Originally Posted by Franin
Yep Battle L.A. is certainly fun to watch. I ll have to look into that J river review, thanks.
You know what I use for surrounds and fronts as Demo? Brave. There are scenes on there that really utilise all the speakers well. The detail of the audio is amazing.
Ah, I'm going to be sure to run through Brave and note some demo bookmarks. I do remember being very impressed by its audio presentation, but haven't revisited since I watched it originally, except for last week when I was testing out a track issue for a friend. Thanks for the heads up...I'm always looking for more demos material! These Pixar mixers really know what they're doing.
Originally Posted by MIkeDuke
I just watched Battle LA last night
. It really kicks ass. The Crowson really goes wild with that one. Plus when get media server I will be getting J-River to along with it. It won't be for a while but I still can't wait.
Yesssss, the movie is insane! Razor sharp picture, reference audio, and just a great experience overall. Ah yes, the media server! I'm still looking into that, but I'm thinking I can replicate that experience pretty much 1:1 with a very powerful computer i built in '09....If I can't, then I'll definitely go that route, but it's looking likely that this current comp/server setup will more than suffice. Keep in mind that it's not too early to get Jriver. if/When I shoot for the newer server, I plan to transfer the license.
Originally Posted by audioguy
Curious. I use JRiver as well but run the digital out from my server into my Integra. (Music Only). What is the advantage of running it through your Oppo? Or are you loading movies onto your server? And does JRiver support movies as well?
I run HDMI as one zone and USB as another zone, both into the Oppo 105. The primary reason for this is to gain the benefits of my Crowson Transducers. The only way to get a pure signal to the transducers (ie: untainted by Audyssey) is to do what Craig John and Mike Duke do and run the signal from the Oppo's analog SW output to the transducers' dedicated amplifier. Yes I am indeed going to start using it for movies. I had a couple ripped files to work with, in addition to the demo disc files from Superleo and Scubasteve, and the picture is absolutely outstanding. The only issue is I may need to upgrade my hardware, as my current hardware doesn't support Dolby DTS-HD Master Audio or Dolby TruHD. I'm using this 98% music, 2%movies currently, but I can absolutely see myself going with this for movies eventually. The JRemote iPad app is sick, and I have a plug-and-play USB IR receiver on the way so I can control it using my Harmony 900 remote. I know the Music Vault is your primary source, but if you have any computers with video files, it's certainly worth a shot. How do you control Jriver now? JRemote? or Gizmo? Another route?