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Question about Onkyo TX-SR600 and DD-EX

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by RonGat, Apr 22, 2002.

  1. RonGat

    RonGat Auditioning

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    Everyone,

    I've been thinking about picking up one of the new Onkyo TX-SR600's. I'm still kind of a newbie, so please be gentle. Couple of questions I would appreciate help on:

    1) It's listed as having DD-EX?? Does this mean that it has matrix AND discrete? In fact, does DD-EX discrete even exist?? If so is the matrix version worth an upgrade over a 5.1 system since it's like a DPL center channel in the rear.

    2) Are there many movies with a DTS-ES discrete soundtrack?

    I've looked at the onkyousa.com website and read many of the posts on the forum and these things aren't exactly clear.

    --Ron
     
  2. Ken Seeber

    Ken Seeber Supporting Actor

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    There is no Dolby Digital EX discrete. It's a matrixed format.
     
  3. Harold_C

    Harold_C Stunt Coordinator

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    No, there is no such thing as a discrete center back channel in a Dolby Digital recording. Dolby Digital Surround EX is a 5.1 channel format with a center back channel matrixed into the two surround channels, decoded by what is essentially a Pro Logic decoder.
     

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