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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-22-2014, 01:18 PM
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Posted By sdurani
That's different from "lossy compression", like...

That's different from "lossy compression", like MP3. Do you understand what "compression" is in the context of audio?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-22-2014, 01:04 PM
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Posted By sdurani
Which compression codec do they use that is lossy?

Which compression codec do they use that is lossy?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-22-2014, 12:58 PM
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Posted By sdurani
Which is why I said that neither one uses lossy...

Which is why I said that neither one uses lossy compression.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-22-2014, 09:59 AM
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Posted By sdurani
With Van Baelen's comments, you have to be...

With Van Baelen's comments, you have to be careful about separating fact from fiction (to put it kindly). As far as I know, neither Atmos nor Auro use lossy compression on Blu-ray. In the Audioholics...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   09-21-2014, 12:36 PM
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Views: 1,662
Posted By sdurani
Anyone playing this disc on legacy gear is still...

Anyone playing this disc on legacy gear is still testing something Atmos related: backwards compatibility. That's what Dolby promised and it is good to see that there were no playback glitches.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-21-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 148
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Posted By sdurani
No, his subjective hearing doesn't give him the...

No, his subjective hearing doesn't give him the license to fabricate objective reality. He claimed "Dolby True HD is not 100% lossless", which contrary to the facts. TrueHD doesn't have the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-21-2014, 11:44 AM
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Posted By sdurani
The fact that Trinnov can do positional rendering...

The fact that Trinnov can do positional rendering on a first generation Atmos product proves that the capability was carried over from the commercial version of Atmos to the consumer version. As...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-21-2014, 10:54 AM
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Posted By sdurani
Skimming the first page of the interview, another...

Skimming the first page of the interview, another one caught my eye:

"DTS on the other hand claims that their MDA object-based technology is ‘speaker layout agnostic,’ which sounds very...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-21-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 4,056
Posted By sdurani
I'll have to look through the article again, but...

I'll have to look through the article again, but here's one obvious fabrication:

"Even Dolby True HD is not 100% lossless... when sounds become very dense with many high frequencies, I know...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   09-20-2014, 12:12 PM
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Posted By sdurani
Your room will have lots of peaks & dips in the...

Your room will have lots of peaks & dips in the frequency response along its length and width. The ones along the length will all be closest to the same volume level at 1/3rd room divisions. This...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-20-2014, 05:58 AM
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Posted By sdurani
Part of it is being changed. The 3 front channels...

Part of it is being changed. The 3 front channels are left alone (3 channels, 3 speakers, nothing to process). The processing happens in the surround field as the contents of the 2 surround channels...
Forum: Latest Industry News   09-19-2014, 09:03 PM
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Views: 7,630
Posted By sdurani
Some stores release early: ...

Some stores release early:

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=270257&d=1411177983
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-19-2014, 07:32 PM
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Posted By sdurani
5.1 was chosen because there had been theatrical...

5.1 was chosen because there had been theatrical 5.1 mixes since the late '70s.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-19-2014, 07:24 PM
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Posted By sdurani
Unfortunately, he doesn't have an Atmos receiver....

Unfortunately, he doesn't have an Atmos receiver. I just wanted to show what the disc art looks like and that Atmos is mentioned clearly.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-19-2014, 07:15 PM
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Posted By sdurani
One of our local HT group members here in LA just...

One of our local HT group members here in LA just brought this home from his rental shop (blacked out to keep them from getting in trouble).
...
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   09-19-2014, 06:55 PM
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Posted By sdurani
Lucky SOB. ...

Lucky SOB.

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=270257&d=1411177983
Forum: Post Testing Area   09-19-2014, 06:53 PM
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Posted By sdurani
image test

image test
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-19-2014, 04:51 PM
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Posted By sdurani
Then it wouldn't be Auro. Their licensing revenue...

Then it wouldn't be Auro. Their licensing revenue is based on their Octopus encoder/decoder, which folds a 9.1 or 11.1 mix into a 5.1 track using a specific approach. IF the music was delivered on...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-19-2014, 12:37 PM
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Posted By sdurani
Because Dirac just started moving into the...

Because Dirac just started moving into the consumer electronics market.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-19-2014, 12:35 PM
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Posted By sdurani
Lower resolution without the use of compression....

Lower resolution without the use of compression. Like having the height channels as 6-8 bit PCM. Data hasn't been discarded the way MP3 compression does, but it's not the same resolution as 16 or 20...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-19-2014, 12:09 PM
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Posted By sdurani
Then you do the best you can to prevent speakers...

Then you do the best you can to prevent speakers from being distracting to the closest listener AND provide coverage for as many listeners as possible. Some improvement is better than no improvement....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-19-2014, 11:27 AM
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Posted By sdurani
Then you: a) try to have as many listeners as...

Then you: a) try to have as many listeners as possible fall inside the beam, and b) adjust the beam to minimize hot-spotting, which was a common complaint of tops AND surrounds at recent Atmos demos....
Forum: Speakers   09-19-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,275
Posted By sdurani
Again, my point was that Harman does multi-sub...

Again, my point was that Harman does multi-sub optimization differently than most. By your definition they're not doing it "right", since they aren't getting smooth response AND seat to seat...
Forum: Latest Industry News   09-19-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,779
Posted By sdurani
A new feature, like Atmos, isn't necessarily to...

A new feature, like Atmos, isn't necessarily to bring in extra revenue but to keep a product relevant. The product in this case is the Dolby suite of technologies that manufacturers license. Atmos...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-19-2014, 02:08 AM
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Views: 302,152
Posted By sdurani
Energy/intensity trading can reduce the problem....

Energy/intensity trading can reduce the problem. Still isn't something unique to height speakers.
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