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Smart Hub Firmware Suggestion

by mxg201 / May 24, 2014 2:43 AM PDT

I have a BD-F7500 and love it.
Since this has analog outs, I would like to suggest the following three additions to the firmware for your consideration.<div>
1) Could the speaker configuration section include user options on how to redirect subwoofer LFE? That is, allow the user to seen LFE to all speakers or any other combination.
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2) DTSNeo6: expand options to allow use to select 2+2 speaker mode in addition to the existing selection.

3) Add software volume control to Smart Hub and allow the remote control volume buttons to be remapped to control the Smart Hub software volume. (Why? This unit could act a standalone HTPC! Many HTPCs are connected to powered speakers and not AV receivers.)

Love this unit!

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Be aware you'll have to change something at this maker.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 24, 2014 2:51 AM PDT
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Smart Hub Firmware Suggestion (typos fixed)
by mxg201 / May 24, 2014 4:34 AM PDT

I have a BD-F7500 and love it.
Since this has analog outs, I would like to suggest the following three additions to the firmware for your consideration.

1) Could the speaker configuration section include user options on how to redirect subwoofer LFE? That is, allow the user to send LFE to all speakers or any other combination.

2) DTSNeo6: expand options to allow user to select 2+2 speaker mode (and others) in addition to the existing selections.

3) Add software volume control to Smart Hub and allow the BD-F7500 remote control volume buttons to be remapped to control the Smart Hub software volume. (Why? This unit could act a standalone HTPC! Many HTPCs are connected to powered speakers and not AV receivers.)

Love this unit!

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"It is possible for a program to contain an LFE channel, but
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 24, 2014 4:43 AM PDT

"It is possible for a program to contain an LFE channel, but a decoder may provide no subwoofer output because all of the bass information in the program, including the LFE channel, can be reproduced by the main speakers."
- Dolby

Since this is considered HD Audio we run smack dab again into this maker's decision to not pass HD audio but simple stereo. Read the link above to see where almost every unit made by this maker (so far all models) don't pass more than stereo.

You can ask for change.
Bob

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LFE
by mxg201 / May 24, 2014 7:36 AM PDT

Actually, BD-F7500 unit has 7.1 analog RCA outs and has all the Dolby codecs on board. So it will decode HD audio and pass all channels to RCA outs at the back of the unit. I just would like more control of decoded audio with respect to LFE direction (eg let user remap LFE to speakers of choice without a sub woofer, etc.)

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You can ask.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 25, 2014 3:19 AM PDT
In reply to: LFE

But I find makers not responding unless the returns are high enough. In the future be sure to get the feature you want in the system rather than hope for change.
Bob

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