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Old 04-16-2016, 02:04 PM   #2181
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I hate this practice now of only giving you manuals in digital form. So inconvenient.

I'm actually okay with a/v set-up usually but the upper-end of audio is still a mystery to me. I've no idea about bi-amping, or dipole speakers or multi-zones.

Anyway, 7.2.4 is definitely worth it: Much fuller sound, even with just those crappy Onkyo rears. Pity Atmos is going UHD only as that'll mean a player and a new tv have to be bought, unless someone brings out a reasonably-priced 4K projector.

I recommend that Pioneer amp, too, despite all the hassle. Its "fake" Atmos - Dolby Surround - is actually quite impressive, unlike most of these "virtual" gimmicks.
you won't need a 4K tv to get ATMOS/DTS:X, you only need a 4K player, they will/should all be equipped with 2 hdmi outs, one can be used as audio only send that to your receiver/pre-amp to get your object based audio via bitstream and send your other hdmi to your existing monitor to get 1080p video. the player will automatically send out 1080p or whatever your monitor supports via HDCP.

now if you want to spend the extra money to get 4K, go for it, I'm only showing you, that you don't need to in order to get ATMOS/DTS:X.

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Old 04-16-2016, 02:38 PM   #2182
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Yeah I'd say get the Sammy player. Some people are having handshake issues though. I had the picture drop out on me a couple of times but after I turned off deep color it stopped happening. And honestly the 4K does still look sharper even in 1080p. Though I did notice slight banding in Concussion. Tuesday I'm getting The Revenant and I'll let you guys know what that's like.
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I just got Oppo 103. Still in box. Thoughts on returning Oppo to get Samsung? I have 110" Sony 1080p projector. 4k not in budget anytime soon. 7.2.4 Denon Atmos.

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Yeah I'd say get the Sammy player. Some people are having handshake issues though. I had the picture drop out on me a couple of times but after I turned off deep color it stopped happening. And honestly the 4K does still look sharper even in 1080p. Though I did notice slight banding in Concussion. Tuesday I'm getting The Revenant and I'll let you guys know what that's like.
Banding, in your case, is because you're watching truncated 10 bit data on an 8 bit projector. It's not dithered to help smooth the down-conversion process.
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Old 04-16-2016, 02:59 PM   #2185
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I just got Oppo 103. Still in box. Thoughts on returning Oppo to get Samsung? I have 110" Sony 1080p projector. 4k not in budget anytime soon. 7.2.4 Denon Atmos.

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the truth of the matter is the only reason you need that 4K player since you plan on keeping your 1080p Sony projector is due to the greed of studios. ATMOS/DTS:X is fully supported with all standard Blu-ray players that can bitstream Dolby TrueHD & DTS-HD-MA. there are plenty of standard Blu-ray discs that have ATMOS or DTS:X encoded on them, so, nobody give me crap about it can't be done on standard blu.

it's the studios in kahoots with player & tv manufacturers (and I'm sure some of the industry in general) to try to force people to buy into UHD Blu-ray by only including object based audio on 4K discs.

if they were smart, they would offer it on both regular blu and UHD blu and keep everyone happy. I'd be making money on all fronts and not leaving some out or forcing some to buy. of course that's me, I Just Wanna Bring Fire To The People!
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Old 04-16-2016, 03:07 PM   #2186
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I think buying a 4K BD player is very smart if you want to keep enjoying movies in Atmos in the future, regardless of whether you are into UHD or not
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Old 04-16-2016, 03:10 PM   #2187
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I think buying a 4K BD player is very smart if you want to keep enjoying movies in Atmos in the future, regardless of whether you are into UHD or not
You will absolutely have to if you have a Dolby Atmos/DTS: X system.
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Old 04-16-2016, 03:15 PM   #2188
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I just got Oppo 103. Still in box. Thoughts on returning Oppo to get Samsung? I have 110" Sony 1080p projector. 4k not in budget anytime soon. 7.2.4 Denon Atmos.

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Send back an Oppo?
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I like the advice on the 2 outs on the Samsung player. But Blu ray on a 110" sounds pretty good too. (would look, I mean).

My thinking is that if The Studios are going to limit Immerse Audio to 4K only, then they're not getting my money. DSU works nicely, thank you very much and I'm not spending thousands just because they're saying I'm gonna have to. I just spent a couple grand 9 months ago.
In another year or two when 4K projectors have come down in price a bit, I'll definitely consider it.
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Old 04-16-2016, 03:23 PM   #2189
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Jeezuz H, Man!
Send back an Oppo?
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I like the advice on the 2 outs on the Samsung player. But Blu ray on a 110" sounds pretty good too. (would look, I mean).

