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I haven't been here in a while, I love what you have done to the room and can see you are enjoying the new gear. For your NAS, are you ripping physical DVD/Blu-Ray/4K discs to it or do you just start with digital only copies? I would really like to rip all of my movies but don't know what the best software is to do that and I'd like to ensure I get all features on the discs to carry over such as the bonus features, audio commentaries etc.

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I haven't been here in a while, I love what you have done to the room and can see you are enjoying the new gear. For your NAS, are you ripping physical DVD/Blu-Ray/4K discs to it or do you just start with digital only copies? I would really like to rip all of my movies but don't know what the best software is to do that and I'd like to ensure I get all features on the discs to carry over such as the bonus features, audio commentaries etc.
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I'm ripping to ISO from my purchased discs. The challenge at the moment, for UHD, is complete menu support. The closes I see is the Zidoo x9s media player, which does disp;lay menus for a lot of UHD's but not all yet.


For Blu Ray, the Dune or almost any other player will be fine as long as it states Blu Ray menu and iso support
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Wow, I'm so far out of touch on this. So when you say Zidoo x9s and Dune are these software applications that do the ripping or are these simply media players for playing back the files after they have been ripped?

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Wow, I'm so far out of touch on this. So when you say Zidoo x9s and Dune are these software applications that do the ripping or are these simply media players for playing back the files after they have been ripped?
Those are hardware media players

Ripping is done by Anydvd...
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Ah interesting, actually hardware players, so how do they connect to the projector and SSP, USB or HDMI? I assume they must be network enabled in order to grab the movie files from your NAS.

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Ah interesting, actually hardware players, so how do they connect to the projector and SSP, USB or HDMI? I assume they must be network enabled in order to grab the movie files from your NAS.
Yess, HDMI, just like a disc player. My files are stored on a NAS, though most have local storage options as well for more limited capacity requirements.
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Cool. I'll have to check them out. So for the ripping process, is getting this AnyDVD software all that is needed or is other software necessary as well? I assume the software isn't free?

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Cool. I'll have to check them out. So for the ripping process, is getting this AnyDVD software all that is needed or is other software necessary as well? I assume the software isn't free?
For ripping, that's all that's required, and correct, it is not free...
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Gorgeous room/setup, Thrang! Impressive equipment, too. It must rock in there.

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Been a while, as there's not much that's been changed. Did take down the 708's and CI2000 elevation speakers, and installed 4x SCS12 and 2x SCS8 for the tops - they are working out great... no chance to update the first post photos yet, but here are a few showing the new setup:





With some mild EQ and after Trinnov Optimizer was run, they blend in seamlessly with the M2/SCL's - atmospherics are clearly more spacious than the 708's, and deliver great output and dynamics. The 708's are fantastic speakers, but I don't know that in my setup (with the CD quite close to ceiling) that they were the best application for Atmos/DTS:X. With these, the coaxial design puts the CD several inches further from the ceiling so there is likely less reflection interference.
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Very nice HT and room, amazing review your wrote initially about the M2's too, well done! use it in good health

Processor Marantz AV8805 Amps Crown DCI/N x2 CT8150 x1 Speakers JBL PRO M2 x3 708i x4 328c x6 Subs SVS SB16 x2 Screen SI 160 Slate AT 1.2 Projector Epson TW5600 Media Steiger Dynamics Ikon Cables&Chords Wireworld & Belden
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I see you are using two subwoofers located upfront. How do you find the bass in the room with two subwoofers located upfront? Do you get more than enough bass SPL and even response over all the seats?
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I see you are using two subwoofers located upfront. How do you find the bass in the room with two subwoofers located upfront? Do you get more than enough bass SPL and even response over all the seats?
It's relatively uniform across all the seats, though the second seat is the money seat. Both subs are equidistant from the sidewalls and to the center of the seating, and the room is symmetrical, so that, plus some coarse EQ in the DCIn amps and then Trinnov (it is treated as a single sub) seems to provide prodigious and well defined bass.
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It's relatively uniform across all the seats, though the second seat is the money seat. Both subs are equidistant from the sidewalls and to the center of the seating, and the room is symmetrical, so that, plus some coarse EQ in the DCIn amps and then Trinnov (it is treated as a single sub) seems to provide prodigious and well defined bass.
I totally agree with your assessment of the S2S-EX subs. I also have two of these subs upfront with 708i LCR's equidistant form the side walls and they calibrate amazingly well. All I have are two large back wall bass traps along with corner traps.

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