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Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology Today, 16:48
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Posted By Deacon1972
PC speakers are generally active, meaning they...

PC speakers are generally active, meaning they have their own power/amps, so no harm will come to you PC if you want to increase their size/power.
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology Today, 15:51
Replies: 3
Views: 108
Posted By Deacon1972
The instructions refer to that particular model,...

The instructions refer to that particular model, so I would say yes, it needs to be that remote, or...

There are instructions for the URC 7740 which works for other models, but results are untested...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology Today, 14:37
Replies: 3
Views: 108
Posted By Deacon1972
You'll need an all in one remote (URC-7781) to...

You'll need an all in one remote (URC-7781) to perform the hack, I don't think there's a way to do it via the players remote.

If you go ahead you need to follow the instructions below.....

1. Hold...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology Today, 11:56
Replies: 46
Views: 1,710
Posted By Deacon1972
I'm assuming you are referring to Audyssey room...

I'm assuming you are referring to Audyssey room EQ?

It can be very useful if you have a particularly bad room acoustically. I've had three Denons in the past (still use the AVR4520 in the front...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology Today, 09:52
Replies: 17
Views: 1,006
Posted By Deacon1972
I picked mine up from Morrison's. I've also seen...

I picked mine up from Morrison's. I've also seen them at the Asda, but if you want a better choice try PC World/Curry's, my stores have working systems so you can get an idea of what they sound...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology Today, 09:37
Replies: 46
Views: 1,710
Posted By Deacon1972
I was initially wrong in not clarifying my...

I was initially wrong in not clarifying my reference to HD audio as meaning True HD and DTS HD MA, as it would be those formats associated with Bluray/multichannel audio which would be the limiting...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology Today, 00:42
Replies: 46
Views: 1,710
Posted By Deacon1972
FLAC, WAV and DSD are simply containers (files)...

FLAC, WAV and DSD are simply containers (files) that can support HD Audio, that doesnt mean all encoded audio carried in these containers (files) will be high resolution audio. There is no standard...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology Yesterday, 14:56
Replies: 46
Views: 1,710
Posted By Deacon1972
FLAC is a lossless audio codec, audio is...

FLAC is a lossless audio codec, audio is compressed in FLAC without loss of quality, bitrate could be as low as 320kbps - I wouldn't regard FLAC as HD audio.

You keep insisting HDMI is the way to go...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology Yesterday, 11:18
Replies: 25
Views: 646
Posted By Deacon1972
Get a small brass band playing outside, will draw...

Get a small brass band playing outside, will draw more people to the area than some random music playing over the airwaves with no guarantee everyone passing will hear it.
Forum: Broadcasting Yesterday, 10:21
Replies: 71
Views: 3,733
Posted By Deacon1972
Sorry, I don't see the relation between aspect...

Sorry, I don't see the relation between aspect ratios and tops of peoples heads. How actors are filmed is down to the director, if they want a close up of someone's eyes it highly likely the top of...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology Yesterday, 09:21
Replies: 46
Views: 1,710
Posted By Deacon1972
The OP has expressed interest in vinyl, CD and...

The OP has expressed interest in vinyl, CD and iTunes, HD audio is associated with Bluray and multichannel audio, as far as I can see that is not a requirement.

IMO 150 would be better spent on a...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 27-02-2015, 15:08
Replies: 46
Views: 1,710
Posted By Deacon1972
I'll second the Denon 520 mention earlier, but if...

I'll second the Denon 520 mention earlier, but if you want to add a bit more to the purchase have a look the Pioneer A20 and the Marantz PM5005 - both have phono...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 27-02-2015, 13:41
Replies: 17
Views: 1,006
Posted By Deacon1972
All that's required is a simple check to make...

All that's required is a simple check to make sure the speakers are magnetically shielded - all Logitech speakers are......


I paid 19.99 for a 2.1 PC system to go with the TV in the conservatory,...
Forum: Broadcasting 27-02-2015, 11:36
Replies: 71
Views: 3,733
Posted By Deacon1972
But I'm not the one selfishly saying it should...

But I'm not the one selfishly saying it should have been produced in 16x9 - why should I be forced to watch something you prefer just because you think a certain presentation is arty?

There are...
Forum: Broadcasting 27-02-2015, 00:06
Replies: 71
Views: 3,733
Posted By Deacon1972
I have a Masquerade CIH projection setup so I can...

I have a Masquerade CIH projection setup so I can take advantage of wider ratios, TV or film - why should I lose out?
Forum: Cable 24-02-2015, 10:53
Replies: 16
Views: 1,328
Posted By Deacon1972
Special fx like explosions will show the sets...

Special fx like explosions will show the sets peak brightness, but the screens have to be much brighter naturally to show HDR material, regardless of content.

Dynamic Range is the contrast between...
Forum: Sky 23-02-2015, 23:35
Replies: 5
Views: 462
Posted By Deacon1972
I'm assuming you are referring to the 'help...

I'm assuming you are referring to the 'help button', but have you checked the AD settings in services?

Press the Services button.

Select Options from the top menu.

Select Subtitles.

Check Audio...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 23-02-2015, 19:18
Replies: 251
Views: 6,793
Posted By Deacon1972
Who suggested using only one speaker when two...

Who suggested using only one speaker when two outputs are available?

Dolby Pro Logic uses 'steering logic', basically the dB levels are either raised or lowered depending on dominant sound, ie....
Forum: Cable 23-02-2015, 15:34
Replies: 16
Views: 1,328
Posted By Deacon1972
HDR is a little ways off yet, it has it's issues,...

HDR is a little ways off yet, it has it's issues, more brightness means more power, that doesn't bode well with Europe.

4k content is thin on the ground, HDR content even thinner.

Granted it will...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 23-02-2015, 14:53
Replies: 251
Views: 6,793
Posted By Deacon1972
Some listeners used a single bi-pole or di-pole...

Some listeners used a single bi-pole or di-pole speaker for the receivers that only had a single output, this gave better rear ambient effects, these were dropped when twin outputs were introduced as...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 23-02-2015, 14:22
Replies: 251
Views: 6,793
Posted By Deacon1972
The surround channel is carried by LT/RT out of...

The surround channel is carried by LT/RT out of phase +/-j (j =90).
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 23-02-2015, 14:08
Replies: 251
Views: 6,793
Posted By Deacon1972
Phase coded, in phase, out of phase, there is...

Phase coded, in phase, out of phase, there is still only one channel of information.

The mono signal is carried by LT/RT out of phase.

One channel, one output, two speakers (home use) numerous...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 23-02-2015, 13:48
Replies: 251
Views: 6,793
Posted By Deacon1972
Dolby Stereo/Dolby Surround are surround formats,...

Dolby Stereo/Dolby Surround are surround formats, what we are all saying is, the source for the rear speaker(s) is mono.

Early receivers only had one output for a rear speaker, later models had two,...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 23-02-2015, 13:30
Replies: 251
Views: 6,793
Posted By Deacon1972
For front to back panning, yes, not for FR -> SR...

For front to back panning, yes, not for FR -> SR -> SL ->FL.

Just compare the opening to Apocalypse Now in Dolby Surround then DD5.1 for the very noticeable difference.
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 23-02-2015, 13:07
Replies: 251
Views: 6,793
Posted By Deacon1972
Mono by definition means single or one. Dolby...

Mono by definition means single or one.

Dolby Surround consists of a single track or one channel, so can be and is frequently referred to as mono surround.

It's as simple as that.....

Whether...
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