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  1. Craig Morris

    is trueDD and DTS-HD worth the upgrade?

    I guess I assumed that given the experience of most listeners on a forum like this, those factors would be a given. I was thinking more along the lines of "everything else being equal" what does a DD soundtrack sound like versus the TrueHD version... like A vs. B on the same system. My fear...
  2. Craig Morris

    is trueDD and DTS-HD worth the upgrade?

    I agree... for all the talk about new processors and receivers, there's very little (or no) talk about how these formats sound compared to regular DD and DTS. HDMI switching and all these "new" features are hardly worth it if in the end the audio sounds virtually the same as before.
  3. Craig Morris

    HDMI input/output on AV Receiver

    I think some newer receivers and pre-amps convert everything to HDMI. Therefore you could connect your VCR and Laserdisc or anything else you have to your receiver/pre-pro and have just the one output to the display/tv.
  4. Craig Morris

    Disney's Sky High

    Watched this on DVD last night... fun family film. However, there seemed to be a complete lack of LFE. I even had to check to make sure my sub was turned on. Could this be an authoring error? Anyone else have the same observations? There were several scenes with rockets or people punching the...
  5. Craig Morris

    Franz Ferdinand Dual Disc

    OK, I'm a bit annoyed by two things... my own stupidity, and misleading labelling. I bought the dualdisc version of FF's new album, because the back said "DVD Side: Entire album in Enhanced Stereo". Now, on the few other Dualdiscs I own, this means DVD-A. If I had looked more closely however, I...
  6. Craig Morris

    Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban DVD Glitch Thread (Please Read)

    I got the same canned reply about returning the disc. I have yet to do so... why return it until we know they have replacements available? I'm not confident that they will offer replacements... the sales numbers on this title were/are enormous. It would be a huge effort to replace them all...
  7. Craig Morris

    The Upgraded Anthem AVM-20 2.1

    Anyone care to speculate on price for this upgrade? I'm trying to decide what I would actually consider paying for these upgrades... I might be willing to pay about $1000CDN if it included upgraded DAC's (which I suspect may be necessary to do SACD via firewire). But even that strikes me as...
  8. Craig Morris

    spl corection for non radio shack meters

    This is from my Revel B15 LFO Software .ini file. It includes the corrections for Radio Shack Analog and Digital... and also lists the following for "other". [Other "C-Weighted" Sound Level Meter] 20=6.2 21=5.7 22=5.3 24=4.9 25=4.4 27=4.0 28=3.7 30=3.3 32=3.0 34=2.8 36=2.5...
  9. Craig Morris

    DVD Review HTF REVIEW: Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED).

    I have emailed WB about the wavy lines in dark scenes. We'll see if they respond (I doubt it).
  10. Craig Morris

    DVD Review HTF REVIEW: Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED).

    I noticed the wavy lines in the blackness immediately. I actually swapped out the disc to try the Matrix just to see if I had some new intereference in my system. It is definitely the disc. I didn't note specific times, but it was all over the first ten minutes of the film when Harry runs away...
  11. Craig Morris

    Anthem D1/AVM20/AVM30

    Any word on Prologic IIx for the D1/AVM20/AVM30? It's been several weeks since we've heard anything...
  12. Craig Morris

    The Upgraded Anthem AVM-20 2.1

    Chris and Evan... 32? Are we triplets then? heh.
  13. Craig Morris

    The Upgraded Anthem AVM-20 2.1

    Chris and Evan... 32? Are we triplets then? heh.
  14. Craig Morris

    The Upgraded Anthem AVM-20 2.1

    I just upgraded to 2.14 (yeah, I'm slow. heh) Everything seems to be working, but I was annoyed that the program kept going to "not responding" on my laptop during the "verifying flash" phase. I started the process over about 5 times and it froze every time. Strangely, when I turned the AVM20...
  15. Craig Morris

    The Upgraded Anthem AVM-20 2.1

    I've been looking at new DVD players like the 5900 or 59avi that have firewire connections, so I'm going to bring this up again. If they add firewire to the AVM20, won't this involve much more extensive modification than just adding the ports? ie. SACD and DVD-A decoding? Sounds like an...
  16. Craig Morris

