Novice rear center channel question.

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Arthur S, Jan 11, 2002.

  1. Arthur S

    Arthur S Cinematographer

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    My understanding is that there are DVDs that are coded with the rear channel information. Phantom Menace etc.

    My question is: using a DPL receiver to derive a pseudo center rear, is there a benefit when playing DVDs without special rear center information (the majority of DVDs?).

    Thanks

    Artie
     
  2. RyanDinan

    RyanDinan Stunt Coordinator

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    Artie,

    If you use a DPL receiver to extract the rear center channel in such DVD's (The Phantom Meanace, Austin Powers 2, etc.), it won't be "pseudo" - It'll be the real deal.

    This is because the rear center information is matrixed in with the L and R rears. The DPL will know how to extract it.

    Now, for movies that aren't EX, you'll still get a rear center, but it will be "pseudo" - Just like now DPL works for a program recorded in stereo (not Dolby Surround). It may make those DVD's more interesting....

    -Ryan
     
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    If the DVD hs true discrete 5.1 then you can extract a proper surround centre channel. The difficulty comes in movies that claim to be 5.1 when in fact the surround left and right are pumping out the same signal (or close to it).
     

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