Which DSP program on your receiver do you use for movies?

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  1. Dave H

    Dave H Producer

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    My Yamaha receiver (HTR-5240) has several programs to listen to a movie.

    SURROUND
    -Normal
    -Enhanced

    MOVIE THEATER 1
    -Spectacle
    -Sci-Fi

    MOVIE THEATER 2
    -Adventure
    -General

    (There is also a mono selection).

    I have been using Movie Theater 1 Spectacle. According to the manual, "This program creates the extremely wide sound field of a movie theater. It precisely reproduces the source sound in detail, giving both the video and audio and the sound field incrdible reality....especially for large-scale movie productions."

    However, it seems to give more of an echo, whereas the standard Surround mode, in enhanced, gives less of an echo.

    On any rate, which type of program have you been using? Do you just use standard, or do you use these other speciality ones?
     
  2. Ted Ross

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    I mainly use spectecle, though, I use Action or General for Dobly Digital 2.0 disks & PLII for cable TV
     
  3. John_Kiger

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    I have an HTR-5240 also. I let it take the default from the disk when playing a DVD. When watching VCR or broadcast movies, old B&W movies sound fun in mono-movie, because you're sitting in an empty old theatre. Otherwise I flip around to see which is the most bearable. I'm not stuck on any one setting for most things. I seldom use the 5-channel option in this small LR.

    I usually pipe CD music through the Concert Hall setting if it's easy listening, holiday, or classical.

    yo.
     
  4. John_Kiger

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    I should add, as you noticed, that "NO EFFECT" is still a smart option for news and other talkshow formats, and any place else where sound does not need to bounce around any more.
    John
     
  5. Bob McElfresh

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    This usually depends on your room and your personal tastes in movies.

    I tend to leave my receiver on "Enhanced" for most DVD's. I use Stadium for sports.

    Just remember: these DSP modes are like seasonings in your food. What I like and what you like may not be the same. So play around and pick what sounds good to you.
     
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    Ony my receiver I have used both Auto Format Decode or Cinema Studio B.
     
  7. Greg Kolinski

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    on most DVD's I just usr the standard 5.1, while watchung sat feeds ,news, movies etc ,I just let it default to prologic II .Pretty boring kinda guy[​IMG] I probobly need to mess around with the different DSP's the 520 has.I just never really liked any of the the my old reciever had,expept for during music .
     
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    I am an Automatic Format Decode Freak![​IMG] For crappy analog recordings I use DPLII Music.
     
  9. Dave Moritz

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    For the most part I mostly use the standard plan Dolby Digital and DTS modes. From time to time I might switch over to 70mm Adventure or 70mm General then let Dolby Digital or DTS switch using that DPL. Most of my movies I watch most of the time are DTS movies.

    70% DTS
    25% DD
    5% Dolby Prologic/70mm Surround

    my Yamaha 995 is set to auto detect for digital formats.
     
  10. Ted Ross

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    I should point out in my above post that while I almost always use spectacle, I never used any of the Yamaha DSPs when I have my RX-v1000. One of the reasons I bought the Z1 was the dealer had a demo hooked up with the effects channels & I was blown away, so I bought the Z1 & some effects speakers & now I always use one of yammies DSP modes-the combined effect of the dsp & the effects speakers makes the viewing material much more realistic IMHO
     

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