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SR 7011 could be "the one."  Actually less costly than the pre-amp version, and I could sell off the Onkyo to help pay for it. For the extra outboard channels, I have a vintage stereo receiver with decent audio circuits, and a power strip that will power it on only when the main receiver is switched on, or I can use the 12V trigger and an AC relay. I have all that stuff in my toolbox. (I will abandon this idea, if I get a "thump" with power on).

The way I read the manual, you can always choose to get 2 sub woofer outputs that can be separately level adjusted. Probably just an active splitter - not two actual channels. this is OK for me. Because my fronts are "big," (as they go through the crossover of a sub woofer first), I get localized bass up front, plus the LFE mixed in (? not sure). My two rear sub woofers are connected to the sub woofer outputs for LFE (when the Center is a "small" speaker, I should get LFE from the sub woofer outputs, according to the manual).
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Man do I love you guys!!!! Thanks for all that info!
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Quoting specise_8472:
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I used to always get Marantz, but now they are just Denon as they were brought out. And they are just not the same now.

Thanks for those interesting points about the brands. And yes, I fully intend have Atmos support. In fact, even my old receiver supports enough channels for Atmos. I just tilt my Front-High speakers in such a way that the sound bounces off the top of the ceiling in front of the "sweet spot," and I jacked up the volume setting a couple of dB to compensate for the losses. So I am running essentially 7.2.2. (I actually have 4 sub woofers, but they are paired on each SW channel).

I agree about the 7.2.4 being preferred. Not sure I feel up to mounting two more speakers. If I can sell off some more old gear, I will go ahead and get a full 11.2 receiver (configurable to 7.2.4).

Here is idea I am thinking about:

Get this:

And use it as a front end (using HDMI out for audio) to my existing Onkyo audio section.
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Quoting Johann Steiner:
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I dont speak Englisch fluently
and i have a Question
I have DVD Profiler 4 (i speak German Language)
and i try to copy DVD Profiler from One Computer to an other one
And I dont know how it works,
can somebody help me please?

And the 2 nd Problem:
I have a 33 Inch (Zoll) Monitor
DVD Profiler (i have win 7) is very very small, to read
Can i change this?

I see you are getting plenty of help. That's good!

For your information, your English was perfectly good enough for me to understand your questions. No need to be insecure!

(But my German is not good enough to understand the answers!  )
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Food for thought:

This will take lots of time, but it is low risk.

(1) Export the collection to XML
(2) Start with a new, clean database and use BulkEdit XML Import to rebuild. Since BulkEdit was designed to bring in data from multiple sources, it will sometimes sanitize broken data. Not much to lose. Just let it run overnight. The fewer columns you select for display, the faster it will run. If the import hits a bug, and I fix it, You can always rerun after the bug fix. (sentence corrected)

If you are not familiar with BulkEdit, I suggest practicing on a small test file. If you ever need to interrupt a long-running import process, just click on the progress bar.
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I tried to explain that sometimes it is not as simple of "it is this or that." There can be shades of grey, if a device is sick or defective in a way that leads to inconsistent results. And then there is the matter of the "driver," which controls the device. What you see is the result of the OS/driver/device interaction, any or all of which can have bugs or defects. Your repair shop should have enough spare parts lying around to rule out that possibility - just try a different adapter. And to add to the list of nasty possibilities, there are subtle BIOS and motherboard errors that can infect any machine - one unlucky cosmic ray hit, static electricity, etc. ...

If your results seem weird, it is likely that an equally rare or weird event is causing it. I like the fact that you are asking questions. Hopefully, somebody will think of something that leads to a solution.
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It is not uncommon for excessive heat to cause intermittent problems with marginal hardware. For example a clogged fan or CPU ventilation ducts could cause overheating of memory. How much memory is being used, hard drive utilization, and many other software and external factors affect how much power your laptop draws - which could lead to the mistaken impression that the software itself is the problem - when in fact it might be the effects of how the software is causing the laptop to generate heat. Moving the laptop, opening it up, reformatting the drive ... almost anything ... could lead to a temporary improvement.