My thinking is that if The Studios are going to limit Immerse Audio to 4K only, then they're not getting my money. DSU works nicely, thank you very much and I'm not spending thousands just because they're saying I'm gonna have to. I just spent a couple grand 9 months ago.
In another year or two when 4K projectors have come down in price a bit, I'll definitely consider it.
Trust me, that was tough enough to type. Doing it would be even harder. My projector, screen, atmos avr, atmos speakers, and Oppo are still in boxes. I have only fell in love with the thought of what is about to happen, not the real thing yet. Don't want it to be over before it begins.

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Jeezuz H, Man!
Send back an Oppo?
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I like the advice on the 2 outs on the Samsung player. But Blu ray on a 110" sounds pretty good too. (would look, I mean).

My thinking is that if The Studios are going to limit Immerse Audio to 4K only, then they're not getting my money. DSU works nicely, thank you very much and I'm not spending thousands just because they're saying I'm gonna have to. I just spent a couple grand 9 months ago.
In another year or two when 4K projectors have come down in price a bit, I'll definitely consider it.
Send back the Oppo...It is not a UHD player
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Trust me, that was tough enough to type. Doing it would be even harder. My projector, screen, atmos avr, atmos speakers, and Oppo are still in boxes. I have only fell in love with the thought of what is about to happen, not the real thing yet. Don't want it to be over before it begins.

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Now after saying what I did, I have regret. I don't want to advise people what they do with their hard-earned moola.

You cover both bases with the Samsung. The Oppo plays all kinds of formats. Tough call Dude and a nice problem to have!
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Banding, in your case, is because you're watching truncated 10 bit data on an 8 bit projector. It's not dithered to help smooth the down-conversion process.
Isn't it a 10-bit projector? I googled it and it said "10-bit (partial 12)" whatever that means...
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My thinking is that if The Studios are going to limit Immerse Audio to 4K only, then they're not getting my money. DSU works nicely, thank you very much and I'm not spending thousands just because they're saying I'm gonna have to. I just spent a couple grand 9 months ago.
In another year or two when 4K projectors have come down in price a bit, I'll definitely consider it.

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Isn't it a 10-bit projector? I googled it and it said "10-bit (partial 12)" whatever that means...
It's just the color processing. It's taking an 8 bit signal and upsamples it so it can apply digital adjustments without adding visual artifacts. It's the same thing as a 32 bit DSP audio chip in a consumer receiver or pre-amp. It just oversamples.

This is video bit depth acceptance from the source itself.

True 10 bit and even 12 bit depth source inputting and processing is a relatively new thing in consumer electronics (outside of Pro monitors) and was introduced with higher end UHD displays.
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You've got a bad attitude. It's contagious, I'm feeling the same way now.
sniff, sniff, cough, cough, I just caught it as well. I AM NOT FEEDING THEIR GREED ANYTIME SOON, I WILL GO WITH THE VARIOUS WORK- AROUNDS THAT HAVE BEEN MENTIONED
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Old 04-17-2016, 06:21 AM   #2196
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so, i did complete the physical installation of my new gear to include the Marantz AV7702MKII pre-amp, new Audioquest interconnects and 4 polk speakers mounted "on the ceiling" and other good stuff to complete my 7.1.4 system.

it got late and i didn't run the calibration, but, i did do some manual setups like in speakers, type, layout, distance and some other tweaks.

i sampled 2 discs and went to several scenes in each for about a total of 30 minutes each movie.

The Last Witch Hunter - DTS:X
San Andreas - ATMOS


I was absolutely blown away by some of the scenes i saw and heard. San Andreas had some great over the top scenes, but, i think there was some super incredible scenes in The Last Witch Hunter that really used the 4 ceiling speakers, really working the upper layer of audio mixing it perfectly into the lower surrounds. both movies had all 11.1 channels thumping too; it really changed my whole experience while watching and ive seen both of these movies when i could only listen to the lossless 7.1 core and the differences are amazing!

i was like a kid in a candy store when i saw this on my pre-amp!

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amazing, i mean, simply amazing. i have to say, the best must be yet to come because it's not calibrated yet, no Audyssey MultEQ XT32 was in play and it still sounded amazing!

i'll probably do the calibration if not tomorrow, then next week. i might take a day off from work and do it during the weekday to ensure fewer people are in the building making noise or having to hear those test tones for that period of time. i do the full 8 recommended calibration positions too!

so, if anyone is wondering, if you've the money, go ATMOS/DTS:X at a minimum, 5.1.2. if you have some more money, and the room size for it, get the whole hog and go 7.1.4 you won't regret it.

