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Hi Guys,

Good to see alot of familiar names in the group. I have been out of the home theater since my divorce about 8 years. Looking to upgrade my Integra DHC 9.9 that John helped me buy along time ago.

Any suggestions on an upgrade that can give me the 4k video and output for 2 subs?

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Mike, recent Denon/Marantz units would fit your bill, since they have the latest HDMI and will calibrate 2 subs intelligently.

How many speakers total are you planning on connecting: 7, 9, 11, 13? Are you looking for a receiver or pre-pro?
 

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the burbank AMC Dolby room had red side lights spilling on screen
Ontario Mills AMC has blue (#17)
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Mike, recent Denon/Marantz units would fit your bill, since they have the latest HDMI and will calibrate 2 subs intelligently.
How many speakers total are you planning on connecting: 7, 9, 11, 13? Are you looking for a receiver or pre-pro?

Hi Sanjay,

Was going to keep it simple as a 7.2 set up. My basement is cement walls and new wife is not a huge fan of seeing wires.

Since I still have my SimAudio 7 channel amp, would only need a pre/pro. I didn't see a Denon that was just a pre/pro. Looks like the Marantz is what I need. My Integra has held up well,sorry to see they haven't kept up with the times.

Thanks very much for the feedback. After that I need to get some subs for my room.

Looking forward to seeing you guys next year.
 

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Mike, hard to find a 7.2 pre-pro these days. Even the lowest model Marantz processor is 11.2 channels. But it is reasonably priced, making it a terrific value when it comes to sound quality. What is your room size? Are you still going to be using your Dynaudio speakers?
 

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Mike, hard to find a 7.2 pre-pro these days. Even the lowest model Marantz processor is 11.2 channels. But it is reasonably priced, making it a terrific value when it comes to sound quality. What is your room size? Are you still going to be using your Dynaudio speakers?
Sanjay,

My basement is about 15x20 with cement walls. I still have my Dynaudio speakers, as they sound good to my old ears. Still need to pick up a couple subs, as I sold my SVS a couple years ago. Sounds like the Rythmik FV25
HP is getting a lot of good reviews.
 

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My basement is about 15x20 with cement walls.
I'm ass-uming the 15' dimension is the room width. Those cement walls don't flex, so you're going to get some peaks & nulls across the seating area. Audyssey can bring down the peaks but you'll have to use placement to address the nulls.
 

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on the matter of subs, that room, placement, a need for multiples and so forth

in the classifieds, @kevings,
just off the 57
has 3 full sized Marty subs and a coffee table sub for sale,
as he's had them on sale for about a year now may be worth investigation
We build those Marty's (ported sub) -they're rather solid, I might add

he reminded me a few weeks ago but I just don't have the space given the subs I already have
he'd really like to see them go to a good home . . .
 
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on the matter of subs, that room, placement, a need for multiples and so forth

in the classifieds, @kevings,
just off the 57
has 3 full sized Marty subs and a coffee table sub for sale,
as he's had them on sale for about a year now may be worth investigation
We build those Marty's (ported sub) -they're rather solid, I might add

he reminded me a few weeks ago but I just don't have the space given the subs I already have
he'd really like to see them go to a good home . . .
Thanks for the lead, will check it out.

Michael
 

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this is a very busy time,
every weekend got booked up a few months ago,

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weekend of the 29th , fri and sat and sun kinda still open ATT.

relax
it's only hyper-consumerism
 
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The ICE theater looks like it is worth checking out, "The premium large-format cinema brand features LED panels flanking each side of the auditorium to fill the moviegoer's peripheral vision."



https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/behind-screen/cgr-cinemas-first-ice-theater-us-open-at-regals-la-live-1224871
Interesting. Similar to ScreenX or the now-defunct Barco Escape. I don't see the appeal myself; seems like it just raises the ambient light floor and screws up the contrast ratio onscreen.
 

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Xperi / TiVo Merger

Cross-posting from breaking TV news forum (hat tip @dad1153):

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TiVo Agrees to Merge With Xperi in $3B Deal
By Jon Lafayette, Broadcasting & Cable - Dec. 19, 2019

TiVo Corp. agreed to merge with Xperi Corp. in a stock swap that creates a company worth $3 billion that owns entertainment technology and intellectual property and patent assets.

Jon Kirchner,CEO of Xperi, will be CEO of the new parent company, which will be called Xperi, and Xperi CFO Robert Andersen will be CFO. David Shull, Chief Executive Officer of TiVo will continue as a strategic advisor to the new company.

The new company will continue to use the TiVo brand for its entertainment services.

TiVo has suspended its near-term plans to separate its product and IP businesses. Upon closing of the transaction, each company’s respective product and IP businesses will be integrated and operated as separate IP licensing and product business units. This will facilitate a potential separation of the combined businesses in the future, the companies said.

“This landmark combination brings together two highly complementary companies poised to set the industry standard for user experiences across the digital value chain,” said Kirchner. “Together, we will be able to integrate TiVo’s leading content aggregation, metadata, discovery, and recommendation capabilities with our home, automotive, and mobile technology solutions to help our customers create experiences that excite and delight consumers. Additionally, the combined company will continue to unlock the value of our strategic and sizable patent portfolios by bringing together our deep industry expertise and powerful innovation engines. Through greater scale and diversity, we will deliver attractive and sustainable long-term cash flow and shareholder value.”

Under the merger agreement the shares of TiVo and Xperi stockholders will be converted into the shares of the new parent company based on a fixed exchange ratio of 0.455 Xperi share per existing TiVo share. Upon completion of the merger, Xperi stockholders will own approximately 46.5% and TiVo stockholders will own approximately 53.5% of the new parent company on a fully diluted basis.%.

“TiVo’s management team and board have engaged in a comprehensive review of TiVo’s businesses over the past year, and we are confident that this combination with Xperi is the right path forward for all our stakeholders,” said Shull.

“There is more content, and more ways to enjoy that content, than ever before,” said Shull,. “In a rapidly expanding and fragmenting digital universe, consumers want and need to be able to easily find and enjoy the content that matters to them. TiVo has always been the company that brings entertainment together. Now, we can significantly expand our mission. With Xperi’s annual licensing of more than 100 million connected TV units, and complementary relationships with major content providers, consumer electronics manufacturers, and automotive OEMs, our combined company will transform the home, car, and mobile entertainment experience for the consumer.”

https://www.broadcastingcable.com/ne...eri-in-3b-deal
 
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