Quick question for current BDP-S3200 users. It's about the Audio DRC function in the unit's audio settings. I'm considering upgrading to the BDP-S3200 from my current unit, but wanted to know if the Audio DRC functionality in the 3200 will work on both DTS tracks AND Dolby Digital tracks on blu.
The online manual at Sony's site just says that it compresses tracks on Blu Ray discs (no particular format is specified).
To give some background...
I've currently got a Sony BDP-S300 (real old school) hooked up to a Harmon Kardon AVR-146 receiver (using the digital coax out).
I love my setup (great sound + picture), but have only 1 issue. The DTS tracks on my blu-rays are just too loud to play in my modest apartment.
Now, my HK receiver does have the "night mode" function but it only works with Dolby Digital tracks. I used night mode regularly on Dolby Digital tracks on both DVD and Blu Ray and it works great.
My intention was to upgrade my player to the BDP-S3200 and use the Audio DRC to compress DTS tracks to a more normal listening level for late night viewing.
Also, I see that the BDP-S3200 can re-encode DTS tracks to Dolby Digital tracks. Has anyone ever done this and then used the "Night Mode" compression on it? I was thinking that it wouldn't work as the re-encoded DTS would lack the dialNorm flag?
I know the easiest path is simply to get a new receiver with Dolby Volume or Audyssey Dynamic Volume, but my Harmon Kardon is an excellent receiver (never gave me any issues) and the price point of the 3200 is easier on my wallet.
Be Blu...Play Blu.