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post #1351 of 1491
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Originally Posted by cwilson View Post

As I've posted before, the sound is fine on my system and on those of many others. I have no idea why it isn't so good on yours and some others.

I point out that I hear it in "native DD5.1", not 2-channel stereo upmixed/matrixed or any other processing to boost the center channel. This is not artificially produced/processed surround-sound to reach all speakers artificially. It's the untouched decoded DD5.1 fed to the discrete channels as intended by the broadcaster, as fed that way to my AVR.

The C channel in the DD5.1 feed is plain and simple too low, with respect to L/R. VU meters for each channel tell the truth.
post #1352 of 1491
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Originally Posted by Maltby View Post

Hey, unlike some others here, I haven't posted how much I loved the new judges, how much better it is without Simon, how good the ratings are etc etc. I wanted more criticism, you sound like you would have been happy, in the interest of fairness, with no criticism at all.

No, if they would just tell Scotty he sucks I would be happy. I just don't see how they criticize Haley and then some dork that looks like George Bush and Alfred E. Newman did it comes out and does gymnastics with his eyebrows and holds the mic like a piccolo and sings one note and sings some boring song and can do no wrong. I'm pretty sure Simon would have destroyed some of his "performances".
post #1353 of 1491
That's classic, Baum.
post #1354 of 1491
It's not an insult to country music to say Scotty sucks. It's an insult to country music to say that based on the crap he's done on Idol that he'd fit right in.
post #1355 of 1491
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Originally Posted by DSperber View Post

I point out that I hear it in "native DD5.1", not 2-channel stereo upmixed/matrixed or any other processing to boost the center channel. This is not artificially produced/processed surround-sound to reach all speakers artificially. It's the untouched decoded DD5.1 fed to the discrete channels as intended by the broadcaster, as fed that way to my AVR.

The C channel in the DD5.1 feed is plain and simple too low, with respect to L/R. VU meters for each channel tell the truth.

I listen in STRAIGHT (5.1 in = 5.1 out) mode and have found no such problem. Not saying that the problem isn't real for you, just that it doesn't exist for me.
post #1356 of 1491
Thread Starter 
This thread is full of hate
post #1357 of 1491
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Originally Posted by kevinivey View Post

This thread is full of hate

Controversy = popularity.

I'm guessing that there was a plan.
post #1358 of 1491
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Originally Posted by kevinivey View Post

This thread is full of hate

Just like the hate for Randy and his "dogisms?"

Just like the hate for a lackluster group of finalists?

Just like the hate for Paula Abdul and her ability to say nothing in 45 seconds?

Just like the hate for the way Seacrest "Out" would have his talent utilized to its best extent by having him drag out the elimination announcements?

Just like the hate for Simon Cowell for being too blunt and mean?

Just like the hate for those group sings?

Just like the hate for Sanjaya, etc., for not being viable contestants and not being serious enough?

Just like the hate for not placing enough emphasis on the good singers in the early rounds?

Just like the hate for not placing enough emphasis on the bad singers in the early rounds?

Just like the hate for those singers who "make the song their own" only to have it revealed later that it was a blatant copy of another version?

Just like the hate for all those guest judges who had nothing to say?

Just like the hate for Ellen, who had nothing to say, and Kara, who had too much to say?

Just like the hate for the house band and the bland pop arrangements?

Just like the hate for the forgettable songs written especially for the finalists to sing?

I guess it's a good thing that none of the "hate" from seasons 1-9 was rehashed in this thread.
post #1359 of 1491
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Originally Posted by DSperber View Post

I point out that I hear it in "native DD5.1", not 2-channel stereo upmixed/matrixed or any other processing to boost the center channel. This is not artificially produced/processed surround-sound to reach all speakers artificially. It's the untouched decoded DD5.1 fed to the discrete channels as intended by the broadcaster, as fed that way to my AVR.

The C channel in the DD5.1 feed is plain and simple too low, with respect to L/R. VU meters for each channel tell the truth.

It's very common for multichannel recordings - SACD and DVD-Audio - to have the center channel at low levels. Personally I think that's a bad thing and probably done because most people's center speaker isn't as good as their front right and left. But given a good sound system, like mine is, you want stuff from stage center to mostly come out of the front center speaker, for sound stability. Regardless, aside from directionality, there's no reason a mix with low center levels can't sound just as good.

In my case, my AVR is set to automatically select the processing mode or direct. It does end up at ProLogic 2, which I discovered when I checked, and the end result is that the front right and left are low and most of the sound is from the front center. Since it's always sounded fine, I never felt the need to experiment, but I will play around tonight to see if I can get the direct 5.1 feed.
post #1360 of 1491
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"American Idol" finalist Lauren Alaina has reportedly lost her voice and may not be able to compete in the finale Tuesday, according to TMZ.com.

