Denon 3802 & DD-EX

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Brian Henchey, Aug 1, 2002.

  1. Brian Henchey

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    Would anyone with a Denon 3802 mind commenting on its 7.1 performance in movies (specifically, what it does with a DD-EX signal)? I know for 7.1 it's a choice between DTS-ES or their "Widescreen" mode, but I wondered if Widescreen could informally decode Dolby Digital-EX.

    Thanks in advance...
     
  2. Wayne McRae

    Wayne McRae Stunt Coordinator

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    Brian,it's my understanding that widescreen is a DSP only.And not a very good one at that IMHO.If you want to decode a EX disc,simply press auto to get DD,and press the 6.1 button on your remote.
     
  3. Geoff S

    Geoff S Stunt Coordinator

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    WIDESCREEN mode is an alogrithem for making a 5.1 source (DD, DTS 5.1) playback as 7.1. I think it's also possible to make it play 2 channel as 7.1, but I've never tried that on my 4802 and if it could, it wasn't designed for that anyways.
     
  4. Greg Haynes

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    Like everyone else said, just avoid using Widescreen mode. Keep it in auto and you'll love the sound.
     

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