Another 6.1 question

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  1. mike**d

    mike**d Auditioning

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    Hello all. I am new to this forum and home theaters in general.

    I have a new Onkyo receiver with 6.1 channels.

    I have searched this forum but could not find a solid answer to this question.

    In general, when watching a DD or DTS 5.1 movie NOT flagged for DD-EX or DTS-ES is it better in 5.1 or to force the movie into 6.1?

    I am sure it depends on the movie and personel taste, but I am curious as to the opinions of the experts on this forum.

    Thanks for your time [​IMG]
     
  2. Ed Moxley

    Ed Moxley Cinematographer

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    I'd say 5.1......
    I take it you mean using Neo:6, when you say forcing to 6.1?
    Neo:6 is a simulated DSP mode, and 5.1 is the real thing. To me, real is always better than simulated....
    But, that's just me. [​IMG]
     
  3. Michael Reuben

    Michael Reuben Studio Mogul

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    There really is no "solid" answer. As you say, it depends on the disc and personal taste. However, the topic has been extensively discussed. Here's an existing thread:

    Watching 5.1 DVD's in 6.1

    You may have missed this if your search was limited to the Basics forum.

    M.
     
  4. mike**d

    mike**d Auditioning

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    Michael,

    Thanks, thats exactly the kind of thread I was looking for.

    Thanks
     
  5. ChrisWiggles

    ChrisWiggles Producer

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    It varies, just as it would by putting any stereo source into pro-logic. Recommend you try with various titles and see. Most will sound better, though, usually.
     

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