Denon 2802 DD-EX display?

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  1. Grady Hollums

    Grady Hollums Second Unit

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    I love my Denon 2802 matched with my Diva speakers, but I was wondering about the Denon when it came to DD-EX sources?

    What will the tuner display when I am watching a DD-EX encoded DVD?

    When I have a DTS-ES Discrete Disc it says "ES Discrete" and then when I put in a DTS Matrix Disc it says "ES Matrix", but when I play DD-EX encoded disks it says "6.1 surround"

    Is "6.1 Surround" the way that Denon says DD-EX? Or is that just what it does automatically.

    BTW: I have the 2802 set to find the flag automatically.

    Does this have to do with something about the disks that are not flagged with DD-EX? Or does the 2802 only display "Matrix" only if it is DTS Matrix and not DD-EX?

    Does it still play decode DD-EX (which is Matrix) But just does not display it?

    Thank you for all your help in advance!
     
  2. Brad Bissell

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    You are correct. 6.1 Surround is Denons way of saying DD-EX. They released the receiver before the DD-EX name could be used. DD-EX was named THX-EX and they would have needed THX certification to sell the product with that display. In the end, 6.1 Surround is the exact same thing as DD-EX.
     
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    6.1 indicates there are 6 channels, which means you have a "rear center channel" correct? Isn't DTS-ES also a 6 channel signal?
     
  4. DevinT

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    Grady,
    From my experience with the 3802 the only time I have ever seen the surround back signal detect light up is on a dd-ex disc with a flag. I don't believe many discs have the flag. The only one I have used that the receiver recognized was Disney's Atlantis. Most discs with dd-ex don't contain the flag such as LOTR and Harry Potter. These ex discs don't read any different on my 3802 display than a standard 5.1 DD disc. That is what I have noticed from my experience. Correct me if I'm wrong.
     
  5. Grady Hollums

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    Devin:

    I really wonder about that, because I have a THX Demo Disk (i.e. the Kenwood Entra promotion DVD) and it has THX-EX trailers and they have the flag and my receiver says Matrix. But just like you I have played Atlantis and it too does have EX on it!

    But.... is my receiver playing a DD-EX sound out of the back speakers with it is playing a DD-EX disk? I want to make sure that I am hear the best possible sounds from the disk if I am watching The Lord Of The Rings, or am I just getting a 5.1 playback? Thanks!
     

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