    Queston about the output os sound quality from CD players…

    There is more involved in CD sound than just the DAC. For instance, I believe the clock is very important and will not be bypassed by using a digital output.
  17. Craig Morris

    Audible Component Differences...A Nousaine Story

    Yep. Comparing old REM cd's to the new Best of. Not sure on the mastering... I think the label said "newly remastered in high-resolution"... or something to that effect. I guess maybe the full quality would only show through on something recorded in high-rez originally? I dunno... I never...
  18. Craig Morris

    Audible Component Differences...A Nousaine Story

    I recently connected my DVD-A to my system for the first time. I've had the Panny RP-91 for nearly 3 years but never tried the DVD-A section. I bought The Best of REM because I noticed it had 24/192 stereo (I'm not interested in surround music thanks) and I was able to compare the tracks to...
  19. Craig Morris

    The Upgraded Anthem AVM-20 2.1

    DPL IIx is definitely at the top of my 'want' list for my AVM-20. I find AnthemLogic creates weird steering errors when I try it out watching tv. Prologic IIx would allow me to use all seven speakers while watching tv. Right now I use DPL II for all my TV watching... so IIx would be a welcome...
  20. Craig Morris

    The Upgraded Anthem AVM-20 2.1

    Just an update on my 2.12 snap/pop problems upon signal lock using the Panasonic RP-91. Nick at Anthem sent me a different 2.12 that had mute timings adjusted for players like mine. Worked like a charm. No more noise. Go go Anthem! ;)
  21. Craig Morris

    The Upgraded Anthem AVM-20 2.1

    I just received an 'different' 2.12 to try with my Panasonic RP-91. I need to get a USB-Serial adapter cable from my father before I can install it from my laptop... but I should get to it by the weekend. Hopefully it will fix my pops/clicks.
  22. Craig Morris

    The Upgraded Anthem AVM-20 2.1

    Weird. I used to get the Rear Left Surround pop when my AVM detected a 5.1 signal and auto-set itself to my default setting (THX Ultra2 on DD or DTS). This happened on Digital Cable and DVDs the first time it detected a 5.1 signal; one pop, one channel, one time. I recently updated to 2.12...
  23. Craig Morris

    Share your "disappointed" stories.

    I was slightly disappointed when I moved from my Marantz SR-18 to the Anthem AVM-20 and PVA-7. But this applies to Stereo listening only (which is where I had hoped to notice the biggest difference). The biggest changes actually came out in HT listening. The Anthem blew the Marantz away in...
  24. Craig Morris

    When does the NEW Sherwood prepro hit the Streets??

    I have no idea if this will help or not... but here's a timely article. http://www.soundstage.com/gettingtec...gtechnical.htm
  25. Craig Morris

    The Upgraded Anthem AVM-20 2.1

    Regarding the pop, it's not just a DVD player issue. My unit pops in the rear left channel when I switch channels on my digital cable box and I come across a 5.1 signal. I do have DD5.1+THX Ultra2 as my default, so it may be a THX issue as some have stated.
  26. Craig Morris

    The Upgraded Anthem AVM-20 2.1

    ooh. I need the pop fix. How do I e-mail Nick?
  27. Craig Morris

    Movie Theatres in Ottawa?

    I could be wrong, but I think Mark's question was about the picture/sound quality at the theaters. The Bytowne and the Mayfair suck. They are old and have horrible seats... but hey, if you like artsy/foreign films, they're the place to go. World Exchange is OK. Interesting mix of...
  28. Craig Morris

    The Upgraded Anthem AVM-20 2.1

    Lévesque, I'm running the AVM20 and PVA7. I get the Left Surround pop on Power-Down. There is definitely something going on with the AVM20 and the Left Rear channel.
  29. Craig Morris

    The Upgraded Anthem AVM-20 2.1

    I suppose I have enough "came in the box" cables lying around that I could try it out... but that would involve buying a DVD-A disc... which could be difficult. Maybe I'll take another look at Best Buy and see what's out.
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