Originally Posted by Asb-123
so i want to tell the ps3 to send a 5.1 signal only. This will not be a problem even with 7.1 blurays as they have a 5.1 track on them which is of the same quality. Am i correct in saying that?
Correct. All 7.1 discs have to be fully backwards-compatible with 5.1 since the vast majority of setups are only 5.1. As a simplified explanation, the way it works is the lossless soundtrack is encoded as a 5.1 track and then there is a 2-ch "extension packet" which contains the information for turning the two surrounds into four discrete channels.
If the PS3 knows you have a 5.1 system, it will automatically select the "correct" track off the discs.
If i did send a 7.1 signal. What would happen. Would i start to get rear sounds comming from infront of me?
No, of course not! The receiver will "know" you have height speakers and not rear speakers because of the way you set the AMP ASSIGN. If it does get a 7.1 signal, I imagine it will simply "downmix" to 5.1 and then matrix the height channels.
The PLIIz matrixing of the height channels should not be impacted by 5.1 vs 7.1. Either way, it won't put stuff that is supposed to be behind you out in front of you...
Also, when gaming, most games are in dolby 5.1 digital. I take it that the denon will mix it into 7.1 height. Which mode on the receiver do u recommend. As in do u recommend that i use the "game" mode, or leave it regular.
I got no idea!! You will have to play around and see what you like, this is a brand new technology
Anyway, I don't think PLIIz has "music", "game", and "cinema" modes like PLII/x. Perhaps I'm wrong, but I don't really know exactly how it works.