Which DVD audio output for 2 speakers?

Discussion in 'Beginners, General Questions' started by banta_, Jan 15, 2005.

  1. banta_

    banta_ Auditioning

    Jan 14, 2005
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    Hi there,

    I have recently bought a new receiver and pair of mains and am wondering if I should use PCM or Bitstream for the audio signal from my DVD player. I thought I should use PCM since I only have the 2 speakers, however, I didn't know if the Dolby Digital could even output properly to only 2 speakers if I use that setting. Could somebody let me know what the best setup would be?

    I have one other small problem that may be related to my above question. I get some distortion on dialogue when viewing movies. It only happens during loud portions like shouting etc. I get no distortion from music or any other source in my system, regardless of the volume. It almost sounds like the DVD audio output is being overdriven or something. Any ideas as to what might be happening?

    Thanks very much for your time...
  2. Ed Moxley

    Ed Moxley Cinematographer

    May 25, 2003
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    Eastern NC
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    You'd usually use PCM for stereo, and Bitstream for DD or DTS. If you have it on Bitstream already, try turning off surround mode. Usually a button on front of receiver, and see how it sounds. Then set player to PCM, and listen. If you can hear a difference, use the one that sounds best to you................
    Good luck! [​IMG]

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