Portishead, Roseland NYC, Why no center?

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  1. Butch C

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    I just purchased my first concert DVD and I find there is absolutly nothing coming from the center channel, is this normal for music related software and if so why does it say 5.1 on the case?
     
  2. Todd Stout

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    I have a couple of music DVDs that are mixed that way for some reason. I'd say your disc is probably normal.
     
  3. Robert_eb

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    That doesn't sound normal to me. I have 30 or so concert dvd's and all of them have utilized the center channel. It sounds like you may have a defective dvd. If I were you I'd return it for another copy and see if that one works.
     
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    It's normal...I have the DVD. It's just mixed that way for some reason. Too bad that lots of Dolby Digital remixes seem to be done on autopilot.
     
  5. Ken Garrison

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    I don't recommend having the center channel turned on for concert stuff. It's best to have a phantom center when listening to concert type music. It's great that Concert DVDs are encoded to not have sound come out of the center. Having a Center channal, IMO, kinda makes it sound less natural. I don't mind a center for movies and stuff, and some music. But for stuff with lots of sound and stuff, it sound better with the center off and having a phantom center.
     

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