Read more: http://extratv.warnerbros.com/2011/0...#ixzz1NJgmXx00

Alaina -- who has been losing her voice -- was supposed to sing three songs, but struggled and couldn't finish her third song. TMZ says a doctor on the set has ordered Lauren not to sing or speak, but there is a "real possibility" she will not be able to perform on tonight's show.

If the singer can't sing, producers will reinstate the third place finisher, Haley Reinhart, who will then compete against Scotty McCreery for the title.

UPDATE: "Extra" has learned from a source close to production that Alaina has lost her voice and is currently getting medical treatment. Producers won't know until minutes before showtime if Lauren can perform. Haley Reinhart is onstage rehearsing. FOX has no comment.

Read more: http://extratv.warnerbros.com/2011/0...#ixzz1NJgeiVYf

Fox is s**** bricks right now. McCreery is GUARANTEED the win if Reinhart goes; people will say it's unfair and surely it'll be the most lopsided result ever...

Edit: pfft, now hear it's a rumour (despite a big pile of blogs posting it). I was kinda hoping it was true, at least bring some drama to a horrific season.
post #1361 of 1491
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Originally Posted by Mentalist5.1 View Post

Edit: pfft, now hear it's a rumour (despite a big pile of blogs posting it). I was kinda hoping it was true, at least bring some drama to a horrific season.

More fake drama from Idol's producers.

At least they didn't credit Ryan Seacrest with curing her so she could perform tonight.
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post #1363 of 1491
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Originally Posted by Shedrock View Post

More fake drama from Idol's producers.

At least they didn't credit Ryan Seacrest with curing her so she could perform tonight.

Well her voice did sound beat to hell in that first song... granted I haven't been watching since the top 12 so I don't know if it's been like that in recent weeks.

Thoughts on the lack of judges? Yes what they say is useless, but now it's just Ryan Seacrest, commercials, and teenage karaoke.
post #1364 of 1491
He lost round 2 as well.
post #1365 of 1491
My neighbors dog howling at the moon sounds better than these two country bumpkins.
post #1366 of 1491
I agree, Mr Newman lost round 2 as well.
post #1367 of 1491
I know you dumped all your money into Terra Nova, but could FOX at least put some batteries in the dude's microphone? LMAO
post #1368 of 1491
The audio is great tonight. You can actually hear the strengths and shortcomings in the voices. Including the autotune on whoever that is onstage right now. Those who were complaining about the light center channel should be happy tonight.
post #1369 of 1491
Center's still light for me but it does sound surprisingly good.
post #1370 of 1491
Lauren wins based on that, but I still can't call myself a fan of either of them.
post #1371 of 1491
I really miss Haley.
Not the most interesting show tonight.
I like both Scotty and Lauren and whoever wins it - well fine. I keep forgetting which one I bet on so I guess I'm over it for the season.
Did I say I miss Haley?
post #1372 of 1491
I haven't watched the show yet but I am always anxious to see what Scotty will do next. He is so versatile and is willing to step out of his comfort zone and really push the limits. IN IT TO WIN IT.
post #1373 of 1491
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Originally Posted by squeakybirnbaum View Post

I haven't watched the show yet but I am always anxious to see what Scotty will do next. He is so versatile and is willing to step out of his comfort zone and really push the limits. IN IT TO WIN IT.

Huh? I like Scotty too, but I can't agree with this.
post #1374 of 1491
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Originally Posted by Gmichael2 View Post
Huh? I like Scotty too, but I can't agree with this.
"Can't agree" is an understatement! There has never been an AI finalist who played it safer.
post #1375 of 1491
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Originally Posted by squeakybirnbaum View Post
I haven't watched the show yet but I am always anxious to see what Scotty will do next. He is so versatile and is willing to step out of his comfort zone and really push the limits. IN IT TO WIN IT.
You and I are most definitely watching two different shows on two different planets ..
post #1376 of 1491
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Originally Posted by Viventis View Post
"Can't agree" is an understatement! There has never been an AI finalist who played it safer.
I can agree with this.

I miss Haley.
post #1377 of 1491
Hey Squeaky, I caught your sarcasm.
post #1378 of 1491
If "in it to win it" were a drinking game, I'd need a liver transplant.
post #1379 of 1491
I thought Scotty's single song was boring. Lauren's was good.

Unfortunately, Scotty wins easily. (per dialidol)
post #1380 of 1491
Dial idol has its prediction up if anyone is interested. They have not been wrong when it is the final 2 yet, so be warned.
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