DD EX question

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  1. Jeffrey_K

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    I have a question about Digital Dolby EX. My understanding is that DD EX is a 6.1 (matrix) format. My receiver a Yamaha HTR-5560, is supposedly DD EX compatible. However, I never get any sound out of the middle back speaker with DD EX movies. I've tried Monster's Inc, Toy Story 2, and Cast Away. I have a digital optical cable from my DVD player to my receiver. I do get sound out of the rear center speaker with DTS ES. I have the receiver set to detect formats of DVDs automatically and it seems to work fine, except for this problem. Does anyone know if I need to set something? Thanks.
     
  2. Stephen Hopkins

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    The problem isn't your receiver or your setup. Most DD-EX titles are not properly flagged to tell the receiver to switch to DD-EX mode. Because of this, you need to manually force DD-EX decoding on your receiver when you want to watch a DD-EX title. Do this by setting 6.1 (EX, Matrix, or something similar) decoding to fixed or matrix instead of auto.

    Hope this helps [​IMG]
     
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