X-Box Dolby Digital Bassmanagment Question

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  1. Scott Simonian

    Scott Simonian Screenwriter

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    I was just reading some reviews on some games for X-box and remembered that these games where in 5.1.
    This is too cool. I cant wait to hear these game when I get one.
    I was curious about how the console handles bass information. Does the xbox encode all 5 channels full-range? If it does, what information will be directed to the sub? Are certain sound effects that get directed to the .1 channel?
    Just wanted to know because I run my fronts and center on Large and I wanted bass to stay there.
    p.s. I was going to put this in the Gaming Hardware area but I thought that this is a more for"Home Theater Hardware". [​IMG]
     
  2. Max Leung

    Max Leung Producer

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    That really depends on the game developer. The xbox does not have any bass management options that override what the developer intended. Your receiver will just have to be set to whatever you feel is best.
     
  3. SamRoza

    SamRoza Stunt Coordinator

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    Ya, Xbox has no bass management(what do you think this is, DVD-A? [​IMG] )but it should sound just like a normal 5.1 movie does on your system.
    And if you have all youir speakers set to large(like me), you still get some bass up front.
    It's one hell of an experience...Halo in DD 5.1...[​IMG]
    Sam
     
  4. Kelley_B

    Kelley_B Cinematographer

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    My life is now broken up into two sections:

    Those days before Halo in DD5.1 and

    Those days after Halo in DD5.1
     
  5. Scott Simonian

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  6. SamRoza

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    Kelley, my Girlfriend says your life should be broken down in to 2 sections:
    Those days when I had a girlfriend...
    and those days after I got the Xbox
    [​IMG]
    Sam
     

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