Panny RA60, DVD-A 5.1 to Stereo Downmix?

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  1. AaronD

    AaronD Stunt Coordinator

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    Does anyone know if the RA60 will downmix a 5.1 channel DVD-A disc to stereo if the disc doesn't have a stereo channel?
    I'm looking at buying a new DVD player (along with the VCR discussed in another thread [​IMG] ) and I currently have only one set of 5.1 inputs on my receiver (the universal problem) and they're taken up by an SACD player. I want to just use DVD-A in stereo until I can get a switcher setup.
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    Aaron
     
  2. Keith Mickunas

    Keith Mickunas Cinematographer

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    If the disc allows it, the RA60 will downmix it. In my limited experience, I've found that any disc without a stereo track can be downmixed just fine.
     
  3. AaronD

    AaronD Stunt Coordinator

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    Does it seem to work pretty well? No weird imaging or anything?

    Thanks,

    Aaron
     
  4. Bobby T

    Bobby T Supporting Actor

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    Radio Shack sells switch boxes that work perfectly for solving this problem. If you do a search you'll find the threads discussing them.
     
  5. AaronD

    AaronD Stunt Coordinator

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    Yeah, I've read about the switches but I just don't like the idea. I'd rather wait a little while and get a cleaner solution. Maybe outlaw will release an ICBM with dual inputs... [​IMG] Or, I may just break down and get the sony 5.1 preamp.
    But, thank you for the suggestion. [​IMG]
    -Aaron
     
  6. Philip Hamm

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    I've only got three DVD-As and one is the demo disc that came with my DVD-A10. The Barenaked Ladies "Maroon" DVD-A is 5.1 only and does not allow downmixing. It's up to the software provider.
     
  7. Bobby T

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    Actually I am using the switch boxes with no detectable by me loss of quality or signal. Others on the forum have reported the same results.
     

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