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post #7501 of 7545 Old 07-05-2019, 05:30 AM
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I don’t remember anyone mentioning the movie Us on here, so here it goes. This is written/directed by Jordan Peele, the guy that made Get Out (I enjoyed Us quite a bit more). It’s a rare movie in that it had me completely engaged/entertained at the same time. After it was done I was immediately thinking about what just happened, which led to a fun discussion with the people I watched it with.

As for the HT side of it, the pic was good but what modern movie doesn’t look good, unless it’s some crazy low budget film. The audio was above average as there were a number of impactful directional ques circling around us (still slumming it with regular old 7.1). The music was used nicely throughout and added quite a bit to their scenes as well.

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I am a fan of Jordan Peele's horror/thriller writing.
What makes it more entertaining is knowing his comedy writing as well and knowing that it is coming from the same brain.

I felt Get Out was definitely the better film but really enjoyed Us as well. Just my dos pesos.

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Finally bought an AVR! Got a Denon X4500h! Prepping for surround sound when I move in a few weeks. It's 1am so I didn't run Audyssey yet but I'm interested to see how well it does. It also frees up my A500 so I'm going to run it bridged for a bass shaker I made.
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So by mid July you'll have them broke in enough that we can come over and check them out right

And I second that they do look really purdy!
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haha, Between a fishing trip in a week and an extended 4th of July weekend, work on the house, yeah mid July sounds about right! lol
Its nearly mid July but I am finally ready to show these guys off if anyone wants to take a listen!

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Finally bought an AVR! Got a Denon X4500h! Prepping for surround sound when I move in a few weeks. It's 1am so I didn't run Audyssey yet but I'm interested to see how well it does. It also frees up my A500 so I'm going to run it bridged for a bass shaker I made.
We all do dumb things from time to time: staking a tent on a beach, running audyssey calibrations on the fourth of July. So at least you didn't do what a friend and i did a few years back and try and run audyssey on the night of July 3rd/4th lol. Why did we think that would be ok, lol, BOOM/BANG/POP! SH*T!

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Its nearly mid July but I am finally ready to show these guys off if anyone wants to take a listen!



We all do dumb things from time to time: staking a tent on a beach, running audyssey calibrations on the fourth of July. So at least you didn't do what a friend and i did a few years back and try and run audyssey on the night of July 3rd/4th lol. Why did we think that would be ok, lol, BOOM/BANG/POP! SH*T!
This weekend is full, next week Tuesday/Thursday would work. Or if next weekend is better, I'd be available during the day Saturday or Sunday.

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This weekend is full, next week Tuesday/Thursday would work. Or if next weekend is better, I'd be available during the day Saturday or Sunday.
next weekend works!

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next weekend works!
I’d definitely try to make a daytime demo next weekend, I’d like to check out those speakers!
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I’d definitely try to make a daytime demo next weekend, I’d like to check out those speakers!
sounds like a plan!

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sounds like a plan!
How does 2pm Saturday sound for everyone?
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I can make that work.

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Mitch, can you text me? I lost your contact info in a tragic phone death incident.

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Thanks to @techtvman for hosting on Saturday. I feel terrible that you ran into technical problems. Of course that would happen with a demo. What I heard I liked. We'll definitely have to revisit it when things are back to normal.

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Thanks to @techtvman for hosting on Saturday. I feel terrible that you ran into technical problems. Of course that would happen with a demo. What I heard I liked. We'll definitely have to revisit it when things are back to normal.
Thanks everyone for coming. The technical problems sucked, i wish that wouldn't have happened esp right before our demo but I should have the warranty replacement part on Friday. If anyone's feeling like a revisit you're more than welcome to. Hope you also enjoyed the atmos demos with the 4 overheads.

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Looks like it worked out for me then that I wasn't able to make it...hehe.

Sorry, between a sick cat and having to run to Hiawatha and back between vet visits, I went from a lazy Saturday to absolute chaos...

Here is my story I posted over on the Polk Audio forum...

I proposed to my wife late summer of 2011.
Part of my jokingly corny proposal was, “I should get a new motorcycle and you should get a new husband...”
At the time, I was completely content with my 2000 Ducati Monster M900i.e., named Sofia (She who bites)


But honestly, my soon to be bride actually enjoyed my motorcycle addiction and wanted to join along on my adventures.
Fast forward to January of 2012, we get wed and on our honeymoon we are chatting about what bike I would consider to be the best option for 2 up riding but would still give me a sultry minx of a mistress like Sophia.
After some back and forth, we decided that my next ride would be a 2012 Ducati Multistrada 1200S Touring...dubbed Angelica
We ordered her the following weekend and it is quite literally the newest thing I had ever owned to this point...
I mean she was still in the crate when we were introduced.

Over the next several years, we had many adventures...a good portion of the lower 48 was travelled and we went places...beautiful places...








But the last trip of more than 300 miles and longer than a weekend was in 2015 when we went to Indianapolis for the final MotoGP race there via Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South and North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana and then Illinois and finally back home to Iowa.

Over the last few years, my trips on Angelica have gotten smaller and smaller and my time with her less and less of an adventure.
So recently, I began wondering what next?
To answer that question seemed like kismet.

My buddy Thomas sent me a text asking me if I was still interested in purchasing his bike.
I asked him to give me a few days to think it over and made a few phone calls to potential buyers for my Multistrada.
On the third and final call, I reached out to a local dealership friend who didn’t hesitate when I stated my asking price and so, Friday, I said goodbye to Angelica. I got to keep some of the parts I had put on her over the years and all of the memories.

But that brings us to her successor as she can never be replaced.
Enter, Rufina.
She is a 2012 Ducati Panigale 1199 with quite literally every single performance and accessory mod I would EVER do.
And the mileage is barely broken in with all services up to date. I know her history almost as well as I knew Angelica’s.

