Originally Posted by Micarina
We are waiting for that. Hope to see it soon.
Meanwhile, the one and only review for Elite 7.2 on amazon looks really promising. Cant wait to see more reviews coming.
Hey, there. I can give you a broadcast engineers experience with the Elite 7.2.
My system after a long complicated install due to bad cables after pulling in walls adding to confusion of finding settings for my devices and a complication of turning CEC on during system setup, consists of a Samsung 82MU8000 tv connected via ARC. Comcast Xfinity X1 HD DVR, Samsung UBD-8500 UHD player and an Apple TV 4K (ATV4K) connected to the HDMI inputs of the sound bar. I won’t comment on the tv as it’s just a standard for video comparison. Starting with the best, nothing compares to a UHD disk. I won’t have a DTS:X disk until the 22nd but Guardians 2 has a choice of Dolby Plus and Atmos. Plus sounded very good, but the Atmos, as I understand it, it backwards converts to Dolby True Audio which was amazing. Our newest local cinema is a Flix Brewhouse, so my mind may be cloudy but this system made me feel as though I was in the theater. It duplicates the sound that well. Frequency response had highs and all the bass you could want. Vocals stand out somehow without seeming like yelling or just sounding too loud. And of course, the video is super. So for audio and video, UHD disk is win-win. Also easiest to set up with the sound bar. Next in line, since we are talking audio, is Comcast. Being only 5.1 of course, the surround and frequency response is as good as the source, and of course varies channel to channel. But you can get some really good audio from Comcast on this sound bar. Video, well, it’s HD cable. So it’s a win Audio, lose video. There are some tricky settings in the X1 box that can add to other tricky settings in other devices and get multiplied by bad cables. Trust me. Finally the ATV4K. Picture better than Comcast, to be expected. You’ve probably read other comments on video output settings and upcoming TVOS upgrade. Not part of this opinion piece. Audio.... well, don’t buy one for the audio. More tricky setup settings. The most obnoxious is the output selection: stereo, 5.1 or “let Apple decide best sound for you”. So I let Apple decide, and started to watch Wonder Woman. Wondering man realized Apple thinks stereo is best for me and wondered “why?”. Let half the movie play to see if it would change to surround and it didn’t. Increasingly frustrated (and very very pissed) I changed output to 5.1 and heard all the surround. Great! It’s 1999 again! There was good bass and midrange in both modes, not many highs. Reminded me of listening to XM overly compressed radio. My internet tests 98 meg, BTW, so it’s not limited bandwidth. But that’s Apple, not the sound bar. I would say ATV4K just passes in video, loses in audio. You may want to get a streaming device that will pass 7.1 audio to this sound bar. That’s my systems listening experience. Your mileage may vary. Overall, I strongly recommend the Nakamichi. It really does feel like a theater and I haven’t heard DTS:X yet.
As far as setup, I strongly suggest you don’t enable CEC links until everything has been working a couple days. Things go to sleep or get turned off and turn off other things. When you have settings problems you are trying to solve, that doesn’t help. If you have cable problems too, it gets very tiresome. My DVR was blinking about every ten minutes, for example. Ruined HDMI cable pulling it thru wall, no visible sign of damage. Luckily they are cheap. In general, remember you want bitstream video and 16 bit audio settings on your devices. Stay away from PCM. it’s not compatible. If you get a device into a mode where it won’t display or play, plug it directly into the tv which is more forgiving and eliminates many possible causes of failure. Straighten it out then move it back to the sound bar.
By the way, the remote control does have weird lag and tight aiming requirements. I think they should be replaced with ones having stronger LEDs. I did buy 50’ speaker cables from Amazon (Radio Shack RCA M-M $5.99) due to room shape. Finally, when your unit comes you may have to do a software upgrade. I was apprehensive because instructions on line are complicated and mixed the new bars with the old and wrong reference file names. Downloading was easy, expanding the .rar file easy and the actual updating from the usb drive stick was simple. BTW, the file is only a couple of megabytes so just dig that old one out of the drawer. It has to be a FAT 32 format so if you have a 2gig or larger it’s probably already formatted that way.
Enjoy your labor now, until they change the systems again.