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Question about Onkyo TX-SR600 and DD-EX


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#1 of 3 RonGat

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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

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Posted April 22 2002 - 12:22 PM

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

#3 of 3 Harold_C

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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.