Originally Posted by Bud-man
C'mon Cyrano computers dont lie, your ears in between 2 speakers isnt the "proper" way either...haha.
It's possible it could be recording in simulated stereo.....try recording from mtv or vh1 which are true stereo channel.
I don't think you understand what I'm saying. Stereo is Not two channels of the same material. Mono can come out of 5 channels. The Computer hears two channels but they are the same material. Mono. Two channels of mono does not equal stereo. (Someone take over for me)
And I read someone (in some related thread or this one) saying that it sounds so good
they can't tell if it's stereo or mono?
Use your ears. They will tell you the truth.
It is a mono, not stereo tuner. Perhaps your tuner is different. I hope so. Listen to it. Listen to your surround speakers (read my entire pervious posting.) Mono will not come out of them.
Do you hear instruments in the left speaker that you do not hear in the right?
Oh well - Good luck to ya!
And, BTW, I only use an OTA signal as I mentioned in another posting. I do not have cable nor satellite. We live where cable doesn't reach and Dishnet looked pretty bad on our PJ and we just weren't watching it. The shows I use to test with display great Stereo separation. You can actually hear it - with your ears. What a concept!
Okay, I thought of another way of explaining it. When I play back the DVD on PowerDVD (I prefer Cineplayer by Sonic) it says Stereo (2 channels). And since the recorder is only capable of recording two channels it must
say Stereo. It is a Stereo (2 channel) recording of a monaural signal (I'm only referring to the tuner here). I wish it were not so but it is with my unit. I hope you got one where you can hear separation between the sounds. To hear stereo one must use one's ears, not eyes.