Dobly digital vs. dts vs. 5 channel surround?

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  1. MitchJS

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    On some movies that have DD 5.1 soundtracks, the sound seems to sound better (and louder) with more surround sound when I set my receiver for 5 channel surround rather than Dolby Digital. I can set the receiver to Auto (which determines the audio signal on it's own), DD, DTS Cinema or 5 channel sound. I know that DD is supposed to have better effects and channel seperation. My receiver is a Marantz SR8000 and has DD and DTS decoding with 5.1. What is the preferred audio setting? Anybody else have the same experience?
     
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    Generally speaking DTS tracks are around 4db louder that the DD track on DVDs, this extra spl can be misleading when comparing the two formats, if you have a SPL meter, use that to match the levels and then compare the two.

    As Michael said - go with the format that sounds best to you.

    Harry.
     

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