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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-04-2016, 12:11 PM
Replies: 4,454
Views: 147,817
Posted By Franchot
Wondering if the Yamaha 3060 will be an...

Wondering if the Yamaha 3060 will be an all-inclusive 11 amp receiver...

Anyone want to venture a guess?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-27-2016, 08:52 PM
Replies: 4,454
Views: 147,817
Posted By Franchot
Yes. That's my understanding as well. I believe...

Yes. That's my understanding as well. I believe it's the manual somewhere...

Maybe it will work with DTS:X ? Remains to be seen, but not too optimistic on that.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-27-2016, 08:40 PM
Replies: 38,059
Views: 1,553,467
Posted By Franchot
Yup. Absolutely. I only rent blu rays. My blu...

Yup. Absolutely. I only rent blu rays. My blu ray rental of Age of Adaline from Netflix was stripped of Atmos as was John Wick and Sicario. And I was expecting them to have it. I ended up buying...
Forum: Latest Industry News   01-27-2016, 08:26 PM
Replies: 2,906
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Posted By Franchot
I have a feeling that this is going to be another...

I have a feeling that this is going to be another Star Wars: The Force Awakens -- much ado and hype about something we've already experienced, namely Dolby Atmos.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-27-2016, 01:58 PM
Replies: 38,059
Views: 1,553,467
Posted By Franchot
Maybe you and I are treated to variations in...

Maybe you and I are treated to variations in Netflix's service, but three Dolby Atmos movies I received from them had no Dolby Atmos... :mad: They had 5.1 Dolby Digital.

John Wick
Age of Adaline...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-27-2016, 11:39 AM
Replies: 4,454
Views: 147,817
Posted By Franchot
Select "Dolby Surround" as your sound field. It...

Select "Dolby Surround" as your sound field. It will use the Dolby Surround Upmixer (Atmos) for your discs whether they are Atmos movies or not.

(For Atmos encoded movies, you can use Dolby...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-26-2016, 10:42 PM
Replies: 4,454
Views: 147,817
Posted By Franchot
Feel free to ask any questions. I'm running...

Feel free to ask any questions.

I'm running a 5.1.4 setup with Dolby enabled speakers. All bookshelf speakers because I have a large collection of 5.1 SACD music discs which seem to sound best...
Forum: Latest Industry News   01-26-2016, 07:56 PM
Replies: 2,906
Views: 151,848
Posted By Franchot
Cool. Update and start posting, you 7200 owners....

Cool. Update and start posting, you 7200 owners. We've only been waiting about a year to hear if the holy grail is here.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-25-2016, 07:07 PM
Replies: 4,454
Views: 147,817
Posted By Franchot
I've been using a sound meter for years and...

I've been using a sound meter for years and years. After giving the benefit of the doubt to YPAO for several months, I just wasn't satisfied with its final results...again...and again...and again......
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-24-2016, 11:32 PM
Replies: 4,454
Views: 147,817
Posted By Franchot
Yeah, YPAO has been hit and miss with me, also. ...

Yeah, YPAO has been hit and miss with me, also. And I'm running a 2050. Single pass and multi-pass I get different readings. Sometimes with little variation in dBs and other times with big...
Forum: Speakers   01-19-2016, 12:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 105
Posted By Franchot
The frequency response of the Andrew Jones...

The frequency response of the Andrew Jones modules are 180 Hz to 20 kHz so you're not gaining anything by switching over to that brand of Dolby Atmos modules. (I would think that the A60s are very...
Forum: 3D Content   01-14-2016, 01:30 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 929
Posted By Franchot
^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Yes. Something about this title...

^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Yes. Something about this title causes just doesn't jive with some displays. I've got literally close to 200 3D titles and the vast majority do not have this degree of ghosting. You...
Forum: 3D Content   01-09-2016, 02:40 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 929
Posted By Franchot
I watched it tonight on my Panny 65" plasma with...

I watched it tonight on my Panny 65" plasma with active 3D and (like you) I noticed lots of ghosting while watching the film. (I even made a mention of this to my wife, but not being a video snob...
Forum: Headphones   01-06-2016, 01:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 102
Posted By Franchot
Out of those four choices with comfort being a...

Out of those four choices with comfort being a critical factor, then I'd go for the Sennheiser HD 700s. And that's not to say that their sound is sub-par compared to the headphones you listed. You...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-19-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 4,454
Views: 147,817
Posted By Franchot
Yup. I want all light sources completely off...

Yup. I want all light sources completely off (except for my TV :)) as my gear sits in front of me inside my TV stand.

I have LightDims, but they're not practical in my case. (Need to be peeled...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-19-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 4,454
Views: 147,817
Posted By Franchot
Well, then that will make at least two of us who...

Well, then that will make at least two of us who have e-mailed Yamaha asking for a firmware fix.

(I e-mailed them for a fix back when I got my Aventage 2010.)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-18-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 4,454
Views: 147,817
Posted By Franchot
It annoys the heck out of me, too. I've had many...

It annoys the heck out of me, too. I've had many receivers through the years (Onkyo, Pioneer, Sherwood, Denon...) and my Yahama beats them all except for this one...annoyance.

So, it's a piece of...
Forum: 3D Content   11-26-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,939
Posted By Franchot
Check out 220-electronics for some good prices on...

Check out 220-electronics for some good prices on region-free 3D players. Currently, their lowest-priced model starts at $130 which is just under the price you would have paid for modding your Sony....
Forum: 3D Content   11-24-2015, 11:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,939
Posted By Franchot
I'm guessing that the vendor does not have a...

I'm guessing that the vendor does not have a liberal return policy...

If you're not going to get a region free player, then put it up for sale on eBay and cut your losses. (Maybe you'll sell it...
Forum: 3D Content   11-24-2015, 11:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 296
Posted By Franchot
Own both and Christmas Carol was more enjoyable...

Own both and Christmas Carol was more enjoyable for me.
Forum: 3D Content   11-19-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 2,502
Views: 75,119
Posted By Franchot
Yes! I'll have my wife spank me tonight! :wink:...

Yes! I'll have my wife spank me tonight! :wink:

No pre-order yet for The Force Awakens, of course. When does it get its first showing in a movie theater...and who gets it first--overseas or the...
Forum: 3D Content   11-19-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 2,502
Views: 75,119
Posted By Franchot
Yes!!!! The Martian! The one I'm looking...

Yes!!!! The Martian!

The one I'm looking forward to the most...but no pre-order yet at Amazon...(just Best Buy.)

Edit: Well what do you know? The Martian gets a pre-order page at Amazon:
...
Forum: 3D Content   11-19-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 2,502
Views: 75,119
Posted By Franchot
Is 3D still in its death throes? This year I...

Is 3D still in its death throes?

This year I added many more 3D movies to my collection:

Jurassic World
Avengers: Age of Ultron
San Andreas
Terminator: Genisys
Inside Out
Home
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-13-2015, 11:41 PM
Replies: 4,454
Views: 147,817
Posted By Franchot
I've had this happen with computers and other...

I've had this happen with computers and other electronics. Always think I'm the idiot who can't get a simple electronic item to function properly when the electronic item is the problem because it's...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-06-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 4,454
Views: 147,817
Posted By Franchot
You can do better on price at Amazon looking at...

You can do better on price at Amazon looking at the "Used" Yamaha 2050s. (Which aren't really used as you'll soon discover.) Check it out.
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