Set Up of Reciever

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  1. tony_n

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    Iam fairly new to this interesting home theater world.
    I have just finally set up my system but would like to know, when viewing DVD's, what setting on the av to I set.EG THX,Drama,theater ETC can someone let me know.
    regards
    tony
     
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    the dsp modes are really a matter of personal taste.........
    Try them all, and use the one(s) you like.
    Enjoy! [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks ed for your quick reply.
    Another question for you, I live in a very remote part of Australia.
    Is there sites where I can d/load a test disc to check out my system.
    Thanks again
    Tony N
     
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    I don't know of any, but that doesn't mean they don't exist.
    There are setup discs you can buy, to help get system up to optimal performance. There 's one from Sound & Vision. Their web site can direct you where you can buy.
    www.soundandvisionmag.com
    Also there's one called Digital Video Essentials, that I think you can buy at www.amazon.com for HT setup. For best setup of speakers, it helps to have an SPL meter. Electronic supply stores may have that. Here in the U.S., we mostly get them from Radio Shack.
    Other than these, I'd say to set up as best you can (till sounds good to you) and listen to several dvds that you know are supposed to have good effects.
    Some good dvds, IMHO, are:
    LOTR E.E. (both)
    Gladiator (dts version)
    Das Boot (director's cut)
    Finding Nemo
    Star Wars (especially Episode1, pod race scene)
    Terminator 3
    just to name a few......
    While at Sound & Vision site, click on forums, and at the beginning of the Music, DVD, etc. forum, there's a list of movies there are good demo material. They tell specific scenes on a lot of them.
    Enjoy.........
     

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