Yamaha Cinema DSP?

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  1. syeo

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    For the owners of the recent Yamaha receiver models, do you guys all use CINEMA DSP enhanced processing over 5.1/6.1 sources? The reason I ask is that I haven't noticed a huge improvement in Surround Enhanced over Surround Standard, and perhaps I'm missing something. I have a 7.1 speaker setup.

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    --simon
     
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    It’s not supposed to give a “huge improvement.” The cinema DSP modes simply add processing to mimic or replicate the acoustics of a theater. If you’re looking for a more attention-getting rather than subtle change, try increasing the “Effect Trim” function.

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  3. syeo

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    I guess what i'm trying to find out what everyone's preference is. Do most people prefer Enhanced over Standard?
     
  4. Bobby T

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    I've only been living with a new Yamaha for a few days. The couple of movies I've had a chance to watch so far sounded best to me using DPL 2x over the DD signal in a 7.1 setup. But that could change the more I play around with it since this is my first Yammie.
     
  5. syeo

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    Bobby,
    I agree PLIIx over 5.1 sources are superior, but have you tried CINEMA DSP Enhanced mode on top of it? Try both Standard and Enhanced on top of PLIIx over DD and see which you prefer.

    --simon
     
  6. mark rush

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    Enhanced is what I use most of the time on my RXV1
     
  7. Chris Brock

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    yeah I would agree with Mark. I found that the cinema DSP seems to add a little more ambiance to alot of the surround effects. However if you turn the enhancement up to much it begins to over emphasis some effects. So I would say that I like the cinema DSP processing as long as it is used in moderation.
     
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    I use the standard.
     
  9. Leo Kerr

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    In my experience, if the program has directional dialog, or any dialog delivered via the surrounds, then the 'Enhanced' modes are... bad.

    Otherwise, set right, they can be interesting.

    Leo
     
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    I probably won't get to watch anything until this weekend, but I will give enhanced a try.
     

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