Denon 3803 audio mode question

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  1. william^h

    william^h Auditioning

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    When watching regular TV (through DTV) what audio mode should I use?

    There are Dolby PL II Cinema, Neo, Emulation modes.

    Does DTV send signals down in 5.1 or is that just HDTV signals?

    I'm assuming if the audio coming from DTV is 2 channel I should use one of the NEO modes?

    Thanks.
     
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    Use whatever sounds good to you, it's your system and they are your ears.
     
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    so it's kind of like your wife - if it feels good, do it?
     
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    As long as it's OK with her, it's all good...

    Personally, I usually listen to things in whatever format they are presented in, stereo, 5.1 DD/DTS, etc... I rarely find myself using DSPs to simulate surround. Definitely with music, I don't use DSPs, but for the odd stereo DVD movie or some TV, I do.
     
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    digital DTV can be purchased, can't it? if so, and with a satellite receiver that'd decode it, you CAN get 5.1 audio.

    otherwise, i'd use PLIIcinema for tv surround sound. or the neo thing.
     
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    Please ask about receivers in the Receicers/Amps area. Thanks!
     
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    As the others have said, there is no "right" answer. It's whatever you prefer.

    As far as DPLII, the inventor, Jim Fosgate uses DPL II Music mode for both music and movies/TV. DPL II Music allows you to control the soundfield by giving you 3 parameters to adjust. DPL II Cinema doesn't have any of those setting. From my listening comparisons, I prefer the Cinema mode for TV/movies. So it's a personal pference thing...

    DTS:NEO6 also offers both Cinema and Music modes, with the Music mode having a center width adjustment. But as with DPL II, it's up to you what to use.


    One other thought is that DPL II only supports a 5.1 setup. If you have surround back speaker(s), DTS:NEO6 or the WIDESCREEN mode may be better choices for you...
     

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