I've had overheating to cause laptop intermittent shutdown, graphics card failures and other stuff - some of which went away after a good internal cleaning. If your wi-fi card has a marginal fault, the additional computing requirements of Windows 10 might be pushing it over the edge - wild speculation.

Oh, also make sure you set the advanced wi-fi adapter settings to NOT let the OS turn off wi-fi power.
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It is unfortunate that the original problem has likely been obscured by all the tinkering. Be careful in interpreting the repair shop diagnosis. They might well be solving problems with the "cure" rather than the original problem. One example: sometimes having both the wired and wireless adapters enabled at the same time can cause conflicts. I've cured many of these situations by simply disabling the one you don't need, and double checking the IP4 properties of the other one. Bouncing back and forth between adapters without confirming the settings can be a nightmare.
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I'm about 60% along on my saving for a new 4K receiver. Looking hard at the 9.2 versions of Denon, Onkyo and Marantz. Any opinions welcomed. In another thread, I got some advice on a low-end Onkyo to use as a front-end to the audio section of my venerable TX-NR3008. I'm still considering that option. It's mainly the weight and space issue of having two monster devices. But the Onkyo audio section delivers stupendous sound.

My setup now is using good quality HDMI switches front-ending the Onkyo, my 4K LG TV and my 4K Epson projector. Workable, but complex and sometimes the HDMI handshaking gets screwed up.

Again, any ideas are welcomed, and anybody who wants a good deal on the Onkyo (and I also have an Epson 5020Ube), send me a PM.
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Quoting AiAustria:
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No, the question was: Why are there movies in the data base, which can be found by UPC/EAN but not by Title? In other words: What's wrong with the search by title?

Ha! Thanks. So much for Google translate. 
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From Google Translate:
"Sometimes it happens that a movie title is not found, even though the EAN is included in the database. About the EAN search you can find the movie. What could this be?"

I think the question is: How can you search the database for EAN, even when the title is not found?

Answer: You must already know about "Add By UPC." Does this not work for you?
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Quoting psklenar:
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Any successful installs of V2.81? So far, I have one report of a error during load of the plugin. Installation script repaired. Now V2.82.


I installed 2.82 this morning and used it to successfully merge my "Amazon" and "Amazon.com" retailers into one list.  Thank you very much!!

Powerful words that are the fuel that keeps me going! It makes my day to get a bit of praise and see a user get happy. 
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Quoting GSyren:
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ProfilerQuery 3.19.5
- Fixed quoting of strings in csv export (which includes Open in Spreadsheet).
- Added comma as configurable separator in csv export.
- Finally got around to fixing the misspelling of "spreadsheet" in the File menu. 

Wow, quick work. Thanks. Now my Excel will open up with the work already done. In my case, I don't get the dialog unless I request a text to column parsing. Maybe there is an option I don't know about. Anyways, your quick work makes it all moot now!!!    (that's a moot woot).
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Quoting GSyren:
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... Comma is really not a good alternative since some titles contain a comma.

What stops a title (or notes, or overview) from including a semicolon?

In general, text fields should be enclosed in quotes when output to CSV and embedded quotes should be escaped. This gives the CSV parser a fighting chance, and allows an almost arbitrary inclusion of any text.
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Quoting GSyren:
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Yes. Isn't that just what I described?

Ok, I just thought it would always come up automatically on text import, because that's the way it behaved back when I used Excel, and that's the way LibreOffice always behaves (at least for me). That's not quite the same as doing a text-to-columns after the import, even though the result is the same.

For the third time: in USA, the CSV delimiter defaults to "," not ";".

When I edit your CSV file to replace the ";" with "," my Excel automatically parses the fields, just as your LibreOffice does. But you can't reliably edit CSV for delimiters if the CSV might contain quoted text that includes the delimiter. That's why I didn't suggest the edit step in my instructions.

