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post #681 of 944 Old 03-06-13, 04:26 PM
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Re: Sherwood/Newcastle R-972 Official Thread

One thing I wish Sherwood had was to have Trinnov work on full 5.1 analog in. Currently, it works only on 2 channels. Ironic is that does have hardware for it. It has total 6 channels of Analog to Digital converter but 4 are reserved for calibration mic. Now, those 4 are not used during playback. Wish Sherwood had used those as well.

Anyway, for the price we paid for Sherwood, can't complain though.
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Did you try switching the player to internally decode and then output PCM and switch the R-972 to accept PCM without the auto surround selected?Does it allow to select PLIIx then?
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nope..
This weekend I noticed that I did not have any sound coming my surround back speakers with 5.1 HD Audio tracks. I could swear that I did earlier in the week. I switched to decoding in my Oppo and viola , 7.1 bliss with 5.1 True HD and DTS MA.

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This weekend I noticed that I did not have any sound coming my surround back speakers with 5.1 HD Audio tracks. I could swear that I did earlier in the week. I switched to decoding in my Oppo and viola , 7.1 bliss with 5.1 True HD and DTS MA.
Ok, to further confuse people and add to the "mystery" of the 972.....I ran three new Trinnov calculations last week and got all three pretty much within a db or two of each other and on the last run got the center channel to read 0 degrees. Popped in Star Trek 2009 5.1 True-HD and low and behold, there WAS sound coming out of the rear surrounds! I could not change to any other sound format as Trinnov was engaged but I did not care as it sounded GREAT!. Avengers also had sound from the rear, but then I realized THAT was a 7.1 sound track, so DUH, it should. I will pop in a few more 5.1 discs and report back when i get some free time...
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This weekend I noticed that I did not have any sound coming my surround back speakers with 5.1 HD Audio tracks. I could swear that I did earlier in the week. I switched to decoding in my Oppo and viola , 7.1 bliss with 5.1 True HD and DTS MA.
More confusion, I can change surround modes with Trinnov now with LPCM.

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More confusion, I can change surround modes with Trinnov now with LPCM.
HAHAHAHA! This receiver will drive me to drink! Gotta play with this later as well...
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More confusion, I can change surround modes with Trinnov now with LPCM.
This only works with 5.1 tracks. With 7.1 it's fixed. What ever it is, it sounds fantastic.

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OK here's what I determined after playing around with my system. If you want to have your surround backs active with 5.1 sound tracks you have to decode in the BD player and send LPCM to the R-972 and select the PLIIx surround mode. If you send bitstream there will be no sound in the SBs and the surround mode is fixed. With 7.1 tracks it makes no difference where you decode the surround mode is fixed. It is easy for me to change decoding on my Oppo so I bitstream 7.1 and LPCM 5.1 for audio bliss. YMMV

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I will have to try that out, although I do get sound out of my SBs with bitstreamed 5.1 DTC-HD and TrueHD, maybe it will be even better with PLIIX.
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I will have to try that out, although I do get sound out of my SBs with bitstreamed 5.1 DTC-HD and TrueHD, maybe it will be even better with PLIIX.
Are the indicaters lit up on the display of the receiver?

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Are the indicaters lit up on the display of the receiver?
Yeah, it will say DTS-HD or TrueHD, I have a habit of checking whenever it is a rental BD since some will only include the normal DTS for rental discs like the Hunger Games or most Lions Gate films.
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