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HDMI 2.1 with Phil Jones from Sound United | Daily Hi-Fi Podcast

Original Video Podcast Aired on April 20, 2020. Watch it here:

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Today we talk with Phil Jones about HDMI 2.1 and what's on the horizon for Denon and Marantz AVRs.

0:00 Start

5:22 Introducing Philip Jones from Sound United

12:20 How do you test for eARC capability?

14:03 $50 HDMI Cable vs $500 Cable

17:53 Needing to use long HDMI cables for projector setups

18:08 "1080p is easy" - Nyrius HDMI Transmitter

21:05 Pro Tip: Maximum length for copper HDMI cable (include cable to TV also)

22:20 What is in Philip Jones' system

26:02 Using a different brand of speakers for height and surrounds

30:52 Roon Tested Denon and Marantz AVR's

36:00 Philip's YouTube Channel - Sound United Training -

38:36 Phil's history in Hi-Fi

40:21 @Life of Bliss asks "Do you see more companies moving towards class D amplification instead of A/B or A/B/H with the progression in that technology?

43:21 More about HDMI 2.1

46:51 Polk Legend Series L800's with SDA

56:55 They don't like bass for J-Pop and K-Pop?

1:01:29 Caller 1: Caller has a Denon 4400H. Back speakers don't play in Auro 3D.

1:05:31 LSIM's on sale for half off

1:11:05 Will Denon or Marantz ever use DIRAC Live or something similar?

1:12:36 Higher channel count for Denon or Marantz?

1:22:00 Joe N Tell wishes for HDMI on a mini Class D amplifier with sub-out.

1:28:27 Caller 2: Marantz 7705 Setup tricks? How to utilize the Audyssey Editor App.

1:32:04 Audyssey Editor App does a better job than running straight from the AVR!

1:35:43 Does Phil use "midrange compensation" on Audyssey?

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