to audiofan1, who seemed...

I was actually referring to audiofan1, who seemed to be implying that he heard tonal differences between different brands/types of HDMI cables. Which is nonsense.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-31-2015, 02:14 PM
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Posted By batpig
OK now we're getting into crazy land. If you...

OK now we're getting into crazy land. If you want to make an argument about jitter reduction, fine, I could MAYBE see that being audible under extreme situations... but "analog tone" from an HDMI...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-30-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 27,335
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Posted By batpig
Yes, you can use any old speaker and point it up...

Yes, you can use any old speaker and point it up at the ceiling to bounce sound and create a "virtual" overhead effect. That's what the "official" Dolby-enabled speakers do, with some proprietary...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-30-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 653
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Posted By batpig
Now you two is gettin' all cray-cray. I think...

Now you two is gettin' all cray-cray. I think I've got enough variables to account for already :)

I'm not sure how well that would work out. The speaker on top isn't a "true" bipole/dipole with...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-30-2015, 02:06 PM
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Posted By batpig
Also to add to this -- reps from Trinnov (Curt I...

Also to add to this -- reps from Trinnov (Curt I think?) have confirmed here on AVS that even Trinnov has to use the standard Dolby rendering angle assumptions for home Atmos. Even though they have...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-30-2015, 02:03 PM
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Posted By batpig
I think you get a plaque that says that when you...

I think you get a plaque that says that when you take a few cinema courses ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-30-2015, 10:30 AM
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Posted By batpig
What RC software are you using to set delays and...

What RC software are you using to set delays and corrections, and how well does it work with dual surrounds on a single channel?[/QUOTE]

Notice the wire bypassing the speaker on top? I'm not...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-30-2015, 10:26 AM
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Posted By batpig
Thanks... yeah, they use bipoles in a couple of...

Thanks... yeah, they use bipoles in a couple of their installations for ceiling speakers, which reinforces my view that if you really want/need wide-dispersion, you can't beat bipoles.
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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-30-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 27,335
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Posted By batpig
If you read his post history it's a whole bunch...

If you read his post history it's a whole bunch of doozy. There's clearly a big axe to grind....

I find people who are emotionally attached to codecs to be both baffling and highly amusing.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-29-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 27,335
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Posted By batpig
Nothing on the horizon. You may be waiting for a...

Nothing on the horizon. You may be waiting for a while.

Not even sure it is a safe assumption that there will be some "2nd gen" Atmos coming at any point in the near future.
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