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post #11 of 28 Old 02-29-12, 08:57 AM
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Re: How to Properly Setup Your AVR

I can't seem to find it. I go into the menu and I can choose different decoders but I can't find one that just lets the reciever do it automatically. I guess I just need to keep searching.
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Re: How to Properly Setup Your AVR

Does it not already default to the correct processing?
TruHD > TruHD
DTS MA > DTS MA
Dolby Digital > Dolby Digital
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Re: How to Properly Setup Your AVR

Well it say's dolby digital but I am still getting voices from the left and right channels also. Maybe it is just the way the tv station is sending it out so I will try a blu ray and see.
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OK, I put in a BD with DTS and the reciever say's multi channel audio. I would think it should say DTS?
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Re: How to Properly Setup Your AVR

What does it say in your receivers setup menu for DTS?

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OK, I put in a BD with DTS and the reciever say's multi channel audio. I would think it should say DTS?
This should mean that the player is doing the decoding for you. If you change the output settings in the player the receiver will do the decoding and the DTS light will shine on your receiver. Either way, you probably won't hear a difference. But feel free to try it and let us know if you do hear a change.

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This should mean that the player is doing the decoding for you. If you change the output settings in the player the receiver will do the decoding and the DTS light will shine on your receiver. Either way, you probably won't hear a difference. But feel free to try it and let us know if you do hear a change.
Funny, I had forgot that I had my Oppo set to output LPCM so as soon as I went into the player and changed it to Auto it let the reciever do it's thing. Brain cramp..OUCH..... Thanks guy's.
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It is interesting that THX still has the surround back side by side on the diagram. This is incorrect for proper setup with the new uncompressed formats.
The THX site shows 2 different 7.1 setups.
They do show that for the new uncompressed formats, the rears should be apart.

http://www.thx.com/consumer/home-ent...peaker-set-up/
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It is interesting that THX still has the surround back side by side on the diagram. This is incorrect for proper setup with the new uncompressed formats. They should be a minimum of 4' apart.
I was thinking the same thing; given the THX recommended set-up for 7.1, it seems that 6.1 would work just as well.

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You may want to include "Optical" in your list of connections.
I'm probably forgetting a few things.

Banana Plugs, Spades (speakers), Binding Posts (multiple types), S-Video, SCART (Plenty of Euros on HT Shack), Balanced XLR (analog and digital, AES EBU), DVI (D, A, Dual Link, may or may not have HDCP) are also missing from the list of connections.

RJ45 (CAT5e, CAT6) and Display Port may also be worth mentioning, due to the HTPC crowd and it's ability to act as a Swiss Army chameleon. 1394a (aka i.link & Lynx) was and still is used by certain AV components like some video sources/TVs, cable boxes, and SACD players.

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