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post #11 of 15 Old 10-26-15, 12:57 PM
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You guys think DL will be implemented on avrs like Denon, Marantz entry or mid level models?
It's quite probable that as manufacturers reap "economy of scale" profits from flagship models, that the technology will trickle-down to mid-level ones. Just my guess that, in some cases, Dirac Live will need to edge-out entrenched auto-EQ suites. I think it will have greater success replacing lesser-known, house brand EQ rather than firmly entrenched suites such as Audyssey, YPAO, etc.

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AVR-550 and 850 likely released in November but at what price in America? It is announced to be between 2 400 and 4 200 sterling pounds !! Ouch!
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NANO AVR DL received and here's my first impressions

The physical install is no problems
Initial setup of software and calibration has been very problematic..here are some notes
1.NANO DL.exe cannot be installed with COMODO INTERNET SECURITY running - once Uninstalled it ran fine
2. Activation was not a problem
3 Once ready to calibrate is when the real problem started - we were getting no signal from the UMIK1 though it was the default recording device in Windows. After several attempts to correct this, the frustration level was getting pretty high.. As it turns out the USB cable from the UMIK1 to the PC was too long... causing more than one issue - I am aware that the manual states use the supplied cable... but our media equipment is in an adjacent room to the Home theater - being controlled by RF remote... so we had to use a longer cable than supplied to get the UMIK1 into the room to be calibrated...
4. The second issue with Windows is this . "Cannot open recording device" IF you have moved the UMIK1 from usb to usb to usb ports trying to get passed the no signal issue, you'll now have several recording devices in DEVICE MANAGER and these must be deleted along with the UMIK1 driver - then restart Windows and allow the UMIK1 to reinstall.
5 Finally got a successful calibration file uploaded last night and it was a tremendous relief... not only that it sounded very very good as we sampled several movies through the Media PC...
6 next problem - FIOS set top box when selecting VIDEO ON DEMAND loses audio completely and this problem has been confirmed repeatedly in this system ... waiting on tech support with this issue.
7 Tomorrow the new 5x1 hdmi switch will be installed hopefully all will go well... the switch is being implemented because we need discrete control over HDMI sources - the NANO learn function is only TOGGLE..
This simply wont suffice and I understand at some point there may be a firmware upgrade with Discrete HDMI 1-2 codes for us programmers - for many users though there is simply NOT enough HDMI ports - thus the need for a multi HDMI port....

We finally watched FURY last night and the resulting filter gave pretty incredible results - however we are still confused as to how to use the decoder on the Marantz AVR - stereo ? Auto ? DTS Cinema ?
any suggestions on the FIOS losing audio would be appreciated - my thought is that the On Demand is a standard defintion menu screen and this is throwing the NANO for a loop...
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3 Once ready to calibrate is when the real problem started - we were getting no signal from the UMIK1 though it was the default recording device in Windows. After several attempts to correct this, the frustration level was getting pretty high.. As it turns out the USB cable from the UMIK1 to the PC was too long... causing more than one issue - I am aware that the manual states use the supplied cable... but our media equipment is in an adjacent room to the Home theater - being controlled by RF remote... so we had to use a longer cable than supplied to get the UMIK1 into the room to be calibrated...
A buffered USB extension is usually needed when trying to go farther than 12 feet or so total with USB. This will not work at all with high-speed bi-directional devices, but seems to work fine with one-way audio devices at 44.1 or 48 kB/s, like a USB mic.

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4. The second issue with Windows is this . "Cannot open recording device" IF you have moved the UMIK1 from usb to usb to usb ports trying to get passed the no signal issue, you'll now have several recording devices in DEVICE MANAGER and these must be deleted along with the UMIK1 driver - then restart Windows and allow the UMIK1 to reinstall.
This is not a problem you hear about very often. I recently ran into it in another context and found a free utility called USBDeview that lets you see all installed USB devices and delete at will.

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7 Tomorrow the new 5x1 hdmi switch will be installed hopefully all will go well... the switch is being implemented because we need discrete control over HDMI sources - the NANO learn function is only TOGGLE..
This simply wont suffice and I understand at some point there may be a firmware upgrade with Discrete HDMI 1-2 codes for us programmers - for many users though there is simply NOT enough HDMI ports - thus the need for a multi HDMI port....
I see the 2-input capability of the nanoAVR as a minor convenience, it certainly does not qualify as a multi-HDMI control device. Adding a multi-HDMI port, any where from 3- or 4- port simple switch with remote up to a more sophisticated 6- or 8- or more port switch is pretty much a necessity for most systems.
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Thx, for the tips.
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