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Re: Denon AVC-X8500H reviews and setup
« Reply #210 on: April 24, 2019, 17:16 »
I feel it sounds better now after turning off LOUDNESS MANAGEMENT in SURROUND PARAMETER. Previously the atmos layer sounded a bit "compressed" and less clarity.

But now that u turn it off, it might be good to check the dB level again. It could be overly loud and crying a little for attention. Try tuning it down with the SPL meter, and play ATMOS reference scenes to strike the "balance" such that it blends into the immersion. 


True enough, I find it on the loud side and tone it slightly down that day after you left :)

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Re: Denon AVC-X8500H reviews and setup
« Reply #211 on: April 24, 2019, 17:54 »
So the app works on 8500 too?


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Re: Denon AVC-X8500H reviews and setup
« Reply #212 on: April 24, 2019, 19:50 »
If you are asking if this model is compatible with the Audyssey Editor App, the answer is yes.

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Re: Denon AVC-X8500H reviews and setup
« Reply #213 on: April 24, 2019, 20:27 »
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Re: Denon AVC-X8500H reviews and setup
« Reply #214 on: April 25, 2019, 09:29 »
If you are asking if this model is compatible with the Audyssey Editor App, the answer is yes.

Thank you!

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Re: Denon AVC-X8500H reviews and setup
« Reply #215 on: April 26, 2019, 21:52 »
Just did another update on the 8500
“Improve performance” bleh bleh
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Re: Denon AVC-X8500H reviews and setup
« Reply #216 on: April 28, 2019, 13:53 »
From AV forum:
changelog for the update.

■ 2019/04/24

【Version: 7300-0114-1141-5005】

(1) We have improved the quality of specifications for custom installers.


■ 2019/04/17

【Version: 7300-0114-1131-5005】

(1) Fixed a bug related to Auto Lip Sync when connected to an eARC compatible TV.
(2) Fixed a bug related to Hide Input.
(3) Fixed the bug that Subwoofer is output by mistake when a specific Speaker setting is made.
(4) Fixed a bug in the Amazon Music operation screen.
(5) It became possible to display the input source icon in HEOS App.
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Re: Denon AVC-X8500H reviews and setup
« Reply #217 on: April 28, 2019, 20:31 »
From AV forum:
changelog for the update.

■ 2019/04/24

【Version: 7300-0114-1141-5005】

(1) We have improved the quality of specifications for custom installers.


■ 2019/04/17

【Version: 7300-0114-1131-5005】

(1) Fixed a bug related to Auto Lip Sync when connected to an eARC compatible TV.
(2) Fixed a bug related to Hide Input.
(3) Fixed the bug that Subwoofer is output by mistake when a specific Speaker setting is made.
(4) Fixed a bug in the Amazon Music operation screen.
(5) It became possible to display the input source icon in HEOS App.

I checked yesterday didnt say have update


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Re: Denon AVC-X8500H reviews and setup
« Reply #218 on: April 29, 2019, 22:34 »
I checked yesterday didnt say have update


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Re: Denon AVC-X8500H reviews and setup
« Reply #219 on: May 04, 2019, 22:29 »
Audioholic's review of the 8500.

"Denon’s AVR-X8500H is the most technologically advanced receiver the venerable company has ever built. It is arguably the most advanced AVR available today. It’s the best AVR I’ve ever reviewed. It's the most audiophile-worthy AVR Denon has built since the legendary AVR-5308CI and AVR-5805 and it just won our 2018 AVR of the year award. How’s that for an opening salvo?"

Read on here
https://www.audioholics.com/av-receiver-reviews/denon-avr-x8500h-dolby-atmos-network-receiver-review
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Re: Denon AVC-X8500H reviews and setup
« Reply #220 on: May 05, 2019, 06:40 »
Audioholic's review of the 8500.

"Denon’s AVR-X8500H is the most technologically advanced receiver the venerable company has ever built. It is arguably the most advanced AVR available today. It’s the best AVR I’ve ever reviewed. It's the most audiophile-worthy AVR Denon has built since the legendary AVR-5308CI and AVR-5805 and it just won our 2018 AVR of the year award. How’s that for an opening salvo?"

Read on here
https://www.audioholics.com/av-receiver-reviews/denon-avr-x8500h-dolby-atmos-network-receiver-review

Nice.


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Re: Denon AVC-X8500H reviews and setup
« Reply #221 on: May 05, 2019, 07:35 »
Better late than never.. this amp has received many accolades..
It will be interesting to see when the HDMI upgrade comes and how much it’ll cost..
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Re: Denon AVC-X8500H reviews and setup
« Reply #222 on: May 05, 2019, 07:45 »
Any comments on the IMAX Enhanced sound system? Does it require a compatible disc with this IMAX soundmix? I read that IMAX Enhanced soundmix is derived from DTS: X Core (not surprising to me).

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Re: Denon AVC-X8500H reviews and setup
« Reply #223 on: May 05, 2019, 09:18 »
Any comments on the IMAX Enhanced sound system? Does it require a compatible disc with this IMAX soundmix? I read that IMAX Enhanced soundmix is derived from DTS: X Core (not surprising to me).


There are 2 methods to get IMAX Enhanced.
1. Compatible IMAX Enhanced sound-mix. (only 2 titles at the moment)
2. Option to force on IMAX Enhanced when receiver receives DTS lossy (not DTS-HD or DTS-MA)

Personally, the impact of IMAX Enhanced is not only the sound but the fact that 16:9 is a more immersive aspect ratio than that of 2.35.

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Denon AVC-X8500H reviews and setup
« Reply #224 on: May 05, 2019, 09:35 »
There are 2 methods to get IMAX Enhanced.
1. Compatible IMAX Enhanced sound-mix. (only 2 titles at the moment)
2. Option to force on IMAX Enhanced when receiver receives DTS lossy (not DTS-HD or DTS-MA)

Personally, the impact of IMAX Enhanced is not only the sound but the fact that 16:9 is a more immersive aspect ratio than that of 2.35.

Interesting that scenario 2 to force IMAX enhanced mode is only applicable to lossy and not lossless (higher bitrate). Any reason why?


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