Hi, My Name is Solarrdadd, and I'm Team MARANTZ!

i'll keep you guys posted.
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]so, i did complete the physical installation of my new gear to include the Marantz AV7702MKII pre-amp, new Audioquest interconnects and 4 polk speakers mounted "on the ceiling" and other good stuff to complete my 7.1.4 system.

it got late and i didn't run the calibration, but, i did do some manual setups like in speakers, type, layout, distance and some other tweaks.

i sampled 2 discs and went to several scenes in each for about a total of 30 minutes each movie.

The Last Witch Hunter - DTS:X
San Andreas - ATMOS


I was absolutely blown away by some of the scenes i saw and heard. San Andreas had some great over the top scenes, but, i think there was some super incredible scenes in The Last Witch Hunter that really used the 4 ceiling speakers, really working the upper layer of audio mixing it perfectly into the lower surrounds. both movies had all 11.1 channels thumping too; it really changed my whole experience while watching and ive seen both of these movies when i could only listen to the lossless 7.1 core and the differences are amazing!

i was like a kid in a candy store when i saw this on my pre-amp!

[Show spoiler]Attachment 139952


amazing, i mean, simply amazing. i have to say, the best must be yet to come because it's not calibrated yet, no Audyssey MultEQ XT32 was in play and it still sounded amazing!

i'll probably do the calibration if not tomorrow, then next week. i might take a day off from work and do it during the weekday to ensure fewer people are in the building making noise or having to hear those test tones for that period of time. i do the full 8 recommended calibration positions too!

so, if anyone is wondering, if you've the money, go ATMOS/DTS:X at a minimum, 5.1.2. if you have some more money, and the room size for it, get the whole hog and go 7.1.4 you won't regret it.

Hi, My Name is Solarrdadd, and I'm Team MARANTZ!

i'll keep you guys posted. [/SPOILER]
That is wicked! I am very, very happy for you solarrdadd!

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so, i did complete the physical installation of my new gear to include the Marantz AV7702MKII pre-amp, new Audioquest interconnects and 4 polk speakers mounted "on the ceiling" and other good stuff to complete my 7.1.4 system.

it got late and i didn't run the calibration, but, i did do some manual setups like in speakers, type, layout, distance and some other tweaks.

i sampled 2 discs and went to several scenes in each for about a total of 30 minutes each movie.

The Last Witch Hunter - DTS:X
San Andreas - ATMOS


I was absolutely blown away by some of the scenes i saw and heard. San Andreas had some great over the top scenes, but, i think there was some super incredible scenes in The Last Witch Hunter that really used the 4 ceiling speakers, really working the upper layer of audio mixing it perfectly into the lower surrounds. both movies had all 11.1 channels thumping too; it really changed my whole experience while watching and ive seen both of these movies when i could only listen to the lossless 7.1 core and the differences are amazing!

i was like a kid in a candy store when i saw this on my pre-amp!

[Show spoiler]Attachment 139952


amazing, i mean, simply amazing. i have to say, the best must be yet to come because it's not calibrated yet, no Audyssey MultEQ XT32 was in play and it still sounded amazing!

i'll probably do the calibration if not tomorrow, then next week. i might take a day off from work and do it during the weekday to ensure fewer people are in the building making noise or having to hear those test tones for that period of time. i do the full 8 recommended calibration positions too!

so, if anyone is wondering, if you've the money, go ATMOS/DTS:X at a minimum, 5.1.2. if you have some more money, and the room size for it, get the whole hog and go 7.1.4 you won't regret it.

Hi, My Name is Solarrdadd, and I'm Team MARANTZ!

i'll keep you guys posted.
San Andreas IMO had some of the worst overhead yet. In the beginning with the helicopter I was stunned that there was nothing up there. If you really want to be blown away, try Mad Max, Gravity, or The Fifth Element. I'm definitely on board with team Marantz though Love mine! Unfortunately though, I blew one of ceilings the other day and it's been RMA'd to get a new one. Bad speaker from the get go I guess.
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Congratulations. I'm so jealous. Here's my current situation. I have an ailing father and a cruise coming up. So, it will be a couple more weeks before I get to install it.

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Congratulations. I'm so jealous. Here's my current situation. I have an ailing father and a cruise coming up. So, it will be a couple more weeks before I get to install it.

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