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Received my RX-V2500 (Yamaha) - Question

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by Shane J, Oct 27, 2005.

  1. Shane J

    Shane J Well-Known Member

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    I am pretty new to the realm of home theater.

    I have finally bought and pieced everything together for my 5.1 setup.

    My new receiver (Yamaha RX-V2500) has probably DOZENS of settings for surround sound...dolby dts, dolby digital, dolby prologic, dolby prologic II, dolby prologic IIx...etc....

    My questions is fairly simple.....what setting do I use to listen to DVDs or games?

    Do I look to see what the DVD was recorded in and then use that setting on my receiver?
     
  2. Shane J

    Shane J Well-Known Member

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    Or does the receiver auto-detect what mode?
     
  3. John S

    John S Well-Known Member

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    It will auto detect modes, but experimentation with modes that are not auto-detected will be in order too.

    If the DVD has DTS you should select it from the title disc menu.
     
  4. Jay_Kr

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    I just bought the RX-v2500, and yes it will auto-detect the proper mode.
     
  5. Steve_L

    Steve_L Well-Known Member

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    Auto Detect is important to find for convenience sake. So learn how to do that.

    In many cases, DVDs (maybe games I don't know) will give you a choice of DD5.1 (Digital Dolby 5.1) or DTS. They are both 5 channel plus sub-woofer soundtracks, and most of us here lean toward DTS as the preference.

    The others are synthesis of two channels to more channels. I use PLiix for stereo sources, play with them and see what you like.
     
  6. John S

    John S Well-Known Member

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    Some dvd titles will even give you 2 channel by default and you must select DD 5.1 from the title disc menu. Some DVD's don't even have 5.1 though in all honesty.
     

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