Is it worthwhile to upgrade to prologic II?

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  1. GaryMil

    GaryMil Stunt Coordinator

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    How much of a difference does prologic II make for everyday tv shows, such as Enterprise? Will I hear more surround effects? I'm using Direct TV, so my signal is digital. Also, how would movies not broadcast in DD sound with prologic II. Would it be a big improvement or hardly noticable?

    I guess my question is, is it worth it for me to spend $500-$1000 for a new receiver just for this feature?
     
  2. Bill Bradstreet

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    I think it is a good improvement over Pro Logic. I just made the change recently and like it. It does a much better job than PL. I have PL in my car and drive a lot. I am very familiar with what it does (or doesn't) do. PLII does it much better... movies and music.
     
  3. David G Greene

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    Yes it is. I love Pro Logic II.
     
  4. MarcVH

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    I like PL II, and I wouln't buy a new receiver without it, but I don't know that I'd spend an extra $1,000 for it.
     
  5. Michael Reuben

    Michael Reuben Studio Mogul

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    If DPL2 is the only reason you're upgrading, I wouldn't spend that much on it. But if you have other reasons to replace your receiver, DPL2 is a must.

     
  6. John.Meer

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    No, absolutely not, save your money.
     
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    Here is a vote for the DPLII upgade.
     
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    I recently bought all 6 seasons of the X-Files. They are all Pro Logic. After watching then on my Yamaha w/out DPLII, and on my Denon, which does have DPLII, I say it is an improvement. But like others have said, don't upgrade solely for DPLII. Wait until you want to upgrade your entire receiver, not just add one DSP.
     
  9. David G Greene

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    Some say that Logic 7® is just as good or better than DPL II.

    I happen to agree.
     
  10. DonJ

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    IMO Logic 7 is much better that DPLII.
     
  11. Phil Mays

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    I personally like Neo 6 over DPL II.
     
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    Another vote for Logic 7 over PLII.

    What receiver do you have now? Does it have any alternate DSP modes? PLII is definitely better than PL, but many synthetically processed sound modes are.

    Tim
     
  15. JeremyFr

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    I like DPL2 myself I get about 13 channels of 5.1 content through Comcast Cable here in Washington whom I also work for. So the rest of the 2.0 channels it makes a great difference, it helps that the rest of the channels for the most part are being broadcast in Digital Audio and all of the channels come through my Toslink out on my box to my reciever.

    I really like it for music to, whether it be MP3 or CD. As has been stated before a huge improvement over PL1, though depending on some of the music I listen to the DSP on my reciever does an even better job.

    Also if you have a gamecube its a must to have DPL2 since Gamecube doesn't have a digital audio out. The encoding process they use on there games rivals 5.1, I have Star Wars Rouge Leader 2 on Gamecube and the sound demo they have on it does a full 5 channel pan of a tie fighter quite amazing when you consider its coming from an analog 2 channel input.
     
  16. Carl Johnson

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    ditto. A year or so ago I was looking to upgrade my failing Dolby 5.1 receiver with one that could do DTS too and DPLII was like an added bonus. Sure it makes television programs sound better than DPL did but my soundsystem is built around getting the most bang for the buck from DVDs and CDs not cable television.
     
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    Aaron,

    Amen brother!
     
  19. GaryMil

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    I currently have a Denon 2801. So I'm kind of stuck with the original prologic for DSS or cable. No other options. I'm considering the HK 520 or Denon 3802. Actually that brings up another question, since the reciever would act as a pre-amp rendering the internal amps useless, would a 2802 sound any different then a 3802?
     

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