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Whats your favortie Surround Format?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by Nick.S, Apr 16, 2004.

  1. Nick.S

    Nick.S Stunt Coordinator

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    What is your favorite surround format when DTS, dolby digital is not available. (Cable or DTV) With all the pro-logic pro-logic II neo6 music and movie modes??? I would like to choose one that uses my front towers and surround a lot.

    Nick
     
  2. Johnny_M

    Johnny_M Second Unit

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    I use pro logic 2. when watching sports ive noticed neo music works pretty good because the front 3 speakers pretty much share the load of what normally only comes from the center.


    Johnny
     
  3. ChadLB

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    When I watch sports I like 5 channel stereo mode. When I watch TV programs I usually use music mode vs Movie because Movie tends to use the center channel more and Movie seems to use a 3 fronts equally.
     
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    ScottCHI Screenwriter

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    pl2 "cinema"

    if i realize i need to switch it to "music", i do, but usually don't remember to.
     
  5. DaveGTP

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    I use PLII for older sources (VCR, oldschool videogames, etc). Although sometimes I use all-channel stereo for SNES type era games.

    I used to use DTS:Neo6 Music for CDs, but now I use Stereo only - I don't really like the surround processing for music.
     
  6. Shane Martin

    Shane Martin Producer

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    Right now I don't use any surround modes for stuff that wasn't normally in surround.

    That will probably change once I get DPLII and DPLIIx in the next few months. The rest of the modes like what the Yamahas typically use like "Movie Hall" and stuff like that is a joke.
     
  7. JimmyK

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    Depends on the source and what I'm playing. For reference, I'm using an Anthem AVM20 pre/proc, and occasionally a Yamaha DSP-1 proc.

    Pop/rock music; I usually use PLII Music without the center channel.

    Classical music, jazz, etc, depending on the title and my mood; stereo, Anthem Logic Music or my good ol' Yamaha DSP-1.

    DVD's, TV, and VCR (without DD/DTS), PLII Cinema or Anthem Logic Cinema.

    Having choices is a good thing!

    JimmyK
     
  8. chung_sotheby

    chung_sotheby Supporting Actor

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    I would say:

    DTS for DVD's

    Anthem Logic for Music. I like the dispersive characterstics. If available, Logic7 Music

    PLII music for TV. PLII cinema is a little too localized in the center channel. If available, then Logic7Cinema.
     
  9. Kevin C Brown

    Kevin C Brown Producer

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    I like PL II, but also Logic 7.
     
  10. Chris PC

    Chris PC Producer

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    When I had it, I used to like Circle Surround for really old stereo or surround movie soundtracks. Brought a more spacious feel to the movie.
     
  11. Drew_W

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    DPL II.

    Stereo for music, of course.
     
  12. Chip E

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    PLII for regular tv. PLII Music if its a concert on tv that isn't discreet. CD's, it depends if it's a SACD, i listen discreet. If it's a regular CD, i use Stereo 2 which uses my sub or Stereo 7. Depends on my mood and where i am in the house...what i'm doing... I listen to Howard Stern in the AM via Stereo 7 through my Ref50.
     

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