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  1. That was me recusant ; since then other makes have received hdmi 2.0a passthrough so your choice is wider . In fact certain Denon and Marantz models will be getting an upgrade to pass dolby vision [ if you prefer this ] but maybe only upmarket ones.. If you are happy with 5.1 though the HEOS paradigm has its pluses in this avr - and will be getting a DV upgrade and alexa ; no auto room eq though.. https://www.soundandvision.com/content/denon-heos-avr-av-receiver-review
  2. Bauhn and Sony

    Try a different hdmi cable ; sometimes tmds traces can become misaligned . Also try different ports ; are you sending uhd or sdr from the Sony ? try both to see if its a bandwidth problem .
  3. I tend to look at the whole ecosystem Serpeant not just atmos bd;s but streaming services and mass market devices like x box and xbox one , remember a major reason we have bluray was the ps3 .. https://media.netflix.com/en/company-blog/dolby-atmos-coming-to-netflix People have made a new 4k uhd display purchase and they want the best quality to utilise it and that's why studios plonk the best audio on those platforms ; nobody wants next best when they are paying to improve anyway Heres a good read on why the 2 delivery methods will coexist ; there will always be perfectionists [us] and those who have adequate network coverage are another[ growing] niche - a streamed 4k uhd movie can look better than a standard bluray.. https://www.engadget.com/2016/01/20/4k-bluray-already-dead/ btw I just lucked out on the jb 3 for 2 offer ; 3x 3d movies 2 with atmos for around $20 ; can pay to wait
  4. Indeed vagabond Those with upgrade for life 25% and pt7030 run out deals announcements aren't too shabby either ..
  5. Pretty close rocky ; the XMC1 2.5K us is going for 4.5k aus atm Cant afford 20k + though which puts it in perspective
  6. A little more to drool over at cedia ; note plenty of room for the 3 expansion bays Recently bumped up to 9.1.6 fully discrete awaiting dolbys ok .. No matrixed ceiling dsp like some.
  7. Oppo Uhd 4K Player

    To be more precise ; on the 203/5 ; primarily from reading the 203 thread @ avs forums and noticed it popped up from Seandres too. Any correlation with the new disc drive is an open question I hasten to add . I just don't like being a beta tester and the track record on the 4k models release seems a bit rushed but Ime sure it will improve with each firmware [if it hasn't already]
  8. Oppo Uhd 4K Player

    Glad I sold my 103d Mobe ; I didn't know about the disc drive ; always booted the oppo last after the projector due to edid handshake times Yes they have improved things with the new faster quad core processing chip and totally new loader mechanism .. Probably why theres a few comments about disc freezing if its related ?
  9. Distortion in one channel?

    Specifically with 2ch lpcm + pl2x or thx 7.1 mode as you imply nedrum ? That would rule in your main dd/dts decoder chipset as the outlier . if its not the speaker as swervyn asked ?
  10. The trouble with reliable CEC control Pete is the many proprietary versions out there which sometimes aren't too compatible with others ; Sammys anynet ; Panasonics viera link ;Sonys bravia link etc Hopefully whats stable now will remain so .. https://hdguru.com/hdmi-2-1-to-bring-robust-home-theater-experience/ If you have troubles a good harmony remote can mitigate your remote proliferation
  11. electric cars

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-12/chinas-move-to-ban-sale-of-non-electric-cars-a-tipping-point/8894746 edit ;already posted by brisvegas
  12. Marantz 2017-2018 range

    Yes Pete ; if you want 9.1.6 it needs the latest analog devices griffin lite chipset ; that is ; something like this pre pro pcb vvv which has 2 of them and more horsepower than last gen falcon chips Its rather strange they persist with all those stupid analog video sockets but it does look impressive
  13. Agree with the rear surrounds mounted on the ceiling zydeco . Since you prefer music over movies Ide go with the ITU speaker placement recommendations rather than the dolby ones [ if only to give you more leeway due to angles ] http://arqen.com/acoustics-101/surround-sound-speaker-placement/# As to atmos this would be a 5.1.2 setup at the most ; good quality speakers is what I would place initially for the bed speakers and worry about object audio when you change rooms - or reutilise your l/r surrounds as ceiling speakers in another configuration ie atmos sometime in the future [ get the impression its a step in the water so to speak ]
  14. Oled

    Fascinating mate ; and just after amazon had news about HDR10 + adoption... https://sammyhub.com/2017/04/20/samsung-amazon-hdr10-plus/ Would be nice to cover ALL the HDR formats ? What does everyone think ?
  15. Cant say if it does but it wouldn't need any adc dac conversions if it did like a normal pre amp. It does have comprehensive B/M with filter types and rolloff slopes if you want to leave the lfe intact . http://www.connectedhome.com.au/review-lyngdorf-tdai-2170-stereo-amplifier/ You would still need the mini dsp for the XMC1 if needing to sum the 2 lfe after dirac as it doesn't combine the 2 as one for measurement like audyssey afaik .There is a new version of dirac software coming too Read more at https://www.soundandvision.com/content/ridding-world-bad-sound-page-2#s9gIrwUR8qThzhma.99
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