Originally Posted by HellBoundSinner
I just got my Nakamichi Shockwafe 7.2 Elite. First thing I did was update the firmware to FW32. It updated successfully and then I proceeded to hook everything up. I am using HDMI ARC and my Blu-Ray, Nvidia Shield, and my PC are hooked up to HDMI 2,3,4.
A couple of things to note. For some reason when I switch to my Samsung Blu-Ray, the video and audio will cut out periodically. I am using the bluerigger hdmi high speed cables. Not sure what would be causing the cut out just on that...i guess it could be ARC. Just wondering too about what settings everyone is using? I have a small room. I'm still confused about the Direct and Neural X...when I press direct on the remote all I get is dolby surround, dolby upmix and native. I know Neural is just for DTS but wondering how do I access that. Just wondering if I can tweak anything settings wise and just seeing what others are using to get peak performance from this beast. I love this system!!!
Neural X will only work on DTS sound format post 2.1 update. On the 2.1 you could upmix everything to neural x.
As I understand it the reason neural x was so highly praised is that it is basically a pseudo DTS:X which is the atmos competitor with object based surround. Since most tv shows, movies are encoded with some form of dolby sound- atmos, dolby digital, etc you could basically upmix everything to a pseudo DTS:X and it sounded very very good. On firmware 3.2 Naka was forced by dolby to stop upmixing dolby content to neural X. So if the movie or tv show doesn't have atmos encoding, but some other form of dolby you can no longer get object based surround upmixing.
Sony 75xZ9D connected to Panasonic UB820 and Nakamichi Shockwafe 7.1 Pro Atmos
Sony 75x940e (Returned :-( bad motion blur)
Sony 75x900e, Sony 75x940d, Sony 55x930d, 55x810c, Sony 55x850c (All retired)
Last edited by joshua goard; 06-12-2019 at 08:30 AM.