-

Jump to content



Sign up for a free account!

Signing up for an account is fast and free. As a member you can join in the conversation, enter contests and you won't get the popup ads that guests get. Click here to create your free account.

Photo

Question about Onkyo TX-SR600 and DD-EX


This topic has been archived. This means that you cannot reply to this topic.
2 replies to this topic

#1 of 3 RonGat

RonGat

    Auditioning

  • 5 posts
  • Join Date: Jan 12 2002

Posted April 22 2002 - 12:14 PM

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 of 3 Ken Seeber

Ken Seeber

    Supporting Actor

  • 788 posts
  • Join Date: Nov 05 1999

Posted April 22 2002 - 12:22 PM

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

#3 of 3 Harold_C

Harold_C

    Stunt Coordinator

  • 198 posts
  • Join Date: Apr 01 2002

Posted April 22 2002 - 01:33 PM

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.