captainbuff

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  1. Ummm...sorry mate going Greek there for me! I'm no pro at this sort of stuff...I know a little but not enough to claim by any means!! The Foxtel muppet put the dish on the roof and the cable was half assly stacked into the back of a cupboard and made it's way to my HT. Honestly did not think to look in the roof and see what was going on but then again I wouldn't know what to look for. Again probably more confusing than helpful but I remember that it was my ISP (iiNet) that finally came on board and said 'put the splitter on'. Yeah I definitely remember that now...this was after weeks of going insane though. It also played havoc with my phone line...I could dial out but it was terrible reception. Never solved that until Foxtel got the flick due to 'funds'...sorry mate I'm not really a hugely tech savvy guy but I hope it makes some sense! Cheers Josh Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Nope...exactly the same as what you said!!! Did my nut in! Was so filthy with them in the end...it was obvious that there was a problem because of what they had done but they didn't want to claim it. 'My internet worked great before...now it's not...fix it!!' In the end I went the splitter route. I was tearing my hair out and was just trying anything and it worked so I let be and said a few fancy words. Sorry mate...not much help!! Peace Josh Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Sorry if this is really stupid but Foxtel have a history with me on different issues - so I'd suggest put it back to them. You fudged up the install, do it properly....just a thought mate Peace Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Hmmm....good stuff guys [emoji106] a good chat...my appreciation to all here who posted! I'm not at all a fan of the Dolby Atmos type reflected sound...in the training and experience I have (I'm 36 and this is a hobby...I made my money elsewhere!) I just see the reflected signals as then needing time alignment, differing EQ work, I haven't properly thought of the effect to the crossover points...IMHO it could be something that (possibly) some guys put in and love. My theory knowledge and experience tell me that it is a (again, possible) head ****. Not just that but one that could never be solved. However as for incorporating ceiling speakers and working it like that...that has my genuine interest. That is something that could work well and sound pretty nice. As to my comments on the 7.2.2 nomenclature or what have you...yes agreed I will concede that point. It is a differing way to describe something; but as long as the person knows what is going on then that is cool. Again my comments come from the point of complete visceral disgust at the 'marketing' people out there that create their own 'pseudo logic' to sell their rubbish to gullible people. My comments were a little hostile at times - my genuine apologies - however I see it a lot and it makes my blood boil. Myself and a compatriot have a running debate at the moment taking on the main rep for a large company for his 'inability to prove that their product does what it should do'. My compatriot has asked simple questions and described how it could be proved and has received a torrent of abuse and had his comments deleted because they - possibly - showed up the flaw in the contraption of greed. Regardless, my appreciation to all posters [emoji106] Peace Josh Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. ...I will comfortably blow the Dolby Atmos theory of creating 'phantom speakers'. I think. That we have done that. However where I will query is the use of 'in-ceiling speakers'; due to the fact that they are a tangible point source and not some 'bastardised' reflection of an upward facing speaker. When done in that manner - and I have given my reason - how is it processed. As mentioned by AlanH the cinemas have some bloody expensive technology in there...I'm not dropping premium on a receiver/processor that 'may' provide a differing 720 experience. However whilst I think that this is all fancy marketing that again profits from people who are cashed up but not knowledged up - I will let it have its turn to persuade me. Cheers Peace Josh Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. ^^^^WHS! Perfectly correct and much more thoroughly and precisely explained than me. Right on Alanh [emoji106] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. G'day mate, Yeah I've seen them. So why are you calling it 22.2...? Because you are surrounded by speakers to create an awesome sound experience. Dolby are calling this 9.2.4 and all sorts of names. Trying to pretend that one speaker can become two because it uses reflected waves. Try this which is on the Dolby site to try and sell their Atmos speakers: https://m.youtube.com/watch?ebc=ANyPxKqPDbHvOg36aP97Irlea2Z_wNUNinnqBX-q67yyZbXqYX3QDxGGXtzCt7m2sFwzHfpexpeATUX8AJCflBXPIk9yxZtxRA&v=qyqF07KL0VQ&time_continue=7 Hope that link goes through! What you are saying is correct. 'Phantom speakers' created by reflections is.....not [emoji106] Peace Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Yes I completely agree and apologise...I read his slightly wrong and indeed my apologies. I took it as a 'this is rubbish crap' when it is in fact another one of those audio grey areas that companies use to make a lot of money from people who don't understand acoustics (and I'm no pro but I'm smart enough to see through this marketing hype). An 'Atmos' arrangement is entirely feasible with ceiling mounted speakers...but if you look at the setup of an Atmos WITHOUT ceiling speakers; it's incredibly dubious. First thing that is a give-away: you have to buy a certain type of speaker to do it (corporate greed). Second thing is that the reflections of audio signals from the ceiling (which could be made of...anything...?) with said speaker to create an overhead - and therefore more 3D - audio experience is riddled with issues. Reflected audio signals are the source of umpteen problems! That's why guys use 'eggshell' diffusing panels or curtains on the walls. To STOP reflected waves screwing around with the more recent audio output. The basic laws of physics and acoustics shoot this stuff down. If you know them. Yes I apologise if this comes across somewhat 'hostile' but I am so disgusted with seeing people with no idea getting hooked on marketing BS and spending big dollars buying stuff that on many occasions makes their sound worse. My apologies Blairy or whomever it was as I did mistake your comment slightly...however I had decent reason to comment so I will stand by my comment - but not my hostility! Peace, Josh Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. G'day blairy....you don't know what you are talking about. Go to Dolby.com and click on the Atmos vids they have. From an electrical POV and even a theoretical acoustic POV Atmos sounds great. In reality there are too many variables in a normal house room (or if you are lucky enough to have a theatre room then more for you) but it is 'fuzzy logic'. If you have ceiling speakers as a determinate point source then yes Atmos would be cool. If you are trying it as Dolby try to sell it then you could VERY EASILY end up with something that sounds worse than a 2.1... Peace Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Serious...the wall plug adapters that are ubiquitous...chop the end plug off, connect it to the wires of a fan or couple of fans (when you've checked that the voltage and currents are OK); and you're finished Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Cheers mate [emoji106] I appreciate that! I'll give you a PM with my current circumstances and hence my interest...probably tomorrow morning though because I've had one of those Mondays!! Appreciate the help looking at shipping as well [emoji106] Cheers, Josh Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Dammit man...I'm not kidding that if you were making a trip over to Perth (the retirement village of Australia) then I would love a listen and if that was good then I'd take them. Totally serious as well...that's a great bargain. Such a shame Jamo didn't use a little 'aesthetics' as they look like a 16 year olds homemade sub box in his Hyundai Getz but they are plenty more than that.... .....bugger. Good luck with the sale mate nevertheless [emoji106] Cheers Josh Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. G'day mate...where are you shifting to? [emoji23] very nice [emoji106] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. What an interesting hilarious thread [emoji23][emoji23][emoji23] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Yeah no worries...sounds good man [emoji106]I'll PM you now to catch up Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk