H/k 325

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  1. Billy Posey

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    I have a couple of questions about this reciever. I have had for a while now, but has confused me like no other receiver before. First question, I have it set up for 7.1 output and I get the message for dolby ex, but I'm not sure if it's doing dts-es matrix. The only message I get is, dts+neo6. Is this another way of saying es matrix. When ever I watch a movie with es discrete,I get the on screen message saying es-discrete, just not es matrix. The manuel describe it as es-matrix.

    Second question. I watch all dolby digital movies in ex format, but the other day while watching Superman the movie, I tried to go to 5.1 playback only but the only way to do this was to tell the receiver that I didn't have surround back speakers. Am I missing something or is this the only way to do it.

    Thanks for the help
     
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    "I tried to go to 5.1 playback only but the only way to do this was to tell the receiver that I didn't have surround back speakers"

    This is correct. If you tell the HK you have 7.1 speaker setup, it's gonna give you Dolby EX with 7 speakers and Dolby 5.1 with 5 speakers.

    3 different settings for DTS movie. Depends on encoding.

    DTS encoded 5.1. With 5 speakers "DTS", 7 speakers "DTS + Neo 6"

    DTS Discrete will display DTS Discrete

    DTS Matrix will display DTS 7.1 Matrix.

    I think this is right. I've had the 320 and 325 and they displayed DTS differently. Perhaps the movie your viewing isn't encoded in DTS Matrix, just 5.1. I dunno if the sound is different on DTS + Neo:6 and DTS Matrix. Maybe someone else can chime in.
     
  3. Billy Posey

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    thanks for the info.
     

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