Originally Posted by Scott Simonian
But... I'll bite. Who doesn't love some good speculation, right?!?
- 9.1.4 speaker layout (with upgrades to CinemaDSP programs to utilize these vector points)
- Upgrades to YPAO (target curve, limit bandwidth of REQ)
- Upgrade to built-in PEQ (more filters and wider bandwidth of frequency center point)
- Advanced Bass Management with quad Sub outputs (Two main subwoofer out with option to omit LFE channel, One dedicated LFE channel output with option for fixed or relative volume, One dedicated Transducer output with option for either/both Bass Managed content and LFE channel and option fro fixed or relative volume)
- Retain ProLogic 2x
- Add DTS Neo:X (especially if wides are now supported)
- Two USB A jacks in rear, single A and single C jacks up front
- XLR jacks for ALL available speaker/sub outputs. ALL of them. There is room. ;)
- Improved GUI and Yamaha APP layout
- some simple controls easier to access quickly
- Extra PATTERNS (eg: Pattern3, Pattern4, etc)
And definitely do NOT Those still have value.
Pretty much agree. Although 9.2.4 would be my wish (as a minimum spec).
I'm wired for 11.2.4 now, and with a 5-channel Sunfire driving my mains (bi-amping for now) and center, plus a MX-A5000 driving 11 more channels it'd be doable.
A transducer output separate from the sub output(s) would be cool. Especially as some transducers can go down to single digit frequency ratings.
YPAO on the stand alone processor ABSOLUTELY NEEDS UPGRADING! I was thinking about ditching my 3060 just this week in lieu of a 5100 but for the fact that the 5100 doesn't even have the 4 band parametric EQ (going down to 15.2Hz) for the two subwoofer outputs like the 3060 does. I mean what the heck?!?!!!???
And not only do we need to leave the component inputs (for those if us that have legacy sources (some that have internal scaling to say 1080p that are better than a receiver or processor) or just put out a native signal that looks better going to the set for processing than passing through a receiver/surround processor.
And it should ABSOLUTELY.... beyond a shadow of a doubt.... have 7.1 analog audio inputs. (At least keep the current 5.1 inputs.) Some of us still have SACD and/or concert DVD's with multichannel audio tracks. ;)
Speaking of component inputs. I was THRILLED to see all the inputs on the Sony ZD9 when it arrived. :-) Swapped the Samsung KS9800 for the Sony and that darned thing had nothing but a cheesy little box with HDMI inputs. At least Sony not only kept component, but has several of them. Even has RJ45 or wireless options for networking. And it also has the most elegant cable management system I've ever seen! YESSSSS! :D
Originally Posted by Craig Mecak
....And SCENES that can remember/save what TYPE of SURROUND DECODER, not simply defaulting to the last used one.
...EDIT.... And Yamaha could go even more granular....the ability to save a SCENE with Dolby Surround with Centre Spread ON, and also with Centre Spread OFF. So you could save a SCENE for music listening, one for movie watching etc.
Do you mean that the current 5100 doesn't have the ability to save the settings for different scenes as far as the decoding and even video settings/processing? I know that the 3010 and the 3020 (which I had, one of which wouldn't even switch 4K) AND the 3060 that I have now will save all of your sound and video settings for each individual scene.
Originally Posted by Gurba
My wishes for the future is no more hdcp issues. All the rest I can live with even though some additions would be nice. I'm just sick and tired of the hdcp problems.
Now you're preaching to the choir. :-)
Everything having to connect via HDMI is handy but let's be realistic here... the manufacturers, Movie Studios and Recording Studios are doing this because obviously all of us are nothing but a bunch of Thieves and Crooks that intend on spending every waking moment copying all of their hard work and distributing it in Black Market channels.
Thus the need for extreme HDCP (and any other copyright encoding) to keep the whole lot of us hoodlums in check. LoL
Bit seriously Yamaha, it's time to step up here.
I've owned, and been a fan ig Yamaha processors since the very first DSP 1. Plus of course a number of their 2 channel separates (preamps and amps) over the last almost 40 years. So yeah.... I know they have the ability to do it, and do it WELL. ;)
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