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Thanks for the info. Seems like a lot of trouble to go through versus just switching to PCM.
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Sure. However, some folks like seeing the bitstream audio display on the front panel vs. just "MULT CH IN". Whichever you prefer. smile.gif

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So the wife said we need a home theater Receiver in living room for music and TV. So movie Denon 2309 up and replace main HT downstairs Or get a more basic one for living room, 200-300? Would a new 500-600 receiver be that much better than my old Denon?
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The newer X2000 would provide networking and a higher version of Audyssey MultEQ XT.

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I have a MULTI CH IN question, and I wanted to post a question here first before posting in the home computer section..

My PC is connected to my 889 from my video card, and MULTI CH IN lights up. I have found some two channel sources like VLC only output sound on the front speakers, but some sources like google play music and youtube have surround sound.

It could be possible that VLC is outputting five channels (2 music and 3 silence) while the other two are only outputting two channels. Could the 889 be converting the two channels to a surround format? If so, I would like to turn it off. If not, then I have something configured incorrectly on the PC.

I looked at page 69 in the 889 manual, and I see different settings for MULTI CH IN. I would also like to know how to select MULTI CH DIRECT and PURE MULTI CH DIRECT.

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If you have a 5.1 setup then a MULTI CH IN signal is already 5CH so there is nothing to change, rather if audio is only heard from the FL/FR speakers than a 2CH audio track is being passed over a 5CH signal. Select DIRECT by pressing the D/ST button on the back of the remote while to select PURE DIRECT, press the PURE button on the back of the remote.

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When I press the D/ST button, sound only comes from the front speakers, and "STEREO" is displayed. This is the sound I want when listening to 2 channel music from google play. I'd rather not have to switch the 889 mode depending on the source. The sound is much different, it doesn't sound like it's just muting the surround channels. There is a large loss of bass when going away from stereo back to multi ch direct.

Does this mean that the computer is outputting 5 audio channels from the PC when I want only two channels? I want to ensure I have the 889 not doing any processing and the PC is adding extra channels before asking in the home computer section.

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Refer to p. 37 in your Owner's manual for more information on DIRECT mode. Unless there is a separate 0.1 (LFE) channel, there would be no audio going to the subwoofer.

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Thanks for all the help. It's good to know all the direct modes. I figured out that Firefox is upmixing the stereo audio to 5.1 and not the receiver. If I use Chrome then stereo sounds fine.

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Keep in mind that using DIRECT or PURE DIRECT, in addition to disabling any bass management, Audyssey is also disabled.

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