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Another 717 question--Dolby, THX, Neo 6?

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#1 of 3 OFFLINE   Bruce White

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Posted April 05 2013 - 07:46 PM

I did the 2EQ speaker calibration tonight and it all sounds great.


I have a question, though, about all the different audio formats the TX-NR717 can do. With my old receiver, if a DVD allowed the choice of Dolby or DTS, the receiver would automatically change according to what I selected. It seems like in all the test discs I've run so far, the 717 is always on Dolby. Will it change automatically or do I need to set something.


Also, what does the THX mode do for me? How do people use that?


Thanks again!


So far, I'm loving this receiver!



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#2 of 3 OFFLINE   gene c

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Posted April 06 2013 - 08:57 AM

I would think it should play whatever the BR player sends to it but the receiver might be setup to play a specific surround mode for that particular input. I think most newer receivers allow you to select a sperate surround mode for each input if you prefer (stereo for the cd input, dts for the bluray input, etc) but my most current receiver at the moment is a 3 year old marantz. New receivers have a dizzying amount of choices and selections.


I think the THX modes are similar to Dolby ProLogicII and DTS Neo:6. It seems like most people ignore it but I guess it"s a personnal choice thing. I use DTS Neo:6 when I want to change a stereo program to 5.1.

"Everyday room": Panasonic 58" Plasma, Dish HD DVR, Pioneer Elite vsx-23, BDP-23 BR, dv58avi universal dvd player, Paradigm Studio 20 V1, CC-450, Dayton HSU-10 subwoofer.

"Movie/Music room": Toshiba 65" DLP, Dish HD receiver, Marantz 7005, CC-4003, BD-7006, Polk LSI25's-LSi7's-LSiC, 2 original Dayton 10" "Mighty-Mites" subwoofers. (subject to change without notice).
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#3 of 3 OFFLINE   schan1269


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Posted April 06 2013 - 09:04 AM

In your Setup Menu...


You can change the sound mode "presets"...


a. Can be done input specific

b. Can be done sound mode specific.


If you set your DVD/BD input for DTS, instead of the default DD, it will look for DTS first...then play DD if DTS is not found.


Also, depending on what DVD/BD player you have, you can set it for DTS first, DD second...accomplishes the same thing.

Edited by schan1269, April 06 2013 - 09:05 AM.

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