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Advice on settings

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Michael Botvinick, Oct 3, 2001.

  1. Michael Botvinick

    Michael Botvinick Stunt Coordinator

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    I am sure you have answered this questions a thousand times. My set up is a "powerful" Kenwood Pro-logic receiver and a Pioneer DVD. When I watch a DVD is it better to put the DVD player in Dolby Digital or "stereo" mode? Or does it not even matter? Obviously there is not digital connection between the Kenwood and the DVD. My spekaers are Def Tech 2000 and Polk Audio rears and center.
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    Michael
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  2. Mike LS

    Mike LS Supporting Actor

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    If you're running a pro logic only reciever, you should have your DVD player audio output set to "analog". That will pass the signal through the RCA outputs so you can use the pro logic setting on your receiver.
     
  3. Michael Botvinick

    Michael Botvinick Stunt Coordinator

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    Thanks Mike,
    But I had that set up already. My question is that when I watch a DVD movie which output should I choose for that particualr movie? Normaly I run it in Dolby Digital and the movie sounds OK. ( I am hoping to get the Outlaw for the holiday as a present). I am assuming that since I am using the analog RCA cables it doesn't matter what format I choose to watch a particular movie in.
    Please advise.
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    Michael
     
  4. Mike Sheahan

    Mike Sheahan Stunt Coordinator

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    If the movie has Dolby 2Ch or Dolby Stereo, I would use that setting.
    You are refering to the actual setting that is in the MENU section on the DVD, usually in the LANGUAGE section right?
     
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    If the analog output of your DVD player is stereo (only two jacks) then the analog signal will always be in Dolby ProLogic, no matter which audio track you pick (5.1 or 2.0). However, in one case your DVD player will be downmixing the DD5.1, while in the other you'll be selecting the ProLogic encoding designed by the people who created the disc.
    In general, I think selecting the two channel audio track would be more appropriate when listening on your ProLogic system. In some cases, however, reviewers have claimed that the disc editors really botched it. (Sorry, I don't recall specific examples.)
     

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