So today, my wife and I drove out to Hiawatha, IA and handed over the cash for this sultry Italian seductress...






And of course, what good relationship doesn’t start with some drama...I got to ride her home through this...





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having to run to Hiawatha....

My buddy Thomas sent me a text asking me if I was still interested in purchasing his bike.
If your buddy's name was Ben, I would have sworn you purchased your new bike from a neighbor up the street from me in Hiawatha. I never got a good look at his bike to see what brand or model my neighbor owned (he lives 5 houses down), but he sold his red bike this weekend and it had many of the same lines and looks as your new bike. He said he wanted to spend more time tinkering with his M3 and get away from the bike.

Congrats on your new bike. She is a beaut.

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Beautiful bike.
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If your buddy's name was Ben, I would have sworn you purchased your new bike from a neighbor up the street from me in Hiawatha. I never got a good look at his bike to see what brand or model my neighbor owned (he lives 5 houses down), but he sold his red bike this weekend and it had many of the same lines and looks as your new bike. He said he wanted to spend more time tinkering with his M3 and get away from the bike.

Congrats on your new bike. She is a beaut.
You would have known it was this bike for sure...it has an Austin Racing exhaust on it which has been referred to as "titanium straight pipe" because of how loud it is.
On the way home, each time I passed a semi, I would roll on the throttle because it really did sound exactly like a NASCAR LOL.

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Being that I am on vacation this week, I decided to do some painting in the theater.
I *used* to get the "home theater" paint they sold at Lowe's but apparently they stopped carrying it.
So I told the guy at the counter that I wanted the blackest black that they had in matte.

I threw a coat up on the end of the theater the screen will be on and this stuff is scary dark.
With the lights on, it's like any other really clean black. But with the lights off and the only light coming into the room from the doorway, the front half of the room looks like looking into the deepest darkest bowels of the abyss.

Pretty sure I picked the right color black.
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Travis, I believe I found the video I am going to have you use to create my pre-roll...that's assuming we ever get pre-rolls working right. LOL


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Nice! Have you checked around to find it in a downloadable, multichannel audio format?


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I did some hunting last night for the same thing, and after a bit of digging, it seems like this is only available in stereo (listed as THX Spatial audio - a "simulated" surround effect using stereo speakers)...

Upmix to Dolby Surround or DTS Neural X to fire all of your speakers I guess.

Haven't listened to it in stereo or in my theater yet, so not sure how effective that would be, but probably the only option for playback beyond 2 channels.
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I did some hunting last night for the same thing, and after a bit of digging, it seems like this is only available in stereo (listed as THX Spatial audio - a "simulated" surround effect using stereo speakers)...

Upmix to Dolby Surround or DTS Neural X to fire all of your speakers I guess.

Haven't listened to it in stereo or in my theater yet, so not sure how effective that would be, but probably the only option for playback beyond 2 channels.
Maybe by the early 2030's when ZLTFUL's theater is done they'll have it released in multichannel.


P.S. Maybe we need like an Amish barn raising for his theater. A big group of us comes over one day gets a bunch done. Just with swearing and booze.
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Maybe by the early 2030's when ZLTFUL's theater is done they'll have it released in multichannel.


P.S. Maybe we need like an Amish barn raising for his theater. A big group of us comes over one day gets a bunch done. Just with swearing and booze.
Count me in...the Amish methods rock!
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P.S. Maybe we need like an Amish barn raising for his theater. A big group of us comes over one day gets a bunch done. Just with swearing and booze.
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I need to get back into working on the basement. Unfortunately, nice summer weather distracts from the basement work...motorcycles and garage/yard work then takes over when I can be outside.

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Just a couple things I saw in the NX/RSxxxx owners thread I thought I would pass along.

The first is that JVC is implementing frame by frame tonemapping for HDR in the projector in the November firmware. This is a huge development and something previously only done by expensive HTPC's running MadVR or a Lumagen. What that means is each frame is analyzed and the projector adjusts the blackfloor/brightness/saturation to be optimal for that frame. Right now tonemapping (without MadVR/Lumagen) is done by the metadata on disc. Which simply gives the projector the total range of the material. While better than nothing some scenes don't hit the peak levels defined in the metadata and thus don't have the punch they could. So this update should be a sizable jump in picture quality and make HDR more or less plug and play.

The bad news, the mid level model (NX7/RS2000) is going to see a $1K price hike. So if you're considering one, I'd get my order in sooner than later.

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Well I would like to thank Joel for spending my money.
I have now joined the NX7 club.


But just to make sure Joel isn't completely happy, I will be installing the biggest 4:3 screen I can fit =O
(J/K of course)


Now that I have a projector that doesn't totally embarrass me, I swear I will have a get together before end of year.


Im putting the finishing touches on my Marties, need to build a riser and projector mount.


With any luck I may have a fairly decent viewing area before ZLTFUL does......=P
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Originally Posted by theblackangus View Post
Well I would like to thank Joel for spending my money.
I have now joined the NX7 club.


But just to make sure Joel isn't completely happy, I will be installing the biggest 4:3 screen I can fit =O
(J/K of course)


Now that I have a projector that doesn't totally embarrass me, I swear I will have a get together before end of year.


Im putting the finishing touches on my Marties, need to build a riser and projector mount.


With any luck I may have a fairly decent viewing area before ZLTFUL does......=P
I know I said it an email, but congrats again! That's a big upgrade in every way and I'm sure it looks great. Definitely going to make it over to check it out soon.

Well technically wouldn't you want 1.37:1 for Academy films? Or are you going 4:3 (1.33:1) to get Weezy Jefferson as big as you can? I mean hey I know you like what you like. No judging here

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