Sony ddw660 DOA?

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  1. JohnDinVirginia

    JohnDinVirginia Auditioning

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    Hi all, thanks for this great place to post a question. Just bought the Sony ddw660 HTIB and I think its messed up. Havn't had time to actually hook up a dolby source but when listening to FM or CD the surround speakers sound weird when I hold them up to my ear. I have it on Dolby Pro Logic 2. The speakers, when held to my ear, sound like the music is there but also a very noticable electronic white noise. Is it my system or is it a funciton of the Dolby PL2 and its supposed to sound weird when held up to my ear.
    Thanks in advance for helping me.
    John
     
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    I certainly would not judge how the rear skeakers are doing from a CD or FM.. These are not surround sound formats.

    Hook a stereo hi-fi VCR up or Stereo TV via the analog cables, and use source material you know has at least pro-logic on it.
     
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    JohnDinVirginia Auditioning

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    I thought this was a good test because the DPL2 is supposed to create surround from a 2 channel source. Correct?
     
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    yes and no.. Does it at least allow you to set it for ProLogic2 Music? PLIICinema is terrable for music, looking for the out of phase pro-logic content. But still not a good test. I surely don't use it for music, nor do I like it much at all. Some people claim they use it though.

    I still say, you can't base it on that. PLII will have varied success with music / 2 channel non surround sources based somewhat from make/model to other make/models.

    At least make sure it is and can be set to PLIIMusic not PLIICinema....
     
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    Yeah, I can set it to PL2Music. It's going to sound strange but it sounds like some music and then a babbling brook, like some weird electronic noise from a sci-fi movie. I am thinking its the decoding, I know sometimes MP3s sound weird if they're not decoded properly. So I'm thikning at this point on just returning it for another set this weekend unless I can find that its normal.
    Thanks for your help so far.
    John
     
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    Hmmm I'd try some real prologic on it, if that works, it is probably inheirent flaw of some sort in the design of the unit / decoding / whatever it is.....
     

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