DVD SETUP Questions PCM? & Dynamic Range?

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  1. WilliamZ

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    Here is my setup
    Panasonic RV31 DVD player
    Optical Digital Connection
    Denon 2801
    Definitive Technology Pro Cinema Speakers
    I was going through the setup menus for my dvd player and I found a few setting that I dont know what they do. I've even experimented with them but no luck.
    PCM Down Conversion - Default is off. My manual sucks and I'm not sure if this should be on or off.
    Dynamic Range Compression - The manual says that this should be turned on for late-night viewing. What ever the heck that means?
    If it matters, I use my dvd player for movies, cds, and mp3 cds.
    If any of these setting improve surround sound, let me know. My biggest joy is any time I hear back speaker effects.
    THANKS in advance!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  3. WilliamZ

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    One question down, one to go. Thanks
     
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    I have the RV31, and my understanding of PCM downconversion is that the setting only affects CD's that are encoded at 24bit/96k. It converts them down to 48k for receivers that are incapable of playing the 96k signal. But since there are so few 96k encoded cd's, I don't know that you should worry too much with this setting.
    Of course, that's just my understanding of it... Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
     
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    Downconversion could also mean that the player downconverts DD to regular stereo[PCM] or Dolby "encoded" surround.
    At least on my SONY.
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    "You Hungarians always disagree"
     
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    So if i understand you correctly, for regular Dolby Digital and DTS movies it doesnt matter if I have PCM Down Conversion on or off?
     
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    Yeah, DanG, I meant DVD... Brain fart. [​IMG]
    If your receiver will accept the 24/96 signal (and I would think the Denon would), then leave the downconversion set to OFF. I have the Onkyo 595, which accepts 24/96, so I left it off.
     
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    Thank you everyone!!
    I'm leaving it off.
     

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