Will the Pioneer 47Ai play 7.1 properly?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by KyleT, Sep 27, 2003.

  1. KyleT

    KyleT Stunt Coordinator

    Nov 8, 2002
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    I'm planning on getting the Rotel RSP-1066 Preamp/Sound Processor. It decodes 7.1 surround sound. But my question is, will the Pioneer 47-Ai DVD player play 7.1 sound for movies/music/etc? I've seen it referenced as both a 6.1 player and a 7.1...

    Does a DVD player even need to meet any requirements to be able to utilize 7.1 soundtracks, or is it my Rotel that will be taking care of all of that for me?

  2. Kevin C Brown

    Kevin C Brown Producer

    Aug 3, 2000
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    Kyle- You need to understand what the "common" useage of 7.1 means. [​IMG]

    Nothing. [​IMG]

    There are no 7.1 formats. What most people mean by 7.1, is the speaker system on which you are playing material. DD/DTS are 5.1. DD EX/DTS-ES are 6.1, although DD EX is a matrix derived 6.1 format, whereas DTS-ES can be 6.1 discrete or matrix derived.

    No 7.1. Although there are pre/pros that *create* a 7.1 soundfield out of 2.0 - 5.1, and 6.1 discs. The Rotel 1066 is one of them. So rest assured, the Pioneer will do everything you need it to.

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