If you gave users the option of selecting the delimiter for their locality, the problem would go away. 

Oh, and BTW Excel, by default, interprets a UPC as a number and might even convert it to scientific notation, if you don't reformat the UPC column to text. To force that conversion, the CSV export should enclose the UPC in double quotes, and insert a single quote in front of the UPC, e.g. "'043396275171.3". But that embedded quote screws up the flag set, when you save that column to text.
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Quoting GSyren:
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ProfilerQuery 3.19.4

Spent some "precious time"    to fix so that saving flag set also works after duplicate check.

Works a treat.
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Quoting GSyren:
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open result to spreadsheet had all the fields jammed together in the first column

I'm a bit confused about this. Here is how it looks in LibreOffice (sorry about this being in Swedish, but I think you get the idea):
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It's been several years since I worked with Excel, but I could have sworn that Excel did the same thing. Doesn't it?

Yes. Isn't that just what I described? At least I thought it was. It just didn't come up automatically, because in the USA, the default delimiter for CSV is comma "," not semicolon. So you have to do it manually, but after the first couple of commands, you land at the exact same screen you show.
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Quoting GSyren:
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I'll have a look at it.

I looked at it, and it is intentional. The duplicate check was a bit of an afterthought, and it  doesn't change the actual result set, it just hides the non-duplicates in the grid. The flagset menu items work on the result set, so they would set flags for everything.

I can check if I can make a work-around so you can save flags after the duplicate check as well. But it's too late to start looking at it tonight.

Don't spend your precious time on it. I am a master data manipulator. Got what I needed in a matter of minutes.

Procedure:

1) Set PQ presentation fields to include UPC as first column, title, and production year
2) Run empty selection
3) Tools > Duplicate Check
4) File > Open result in spreadsheet (fortunately you load the grid view, which has the subset)

Now in the spreadsheet (This could be made into a macro that PQ could include in the Excel launch, to create a flag set from whatever is in the grid, regardless of how it got there)

1) Highlight column A
2) Data > Text to columns: answer yes to "overwrite ...", then Next (note choose ";" as delimiter)
3) Change format of column A to Text
4) Delete all columns except A (should now be only the UPC)
5) File Save As  (text)  .... filename.lst  (A one column CSV file of UPCs  = "flag set")

DVDP will not load unicode text, so keep that in mind when doing the save as. Use tab delimited or ansi text.

Done. Now just load the flag set into DVDP and do the work.
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Ok, great.

But when I try to save a flag set, those options are greyed out.

Other questions:

- is there a way to run a duplicates selection from PQPal? My Selection file was a blank query yielding all profiles.
- open result to spreadsheet had all the fields jammed together in the first column, separated with semi-colons, which I think might be the Euro separation symbol. How do I get the comma used, so that my spreadsheet parses the fields?
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Thanks Mithi for pointing that out.

On the same theme, see PQPal, which is a plugin that works with ProfilerQuery (PQ).

PQpal is essentially a separate plugin that is packaged within MyTools for my convenience. So when you load MyTools, you can use PQPal or MyTools functions together or separately.

With PQPal, you can use previously saved PQ selection sets to simulate having custom collection categories. Each time you run a PQ query with PQPal, your collection is "instantly" filtered to show only the profiles that match the selection criteria.
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Any successful installs of V2.81? So far, I have one report of a error during load of the plugin. Installation script repaired. Now V2.82.
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I'm really muddleheaded today, but I cannot find how to run the duplicate query. Sorry to be so dense ...
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Ok, since I have so few of the latter, that will probably work for me. Thanks.
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Can we hope that Episode 9 will repair some of this disaster ? I really doubt since many doors were closed by Johnson  . At least I know I'll never spend any penny for this sad guy's future trilogy...   

lol  (I'm surprised you didn't say "may the farce be with you."  ) I agree with all your points, especially on the attempts at humor.

But, I am just hoping to live long enough to see any sequels ... 
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