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nanoAVR Full-Gonzo Scenario #1: Epilogue 8 years 2 weeks ago #16605

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Oh well I'm lost :lol:

What was the title of the listing you found on eBay. I can't find a 7.1 unit, did find 5.1 units for a whopping $53 though. Even if it doesn't sound great it might be still be good for a fun experiment with a little 3-way. (Too hard to disconnect the AVR from the HT)

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Although I don't see anywhere that it supports LPCM, or what sample rate... could be a dud.

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nanoAVR Full-Gonzo Scenario #1: Epilogue 8 years 2 weeks ago #16606

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PS the way to post a link is to embed it like this (if this works, preview is broken for me....):

[url=http://yahyahyah]write something here[/url]
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nanoAVR Full-Gonzo Scenario #1: Epilogue 8 years 2 weeks ago #16611

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Oh well I'm lost :lol:


No, actually you've got it right, John. According to the guy from the Essence site who replied to Rumble's email, their little $250 HDMI-to-7.1 de-embedder box doesn't do any bass management. As you mentioned, this would be preferable in a nanoAVR setup, since bass management in the DAC would just be redundant for us, and not used anyway. The only puzzling part is why anyone _else_ would want one of these things (to use with multi analog inputs on an older AVR as in his example), since it _doesn't_ do bass management (or delay or any of that stuff), see what I mean? :o)

Anyway: IF the guy is correct about this box having simple full-range outputs, that would seem to make it a viable candidate for a nanoAVR HD setup - at least the conventional kind, not the Full-Gonzo version that one weirdo is messing with (we'll come back to that, heh). Unless I'm missing something, one could conceivably go from HDMI source --> nanoAVR HD --> 7.1 de-embedder --> power amps, and use the IR feature on the nanoAVR for master volume control, eh?

What was the title of the listing you found on eBay. I can't find a 7.1 unit, did find 5.1 units for a whopping $53 though. Even if it doesn't sound great it might be still be good for a fun experiment with a little 3-way. (Too hard to disconnect the AVR from the HT)


Here's the one I just ordered (hope this works, I got no preview either):

I'm betting this is the SAME box, for $128, that Essence is asking $250 for. Check this out:

Here's the Essence pic, and

Here's the AllAboutAdapters.com pic

They're both the same pic, with the same Photoshop mistake: The "reflection" isn't a mirror image, hee! I could be wrong, but I'm betting the only difference between these 2 units is the price.

The reason I ordered it is because I think I may have found a proper 12-channel digital volume control suitable for Full-Gonzo V2.0. If that works out, and if the HDMI de-embedder box doesn't turn out to be a total piece o' crap, I'll order a second one and report back here.

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nanoAVR Full-Gonzo Scenario #1: Epilogue 8 years 2 weeks ago #16612

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PS the way to post a link is to embed it like this (if this works, preview is broken for me....):

[url=http://yahyahyah]write something here[/url]


Oops! Maybe it has to be formatted a little more like a real URL, even if it isn't.

(Man, I sure hope this doesn't actually GO somewhere!)

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nanoAVR Full-Gonzo Scenario #1: Epilogue 7 years 11 months ago #16918

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This is sort-of off-topic, but what the heck.

I got Black Friday Fever and bought a 4K TV a couple of weeks ago (because this HDMI tangle just wasn't complicated enough). Of course I then had to buy a video card for my HTPC because no way was the humble-but-otherwise-adequate Radeon onboard APU going to squeeze out anything close to 3840 x 2160. By about 90% luck I managed to buy an inexpensive Radeon card that turns out to be compatible with the onboard video, and they work together! (Apparently this can be tricky sometimes?) So I now have Full Gonzo connected to the original onboard HDMI out @ 60 Hz, and the Whole Lotta Pixels hooked up to the new $85.00 cheapie card @ 30 (or 24) Hz, and everything actually works! Hee!

Anyway - I don't know if this feature is exclusive to Radeon products, but it sure came in handy. And it is an actual documented feature, not just a fluke; they call it Dual Graphics. There's a chart on the AMD site of compatible APU/GPU combos that they recommend for this trick, in case anyone else finds himself in a similar predicament. The main idea is to combine the processing power for better gaming, but it has the side benefit of allowing both video outputs to be used simultaneously.

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