Some movies that are Dolby Digital EX aren't really?

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  1. Nick Jablome

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    After watching Finding Nemo on dvd, and having the Surround Back Decoding on Auto, the receiver automatically picked up the surround back channel, same thing with Terminator 2.

    But when watching movies like Star Wars Episode 2 Clone Wars and Monsters INC, i had to manually turn it to Matrix decoding, like i would with any dd or dts 5.1 movie. But why are some movies actually Dolby Digital EX and some arent?
     
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    Improper EX flagging on the discs...more common than proper flagging, so far, it seems.

    There is a long-running thread here by Troy Lamont that lists discs that are EX, so that you know even if they are improperly flagged or marked incorrectly on the package.
     
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    This thread is a listing of all EX/ES encoded DVD's. Some DVD's like the Star Wars films are encoded for EX but they don't trigger the receiver to go into the EX/ES mode and you have to do it manually.
     
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    That's a very nice list. Im sure the person put a lot of work into it.


    Anyways.



    So the movies that are encoded in Dolby Digital EX, some need to be manually put on Matrixed surround back decoding. Is it like a newer feauter on the dvd's that turn it on automatically?
     
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    It's not a newer feature, it's just a correct implementation. On DVDs that are Dolby Digital EX capable, a flag should exist that tells the receiver to enable EX decoding. Some DVDs (Fight Club, Star Wars, and a bunch others) aren't correctly flagged, so you have to enable the decoding yourself.
     
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