Well, here it is a new week. Most of the bugs seem to be worked out of the new
server, so it's time to get down to some reviews. But for today, a few small updates. The Denon
as reported on a few days ago is rumored to have a list price of $449 by itself -- but
so far this is not substantiated. It will also be packaged with Denon's new top-of-the-line
AVR-5800 receiver, which seems to have everything including
the kitchen sink.
We're talking killer 170 watts into 7 THX Ultra certified channels, THX Surround EX,
DTS Extended Surround Discrete, DTS ES Matrix 6.1, DTS Neo:6 Cinema & Music, DTS, Dolby Digital
EX, Pro Logic, THX 4.0 & 5.1, 24-bit 192kHz DACs, 8 S-Video inputs, 3 Composite inputs, 9 digital
inputs, 13 analog inputs including tuner, two 7.1 inputs, IEEE 1394 Firewire prepared DSP section,
Multi-Zone capability and even more. Whew!
[Talk about the Denon Aktis RC-8000...]
Hot on the heels of the AVR-5800 is the Marantz SR-14EX receiver, which will be where the
Marantz RC5000i makes its first debut. What's changed? We'll have to wait and see, but it looks like
a good part of battle for supreme receiver will be in the remote control department. Finally!
Pronto CCF files: A wide selection of complete system CCF files
are now available. New or updated files have been uploaded by Aaron Cicali,
Ahmad Abdul Hamid, Dale Crawford,
Eric Elton, Greg Steele,
Helmuth Ritzer, Ian Sharman,
Joe Jensen, Jose Blanco,
Leigh Rankin, Mango Chutney and
New component files are also available. Alan Lichtenstein
uploaded a CCF for the ReplayTV 2004, David Hendrickson an
Electrohome ECP4000 projector, Eric Elton
a Sony SVR-2000 TiVo personal recorder, Ken Jude
a Pioneer PDR-509 CD recorder and Arcam Alpha 10 tuner,
Jose Blanco a Russound multi-zone
switcher, and finally, a Sony CDP-CX70ES CD Jukebox creater
from Bill Spencer.
[Talk about the Philips Pronto...]
UCommand: Crisp solutions has a new special for Remote Central visitors on their well-received LCD remote control.
Visit this page
for full details.
Teleport Pro: Just a quick warning for anyone using the utility entitled "Teleport Pro":
I've been informed by the system administrator that the only reason a group of IPs will be banned
is due to use of this program, which creates unreasonable and unbalanced loads on the server and
also generates many bogus requests.
Features push-to-talk voice control of Amazon Alexa and Apple TV via Siri.