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#1 of 5 OFFLINE   darron Z

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Posted August 01 2003 - 07:28 AM

i have a pioneer elite vsx36tx and a a35 amp i just hooked up to get rear surround. ttried a number of movies. no sound out of rear speakers. what am i doing wrong? i adjusted controls on receiver to tellit i have rears . now what ? thanks -im dumb. lol

#2 of 5 OFFLINE   Michael Reuben

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Posted August 01 2003 - 08:56 AM

Moving this to the Basics forum.

I suggest you start by listing all of your equipment and describing how it's connected. Then identify the movies you've tried and whether they're on DVD, cable broadcast, satellite, videotape, etc. Right now, there's not enough information for anyone to offer meaningful advice.

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#3 of 5 OFFLINE   ChrisWiggles



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Posted August 01 2003 - 12:28 PM

I'll assume you're using DVDs run to your reciever via a digital connection, so your reciever is doing the decoding. That being the case, a DVD can come in either 5.1, or DTS-ES discrete 6.1, the latter should trigger DTS-ES discrete decoding and give you a rear channel.

The other, 5.1 discs can be DD-EX or DTS-ES matrix discs, in which case they must be properly flagged to trigger matrix creation of a 6th channel. Discs that are not flagge will not automatically trigger EX/ES on your reciever, so you have to enable it manually. So, hope that explains what's going on a little better, try enabling manually EX/ES processing to get that 6th channel, and make sure you calibrate it, etc as you did the other channels, and see if that works. More information can help us help you more.

#4 of 5 OFFLINE   darron Z

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Posted August 02 2003 - 06:38 AM

sounds great so far thanks - my details
pioneer vsx36tx
sony kp755 prog scan dvd hooked up via dig cable and component( rgb to dvi) to projector, also wired to 36tx for multi channel for sacd music via rca cables.

pioneer a-35 2 channel hooked up via rca cables to rear surround on back of 36tx .

sub line hooked to svs 29-35pc+

yes i added rear speakers option in the menu of the 36tx.
it will show 7.1 on the read out .
does thx work with 7.1 ? i doesnt seem to . only my dsp theater mode 7.1

#5 of 5 OFFLINE   Frank Zimkas

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Posted August 05 2003 - 12:03 AM

Have you calibrated your system using an SPL METER?