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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-16-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By M Code
The Yamaha AVRs are the most reliable... Denon...

The Yamaha AVRs are the most reliable...
Denon has improved their reliability over the last year moving up from 4th to 3rd position.

Just my $0.02... ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-15-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 992
Views: 31,901
Posted By M Code
Pretty simple to figure out.. Audyssey $...

Pretty simple to figure out..
Audyssey $ royalties had gotten too high..
To stay competitive, Onkyo needed to intro Dolby Atmos but this too had addiitional $ royalties, plus more costly DSP...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-13-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,733
Posted By M Code
Hey thanks... Those were great supplements to...

Hey thanks...
Those were great supplements to North Sky's performance axioms..
But to me the best performance upgrade is to power the system using an external gas AC generator. This way the home...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-13-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 100
Posted By M Code
Here is a Denon replacement... $15.99 w/free...

Here is a Denon replacement...
$15.99 w/free shipping on E-Bagger.
...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-13-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,236
Posted By M Code
The RXV475 is HDMI certified, the Samsung display...

The RXV475 is HDMI certified, the Samsung display and Comcast cable box are not...
In our AV install biz we will not sell or install any Samsung HD displays and/or Blu-Ray players due to their lack...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-13-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,733
Posted By M Code
Many thanks to NorthSky.. I did his advised...

Many thanks to NorthSky..
I did his advised performance tips for my Bose loudspeakers...
Now their distortion is inaudible, and sonic definition is superb... :rolleyes:
I was considering an...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-12-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,733
Posted By M Code
Wow... Never knew that...:rolleyes: I am...

Wow...
Never knew that...:rolleyes:
I am going to put my amplifiers on the floor to lower their distortion and shorten the connecting cables..
Can't wait to hear this improvement.. :cool:

...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-10-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 147
Posted By M Code
Sounds like the AVR has a defective power...

Sounds like the AVR has a defective power transformer, that is rattling in its frame/laminations..
Go back and get it exchanged!!


Just my $0.02... ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-10-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 563
Posted By M Code
Here some interesting research about men and why...

Here some interesting research about men and why they prefer Porsches...

http://news.rice.edu/2011/06/16/does-driving-a-porsche-make-a-man-more-desirable-to-women-2/

Just my $0.02... ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-09-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 127
Posted By M Code
Whats the budget?? U can get a Sherwood stereo...

Whats the budget??
U can get a Sherwood stereo receiver for around $120..
Or stepup to a higher quality Harman/Kardon stereo receiver for around $325...


Just my $0.02... ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-08-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By M Code
Here is what is known today... Pioneer showed...

Here is what is known today...
Pioneer showed new AVRs with Atmos in Denver @ the CEDIA Show last month.
How they will be marketed and supported is still unknown..

However note that Pioneer...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-08-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By M Code
The Pioneer home theater division was sold to...

The Pioneer home theater division was sold to Onkyo about 30 days ago......

Just my $0.02... ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-07-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 495
Posted By M Code
Used amplifiers are like used cars... Buyer...

Used amplifiers are like used cars...
Buyer beware...
Did the shipping carton have any damage?
Was there any warranty stated?
If paid by credit card, go back to them and file a complaint/claim.....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-07-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 173
Posted By M Code
$400 budget is not realistic... That is a big...

$400 budget is not realistic...
That is a big space, U will need a higher powered external amplifier..

Just my $0.02... ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-07-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 364
Posted By M Code
Subwoofer trim has been available on the higher...

Subwoofer trim has been available on the higher end Yamaha AVRs for the last 5 years..

Just my $0.02... ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-06-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 36,966
Posted By M Code
The problem is two-fold... Dolby updated their...

The problem is two-fold...
Dolby updated their Dolby Digital Plus encoder specs to be more compatible with tablets and smart phones and is now being used by NetFlix..
New Dolby Digital Plus...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-05-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 162
Posted By M Code
The GTX970 video card is not HDMI certified.. U...

The GTX970 video card is not HDMI certified..
U should get it exchanged with one that is...
The subject Yamaha AVR is certified.

Just my $0.02.. ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-04-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 163
Posted By M Code
Do the Processor RESET... The CPU memory...

Do the Processor RESET...
The CPU memory frequently gets corrupted during a power outage...

Just my $0.02.. ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-03-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 203
Posted By M Code
Best advice is talk to their station engineer.. ...

Best advice is talk to their station engineer..
If no satisfaction/solution.. :mad:
Elevate the complaint to the FCC..
If U are 2 miles from the transmitting tower and still getting bleed through...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-03-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 203
Posted By M Code
U need to find out how the signal is coming in.. ...

U need to find out how the signal is coming in..
1. Through a TV tuner or cable box connection.
2. Through another input cable, such as USB or network.

To check disconnect each respective cable...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-30-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,090
Posted By M Code
Sanjay.. As U know well over the last 20 years...

Sanjay..
As U know well over the last 20 years there has been major competition between Dolby & DTS..
Firstly, for the studios/cinemas and then onward to home theater...
The Blu-Ray bout was...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-28-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,090
Posted By M Code
That adds up to >100%...:rolleyes: Just my...

That adds up to >100%...:rolleyes:

Just my $0.02... ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-28-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,090
Posted By M Code
Numbers come from a proprietary market research...

Numbers come from a proprietary market research study we did for a major AVR brand last October/November/December. Sample size was 12,200 respondents.

Just my $0.02... ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-28-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 186
Posted By M Code
Here is a good comparison of tube rectifiers...

Here is a good comparison of tube rectifiers versus silicon rectifiers..
In the early days, tube rectifiers (such GZ34, 5U4, 5AR4) and selenium rectifiers were all that was available...
As silicon...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-28-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,090
Posted By M Code
Maybe.... But its component cost and associated...

Maybe....
But its component cost and associated $ royalties need to decrease significantly..
It is interesting to share some of the the findings of a recent home theater market study done in the...
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