AVRant #40: Presents, MPAA, and Receivers
Clint DeBoer (Editor-in-Chief of Audioholics) is filling in for Dina this week. Clint and Tom run through a short list of possible Valentine's gifts for your favorite geek. Sorry ladies, without Dina around, we can't really help your geek pick out something for you. Maybe next year. What have we noticed about questions about, "My friend thinks… but I think…"? Your "friend: is most likely wrong. If a 720p native projector accepts a 1080p signal, are you getting a 1080p picture? What is DisplayPort? Tom and Clint fill you in. Are we going to offer two AVRants in the near future? Yes… maybe! Look for one on every Tuesday Tom can get either Clint or J to sit down with him. What's the deal with the MPAA hating college students? Nothing - they just wanted to pressure the colleges. Want to know about surround bars? Clint and Tom weigh in. Tips about hooking up your receiver. Radio Shack is the emergency store. Tom and Clint hint at a super secret Audioholics project. What is it? Who knows.
Clint DeBoer, post: 374775LMAO, that sounds like a great idea.
There you go - as good of an endorsement as I can think of. AV Rant for President!
Johnd, post: 374700It's different is all. There's something to be said for not being able to identify speakers in the surround field. After all, that's what di-poles are for - a diffused sound. With the YSP (in a proper setup) it's actually a neat bubble of audio that truly immerses. Particularly for film this is a cool, non-gimmicky effect. If you get the chance to check one out go for it - hopefully they'll have it set up correctly.
How can the soundstage from one source ever approach that of a perfectly set up 7.1 system? Really.
Seth=L, post: 374754There you go - as good of an endorsement as I can think of. AV Rant for President!
I fell asleep during this podcast. It's not because it was boring, but it was 2:00 a.m. and it's easy to fall asleep when you are lying down. I will have to re-listen to it.
I really don't get your push of the ysp. I've admittedly never heard it, so take this with a grain of salt. But c'mon. How can the soundstage from one source ever approach that of a perfectly set up 7.1 system? Really.
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