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About Nismo

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    Current HT Setup: 5.2.4 Atmos

    Klipsch RF-7 (L/R), RC-7 (C), RS-7 (L/R S)
    (2) 15" PSA XS15se's
    (4) Klipsch RP-140SA Atmos add-on modules / 2 Front & 2 Rear
    Denon AVR-X4100W - 125wpc, HDMI 2.0
    w/7.2 Dolby Atmos & 4K UltraHD 60Hz video pass-through & upscaling
    Emotiva (Gen 2) Mini-x-a-100 / 2-Channel Amp

    Mediabridge Ultra Series HDMI (30AWG-triple shielded) 18Gbps & ARC
    L/R/C Speaker Cables: Monster MCX-1S
    Surrounds Speaker Cables: Mediabridge 14AWG

    Oppo 203 - 4K UHD 3D
    LG UP870 - 4K UHD 3D
    Oppo 103 / PS3 (3D)
    Toshiba HD-XA2 HD-DVD
    PS3 /PS4

    Monster Power Center HTS 5100
    70" SHARP AQUOS Q+ (4K upscaler Engine displays native 4K)
    3D (Active) Glasses: Sharp AQUOS AN3DG40

    Misc: Klipsch RB-35 (Pair), Denon AVR-3808CI
    Atlantic Tech. 44-DA Atmos Modules (L/R Front Height)
    SONY R60-XBR2
    SONY KD-34XBR960
    Turtle Beach Ear Force DP11 Dolby Surround Headset

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  1. Good Stuff - Hope they sound as good as they look !! Really tempting with the built-in 6-1/2" upward firing Atmos. Hmmmm... Been holding out for a new Dual 10" (Main/Towers) with Built-in with 6-1/2" upward firing Atmos. Congrats !!
  2. Dude.. that's awesome. My copy will be waiting for me when I get home Nice Rug !! Haaa
  3. @garyrc: I just watched BARAKA recently for my ZEN moment(s).... that one will put derrick into a deep calming sleep. Great imagery. Been a few years since I watched it. Standard Def, but 1st time with the Oppo, 60Hz, 18Gbps cables, etc. Also looking forward to the 4K release of 2001.Coming October 30th... day one purchase.Can't wait.
  4. The vast majority of my movie purchases are blind buys. I don't read reviews, don't watch trailers, don't go to the theater & even prefer to "not" know/learn of the full cast prior to watching, because its always fun to have a particular actor appear that I didn't know was in the film. Basically Spoiler Alert extreme is the best approach for me. A few years back, I picked up I ORIGINS. It was a film I knew nothing about, there were no big name actors, no car chases or explosions, wasn't a super hero CGI-fest & certainly not a box office success by any means... but somehow it caught my attention. Wow, rather unique point of view & made you think. It was/is a nice diversion from the norm & found myself genuinely curious to see where this story was going. Interesting, unconventional, profound premise & one to remember. Plus, it introduced me Astrid Berges Frisbey, who was totally captivating & I look forward to her future projects. If you haven't seen "I Origins" yet, just watch it blind & let it unfold.
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    @Ersch30: For comparison... here are my original RP-140's (they also come with keyhole for wall mount) :
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    Hey Esch30 - - Correct, all of the upward firing add-on modules are effective for either Atmos applications or traditional rear surrounds. The earlier RP-140 versions (from 2015) have a fixed crossover, while the new RP-500's benefit from a switchable crossover. However, both will work for your situation. I always try to buy the "best" option my budget allows (best often being subjective & can vary based on your particular space). If your budget allows.. I'd go with the new (5-1/2") 500's. Relatively small investment (compared to the 140's) & saves you from an "upgrade" later. Plus, the switchable crossover makes them truly multi-purpose & provides a future option down the road. I plan to grab 2 pairs of the new 500's soon. If the 500's are not in the cards... you might want to consider the 4" R-41SA (same retail price as the original 4" 140's). The cabinet construction is nicer, the grill is also nicer (more traditional - not the "L" shape grill as on the 140's). Best I can tell, the New slightly longer R-41SA (7" x 5.75" x 13") is the 2018 version of the original R-140SA (7" x 6" x 11.25"). Here is the R-14SA... good luck.
  7. This begs a general question... has anyone experienced playback, stutter, freeze issues with other 4K discs? I myself have not, but read quite a few accounts of this happening.
  8. I wanted to post a follow up to my Ready Player One review. This weekend I noticed some on-line chatter about disc freezing-stutter (all reports seem to indicate it froze-jumped at the same segment). Theory's discussed include everything from the usual suspects of dirt, debris, 4K production of some discs having a cloudy layer or film that needs to be cleaned (both unlikely since all report the same chapter & sequence); internal storage used for disc data on some players being too small; media/authoring issues with BD-100 disc having problems during the third layer switch IIRC. Or to me (at least initially) the obvious player/firmware update issues, but then I've seen posts reporting the issue with my exact player(s). I've watched "Ready Player One" about 5-or-6 times now both on the Oppo 203 & the LG UP870... and neither player had an issue. I also watched with both Atmos & DTS tracks & had no issue. Strange that there is no universal player or cause troubleshooting the glitch. Makes me wonder is there was an issue (defect) with a specific production run or pressing? If you pick up this disc, don't sit on it (past an exchange-return date). Check it out right away so you don't miss an exchange window.
  9. Furious 7 More fun stuff for tonight (have 6 -7 & 8 on 4K). PW R.I.P. A bunch of the originals launched this week on 4K (1-thru-4) looking forward to adding them soon.
  10. Have yet to grab 1 & 2 with Sicario. Might have to grab them both. Ouch... popped the switch. Gun battle comes to life.
  11. I've owned Denon for 20+ years & only had 1 warranty issue (lockup during firmware update). They were very good & provided a local Authorized Repair facility. In my instance, only took about 5-to-7 days for turnaround. Hope that solves your issue, best of luck.
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    Status Update.: Looks like they "Officially" launched. Klipsch website now has them available.
  13. John Wick 2 Haaa.. needed some real fun tonight. Absolutely love the 1st one. Love JW2. Can't wait for JW3. Good Stuff not too mention A++ PQ & AQ. Time for some Gun-Fu !
  14. Good to learn the HDR display doesn't adversely effect (exaggerate) the grain in terms of PQ. I agree... it's the best version of Predator available. Audio highlights include the teams "first all out jungle assault" (the whir of the Gatling Gun was impressive) and the "rebel camp" attack a few chapters earlier.
  15. Have 4 in place.... soon to be 6. But non are from the Architectural series. Very happy with the set-up.
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