Avm-20 Dts-es

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  1. Marc_E

    Marc_E Supporting Actor

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    Well, as some of you know, I just received my new AVM-20. Love it. Review to follow.

    Anyway, we are all wondering when the upgrade will come out. Some people were told they would receive upgraded units if ordered now, others (myself) told that it was a ways off.

    Here is the question. I put in Chicken run this morning (DTS-ES 6.1) and the display read DTS 6.1? Does this mean that it is decoding DTS-ES (has been upgraded) or as matrix? I have firmware 1.16. I listened to the oven scene and it sounded like it may be non-matrix????

    Let me know what you think
    Thanks
    Marc
     
  2. Greg Haynes

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    Marc,

    Chicken Run has a 6.1 DTS-ES Discrete soundtrack. If your Anthem can decode 6.1 Discrete then it would not be matrixed.
     
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    The latest firmware on the Anthem website is v1.12 so you do have a version not yet out to the rest of us. Does your owners manual say v1.16?
     
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    Marc, I think you have a matrixed signal there. As a fellow AVM-20 owner, I know that if you watch a movie in THX-EX, the display will clearly read THX-EX. (even though I don't have a 6.1 setup as of yet. I would think that the AVM-20 would display the full DTS-ES for those signals, and not DTS 6.1 instead, but this is just a guess.
     
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    Well, just to add to the ambiguity, I first put on The Emperor's New Groove and set it for DTS 5.1. The AVM-20 was still in Surround-ex on. The display read 'DTS-ES+THXsurEX'.
    THis is what prompted me to pop in a descrete soundtrack and see what happened.

    I will email Anthem and ask them as well.

    Marc
     
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    Marc,
    I have version 1.16 as well as has been stated in my other threads. I have not tried a 6.1 Discrete DVD yet but I will later this afternoon and I'll report back what my display says. I think I have Gladiator here and will try it with that disk.

    Mike
     
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    I will try a matrix disc and see what happens.

    Marc
     
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    Ok,
    I just put in JPIII and T2 (DTS-ES Matrix) and got DTS-5.1 on the display.

    For Gladiator (DTS-ES Descrete) I got DTS-6.1

    The chapter 'A soldier's death' when the sword comes flying at the guy sure sounded descrete to me (same positioning as the onkyo did it in DTS-ES Descrete).

    I sent an email to Anthem to see what the deal is.

    Marc
     
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    Marc,
    I just played Gladiator and my display said DTS-ES+THX EX as you said your did. I chose the DTS-ES from the disc and it sure seemed like it was discrete to me as well though I can't be totally sure. It sure sounded good though, even if I had to set my mains to large. Do you have to do this as well? Anyway, let us know what you find out from Sonic Frontiers on this.

    Mike
     
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    Turn off your front speakers (amps if you can) and just
    listen to the rear/surround speakers. You'll know if
    the sound you hear is discrete or not. The channel
    separation in discrete is at least 2x better than in
    matrix mode.
     

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