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Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   07-25-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By skriefal
The Lepai is an interesting option. But there's...

The Lepai is an interesting option. But there's a reason that it's so cheap -- low build quality and low power (the 15W power rating is over-stated). Also, I believe the USB input is limited to...
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   07-25-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By skriefal
If those are the only connectors on the back of...

If those are the only connectors on the back of your shelf system, then no... you cannot use those to connect a new source to the system. You need a separate set of "RCA" inputs (or digital inputs)....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-24-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 664
Posted By skriefal
Will these units be able to route a digital audio...

Will these units be able to route a digital audio signal to the zone 2 analog pre-outs? (Primarily interested in the X4100W.)

When using 'Front B' mode to allow for use of a second set of front...
Forum: Community News & Polls   07-23-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,407
Posted By skriefal
Guess I should provide my own input to the poll...

Guess I should provide my own input to the poll question. I use Centurylink DSL at 40Mbps down, 5Mbps up. The limit is supposed to be 250GB/month, which I've never hit (I do only light video...
Forum: Community News & Polls   07-23-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,407
Posted By skriefal
Correction: there was a bottleneck somewhere. ...

Correction: there was a bottleneck somewhere. Could have been your ISP throttling or the server throttling. Could even have been a problem elsewhere on the path between you and the server (i.e. not...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   07-21-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 621
Posted By skriefal
An earlier version of the Musical Fidelity (the...

An earlier version of the Musical Fidelity (the V-LPS) was measured by a German audio magazine at slightly less than 80 pF IIRC. The current version is probably similar. Official specs from the...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-20-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 4,195
Views: 313,811
Posted By skriefal
I'm at Color = 53, Brightness = 50, Warm2, Live...

I'm at Color = 53, Brightness = 50, Warm2, Live Color = Low, Black Corrector = Low, Adv. Contrast = Low. I do think it's more accurate with Live Color set to Off, even though that's not where I...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-20-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 3,746
Views: 380,629
Posted By skriefal
I was asking for much the same reason. I'm...

I was asking for much the same reason. I'm currently using Dish Network, which had a much better picture than Comcast the last time I was able to compare (a number of years ago). Comcast's...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-19-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 3,746
Views: 380,629
Posted By skriefal
What is Comcast doing locally for the HD...

What is Comcast doing locally for the HD channels? Is it still overcompressed MPEG-2, or have they finally moved into the 21st century?
Forum: Community News & Polls   07-19-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,407
Posted By skriefal
Certainly an ISP can throttle or filter traffic...

Certainly an ISP can throttle or filter traffic based on type, destination, etc. That doesn't prove that they are doing so in any specific scenario. The Internet is a large place and traffic passes...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-19-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 4,195
Views: 313,811
Posted By skriefal
I agree with you. My preference is for an...

I agree with you. My preference is for an accurate picture. White whites (not bluish), black blacks (not purplish or greenish), accurate skin tones, grass that looks like real grass, sky shots that...
Forum: Community News & Polls   07-18-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,407
Posted By skriefal
You can't know that your ISP was throttling...

You can't know that your ISP was throttling anything. Things aren't that simple. It's much more likely that the server was doing the throttling, or that there was no deliberate throttling but...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-17-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 1,005
Views: 65,453
Posted By skriefal
No. The reason for not adding HDCP 2.2 support...

No. The reason for not adding HDCP 2.2 support is that the chipsets used by Denon, Onkyo, and others aren't yet ready to support both HDMI 2.0 and full-bandwidth HDCP 2.2 from a single-chip...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-17-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 1,005
Views: 65,453
Posted By skriefal
That's what I meant, of course, but didn't...

That's what I meant, of course, but didn't describe it thoroughly. Thanks for the clarification!
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-17-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 1,005
Views: 65,453
Posted By skriefal
An HDCP 2.2 source device won't (shouldn't) work...

An HDCP 2.2 source device won't (shouldn't) work with an AVR or TV that doesn't support HDCP 2.2, assuming that the source actually enables HDCP 2.2 on the output. But an HDCP 2.0 or 1.x device...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-11-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 1,733
Views: 103,975
Posted By skriefal
All manufacturers of HDMI-equipped components...

All manufacturers of HDMI-equipped components have these problems, but they may occur only with certain combinations of source/AVR/display. HDMI and HDCP are imperfect protocols. Don't assume that...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   07-09-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 385
Posted By skriefal
LPs will usually be lower in volume than other...

LPs will usually be lower in volume than other sources. That's just how it is. Turn up the volume knob to compensate. It won't hurt anything to do so.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-08-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 4,195
Views: 313,811
Posted By skriefal
Adjust the settings from one of the other apps --...

Adjust the settings from one of the other apps -- Amazon, Hulu, Youtube, etc. Those same settings should then be used by the Netflix app.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-07-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 158
Posted By skriefal
Yup, with emphasis on "non-shorted". Make sure...

Yup, with emphasis on "non-shorted". Make sure that the positive and negative ends of the wire at the speaker end do not touch each other. If they do then your amp will shut down (hopefully without...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-07-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 1,005
Views: 65,453
Posted By skriefal
The X1000's HDMI inputs are HDMI 1.4. It has...

The X1000's HDMI inputs are HDMI 1.4. It has zero HDMI 2.0 inputs.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-06-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 1,005
Views: 65,453
Posted By skriefal
Nah. Most likely explanation is that they...

Nah. Most likely explanation is that they believe -- probably correctly -- that they can charge more for a product that was made in Japan. Regardless of whether it is or is not of higher quality. ...
Forum: Speakers   07-06-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 172
Posted By skriefal
The soundbar will need to be positioned farther...

The soundbar will need to be positioned farther forward and up, which means that it likely will not be able to attach to the screw points on that mount. You'll probably need to "jerry-rig"...
Forum: Speakers   07-06-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 172
Posted By skriefal
If your realtor won't replace the TV, check with...

If your realtor won't replace the TV, check with your homeowner's / renter's insurance.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-03-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 4,195
Views: 313,811
Posted By skriefal
Network services such as Plex or other DLNA...

Network services such as Plex or other DLNA sources do not seem to be considered as "inputs". They are merely devices that you can access. Isn't semantics wonderful.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-03-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 4,195
Views: 313,811
Posted By skriefal
I don't think so. The Home > Settings > Channels...

I don't think so. The Home > Settings > Channels & Inputs > Manage Inputs settings affect what you see when you use the INPUT button at the upper left of the remote control. They seem to have no...
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